Oceanside Route Vancouver Island Road Trip

The Old Island Highway, also known as the Oceanside Route, runs parallel to the Island’s shores and features fantastic views of the Salish Sea. This scenic route crosses through the communities of Parksville, Qualicum Beach, Lighthouse Country, Royston, Courtenay / Comox, Black Creek, and Campbell River. Although it’s a much slower way to travel from […]

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Top Outdoor Family Activities in Victoria

Will you be visiting Victoria, BC this year? Find out where to go and what to do, especially if you have kids in tow! Use this article as a guide to finding the best outdoor family activities in Victoria. (We’ll be writing about the best indoor attractions in the near future) Outdoor Activities Near Victoria’s […]

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A Taste of Nanaimo Food & Drink Tour

A tour with Vancouver Island Expeditions allows you the time to really get to know the owners or dedicated employees of the businesses you are visiting. It’s the type of tour where you feel completely relaxed to just sit back and enjoy the ride. Central Vancouver Island has been my home base for just over […]

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Finding the Best Sunsets on Vancouver Island

Whether you are near the ocean or exploring inland, look to the sky at dusk and you will almost always see amazing sunsets on Vancouver Island. We often get emails from tourists, who have an upcoming trip planned here, asking, “Where can I find the best sunsets while visiting Vancouver Island?”. The honest answer is, […]

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Taste of Victoria Food Tour

To celebrate a milestone anniversary, my husband and I overnighted in Victoria. While there, we packed in as much fun stuff as we could handle. The Victoria food tour experience with A Taste of Victoria is most definitely a top highlight of our mini-getaway. Tour Experience Not only do you sample delicious food, but you […]

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Getting to Vancouver Island

Are you planning a visit to Vancouver Island? Our Island is only accessible by either air or sea. However, within those two ways of getting here, there are a great many options available to you. This article will attempt to provide you with an understanding of getting to Vancouver Island by boat (or rather, ferry). […]

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10 Places to Spot a Ghost on Vancouver Island

With Halloween coming up soon, I thought it would be fun to round up the most alleged haunted places on Vancouver Island. The following list was gathered from research on well-known sites that people generally accept to be haunted. The post is merely for entertainment use, and my intentions are neither to prove, nor disprove, the existence […]

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Best Swimming Locations on Vancouver Island

When temperatures start to soar, tourists and locals alike seek out the best places to cool off. Whether you prefer fresh water frolicks or salty ocean waves, Vancouver Island has some amazing swimming locations. While many of the following spots have already been mentioned in a recently published article entitled, “Best Sandy Beaches“, there are […]

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48 Hours in Nanaimo – Day 2

Continuing on with our 48 Hours in Nanaimo, here are all the great things to do on Day 2. If for some reason you happened to have stumbled upon this article first, please head back to 48 Hours in Nanaimo – Day 1 48 Hours in Nanaimo – DAY TWO There are plenty of options […]

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48 Hours in Nanaimo – Things Not to Miss – Day 1

The #1 goal of Vancouver Island View is to get locals out exploring their own backyard. So whenever I am writing an article, I always have my fellow neighbours in mind. However, it’s not lost on me that this site has great appeal to tourists visiting our beautiful Island too. And at the moment we […]

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Potential Wildlife Encounters on Vancouver Island

Vancouver Island has some incredible hiking opportunities. From short strolls to epic multi-day adventures, you can find trails of all lengths. While the scenery is almost always breathtaking, there are a few hidden dangers that may be lurking in those woods. This article shares the potential wildlife encounters you may experience while hiking around Vancouver […]

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Strathcona Park – All You Need To Know

If you are looking for a place to truly unwind, and get a way from it all, Strathcona Park is the destination for you. Due to its distance from the main highway, as well as its rugged exterior, Strathcona Park is one part of Vancouver Island that is often overlooked. But I assure you, it […]

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The Ultimate Vancouver Island Bucket List

When it comes to bucket list’s, people have varying ideas on what it should entail. For some, the list will include extravagant ideas, such as a hot-air balloon ride. For others, it will be a list of all the beaches they want to check out in a 30 km radius. No matter how you fill […]

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Fascinating Finds on Vancouver Island

Vancouver Island attracts millions of visitors each year, with the biggest draw being our fantastic beaches. While I can attest that our beaches are amazing, there is so much more Vancouver Island has to offer. From being considered the best diving spot in BC, to having the tallest and oldest trees in the word, this […]

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Why you should visit Chemainus

Chemainus is a beautiful little sea-side town on the east side of Vancouver Island and well known for its outdoor gallery of murals. If you have never visited this quaint and quiet town, then you are in for a real treat! The first time the kids and I ventured to Chemainus was purely due to a google search. We […]

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