Welcome to Vancouver Island
The locals are a friendly bunch, proud of their region and its distinct differences. You'll find a wide range of attractions, experiences and activities that feel many miles from the bustle of mainland Vancouver. Which reminds us: to make a good impression, don't mistakenly refer to the place as 'Victoria Island.'
While the history-wrapped BC capital Victoria is the arrival point for many, it shouldn't be the only place you visit here. Food and wine fans will love the Cowichan Valley farm region; outdoor-activity enthusiasts shouldn't miss the surf-loving, wild west coast radiating from Tofino; and visitors venturing north will find an uncrowded region of independent communities fringed by rugged wilderness.