Vancouver Island

Destination

Vancouver Island Holidays

Call of the Wild

The largest island on the west coast of North America, Vancouver Island is home to untouched scenery, fresh ocean air and incredible wildlife.

Whether you want to fish, hike, mountain bike, surf or kayak, this is a land for the active and those who want to be at one with the great outdoors. Explore the 12 square miles of unspoiled nature and wilderness, see grizzly bears wander the dense landscapes and spot magnificent whales cruise the waters at the Pacific Rim National Park. Uncover quirky communities, quiet fishing villages and diverse ecosystems in this natural haven.

Once you've enjoyed all that Vancouver Island has to offer, head to central Vancouver for a slice of city life, or venture to Banff, the heart of the Rockies. 

Destination Highlights
  • Incrediable whale watching
  • Explore wineries and distilleries on the Island
  • Discover the unique Aboriginal culture of Vancouver Island
  • Take to the water kayaking and canoeing
Essential Information
  • Time Zone GMT -8 hours
  • Currency CAD - Canadian Dollar
  • Visa Information Ensure you have a valid ETA prior to travel
  • Language English
  • Flight Time Approx 11.5 hours; Air Canada offers and indirect service via Vancouver, Calgary or Toronto. Delta also offers indirect service via Seattle.
  • Health Information No vaccinations required

Top Tips from our Experts

Rozario

Destination Specialist

"Stop at Coombs County Market if you are driving to Campbell River as each spring you'll find a trip of goats making thier home on the roof."

Val

Destination Specialist

"Make sure you take time to enjoy some of the award-winning wine from the Cowichan Valley."

Our favourite hotels

Our favourite places to stay are below. We know everyone is different, so if you can’t see something you like, we'd be more than happy to help.

Unique River Tents, Clayoquot Wilderness Resort, Vancouver Island

Clayoquot Wilderness Resort

Canada

H&J Rating
Clayoquot Wilderness Resort

The Oswego Hotel

Victoria

H&J Rating

Guide Price

£999 pp

The Oswego Hotel

Painter's Lodge

British Columbia

H&J Rating

Guide Price

£1,299 pp

Painter's Lodge

Black Rock Ocean Front Resort

Vancouver Island

H&J Rating

Guide Price

£1,229 pp

Black Rock Ocean Front Resort

Our Vancouver Island destinations

Vancouver Island

Campbell River

Campbell River

Vancouver Island

Tofino

Tofino

Vancouver Island

Victoria

Victoria

Types of Vancouver Island holidays

Vancouver Island Multi Centre Holidays

Multi Centre Holidays

Self Drive Vancouver Island

Self Drive Vancouver Island

Frequently Asked Questions

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