A group of friends walking on a bridge (Patrice Halley photo)
On Vancouver Island, there are parks and viewpoints, famous gardens and historic lighthouses, arbutus trees and rocky coastlines.
Gaze up at huge 800-year-old Douglas fir trees in Cathedral Grove or see Orcas and sea lions on whale-watching tour. The Pacific Ocean provides lots of opportunities for beachcombing, surfing, and winter storm watching.
Come face-to-fin with a wolf eel at the Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre in Sidney, or listen to guides share stories about the Cowichan First Nations at Quw'utsun' Cultural Centre near Duncan.
Be sure to taste local delights: the island's mild weather and fertile soil supports a huge variety of farms, wineries and cideries.
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675 Belleville St
Victoria, British Columbia
This is the largest screen in all of BC with this IMAX, you won't just see it - you'll experience it! The immense size screen & powerful, chair shaking surround sound take you to places you can only imagine! Visit with exotic animals, travel to far-flung locations, dive deep below or soar above the earth's surface. It's IMAX - come along for the adventure.
Shows play hourly throughout the day & into the evening. Hollywood feature length films are often added to the evening schedule.
Full concession & National Geographic Store gift store on site.
200 Transfer Beach Blvd
Ladysmith, British Columbia
Toll-free877-KAYAK BC (529-2522)
Paddle the calm waters of Ladysmith's Harbour. Professional sea kayak guides offer free lessons with hourly rentals & tours. Choose from our 2 hour wildlife paddle board (SUP) and kayak tours, full day excursions, 3-day camping/kayak vacations and gourmet tours, snorkeling or scuba dive charters. Located mid-island;1 hour drive north of Victoria, 20 minutes south of Nanaimo, 10 minutes from world-renowned Chemainus murals. Eco-Adventure Centre situated steps from the ocean, offering kayak & equipment sales, lessons, tours, rentals, stand-up paddle boarding and boat platform rentals for scuba diving and snorkeling. Family-friendly park - swimming, playgrounds,, basketball half-court, beach volleyball, hiking trails, dog park. When on the island, do what the islanders do "Go Kayaking!"
#2- 4131 Mostar Rd
Nanaimo, British Columbia
Vancouver Island is ranked in the top 10 for cold water dive destinations. Come and discover our underwater world. Dive the sites our locals divers do by shore or boat. See Giant Pacific Octopus, Wolf eels, Sea Lions and dozens of other interesting critters.
We are a PADI Five star facility. We offer scuba & snorkeling gear rental, scuba & snorkeling gear sales & service, PADI scuba certification courses, air & Nitrox fills.
Never dived cold water before? Let us pre-arrange a dive master lead dive to take you on a tour or our wonderful underwater world.
Contact us at the shop before your visit to Nanaimo and check us out on Facebook at our Sink or Swim Scuba page.
Discover Vancouver Island beneath the surface!
I am "Your Guide & Transportation to Outdoor Adventure". We offer sightseeing tours in & around Victoria, Vancouver Island & all of British Columbia. I specialize in transporting & guiding you to some of Vancouver Islands most exciting destinations, such as; Guided hikes in all regions,
WildPlay Parks, Kayaking, Paddle Boarding & Diving, Horne Lake Caves, Surfing at Tofino or Ucuelet. Ski or Snowboard Mt Washington or Whistler.
Horseback Riding, Wine Tours & so much more.......
You will be travelling in a Luxury 7 passenger SUV equipped with
an on board DVD player for the long trips. I offer flat rates for up to 7 passengers. This the one of the most affordable ways to see Victoria & Vancouver Island. So book today & start. We can also accommodate larger groups, please inquire.
719 Douglas St
Victoria, British Columbia
You are just a bike ride away from feeling like a kid!
The Pedaler Bicycle Tours and Rentals provide a unique Victoria experience: lighthearted bicycle tours. Our Hoppy Hour tour showcases the craft beer culture of Victoria and includes tastings. Our Beans & Bites tour gets off the beaten track to sample locally roasted coffee, bakeries and a unique tea tasting. Castles, Hoods & Legends explores the vibrant and unique neighborhoods surrounding downtown. Our Spirits of Saanich tour pedals to rural on-premise tastings of locally crafted gin, wine and cider and includes our renowned Lochside Trail. Or rent a bike and explore on your own - our knowledgeable staff can point you in the right direction to ensure your two-wheeled adventure includes the best of Victoria.
1461 Benvenuto Ave
Brentwood Bay, British Columbia
Victoria Butterfly Gardens offers you a unique opportunity to experience the warmth, beauty & romance of a tropical jungle next door to the world famous Butchart Gardens. Stroll through our indoor tropical oasis where Caribbean flamingos walk through the streams & ponds among the beautiful koi, goldfish, 15 tropical fish species, Australian whistling tree ducks & red-eared slider turtles. Marvel at the red footed & sulcata tortoises, poison dart frogs, geckos & a veiled chameleon. Up to 6000 tropical free-flying butterflies, 30 species of tropical birds & the world's largest moth species. Walk past the vanilla beans growing on the vine, papaya in the trees, pineapple, coffee beans, ginger, among other plants flourishing in our organic soil.
Awarded the 2013 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor.