Park in BC (JF Bergeron photo)
Although easily accessible to population centers, the parks of Vancouver Island are exceedingly diverse.
There are gruelling multi-day hikes along rugged coastlines at Pacific Rim National Park Reserve and Cape Scott Provincial Park. Sun-baked sandy beaches warm the water for swimming at Tribune Bay and Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park.
Cathedral Grove in MacMillan Provincial Park offers a cedar-scented stroll through an old-growth forest that is nothing less than spiritual. Or visitors can board a passenger ferry and explore Newcastle Island Marine Provincial Park, a popular day trip from Nanaimo.
There are places to go kayaking, canoeing, mountain biking, skiing and caving. There are lots of places to swim and picnic and pitch a tent. Plenty of places to fish for salmon, photograph the wildlife and visit interpretive centres.
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Miracle Beach is a popular destination offering a broad safe sandy ocean beach featuring rich tide pools at low tide, perfect for observing varieties of marine life. A large picnic area overlooks the water & trails wind through lush forest.
10 Km Northwest Of Sturdies Bay
Galiano Island, British Columbia
White shell beaches, open meadows, tidal lagoons, towering forests, craggy headlands & abundant bird life are a few things that attract visitors to this park. Arrive by vehicle/ferry or moor your boat & camp or picnic & explore.
Accessed by boat or local ferry. Early 1930's ships from Vancouver brought people to the island for outings. Visitors now can camp, walk & hike trails that lead to various historic points. The pavilion offers a variety of facilities.
2185 Ocean Terrace Rd
Ucluelet, British Columbia
The 3 units of Pacific Rim National Park Reserve; Long Beach, the West Coast Trail & Broken Group Islands protect the near shore waters & coastal forest of Vancouver Island's West Coast. The traditional territories of the Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations encompass this park reserve. Each unit of the park offers a unique experience; Long Beach is famous for its long sandy beaches & rainforest trails. The Broken Group Islands are an archipelago of more than a hundred islands & islets in Barkley Sound. The West Coast Trail is a challenging 75 km historic hiking route along sandstone cliffs, waterfalls & beaches. For pricing information, please check our website, pc.gc.ca/pacrim.
Parksville, British Columbia
Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park is a very popular destination on Vancouver Island. A kilometre long sandy beach is inviting for all ages to play & explore the shoreline. Visitors can walk amongst old growth trees & watch beautiful ocean sunsets. Interpretive centre on-site.
Beaver Point Rd
Salt Spring Island, British Columbia
Ruckle Provincial Park has 7 km of ocean shoreline offering hours of enjoyable exploration. Watch pleasure boats, ferries, sea lions & other marine life or walk 15 km of easy to difficult trails following the shoreline & park areas.
Campbell River, British Columbia
Strathcona Park provides a variety of visitor-oriented summer & winter recreational opportunities within the Buttle Lake vicinity & Forbidden Plateau area. The rest of the park is largely undeveloped & appeals primarily to people seeking wilderness surroundings. Enjoy the hiking trails & visit the interpretive centre.
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1234-N Wharf St
Victoria, British Columbia
Victoria Harbour Ferry Tours is world-renowned as one of the best guided tours in the province of British Columbia. Experience marine life, historical landmarks, First Nations history, unique sailboats & yachts, seaplanes, waterside dining, float home communities & friendly skippers. Join thousands of sightseers & watch the free Harbour Ferry water ballet on summer Sundays at 10:45 am, performed in the Inner Harbour. Choose between a Harbour Ferry Tour or a Gorge Waterway Tour, or opt for both for a discounted rate! Both are great outings that your family and friends will especially enjoy. Special family & senior rates. Ask about Pickle Pub Crawls!
Activity Zones- Fisherman's Wharf
Bridges, Buildings- Famous Johnson Street Bridge
Bus/Coach/Shuttle- Our Water Taxi's will get you where you need to go!
Ferries- Tours and Water Taxi Services
Parks- We connect to Bamfield Park
Public Markets- Ship's Point Market
Taxi/Limo- Our Water Taxi's are efficient and affordable
Wildlife Viewing- See seals, herons and other marine life