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The Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort
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Golfing & Fishing on Vancouver Island

Fancy a tug-of-war with a wild chinook salmon off Vancouver Island, or an exhilarating round of ocean view golf? Vancouver Island is a top destination for both world-class golfing and trophy fishing. In two hot spots, Victoria in the south and Campbell River in the north, you can reel in a prize salmon in the morning and be out on the links the afternoon.

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Fishing in and around Victoria

The waters off Victoria offer incredible sport fishing. Board a comfortable chartered vessel in... Read more the city’s Inner Harbour and you’ll have a hook in the water in minutes. Reel in a chinook salmon – the biggest of the salmon species – or try for halibut, lingcod or rockfish. Enjoy a full- or half-day fishing charter; try Adam’s Fishing Charters or Island Outfitters, who offer both saltwater and freshwater charters. Prefer fly-fishing? The Cowichan River, about an hour north of Victoria is one of the best trout fishing rivers on Vancouver Island.

Golfing in Victoria

Victoria, BC’s provincial capital, anchors the southern tip of the Vancouver Island Golf... Read more Trail, a string of championship courses along the island’s east coast. Enjoy the wide fairways and sweeping views at Highland Pacific Golf or golf Bear Mountain, designed by the Golden Bear himself. More top stops along the Golf Trail include Victoria’s Olympic View Golf Club, a peaceful parkland course, and Arbutus Ridge Golf Club in the heart of Cowichan Valley wine country. Play a round, and then sample the wares at one of the nearby Blue Grouse Estate Winery or Cherry Point Estate Wines.

Arbutus Ridge Golf Club

Our Tourism Sustainability Award and Four Star Golf Digest Rating make us a must play on Vancouver Island. Enjoy the 20 minute scenic drive from the outskirts of Victoria, 15 minutes from Duncan or 40 minutes from Nanaimo.

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Blue Grouse Estate Winery

As one of Vancouver Island's oldest estate vineyards and a long time family-owned winery, Blue Grouse produces exceptional Cowichan Valley wines which express their place of origin.

Blue Grouse produces a dozen cool climate varieties incl...

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Golfing in Campbell River

Play 18 holes at the nearby Storey Creek Golf Course, a wildlife-rich course carved out of the... Read more forest just south of Campbell River. About 45 minutes south of Campbell River is the Crown Isle Resort & Golf Community. It boasts a Graham Cooke-designed course, luxurious course-side lodging, and an opulent clubhouse. The challenging, well-bunkered course features a nice variety of holes and awesome views. After golf, find a spot on the patio of the Timber Room Pub for a pitcher of beer and a heap of nachos.

Fishing in Campbell River

Campbell River refers to itself as the salmon capital of the world, thanks to the 14kg/30lb... Read more chinook frequently caught here. Guides at Painter’s Lodge, and its sister resort, April Point Resort & Spa on nearby Quadra Island, are area experts. After reeling in the big one, celebrate at Painters’ Tyee Pub, overlooking Discovery Passage. The Campbell River area also boasts world-class freshwater fishing. Try for steelhead in the Gold Rive or fly-fish for trout or salmon on the pristine, fast-flowing Campbell River.

Glenterra Vineyards

Estate grown, organically farmed & naturally made wines. Indoor & outdoor seating at Thistles Cafe overlooking the vineyard, serving fresh, flavourful lunches inspired by seasonal, local ingredients.

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Golf Vancouver Island

Golf Vancouver Island is the one-stop-shop for booking golf vacations on the internationally acclaimed Vancouver Island Golf Trail - 250 km of Pacific paradise stretching from Victoria to Campbell River on Vancouver Island - consistently ranked in...
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Victoria

Victoria, a city of Edwardian architecture, lush gardens and seaside charm, is a great hub for a... Read more golfing and fishing getaway. Several championship courses in the area offer everything from seaside fairways to nail-biting mountain slopes, while the Strait of Juan de Fuca offshore teems with salmon and halibut. Bonus: Victoria’s myriad of sights, spas, shops and museums can keep non-golfers and anglers happy too.

Olympic View Golf Club

If some of the golf shots on this target venue quicken your pulse, the tranquillity of our setting should help to calm & centre you. Olympic View is one of only three Canadian golf courses to host Tiger Woods in tournament play. Before & after yo...
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SpringTide Whale Watching & Eco Tours

SpringTide's 18 m (61') 84 passenger Ocean Cruiser "Marauder IV" provides the perfect platform for whale viewing & photography with 360° viewing decks. Expert biologists provide informative lectures while you enjoy free hot beverages, comfortable ...
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Vancouver Island Golf Trail

The Vancouver Island Golf Trail takes you from the old-world ambience of cosmopolitan Victoria, through the Cowichan Valley wine country and the magnificent beaches of Parksville and Qualicum Beach, all the way to the pristine wilderness of Quadra Island. Discover the breathtaking beauty of Bear Mountain Resort and Olympic View Golf in the south, and the opulence and luxury of Crown Isle Resort in the north. Vancouver Island has some of the best golf adventures to be found anywhere.
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Places to Stay

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Bear Mountain Golf Resort

Bear Mountain Golf strikes the perfect balance between playability & a challenging year-round golf experience. Home to the PGA Tour Champions, Pacific Links Championship 2016 & 2017. Enjoy panoramic mountain, city & ocean views surrounded by lush ...
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Coast Discovery Inn & Marina

The Coast Discovery Inn features modern, well-appointed guest rooms with complimentary WiFi and local calling. You'll also be able to start your day off right with a complimentary buffet breakfast. The D.I. Restaurant & Lounge is open seven days a...
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Tsa-Kwa-Luten Lodge & RV Park

An oceanfront nature based resort offering privacy and seclusion on Quadra Island, a ten minute ferry ride from Campbell River. Deluxe main lodge or beachfront cottage accommodation features ocean views of Discovery Passage. Savour west coast seaf...
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Getting Here and Around

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Getting to Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands

Scenery by land, air and sea: getting to Vancouver Island really is half the fun!  BC... Read more Ferries has three routes that offer regular service between the mainland and Vancouver Island. These comfortable ferries also serve the Gulf Islands.  Travelling car-free?  Pacific Coach Lines offers downtown to downtown service. From Washington State, Black Ball Ferries, Washington State Ferries, and the Victoria Clipper all sail to Victoria.  Prefer to fly?  Daily flights connect Vancouver, Seattle and Victoria, while frequent floatplane service links all three cities.  You can even go by helicopter, with Helijet’s Vancouver to Victoria service.

Comox Valley Airport

The Comox Valley Airport (YQQ) is centrally located on the east coast of Vancouver Island, within easy driving distance of Mount Washington, Parksville, Nanaimo & Tofino. It is the second largest airport on Vancouver Island and offers daily non-st...
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Victoria International Airport

Victoria International Airport (Airport Code: YYJ) is the 10 busiest airport in Canada with over 1.5 million passengers per year. Victoria is well served with more than 120 daily flights.

The airport is situated approximately 25KM (15.5...

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