Central Vancouver Island

Relax and renew, by the water

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Central Vancouver Island is a relaxed haven of sandy beaches with warm water, mountain-ringed valleys, agricultural fields, and relaxed coastal communities like Parksville and Courtenay/Comox.

Harbour city Nanaimo is the mainland ferry hub, while Campbell River boasts some of the planet’s best salmon fishing. Sport fishing, skiing, paddling, whale watching, golfing, and farmers markets are key attractions along this part of British Columbia’s coastline.

Central Vancouver Island

Highway 19 runs the length of Vancouver Island’s east coast and links many central island communities together, while BC Ferries provides scheduled service to many of the smaller islands of the Salish Sea, such as Denman, Hornby, Quadra, and Cortez Islands.

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Qualicum Beach Visitor Information Centre

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Qualicum Beach

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Golden Otter Gallery

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Nanaimo

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Elk Falls Provincial Park

Parks & Wilderness Areas

Campbell River

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Ecosummer Expeditions – Day Tours

Paddling, Hiking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Tours

Port McNeill

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Pacific Coastal Airlines

Airlines

Richmond

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Peniuks Sportfishing Adventures

Boating, Fishing, Wildlife Tours

Campbell River

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Qualicum Beach Visitor Information Centre

Visitor Centres

Qualicum Beach

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Golden Otter Gallery

Art Galleries

Nanaimo

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Elk Falls Provincial Park

Parks & Wilderness Areas

Campbell River

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Ecosummer Expeditions – Day Tours

Paddling, Hiking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Tours

Port McNeill

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Pacific Coastal Airlines

Airlines

Richmond

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Peniuks Sportfishing Adventures

Boating, Fishing, Wildlife Tours

Campbell River

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Ferry to Quadra Island | Destination Canada/Brian Caissie
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