Vancouver Island Road Trips
Discover secluded beaches and ancient forests.
Northern Vancouver Island is for getting lost in nature: kayaking with orcas, grizzly watching, caving, fishing, scuba diving, and skiing.
This area of British Columbia is still a wilderness of rugged beauty that rewards explorers with solitude, secluded beaches, and glimpses of wolves, eagles, bears, even cougars, in their natural habitat. You can also learn about the area’s rich Indigenous culture and hike the northern tip of Cape Scott Trail.
Nature & Wildlife
North of the Comox Valley, Vancouver Island changes. The highway narrows to two lanes, the trees grow taller, and the rivers are more plentiful.
3 to 7 days / 1109.41 km (689 mi)
Travel from Vancouver to Port Hardy by car and ferry. Explore seaside communities, world-renowned gardens, and underground caves.
Adventure & Outdoors
10+ days / 3479.20 km (2162 mi)
Discover the diverse culture of BC's Aboriginal peoples, catch the pioneer spirit on the Gold Rush Trail, journey to historic destinations.
The upper third of the North America’s largest island is unspoiled and largely undiscovered, yet it’s just a day’s travel from Vancouver, Victoria, and Seattle. The area also stretches past the shores of Vancouver Island to include Broughton Archipelago, BC’s largest marine park, and magnificent Knight Inlet.
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