Victoria & Southern Vancouver Island

A welcoming year-round playground surrounded by the sea

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A pod of orcas off Vancouver Island.

With a nod to British Columbia’s English settlers, Victoria is filled with gardens and leafy seafront parks, stately hotels and museums, bohemian eateries, and craft breweries.

Between Victoria and Nanaimo on the east coast of Vancouver Island, the Cowichan Valley enjoys Canada’s warmest mean temperature and is a haven for birdwatching, outdoor activities, and exploring local farmers markets. On the west coast, near Sooke, you’ll find windswept beaches and salmon fishing opportunities minutes from the dock.

Victoria & Southern Vancouver Island

Victoria is the gateway to southern Vancouver Island, a destination for food and wine touring, whale watching, and ocean adventures of all kinds.

Tourism Cowichan - Cowichan Sweaters

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Dora Wilson, who is a member of the Cowichan Tribes, is helping to keep the tradition of knitting Cowichan sweaters alive.

Cowichan Bay | Andrea Johnson
Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Site, Victoria | Reuben Krabbe

Experience Providers in Victoria & Southern Vancouver Island

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Blue Dog Kayaking

Paddling

Mill Bay

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SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters

Sightseeing, Whale Watching, Wildlife Tours

Victoria

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Ocean EcoVentures Whale Watching

Whale Watching

Cowichan Bay

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Cowichan Bay Maritime Centre

Museums & Heritage Sites

Cowichan Bay

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Gray Line West Coast Sightseeing

Sightseeing, Buses

Vancouver

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Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse

Breweries, Distilleries & Cideries, Farms & Markets

Victoria

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