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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A.E. Vancouver Private Tours & Charters Inc.

Boating, Sightseeing

Vancouver

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Cowichan Bay Maritime Centre

Museums & Heritage Sites

Cowichan Bay

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Eagle Wing Whale Watching Tours

Boating, Sightseeing, Whale Watching, Wildlife Tours

Victoria

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Rocky Creek Winery

Wineries & Wine Tours

Cowichan Bay

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BC Ferries

Ferries

Victoria

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Damali Lavender & Winery

Wineries & Wine Tours

Cobble Hill

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