Desolation Sound | Andrew Strain

Somewhere between the rugged shoreline and the forested peaks there’s a West Coast experience waiting for you. From the Sunshine Coast to Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands, and on to Prince Rupert, travel BC’s west coast this summer by road, sea and air, and feel inspired in every sense. Taste and sip your way through locally-produced food, wine, and craft beer, spark your creativity through a thriving arts and culture scene, and connect with Indigenous cultures shaped over thousands of years—all with the backdrop of BC’s rugged coastline.

Eagle Wing Tours | Clint Rivers

The following articles were created specifically for the unique travel circumstances of summer 2020. Information is accurate at the time of publication; we recommend you contact businesses directly to confirm availability.

West Coast Trip Ideas

6 West Coast Experiences
Every BC Resident Should Have

Rediscover all the things you love about the coast—vibrant culture, great food, dramatic landscapes, and outdoor adventures.

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Three-Day Getaway: Victoria

Eager for a getaway? Look no further than Victoria for three days of culture, natural beauty, food, and drink.

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WIDE OPEN SPACES AND PLACES IN GREATER VICTORIA

Greater Victoria is home to seemingly endless trails to traverse, outdoor spaces, wide-open places and fewer faces. These outdoor activities enable you to soak in Greater Victoria’s beautiful sights and sounds while still allowing you to maintain physical distance.

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PATIOS YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS THIS SUMMER

Victoria, British Columbia is known as a food mecca. Located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, Victoria boasts more restaurants per capita than almost any other city in Canada. With seemingly endless outdoor dining opportunities, alfresco is basically a way of life here. We’ve put together a list of some patios where you can soak up the sun this summer.

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CHARMING, HISTORIC AND UNIQUE ACCOMMODATIONS IN GREATER VICTORIA

To connect more intimately with Victoria’s history and charm, check-in to one of these elegant bed and breakfasts, converted from heritage homes and manors around the city.

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Discover the East Coast of Vancouver Island

5 to 7 Days / 500 km (311 mi)

Relax and rejuvenate along this coastal road trip from Victoria to Port Hardy.

Explore Road Trip

From land and sea: Vancouver Island’s
ingredient-driven food scene

Vancouver Island has a thriving culinary scene, inspired by local ingredients. Find out where to dine and drink on your next visit.

Read the Article

Three-Day Getaway: BC's Sunshine Coast

The Sunshine Coast is all about slowing down and relaxing. Here are some getaway ideas.

Read the Article

6 West Coast Experiences
Every BC Resident Should Have

Rediscover all the things you love about the coast—vibrant culture, great food, dramatic landscapes, and outdoor adventures.

Read the Article

Three-Day Getaway: Victoria

Eager for a getaway? Look no further than Victoria for three days of culture, natural beauty, food, and drink.

Read the Article

WIDE OPEN SPACES AND PLACES IN GREATER VICTORIA

Greater Victoria is home to seemingly endless trails to traverse, outdoor spaces, wide-open places and fewer faces. These outdoor activities enable you to soak in Greater Victoria’s beautiful sights and sounds while still allowing you to maintain physical distance.

Read the article

PATIOS YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS THIS SUMMER

Victoria, British Columbia is known as a food mecca. Located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, Victoria boasts more restaurants per capita than almost any other city in Canada. With seemingly endless outdoor dining opportunities, alfresco is basically a way of life here. We’ve put together a list of some patios where you can soak up the sun this summer.

Read the Article

CHARMING, HISTORIC AND UNIQUE ACCOMMODATIONS IN GREATER VICTORIA

To connect more intimately with Victoria’s history and charm, check-in to one of these elegant bed and breakfasts, converted from heritage homes and manors around the city.

Read the article

Discover the East Coast of Vancouver Island

5 to 7 Days / 500 km (311 mi)

Relax and rejuvenate along this coastal road trip from Victoria to Port Hardy.

Explore Road Trip

From land and sea: Vancouver Island’s
ingredient-driven food scene

Vancouver Island has a thriving culinary scene, inspired by local ingredients. Find out where to dine and drink on your next visit.

Read the Article

Three-Day Getaway: BC's Sunshine Coast

The Sunshine Coast is all about slowing down and relaxing. Here are some getaway ideas.

Read the Article

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