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Most Vancouver Island hotels offer free cancellation. Consider booking refundable hotels rather than non-refundable ones. Just look for the ‘free cancellation’ message during your hotel search. Prices can vary, but right now we believe that flexibility matters.
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Vancouver Island is home to both remote wilderness and cosmopolitan cities. This collection of islands off the west of Canada is known as the “final frontier” where adventure meets natural beauty. Journey into rainforests, go scuba diving in sparkling waters and visit cultural attractions dedicated to the people of the First Nations.
Start in Victoria, the capital of British Columbia on the southern tip of Vancouver Island. Enjoy the daffodils and tulips in Butchart Gardens and take the children to the Victoria Butterfly Gardens to marvel at thousands of tropical butterflies. Climb up the steps at the Craigdarroch Castle Historic House Museum for stunning views across the city.
Drive along the Pacific Marine Circle Route to see dense wilderness and rural villages such as Metchosin. Play in the tidal pools at Port Renfrew and enjoy farm-fresh cuisine in Sooke. Cyclists will enjoy touring the diverse landscape of the Gulf Islands. Be prepared for uphill climbs and rolling country roads.
The remote north of Vancouver Island is far wilder and is home to the grizzly bear-filled Great Bear Rainforest. Go on a whale-watching tour with a qualified guide and look for orcas and humpback whales. Water lovers can scuba dive in Quatsino Narrows, while kayakers can visit Echo Bay off Gilford Island for a peaceful day watching seals.
First Nations peoples have lived in Vancouver Island for thousands of years and still have a huge influence on local culture. Visit the Alberni Valley Museum to see First Nations artifacts, take a guided First Nation canoe trip down the Campbell River and learn traditional ceremonial dances.
Fly into Victoria International Airport to reach the island or take a chartered seaplane to more remote destinations. Ferries are also a popular way to get around. Roads on the island are fully paved and designated scenic routes such as the Oceanside Route or North Island Route will take you through some of the area’s most beautiful scenery.
Winter trips to Vancouver Island deliver all manner of cold-weather fun, from skiing to hikes in snowy forests.
A: If the plan is to go and explore the region of Capital, a rental car is a good idea. Roll down your windows and soak up the best attractions and landscapes that this amazing place has to offer. Sticking to the cities of Victoria or Nanaimo? Your own set of wheels is the perfect way to escape the beaten track. Whenever you need Cheap Car Hire in Vancouver Island, we're here to help.
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A: Vancouver Island is overflowing with comfortable accommodations. Hotels are a reliable choice. Bed & breakfasts, motels and private vacation homes are worth considering too.
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A: If you haven't already added a trip to Victoria to your travel itinerary, why not do it now? It would be a shame to miss Butchart Gardens, University of Victoria and British Columbia Parliament Building while you're in this corner of the world.
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Very clean and modern. Hotel room had a great kitchenette, comfy bed, good wifi, full amenities
Front staff very nice both checking in and out Room was average but awesome Ocean view from patio. Since was end of May 2020 was a little disappointed with no use of the pool or hot tub but just happy to get away for the night.
Amazing views from room, more amazing views within walking distance. It’s in a very nice area
The restaurant was great! The staff was awesome! The hotel is getting old but is clean and in a great location.
Came to stay just shortly after policies for COVID19 relaxed a bit. Obviously experience was a bit unique: only 1 person/couple/family in the elevator at a time. Breakfast was muffins, fruit, yogurt, coffee, tea, juice served to be taken back to your room. Pool was closed. Location was amazing. Right ...
Loved the location of the Villa! Very friendly staff and amazing ocean views. I do suggest to bring your own pillows. The ones they have are very large and stiff.
Really enjoyed our stay. It is a really nice area to go for a walk. We really appreciate that it was dog friendly.