Vancouver Island, Canada
Welcome to Vancouver Island!
Considered by many to be a piece of Canadian paradise, Vancouver Island is known for its laid-back artistic culture, stunning coastal scenery and flowers, which are in bloom year round. Known simply as 'The Island', this sought-after destination is separated from southwestern mainland BC by the Straight of Georgia and is accessible via ferry from Vancouver. At the southern tip of the Island is BC's capital city, Victoria, a city whose streets and lanes are dotted with pubs and gardens, lending it a reputation of being a little piece of Britain. Historic Nanaimo is the second largest city and gives way to the picturesque Oceanside Region. Campbell River is a famous whale watching spot, while the waves of Tofino and Ucluelet are not to be missed. Strathcona Provincial Park, located near Comox and Courtenay, is considered to be the Island's wilderness gem. The Island one of those rare places where one can both ski and golf in the middle of winter, so it's no wonder many visitors never leave.
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Current & Upcoming Events [ View All ]
Looking for something to do in Vancouver Island? Check out these current and upcoming events. If you know of an event that is not listed in the travel guide, please feel free to add an event listing (it's free).
- Motown-inspired Christmas Concert to Benefit Learning Through Loss
Dec 10 » First Metropolitan United Church
- Edo Japanís Spring Roll Day
Dec 10 » Victoria
- Sing-Along Messiah: Civic Orchestra of Victoria
Dec 14 » Alix Goolden Performance Hall
- Daniel Lapp's Home for Christmas
Dec 16 to Dec 17 » Alix Goolden Performance Hall
- COOKEILIDH - Making Spirits Bright!
Dec 17 » Mary Winspear Centre
- Live Outdoor Nativity Pageant
Dec 21 to Dec 23 » Topaz Park
- The Victoria Whisky Festival
Jan 19 to Jan 22 » Hotel Grand Pacific
- Victoria Health Show
Jan 21 to Jan 22 » Pearkes Recreation Centre
- Black History Month Canada150: World Drum and Dance Festival
Feb 04 » Victoria
- Rock & Gem Show
TBA » Da Vinci Centre
- Canvas Basketball Camp
Mar 12 to Mar 16 » Langford, BC
- Canvas Flag Football Camp
Mar 27 to Mar 31 » Langford, BC