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).
- Alan Jackson in Concert
Sep 22 » Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre
- Garden City Grooves Music Festival
Sep 25 to Sep 27 » Felicita's Campus Pub
- Brother Ali in Concert
Sep 25 » Sugar Nightclub Victoria
- FREE Drumming workshop!
Sep 25 » Fairfield United Church
- The Cultural Heritage Festival 2014 - "Fishing The West Coast"
Sep 26 to Oct 05 » Wickaninnish Interpretive Centre
- Victoria Vintage Expo
Sep 26 to Sep 27 » Crystal Garden
- Cowichan Wine & Culinary Festival
Sep 26 to Oct 05 » Victoria
- 2nd Annual Victoria Vintage Expo
Sep 26 to Sep 27 » Victoria
- Spectacular Spanish Bagpipes
Sep 26 to Sep 28 » The Royal Theatre Victoria
- Nick La Riviere's Brand New Original Band, featuring opening guest Geoff Lundstrom
Sep 27 » Victoria
- Big Wreck in Concert
Sep 27 » Distrikt
- Vancouver Island Baby Fair
Sep 27 to Sep 28 » Pearkes Recreation Centre