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Things to Do and See

Let us help you plan your activities on Vancouver Island!

We live here, we play here and we love it here! Check out our top recommended day tours and activities.

Day Tour #1 – Whale Watching

Whales watching is the #1 top-rated activity on Vancouver Island for visitors April – October annually. Make whale watching your priority for the day, and choose one of our top whale watching destinations – Victoria, Cowichan Valley or Campbell River.
Day Tour - Whale Watching on Vancouver Island  Click here to download a printable version of our Vancouver Island whale watching itinerary. (PDF format, 724k)

Day Tour #2 – Tofino & Wild West Coast

This is a full but incredible day tour with highlights including Cathedral Grove old-growth forest, waterfalls, bears & eagles at the Wildlife Recovery Centre, Long Beach in Tofino, Ucluelet’s Wild Pacific Trail and a steam train ride in Port Alberni.
Day Tour - Whale Watching on Vancouver Island  Click here to download a printable version of our Wild West Coast itinerary. (PDF format, 800k)

Day Tour #3 – Galleries, Agriculture & Wineries

Experience the wine and culture of Vancouver Island, with highlights including Cowichan Valley wineries, dining on wild salmon overlooking the ocean, tour a cranberry farm, and explore Barton & Leir Gallery.

Day Tour #4 – Victoria & Surrounds

Take a breathtaking drive over the Malahat mountains to Victoria and surrounding area. Highlights include double-decker bus tour of downtown Victoria, Butchart Gardens, and shopping for Native arts and crafts.

Day Tour #5 – Mount Washington & More

Head to Mount Washington for skiing and snowboarding in the winter, or hiking, mountain biking and a gondola in the summer. Additional highlights include buying world famous fresh oysters, sea lions at Fanny Bay & exploring underground caves.

Day Tour #6 – Gulf Island Hopping

While there are 13 major and over 450 small Gulf Islands to choose from, experience the best of Gulf Island hopping by visiting Salt Spring Island. Take BC Ferries, then experience a seaside village, remote beaches, local artisans, organic markets and meet the locals.