Top Attractions on Vancouver Island

There are a huge number of things to do on Vancouver Island in British Colombia, and while lots of them are great for summer vacations, it’s a great place to visit all year round. Some of the key attractions include:

  • Visiting the Royal British Colombia Museum in Victoria – three galleries portray the history of British Colombia and there’s also the National Geographic IMAX theater.
  • Strolling through the famous Butchart Gardens, with its 55 acres of flowers, fountains, streams and lawn.
  • Looking at the Whale Centre Maritime Museum in Tofino, or going on a whale-watching cruise nearby.
  • Discovering the historical roots of the areas First Nations by looking at the totem poles found in Thunderbird Park or in the town of Duncan.
  • Getting to know llamas at one of the forty or so llama farms to be found on Vancouver Island.
  • Relaxing in the natural hot springs at Hot Springs Cove or the Ahousat Hot Springs.
  • Going fishing in either a fresh water or a salt water environment.
  • Taking a tour around the Vancouver Island vineyards, which make up one of the fastest growing wine areas around.
  • Looking for grizzly bears on a bear viewing tour, provided by many tour companies in combination with fishing or kayaking.

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