Each month our Vancouver Island Travel Magazine takes you to tourism-related businesses on Vancouver Island and the surrounding Gulf Islands. From the major tourism centre of Victoria on the southern tip of the island, to Port Hardy in the north, and Tofino in the West, we cover the diversity of sights, sounds, and experiences Vancouver Island has to offer. The articles are divided into 4 categories: Victoria Featured DestinationsVictoria Day Trips Vancouver Island Destinations and Gulf Island Destinations

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Going Buggy in Victoria
The red-kneed tarantula sits squarely in the palm of my hand, the bristles of its orange-and-black-banded legs tickling my skin as it begins to crawl towards my elbow. Across from me, a boy strokes the bony back of an emperor scorpion while a woman next to him arches backwards, a massive black millipede making its way slowly across her upper lip. Am I in the jungle? Read more!
Whale Watching with Springtide Charters
Springtide Charters offers excitement, beauty, raw nature and much more when you take one of their incredible Whale Watch Tours. Check it out!

Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre

A great attraction in Sidney BC – Now Open!

Muse Winery and Bistro
A bit of heaven on
the Saanich Peninsula
Bug Me Please!
Featuring the Victoria Bug Zoo.
Victoria BC:Whale Watching At Its Best!
DARTH FIDDLER:
Victoria’s Busking Original
This one-of-a-kind performer plays with the power of the force in downtown Victoria, BC.
THE SIDNEY WATERFRONT EXPERIENCE
Lisa visits the Sidney Waterfront Inn, Ocean Palm Spa, and Beacon Landing Pub
in Sidney by the Sea, BC.
A Tale of Two Castles
Features two magnificent Castles that are open to the public for visits.  Don’t miss these historical wonders.
Southern Vancouver Island
Explains why you should plan on spending lots of time in Greater Victoria.  There is so much to see and do.
PADDLING IN PARADISE
Features a look at some ocean kayaking adventures in greater Victoria.
Dining in Victoria
Features a review of some of the finer places to eat in Victoria and on Vancouver Island..
Abigail’s: No Ghosts Here!
Features a unique boutique Hotel in downtown Victoria – definitely worth a visit.
Victoria Tall Ship Festival
Features a review of the Tall Ships that visited Victoria and they are coming back in 2008.
Spring has sprung in Victoria
Features why Victoria is one of the best times of the year to visit our city.
Christmas in Victoria
Features a view of Christmas in Victoria
Hemingway’s by the Sea B&B
Features an excellent Bed and Breakfast near downtown Victoria. Worth a visit.
Hiking with TerrifVic
Features Hiking with local celebrity Vic Lindal
Christmas in Victoria
Features what takes place during a typical Christmas season in Victoria

 

The Very, Very Left Coast
Port Renfrew on Vancouver Island is the end of the road, the San Juan River empties into the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Pacific Ocean.  You cannot get any more left than this! This is a great place on Vancouver Island for adventures galore. See what we discovered!
Whistler: An Excursion from Victoria
A helicopter to Vancouver, the Rocky Mountaineer Train to Whistler, the Peak to Peak Gondola, a wonderful Spa experience, a unique cultural centre, some great food and much more. Experience all this and more…read on!
DAY TRIP TO VANCOUVER FROM VICTORIA – STAY PUT, YOU’RE ALREADY IN HEAVEN!
Vancouver is really nice, but Victoria is the place to be. See why. 
Heads Up on Tailout Fishing
Features an excellent fishing guide service out of Sooke BC
The Great Race (Race Rocks)
Features an amazing marine reserve and super dive site near Victoria

LIGHTHOUSE COUNTRY,A Wonderland of Delight on Vancouver Island:
Take a tour in and around Lighthouse Country on the East Coast of Central Vancouver Island. Local writer Fran Thorburn takes you on a guided tour of her favourite haunts.
Return To The Warm Land
We were invited back to Cowichan Lake so we jumped at the opportunity. The Cowichan Valley has so much to offer, we just had to go back. See what we missed last time and what we discovered this time. It was a blast. We had a 9 year old in tow, so you can see the view of a young child as well. Check it out! Come as a guest, leave as a friend, seems to be the standard in the Cowichan Valley.
Totally Tofino
The Pacific Rim National Park and the community of Tofino is our favourite place on Vancouver Island. Read this article and find out why. Miles of white sandy beaches, incredible scenery, unparalelled eco-tours, incredible wildlife, great food, great accommodations and so much more. Check it out.
The Warm Land Beckons
The folks in Cowichan Lake invited us up to check out their community. There hospitality and warmth was outstanding. This is the centre for acitivities, gourmet eating and just plain fun. Check it out!
The Comox Valley
Our trip to Comox Valley was filled with fun, fabulous food, fantastic accommodations. This is one of the premier recreation areas on Vancouver Island. You should check it out!
“House by the Sea” A Parksville Paradise
Tigh-Na-Mara ResortSee why Tigh-Na-Mara Resort in beautiful Parksville BC is one of the very best!
Ucluelet: Life on the Edge
A Wild Pacific AdventureCheckout what it is like to vacation in Ucluelet BC

Butterfly Gardens

A great world-class Victoria attraction!

THE LITTLE TOWN THAT DID
Featuring “A Small World Bed and Breakfast
May 2009
Outstanding World-Class Attraction
Featuring the Royal BC Museum and IMAX Theatre.
QUALICUM BEACH: TEA COZY:
Featuring the Tea Cozy Bed and Breakfast in Qualicum Beach
THE FINAL APPROACH: A Cure for a Sweet Spot – Featuring the Airport Restaurant at Qualicum Beach
If you have a sweet spot and love pie and ice cream, you had better read this article.
Bullets Over Qualicum
Features one of the finest B&B’s on Vancouver Island, located in beautiful Qualicum Beach.
Taming the Wild Pacific
Featuring the Tauca Lea Resort in
Ucluelet BC
Day Trip to Long Beach – Hummingbird Style
Features the Hummingbird Guest House and Charters, a Bed and Breakfast in Port Alberni BC.
Quadra Island – Jewel of the North
Features some fine accommodations on Quadra Island and looks at what you can see and do on this great Island located 10 minutes from Campbell River. 
The Bear Facts
Features a Grizzly Bear Tour Service located in historical Telegraph Cove on Northern Vancouver Island.  Don’t miss this one. 
Hardy A Day Goes By
Features a great hotel in Port Hardy and what to see and do while visiting. 
Denman is not a Speed Bump
Features a fine B&B on Denman Island and what you can expect to see and do there. 
Island Dining – VI Style
Features a look at some great places to dine on Vancouver Island
Two Mystical To Believe
Features two of my favourite places on Vancouver Island – Long Beach and Botanical Beach – must sees on Vancouver Island.
Qualicum: Where the Dog Salmon Run
Features a review of a small town that borders a great tourist area of Vancouver Island. 
Fore, Duck & Cover!
Features a look at the Golf Courses on Vancouver Island. 
Uchuck III -The Wild West Coast
Features a trip up the open ocean side of Vancouver Island from Victoria to Gold River- A fantastic trip
The Comox Valley
Features adventures in one of the finest Recreational Paradises on Vancouver Island –
The Pacific Rim
Features the resort towns of Tofino and Ucluelet and activities in the area.  Outlines the best of Vancouver Island

Salt Spring Island Adventure
Visit fabulous Salt Spring Island. Featured is the Skipping Stone B&B. Find out where to eat, what to do, and how to maximize you enjoyment of your next visit to this wonderful Island paradise.
Delivering the Dream
The Galiano Oceanfront Inn and Spa ResortSee the only way to get truly spoiled on Galiano Island. Let the Galian Inn show you how they can Deliver the Dream while visiting their beautiful island.
Left Coast Luxury
Features the spectacular resort of Poet’s Cove on beautiful Pender Island.
GALIANO-Spanish for Magificent
Features the Galiano Inn – a great resort accommodation on Galiano Island.
Super Saturna
Features one of the smaller but spectacular Gulf Islands – Saturna
Galiano Island Getaway
Features one of the best B&B’s and Inns on Galiano Island – well worth a visit.
Small Town Big Fishing Problem
Features salmon fishing out of Port Renfrew – worth going for the fishing!