Welcome to Vancouver Island, this pacific island paradise is a world unto itself and is easily accessible from the mainland. Discovered and charted by Captain Vancouver the many protected harbours provide serenity to the unique coastal towns and cities. The old-world charm of Victoria is at the southern most tip of the island and is the capital of the province of British Columbia. Many of British Columbia's finest courses line the southern and eastern coastlines of Vancouver Island stretching from Victoria, North, to Cambell River.
The west, open to the Pacific, and north sides of the island are ruggedly wild and largely uninhabited. The large rolling waves of the Pacific Ocean in the Ucluelet- Long Beach area provide British Columbia's best sea kayaking and surfing. Miles of beaches within Pacific Rim Park provide hours of tranquility and beach-combing for treasures washed up on shore.
More than half of the island's population of some 650,000 lives in the Victoria area, with a majority of the other residents spread between the B.C. capital and Campbell River, at mid-island about 260 kilometres to the north.
A wide variety of golf courses and no less than 22 championship 18 hole courses can be found in the mildest climate in Canada allowing for year round play.
Parksville is a centrally located resort town on Vancouver Island and is an excellent base for golfing the islandís best courses. Located just 2 hours drive north of Victoria,
superb scenery beckons from every viewpoint with ocean vistas and snow-capped mountains.
The majestic scenery and diverse topography of Vancouver Island offers a wealth of activities for visitors looking for outdoor adventure, a walk on the beach or fabulous golf. There are a wide variety of unique accommodations and interesting places to discover while suiting every visitors needs and budget.
Come visit enchanting Vancouver Island, Canadaís Pacific Paradise!