Vancouver Island

Vancouver Island, which is the largest Pacific island east of New Zealand, stretches almost 300 miles along the shores of Western British Columbia. It’s easily accessible by ferry from the city of Vancouver, as well as from other parts of the province and the state of Washington. Much of the island remains a wilderness, making it very popular with outdoor enthusiasts.

Victoria, British Columbia’s capital, is one of Canada’s most temperate and eminently walkable cities. It has a distinctly British flavor, yet is a heartland of Pacific Northwest indigenous culture. Take a stroll through the lush parks, or a horse-drawn carriage ride through the historic and scenic town that’s filled with bistros, boutiques and colorful alleys.