In October 2019, overnight arrivals of international visitors to Canada surpassed the 1.6 million mark for the first time ever, bringing the number of tourist arrivals over the first 10 months of 2019 to a record high of 19.6 million visitors. Among the Destination Canada long-haul markets in October 2019, France emerged as the top source of overnight visitors for non-land arrivals (52,198), surpassing the UK (52,136) for the first time ever and China (45,921) for the first time since 2016.
Island Vacations Tourism Information Guide that has been designed to
assist all visitors vacationing on this beautiful island of ours. We
would like you to experience an enjoyable vacation..
For the camping enthusiasts there are over twenty provisional campgrounds available and literally dozens of privately owned RV parks on the island. Vancouver Island offers something for every one on vacation. There are many outdoor experiences you will be able to enjoy, fishing, golfing, horse back riding, parks you can trail walk and of course grizzly and black bear tours just to name a few activities..
We have hundreds of various types of accommodations listed from Victoria to the top of the island Port Hardy and every city and town in between on both the east and west coasts to suit all budgets, tastes, needs and desires.
There are more than 50 golf courses for the avid golfer to experience. Most of these courses are set in the most beautiful surroundings near the sea, by lakes or surrounded by great mountain ranges in evergreen forests. Vancouver Island also can boast of having some of the best championship courses.
Mt. Washington is only minutes away from the Comox Valley and offers world class skiing, snowboarding and Nordic sports. In the summer season Mount Washington is a hiking and mountain bike haven.
If you're looking for activities beyond alpine, all snowbound tastes are catered for. Mount Washington provides guests with one of the top-rated Nordic experiences in North America.
Get inspired by the province’s natural beauty and make plans for your next outdoor adventure, by taking advantage of the many recreation opportunities available across the diverse landscape of mountains, rivers, lakes and coastlines. You will experience excitement and adventure on either a fishing, whale watching, bear watching or hunting trip. Vancouver Islands rugged wilderness, fresh lakes and rivers offering excellent opportunities for gaming and fishing enthusiasts. Kayaking is a very popular sport as the island has many bays and inlets with calm waters. Here is The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Kayaking
Vancouver Island offers a host of exceptional recreation opportunities. While some of the island’s most spectacular recreation features are located in parks, many more recreation resources are found in the rugged backcountry.
Alternatively, if you are planning a more relaxed type sailing holiday and intend to explore the shores, bays and
the hundreds of inlets
surrounding Vancouver island, then you can also look forward to sun tanning,
beach combing, waterfalls, beautiful anchorages, great scenery, swimming,
hiking, photography and the many species of wildlife.
There are over 18 marine parks in our area.
Desolation sound is extraordinarily beautiful sailing area with many safe anchorages and beautiful locations… mountain waterfall and forest lakes only minutes walk from snug anchorages. The waters are calm, sheltered and warm. Desolation Sound is a world famous sailing destination or longer trips to the many other marine parks like Princess Louisa, Toba Inlet, Bute Inlet or the Broughton Archipelago.