The easiest way to enjoy a west coast wilderness experience begins in Sooke, BC, located about 35 minutes from Victoria or an hour from the Inner Harbour. This stunning area of Vancouver Island is known for its local artisans, beaches, cafes, extensive parks and hiking trails.
You will love the quaint vibe of this community, tucked away between towering coastal rainforests, naturally twisting rivers, tumbling waterfalls, beautiful beaches and rugged coastline. Well-known for fishing and whale watching, there are also numerous hiking hubs in the area and plenty of regional and provincial parks leading tourists into the woods to discover the beauty of Vancouver Island’s unique climate.
The Columbia Valley is located just 2.5 hours from Calgary, AB and getting here is easy (and scenic) via highway 93 and the awe-inspiring Kootenay National Park. Communities in the Columbia Valley include Radium Hot Springs, Invermere, Panorama, Windermere and Fairmont Hot Springs.
Enjoy year-round outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, golfing, boating, and skiing, or satisfy your sense of exploration within the local community immersing yourself in the arts or indulging at one of the local eateries. With so much to see and do, we know you’ll enjoy a memorable vacation experience in this incredible pocket of BC.
Famous for it’s beaches, with kilometers of sandy shores to explore, Parksville is one of Canada’s most popular travel destinations. This city is located in central Vancouver Island offering picture postcard views, salt-tinged ocean air and small-town charm.
You’ll find a full range of shops, services and local artisans – including a few that can’t be found anywhere else in the world – plus many activities for everyone to enjoy. Everyone loves exploring the beaches at Rathtrevor Provincial Park with tidal flats and pools. This area is also a hub for family activities, wellness and relaxation, exploring nature, and going on adventures.