Vancouver Island is an ocean, beach and resort getaway with a wide selection of activity and outdoor attractions year round. Vancouver Island, BC, Canada measures 500 Kilometres (300 miles) long by 160 Kilometres (100 miles) wide. It is the largest island of 6000+ islands located off the west coast of British Columbia, Canada. It is also the most developed island providing the most services including adventure companies and accommodations on the coast.
Activities most enjoyed on Vancouver Island include boating, sailing, fishing, golfing, camping, mountain biking, hiking, backpacking, beachcombing, ocean and river kayaking, cycling, canoeing, scuba diving, wildlife watching, surfing, and downhill skiing, snowboarding and xc skiing.
A few of the more popular activity and sightseeing park and trail destinations located on Vancouver Island includes the Pacific Rim National Park, West Coast Trail (WCT), Broken Islands Group, Cape Scott Provincial Park, Pachena Bay, Saratoga Beach, Strathcona Park, Wild Pacific Trail, Beacon Hill Park, and Sidney Spit.
Some of the most visited sightseeing attractions, art galleries, historical sites and cultural venues on Vancouver Island includes the Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Site, Emily Carr House, Royal British Columbia Museum, Craigdarroch Castle, Chemainus Murals, Pacific Marine Circle Route, Haig-Brown House and the Amphitrite Point Lighthouse.