Vancouver Island is truly a unique destination for all visitors. Every year hundreds of thousands of people travel to the island from all over the world. Off the coast people can view various species of marine life and whales from Grey whales to Orcas (Killer Whales) with one of several whale watching tour operators in the region. The island is also home to some of the best world class scuba diving sites in the world. And no place on earth provides for better salmon fishing than off the coast of the Pacific Ocean.
For those who like the natural beauty of the island, many make their yearly pilgrimage here to view some of the largest old growth trees in the world, still left untouched by society's growth. The temperate rainforests are renowned around the globe and truly are remarkable to see. Bird watchers & nature hikers love the plethora of protected provincial and national parks located all over the island including: Pacific Rim National Park, Strathcona Provincial Park, Horne Lake Provincial Park, Cape Scott Provincial Park. With lots of camp sites & hotel accommodations on the island it is certain that you'll have comfortable stay whatever your personal preference.
If surfing is your thing, let some of the best surfers in Canada show you how it's done. The west coast of the island plays hosting to exhilarating breaks & beautiful sand beaches; but be ready to strap on a wetsuit, even though it's year round surfing here, it can be a bit chilly in the winter months. Speaking of winter months, for those who travel the world chasing storms I'm sure Vancouver Island needs no introduction. World famous for storm watching, dozens of beach front resorts now cater to unique fans of this specific Vancouver Island adventure industry.
But what about you winter sports enthusiasts. One of the west coast's best ski mountains, Mount Washington - renowned for its record snow falls and beautifully kept runs - is a winter wonderland playground for everyone no matter whether you ski, snowboard or cross-country ski....read more »
Vancouver, British Columbia is a spectacular city with many incredible attractions, fun activities, and great dining. Each year, tourists from all over the world come to Vancouver not only to enjoy all that the city has to offer but also to experience the rich and diverse culture. There are many attractions in Vancouver that are worth seeing, however, when you visit this exciting city, make sure you check out the following three must visit attractions.
Vancouver Aquarium: Home to over 70,000 mesmerizing creatures that originate from geographic regions that run from the Arctic to the Amazon, the Vancouver Aquarium is a definite must visit attraction. You will experience daily dolphin, beluga whale, and sea otter shows and you can also participate in an incredible hands-on animal encounter. In addition, you will be able to observe Pacific white-sided dolphins, magnificent beluga whales, snooping sea otters, and entertaining seal lions and harbour seals. Also, be sure to check out the moon jellies, sea turtle, sharks, three-toed sloths, Scarlet ibis, anacondas, giant Pacific octopus, moray eels, and thousands of beautifully coloured fish. In addition, make sure you experience the exciting shark dives and sea otter feeds.....read more »