Tofino is remarkable any time of year. Summer days are full of fishing and exploring; Autumn is a photographer and foodie paradise. Winter affords you a front-row seat to the edge of the world during powerful storms. And Tofino rejuvenates in Spring; celebrating the return of the grey whales, shorebirds, black bears, and the renewed vibrancy of the rainforest. Come create your own reality here. Come be awed by the force of nature in Tofino.More Information
Tofino • Pacific Rim
Tofino Botanical Gardens are twelve acres of magical gardens, forest, and shoreline that explore the relationship between culture and nature. A network of paths and boardwalks take you from Darwin’s Café and Visitor Centre around the flower, herb and kitchen gardens, the duck pond, and Children’s Garden into the forest, where clearings have been transformed into a series of pocket gardens, art installations and garden buildings. In 2010, they were selected as one of the best gardens in the world by Jane Perrone, the gardening editor for the UK’s Guardian newspaper for their whimsical and inspiring nature. Featuring an extensive [...]More Information
Tofino • Pacific Rim
Get outside your comfort zone with primal fun & games! In two awesome, natural locations, WildPlay Element Parks gives adults, teens, and kids a place to play and explore the outdoors – and their personal boundaries! Guests get to create an adventure from the most unique aerial Elements in BC. Each adventure is always exciting, often challenging, and sometimes life-changing. WildPlay’s adrenalin-pumping Elements on Vancouver Island include! Monkido® Aerial Adventure Climb nets, balance on wobbly bridges, soar across zip lines, and take a Tarzan swing! The suspended obstacle courses rise from six to sixty feet above ground, and are packed [...]More Information
Nanaimo, Victoria • Central Island, South Island
BC Forest Discovery Centre
This museum tells the story of the logging industry in coastal BC. Exhibits of logging machinery, camp life and the role of the B.C. Forest Service are found throughout the 100 acre site. Depending on the season, visitors can ride a ride in either “Samson” the Centre’s 1910 steam train or the “Green Hornet” the gas powered locomotive.
Duncan • Cowichan
Royal BC Museum
The Royal BC Museum is a place of discovery. Through unique galleries, the museum and archives showcase the human and natural history of British Columbia and bring in exciting temporary exhibitions from around the world. Experience all of British Columbia in an afternoon. Three-dimensional displays offer a feast of sights, sounds and smells of British Columbia and showcase some of the 7 million artifacts and specimens in the Royal BC Museum’s collections.
Victoria • South Island
Alberni Pacific “Steam” Railway
Board our 1929 Baldwin steam locomotive at the historic Port Alberni Railway Station and experience the romance of live steam on a 35 minute ride to the McLean Mill National Historic site. The sound of steel wheels on rail serenades you as you pass through the town and its friendly inhabitants, by fields and forest and along side a vineyard and winery.
Port Alberni • Pacific Rim
All Fun Karts, Cages, Clubs & Camping @ Western Speedway
All Fun offers an exciting blend of activities and action that makes it the perfect place for a day of family fun! All Fun features the only go-kart raceway and batting cages on the Island , along with 18 holes of adventure mini golf a motocross track, an ice cream parlour, an RV Park and Western Canada’s longest operating auto racing facility, Western Speedway. Visit the track on Sunday mornings for the All Fun Swap & Shop, a great open air family shopping experience. Ask about our group rates, birthday parties and special event packages.
2207 Millstream Rd • Victoria • South Island
Visiting the Chemainus Theatre Festival will tease (and please) your senses. The gorgeous theatre, with a charming seaside view, is one of Vancouver Island’s best places to watch diverse and imaginative plays, enjoy rhythmic song and musicals, taste delicious, show inspired meals, and breathe-in the creative ambiance of BC art.
Chemainus • Cowichan
Quality Foods Canadian Open Sand Sculpting Competition and Exhibition
The Quality Foods Canadian Open Sand Sculpting Competition and Exhibition is a world-class event! Master Sand Sculptors travel from all corners of the globe to participate in our remarkable competition and exhibition in Parksville, BC, Canada. Sculptors have 24 hours over three days to create their masterpieces from just sand and water (and a lot of ingenuity!) Competition July 13 – 14; Exhibition July 15 – August 18, 2013.
Parksville • Central Island
Breathtaking 22 ha (55 acres) show gardens near Victoria offers spectacular beauty in every season. Spring dazzles with more than 300,000 bulbs. Summer is magnificent with colour everywhere you look, plus there’s entertainment in July & August, Night Illuminations and Saturday Fireworks. Autumn delights, and Christmas becomes a magical wonderland.
Brentwood Bay • South Island
Discover our permanent and feature exhibit galleries and unique gift shop. Visit the award-winning coal mine experience, and Nanaimo’s iconic Bastion.
100 Museum Way • Nanaimo • Central Island