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Vancouver Island Holidays

Home to marvellous marine-wildlife

Life is an adventure at this beautiful island, offering a huge variety of unforgettable excursions including kayaking, whale watching and salmon fishing. Nature lovers will relish in the island’s gorgeous landscapes and abundance of marine wildlife. Read more...

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Explore the Beauty of Vancouver Island

Vancouver Island is a destination that offers something for everyone. Outdoor adventure enthusiasts, self-confessed foodies and city dwellers will all quickly full in love with this multifaceted location, where rugged wilderness and isolated beaches meet contemporary cities and charming local fisheries.

Located just off Canada’s Pacific Coast, Vancouver Island is best known for being the home of Victoria, the capital of British Columbia. From the delicious farm-to-table cuisine and magnificent Victorian architecture, to the awesome outdoorsy excursions including zip-lining and diving, this is a city that lives its coastal lifestyle to the fullest.

Water sports are a big thing in Vancouver Island. Whether you fancy a slow-paced afternoon of kayaking across beautiful lakes, or the thrill of riding the waves at forest-framed beaches like French Beach, there’s plenty of opportunity to take to the water. On land, there’s acres of untouched wilderness to explore. River canyoning, camping, wildlife spotting, or hiking in the naturally stunning Pacific Rim National Park, active travellers will find lots to do. The wildlife here is phenomenal too, with sightings of orcas, black bears and Roosevelt Elk being just the start.

Meanwhile, the small towns and bigger cities are home to thriving arts and food communities. Much of the food is grown and reared on the island, and you’ll be sure to find plenty of small cafes and friendly restaurants offering a taste of the fresh local ingredients. Of course, being a coastal destination, the seafood here is second to none – we’d recommend trying fresh ceviche and trout in the tiny fishing villages like Ucluelet, or you could catch your own. Many local communities love to showcase their history and talent with a myriad of live performances, theatre and music.

The lifestyle here is outdoorsy, laidback and breezy, perfect for those hoping to experience true Canadian coastal vibes.

Vancouver Island Information

There are a wide variety of things to see and do whilst staying in Vancouver Island. Check out our travel guides for some of the highlights, top tips and travel inspiration from our Canadian Sky Experts, along with some essential information you may need for your holiday.


Getting around Vancouver Island Getting around Vancouver Island
From thrilling water sports and fun camping, to seaplane tours and afternoon tea, there’s plenty to do on Vancouver Island. Here’s our tips for getting around the island, and the best things to do whilst you’re there.
Top 10 outdoor experiences in Vancouver Island Top 10 outdoor experiences in Vancouver Island
A rugged island shrouded in unspoilt beauty and luscious wilderness, Vancouver Island is a brilliant outdoor playground for adventurous travellers. Check out our favourite experiences to enjoy.

Exploring Pacific Rim National Park Reserve Exploring Pacific Rim National Park Reserve
The rugged, naturally beautiful landscape of Pacific Rim National Park Reserve is one of Canada’s most stunning treasures. From scenic walking trails, to the best time of year to visit, here are our tips for exploring this striking park.


Vancouver Island Photo Gallery

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Vancouver Island Weather

Here is a guide to the temperatures throughout the year and current outlook for the next 5 days.

TODAY 18ºC
THU 17ºC
FRI 15ºC
SAT 15ºC
SUN 13ºC
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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Average Temperature (Celsius) Average Rainfall (Inches)

Jan
-5ºC
2
Feb
-2ºC
1
Mar
3ºC
1
Apr
8ºC
0
May
12ºC
1
Jun
15ºC
1
Jul
16ºC
1
Aug
17ºC
1
Sep
12ºC
1
Oct
7ºC
1
Nov
0ºC
1
Dec
-5ºC
1

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