Kick-start your vacation in Vancouver by getting outdoors with a visit to the world-famous Capilano Suspension Bridge. Continue your trip at the picturesque Vancouver Aquarium, featuring more than 50,000 fascinating sea creatures, or take a harbour cruise to properly appreciate the city’s bold skyline.
3h02m to Victoria
Prepare yourself for one of British Columbia’s prettiest sights; in spring, when the daffodils, tulips and hyacinths of Butchart Gardens are in bloom, there’s nothing to rival it between here and the Netherlands. Take a stroll down the scenic marine route or head out on the high seas with a whale watching tour.
4h15m to Tofino
Sprawled on a peninsula in Clayoquot Sound, Tofino is replete with sandy beaches, inlets, lakes and even an ancient rainforest. Tofino’s art galleries and museums highlight native heritage and local talent. For the active, there’s kayaking, fishing, whale watching, hiking and surfing year round.
3h19m to Campbell River
Gather to watch the salmon swim through Discovery Passage on their way to their spawning grounds, as they have done for thousands of years. If you’re lucky, you’ll be joined by bears, eagles, ravens, otters and whales as you enjoy this splendid event. The local shops offerthe First Nations tribe’s art, jewellery and carvings.
2h39m to Port Hardy
Rated among the top five scuba diving sites in the world, Port Hardy is noted for its vast array of marine life. For those who prefer to stay on dry land, vibrant gardens, theatre productions and a clutch of interesting museums await. The Cape Scott Provincial Park, with its unspoiled wilderness, is perfect for camping or hiking.