Holidays to Vancouver Island

Vancouver Island is off the coast of British Columbia in a sheltered spot. Being 300 miles from the northwest to the southeast tips, it's an easy journey to make from the mainland by ferry or seaplane.

As island holidays go, it has to be said that Vancouver Island offers you the best of all worlds. Bask in the old world charm of the capital Victoria with its historic colonial architecture, traditional afternoon tea and multi-coloured gardens. Venture into the wilderness to enjoy myriad outdoor pursuits or spot the impressive variety of local wildlife.

Marine life here is abundant and can be experienced via a whale-watching cruise or a fishing trip to Campbell River, the 'Salmon Capital of the World'. Luxury Vancouver Island holidays often include a few days taking in the busy city of Vancouver on the way, but the island experience is the one you'll remember forever.

Travel Information

The only international airport serving the area is at Victoria.

  • Currency: Canadian Dollar
  • Time difference: GMT -7 hours
  • Flight from UK: 9 hours 30 minutes to Vancouver
  • Visa: Yes, Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) required prior to travel
  • Language: English
  • National dish: Poutine

    There are smaller airports at Tofino, Campbell River, Nanaimo, and Port Hardy.
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