What to visit in Vancouver Island

Vancouver Island is a large island in the Pacific Ocean that attracts tourists from all over the world for its beautiful landscapes and nature.

On the south of Vancouver Island, you will find Victoria, the capital of British Columbia. This city is known for its gardens and parks, as well as for the Victorian architecture. Among the most popular plans in Victoria are the visit to Beacon Hill Park, visit to the Craigdarroch Castle museum house, walk through the gardens of the Parliament Buildings of British Columbia, Butchart Gardens, Greater Victoria Art Gallery, the gallery of art and museum Emili Carr House, walk through downtown and Chinatown, Wharf Street, Fort Street, Willows Beach, or the visit to the considered federal heritage, Hatley Castle, located in the Colwood area.

 

Butchart Gardens, Brentwood Bay, BC.

 

The official Victoria Tourism website defines the city as a unique place to escape from hurried life, and where you can enjoy a mix of old world charm and the latest era experiences.

Vancouver Island also offers the option of visiting several Natural Parks where you can enjoy the wildest and spectacular nature.

The most notorious is Pacific Rim National Park, located in the Tofino area. While you admire the natural beauty of this National Park you can surf, feel immersed in the Nuu-chah-nulth culture, or hike along the West Coast Trail.

The second of the parks is Gonzales Hill Regional Park, a small park of only 2 hectares, where the greatest attraction is an observatory.

 

Surfers entering the ocean to surf  in Tofino, Vancouver Island, BC

 

Carmanah Walbran Provincial Park

Carmanah Walbran Provincial Park is one of the places on Vancouver Island where you can enjoy the most barbaric nature. It shelters several of the largest firs in the world. Carmanah Walbran Provincial Park also houses an unaltered ecosystem, and cedars over 1000 years old. This area offers protection to different forest ecosystems. Nature in its purest form.

Tahsish – Kwois Provincial Park

Tahsish – Kwois Provincial Park This provincial park is located in the northwest of Vancouver Island. Access to the park has an ecological reserve, two lakes, and a canyon. You can see bald eagles, especially in the salmon season. It is one of the largest parks on the island.

 

Forest on Pacific Rim National Park, Vancouver Island.

 

Checleset Bay Ecological Reserve

The ecological reserves in BC are areas in which the natural ecosystems of species, plants and animals are cared for and protected.

Most reserves allow access provided that destructive activities such as nature observation, hiking, or photography are not carried out.

Checleset Bay was established with the objective of providing quality marine habitat for sea otters and protect their extinction.

Brooks Peninsula Provincial Park

This provincial park is the only one not affected by the last ice age. This fact makes it an unparalleled place for scientific study since there are unique geological formations and a wide variety of rare species (plants).

 

Forest on Vancouver Island. BC, Canada.

The best rated plans by Trip Advisor users for historic monuments, gardens and buildings with architectural value on Vancouver Island are Inner Harbor (Victoria), Victoria Pier, The Butchart Gardens (Brentwood Bay), Government House (Victoria), Abkhazi Garden (Victoria), Victoria Butterfly Gardens (Central Saanich), Tofino Botanical Gardens, Finnerty Gardens (Victoria), British Columbia Parliament Buildings (Victoria), Hatley Park National Historic Site (Colwood), Hatley Castle (Colwood). What are you waiting for? discover them!

 

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