Web Links and Activities
Restaurants: Mole Restaurant, Il
Terrazzo, Restaurant Matisse, The Flying Otter Grill, The Joint
Royal BC Museum, Beacon Hill Park, Prince
Of Wales Whale Watching, British Columbia Parliament Buildings, Craigdarroch Castle, Empress
Hotel National Historic Site of Canada, Victoria Bug Zoo, Chinatown
& Fan Tan Alley, Zipline, Butchart Gardens
Bars & Pubs: Swans Brewpub, The
Drake Eatery, Darcy’s Pub, Phillips Brewing & Malting
Shopping Centres & Grocery: The
Bay Centre, Mayfair Shopping Centre, Uptown Centre, Market Square, Save-On-Foods
Transit (250) 382-6161, Yellow Cab (250) 381-2222, Bluebird Cabs (250) 382-2222, Victoria
Taxi (250) 383-7111
About Vancouver Island
Our Vancouver Island Vacation Rentals by Owner are located in Victoria, central place for all Victoria’s attractions where everything is walking distance. Perfect place to start
for exploring what Vancouver Island has to offer.
Vancouver Island is one of he largest islands in the Pacific Ocean, and was named after the famous British naval explorer. The island is 460 kilometers (290 miles) in length and
80 kilometers (50 miles) at its widest point. As part of the Province of British Columbia in Canada, the island is a natural paradise unto itself. It is remarkable not only for its beauty and its rugged coast, but also for its wilderness.
The southern and eastern parts of the island are part of the Temperate Rainforest Biome, home to luscious mosses, ferns, and unique trees and plants. The coastal towns of Port
Renfrew, Sooke, Tofino and Ucluelet are popular destinations for chartered fishing, whale watching, kayaking, rock climbing, mountain biking, road biking, zip lining, crabbing, boating, surfing and photography.
The West Coast is also perfect for exploring the Pacific Rim National Parks and its multitude of trails, expansive beaches and rainforests. Some major cities on Vancouver Island
include picturesque Victoria (the provincial capital of British Colombia), Nanaimo, Courtenay, Comox Valley, Cambell River, Parksville, and Port Alberni, which are all home to a variety of museums, theatres, golfing, festivals, First Nations culture/displays,
shopping, wineries, spas, cafe/dining, and as well the world-famous Butchard Gardens. Visit our links for more details.