Bucket List Item: Exploring Vancouver Island

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Simply stated, Vancouver Island is paradise for nature lovers. Just last year, Vancouver Island (VI)  ranked 2nd on a list of the best islands in Canada as part of Travel + Leisure’s 2018 World’s Best Awards.

Vancouver Island was described as embodying ‘the best of leisure activities, whether it was about browsing one-of-a-kind boutiques, hopping on a boat to whale watch, or hiking in a pristine temperate rainforest’. It’s a land filled with abundant awe-inspiring moments.

Take a look at our True Key properties on Vancouver Island!


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Parksville: Collecting Seashells and Chasing Sunsets
Year-round mild climate, wide selection of parks and trails, endless oceanside walks, Coombs Country Market, world-famous fishing, and gorgeous sunsets at Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park…Parksville boasts a serenity, beauty, and vibe attracting tourists from far and wide.

Equipped with luxurious and spacious suites and walk-out villas, Sunrise Ridge is located adjacent to Rathtrevor Beach and only minutes from downtown. Swim the pool, soak in the hot tub, explore land by mountain bike and have the best time ever!

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Sooke: Hike, Bike, and Paddle

Blessed with diverse natural appeal, Sooke’s hiking, biking, and paddling scene is second to none. Explore Potholes Regional Park, located on the banks of Sooke River…picnic under the stars, swim, walk forest trails, and watch for black-tailed deer, red squirrels, and eagles. Embark on the 55-km Galloping Goose Regional Trail by foot, bike or, even, horse and you’ll end up in Victoria

Whether you choose to stay at Sooke Harbour Resort & Marina or SookePoint Ocean Cottage Resort , you can add 5-star family-friendly fishing excursions (be it salmon, halibut, or cod) to your agenda, watch majestic whales crest over the waves with a whale watching tour, kayak for miles, and even golf. Enjoy all the comforts from home in your luxurious cottage at SookePoint or your cozy vacation rental at Sooke Harbour Resort.

Photo Credit: Potholes Regional Park in Victoria Trails

Nootka Marine Adventures: Fish, Camp, Explore, Fun

The perfect blend of luxury and wilderness is Nootka Marine Adventure’s call-to-action. Operating three fishing resorts (Nootka Sound, Newton Cove and Moutcha Bay Resort) on VI’s spectacular west coast, you’ll find a full service marina offering some of the best fishing boat rentals, fishing charters, kayaking, and a fully-stocked dock shack. This is truly the fishing mecca of the west coast!

Over at Moutcha Bay Resort staff have been hard at work constructing new waterfront luxury camping yurts with private barbecues. Talk about the perfect couple’s or family getaway. For anyone wanting to bring the kids, not to fret, as a pirate ship and zip line were just added.

Wake up and paddle, wave hello to the sea lions, and watch the fish splash and swoosh throughout the bay.

Photo Credit: Nootka Marine Adventures

Start planning your Vancouver Island vacation! Contact us and we will put you in touch with a representative who can help you plan the perfect trip.

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