Depart
Victoria, BC
Arrive
Vancouver Island
Length
Approx. 850-km circle tour of Vancouver Island starting in Victoria, BC.

Vancouver Island is a natural gem. It’s naturally stunning and the sights and sounds will leave you in awe of this magnificent place. There is so much to see and do – it just depends how much time you have to spare. Some attractions are a must. The Butchart Gardens will dazzle you with its floral display. The wine tours will leave you with a thirst for more and hiking the remote Wilderness Parks will make you want to get lost for a while – it’s so beautiful.

From whale-watching and historic visits to surfing at Tofino – Vancouver Island is your gateway to adventure.

For information on the Galloping Goose Trail cycling route, visit www.gallopinggoosetrail.com.

Route map.

Attractions.

Explore some of our favourite stops along this road trip.

Butchart Gardens.

Victoria, BC
Started as the Butchart’s family garden, after four generations of hard work and perseverance, it is now recognized as one of the top botanical gardens in the world.
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Emily Carr House

Victoria, BC
Childhood home of the famous Canadian artist and writer.
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Vancouver Island Brewery

Victoria, BC
Stop by Victoria's oldest craft brewery.
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Sooke Regional Museum

Sooke, BC
This attraction highlights the regional history of the pioneers and First Nation community.
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Sooke Potholes Provincial Park.

Sooke, BC
Walk among the old-growth Douglas fir or watch Coho and Chinook salmon during spawning run. This 7.28-hectare provincial park has something for everyone.
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Nanaimo Museum

Nanaimo, BC
Learn the stories of the lives of early settlers and the significance of the Bastion to the City of Nanaimo.
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The Bastion

Nanaimo, BC
The Bastion is the original Hudson Bay outpost built in 1853 and converted into a museum.
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Comox Air Force Museum

Comox, BC
Take a self-guided tour and learn about heritage aircrafts and vehicles.
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Filberg Heritage Lodge and Park.

Comox, BC
Located on the harbour of Comox and part of the Vancouver Island Garden Trail, this 3.5-hectare grounds have a wide variety of local trees and flowers.
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Additional information.

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Ferry Schedule

For more information about attractions, accommodations, restaurants and events in the area, refer to the Western Canada & Alaska AAA/CAA TourBook® available to CAA Members at all CAA Stores.

 

Events and tourism.

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