Unveiling the Island: A Spectacular Weekend Getaway to Victoria, Tofino, and Nanaimo

Join us on this weekend trip where we showcase the island's beauty and take away the planning so you can enjoy.

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white and blue boat on water near brown concrete building under blue sky during daytime
white and blue boat on water near brown concrete building under blue sky during daytime

Welcome, fellow adventurers!

Join us on a captivating journey through Victoria, Tofino, and Nanaimo. This weekend escape will take you to hidden gems on and off the map. So, pack your sense of adventure and camping gear as we explore the best of British Columbia's west coast.

Day 1: Vancouver to Victoria - Island Vibes Await Board the ferry from Tsawwassen terminal to Victoria. Visit the enchanting Butchart Gardens, then explore downtown Victoria's inner harbor, Parliament Buildings, and Fisherman's Wharf. Indulge in fresh seafood and local treats.

Camping Option: Goldstream Provincial Park offers first-come, first-served camping amidst towering trees.

Day 2: Victoria to Tofino - Nature's Playground Drive along the Pacific Rim Highway, stopping at Malahat viewpoint to immerse yourself in the backdrop of mountains, Hole in the Wall for a one-of-a-kind majestic experience, and Cathedral Grove in MacMillan Provincial Park to admire ancient trees. Arrive in Tofino for stunning landscapes, sandy beaches, whale watching, and exhilarating surfing lessons.

Camping Option: Reserve a spot at Green Point Campground in Pacific Rim National Park, close to Long Beach. Or if you didn't want to make it all the way then stop by Nannoose Bay campgrounds.

Day 3: Tofino to Nanaimo - Coastal Charms Unveiled Detour to Coombs, known for its Old Country Market with goats on the roof. Explore Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park's scenic trails and the Englishmen river falls for a quick hike and lunch by the river. In Nanaimo, immerse yourself in the arts scene, savor local seafood, and indulge in Nanaimo bars.

Camping Option: Newcastle Island Marine Provincial Park offers first-come, first-served campsites on a charming island near downtown Nanaimo.

Conclusion: We hope you enjoyed this weekend's adventure through Victoria, Tofino, and Nanaimo. Seek out hidden gems, create lasting memories, and let the beauty of the west coast enchant you. Safe travels and may your explorations always lead to new discoveries.

Stops to make:

  • 1- Victoria
    2- Malahat viewpoint
    3- Chemainus
    4- Nanoose bay
    5- Coombs
    6- Englishmen river falls
    7- Cathedral Grove
    8- Hole in the wall
    9- Sproat lake
    10- Ucluelet
    11- Tofino
    12- Nanaimo