See whales offshore and explore Victoria on your Kuoni holidays

An ideal getaway from the busy streets of Vancouver, reached by ferry or floatplane, is delightful Vancouver Island. Stray from the quaint streets of the island’s capital Victoria and wild landscapes await. One of Canada's most accessible wilderness regions, the island offers magnificent coastal scenery, a rugged hinterland, endless outdoor pursuits including some spectacular wildlife spotting opportunities.

  • Victoria, situated at the southern tip of Vancouver Island, is rich in culture and heritage and is one of Canada’s most beautiful cities
  • The Vancouver Island coastline in the ideal place to spot a variety of marine life including orcas, Gray whales and Humpback whales
  • From Tofino you can take a cruise to spot whales, learn how to surf, follow the trails along the coast, go out on bear watching trips
  • The city of Campbell River is the ‘Salmon Capital of the World’ and popular activities here include bear watching, fishing, hiking and biking
  • A stay on the island is easily combined with a city stay in Vancouver or at the end of a Calgary to Vancouver itinerary

Good to know

Time difference:

GMT -8 hours

Capital:

Provincial capital: Victoria

Currency:

Canadian Dollar (CAD)

Flying time to destination:

Vancouver: 9½ hours

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When to visit

Jan 5°c
Feb 7°c
Mar 10°c
Apr 12°c
May 16°c
Jun 18°c
Jul 21°c
Aug 21°c
Sep 18°c
Oct 13°c
Nov 8°c
Dec 6°c
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