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Vancouver Island has a large selection of key areas for you to explore.

Ocean Wilderness Country (North Island), featuring Port Hardy and Port McNeill.
Telegraph Cove near Port McNeill is the birthplace of whale watching. Port Hardy is the terminus of the Prince Rupert ferry.
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Fishing Paradise (North Central Island), featuring Campbell River, Comox & Courtenay. Campbell River is the sport fishing capital of BC, famous for its Tyee (Chinook salmon that are more than 13.5 kg (29.76 lbs.).
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Oceanside (Central Vancouver Island), featuring Qualicum Beach, Parksville & Nanaimo. Parksville/Qualicum is famous for its beaches and scenery. Nanaimo may have an amazing dessert named after it, but has much more than that to offer.
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Pacific Rim, featuring Port Alberni, Tofino, Ucluelet & Bamfield.
Whales, storms, Long Beach and some of the most amazing views in the world await the traveller.
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Cowichan, featuring Duncan, Ladysmith and Chemanius.
On the drive from Victoria to other areas of the Island, don't miss the totem poles in Duncan, the murals in Chemainus and the sheltered harbour of Ladysmith.
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South Island, featuring Greater Victoria BC and Sooke.
Tourism opportunities are limitless in Victoria with easy access to the West Coast Trail from Port Renfrew
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The Gulf Islands, featuring unique islands from the northern Malcolm Island to the better known Saltspring Island in the south.
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Mills Landing Cottages & Boat Charters
Mills Landing Cottages & Boat Charters
295 Boardwalk
Bamfield
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Mills Landing is a private oceanfront cottage resort located on the West Coast of Vancouver Island. We are on the southern edge of Barkley Sound in the little town of Bamfield. This area, without question, is one of the most productive marine environments in the world. We have some of the west coast's best fishing right on our doorstep.
Imperial Eagle Lodge & Charters
Imperial Eagle Lodge & Charters
168 Wild Duck Road
Bamfield
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Our Bamfield lodge, nestled in a beautiful garden setting, offers a spectacular view of the harbour from the Eagles Nest dining lounge and hot tub area. During your stay with us enjoy superb meals starting with an unforgettable breakfast. Our seven comfortable guest units, each uniquely different, have private entrances and ensuite bathrooms.
Woods End Landing Cottages
Woods End Landing Cottages
308 Lombard
Bamfield
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Located on two waterfront acres in West Bamfield, just minutes from the Boardwalk & Brady's Beach, Woods End Landing offers exceptional self-contained 2 bedroom cottages. All the kitchens are fully equipped. Our gardens are 2 acres in size and more than 50 years old. Here you'll find all the comforts of home.
Pacific Playgrounds International
Pacific Playgrounds International
9082 Clarkson Drive
Black Creek (Van. Isl.)
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It is no wonder that 80% of our clientele are repeat customers. Not only is our RV/Camping, Cabins, and Marina second to none, but we also offer resources catering to the local activities such as Golfing, Fishing, Hiking, Sailing, Diving, Mountain Biking, Ski/Snowboarding and much more. We are nestled in the trees along the bank of the peaceful Oyster River in Black Creek on Vancouver Island.
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Downtown Black Creek:  3.3km
Deep Bay RV Park
Deep Bay RV Park
5315 Deep Bay Drive
Bowser
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Our family oriented and owned RV and camping park nestled against the sea with a sea bluff behind that insures privacy and security. It is located in Bowser (near Parksville-Qualicum) and 2.5 km from the nearest highway (19A). There is no traffic noise, making our location very safe and very quiet for all. We have 70 full service RV sites, 3 dry RV sites, 4 tenting sites and 1 cabin for 4 adults.
Heron's Landing Hotel
Heron's Landing Hotel
492 South Island Highway
Campbell River
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Watch the ships from your balcony as they journey through Discovery Passage! We offer ocean-view, comfortable hotel rooms with heavenly beds, suites with full kitchens & stunning penthouse accommodation with a complimentary nutritious breakfast. Browse our web site & check out our web specials. We are Campbell River’s newest boutique Hotel with European hospitality! Ideal for long-term stays.
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Downtown Campbell River:  3.5km
Heritage River Inn
Heritage River Inn
2140 North Island Highway
Campbell River
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A warm reception awaits you at the Heritage River Inn in Campbell River on Vancouver Island. Spread over two acres of beautiful riverside parkland, our Inn offers a unique retreat for you and your family. Ideally located on the north side of town, we are close to many Campbell River attractions and activities including whale watching, golfing and of course fishing!
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Downtown Campbell River:  4km
Country Maples RV Resort
Country Maples RV Resort
9010 Trans Canada Highway
Chemainus
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We are located on Vancouver Island near the Chemainus River with the ocean nearby. The resort is a fisherman's paradise and an excellent vacation spot. RV accommodations include: campsites with full hook-ups: 75, campsites with partial hook-ups: 57, campsites without hook-ups: 28. We have a laundromat, recreation rooms, country store, heated swimming pool, horseshoes, arcade, mini-golf and bingo.
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Downtown Chemainus:  10.1km
Cape Lazo Resort
Cape Lazo Resort
685 Lazo Road
Comox
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Cape Lazo Resort, located at the scenic Comox Peninsula, is the perfect spot for a short getaway or an entire vacation. With the beach, boat ramp, museums, art-galleries, restaurants, Mount Washington and the city of Comox and Courtenay nearby, Cape Lazo is a four season destination. On site: free wireless internet, convenience store, full hookups with cable, tent sites and kayak/bicycle rentals.
Cortes Island Motel
Cortes Island Motel
1078 Seaford Road, Manson's Landing
Cortes Island
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We are Cortes Island BC's only Motel and are nestled in a cedar and fir forest between Gunflint and Hague Lakes. Our 10 tasteful rooms, complete with kitchen amenities, are available year round. We are 14 km (8.75 mi.) from the Whaletown ferry on Seaford Road. You are only 5 minutes from the calming Pacific Ocean and across the road from one of BC's most highly rated nature trails.
The Anco Inn
The Anco Inn
1885 Cliffe Avenue
Courtenay
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67 rooms in Courtenay BC. Air conditioned and kitchenette units available. Handicapped accessible units, high speed Internet available in the new wing, cable TV movie channel. In room coffee/tea, coin laundry facility, fax/photocopy services, conference room. Seasonal heated outdoor pool. Close to restaurants shopping, golf, fishing, kayaking, hiking, Mount Washington, Strathcona Park, Comox Lake.
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Downtown Courtenay:  1.8km
Downtown Comox:  5.4km
Airport:  11.2km
Best Western The Westerly Hotel & Convention Centre
Best Western The Westerly Hotel & Convention Centre
1590 Cliffe Avenue
Courtenay
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Our Courtenay hotel has renovated guest rooms and convenient access to a variety of attractions in the Comox Valley. Our luxurious guest rooms feature 37-inch flat-screen TVs and complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access. Additional hotel amenities include onsite dining, a game room, ski storage room, indoor swimming pool, hot tub and fitness center.
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Downtown Courtenay:  1.4km
Downtown Comox:  5.2km
Airport:  11.1km
Comox Valley Inn & Suites
Comox Valley Inn & Suites
1190 Cliffe Avenue
Courtenay
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Comox Valley Inn is located in Courtenay. Easy access to Mount Washington Ski Resort, Crown Isle Golf Course, Morningstar Golf Course, Strathcona Provincial Park, Vancouver Island MusicFest, Courtenay Paleontology Center, the Snow to Surf Relay Race, & the Filberg Festival. You can arrive by Comox International Airport (YQQ), Island Highway (Highway 19), as well as the Powell River Ferry.
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Downtown Courtenay:  1km
Downtown Comox:  5.6km
Airport:  11.4km
Puntledge RV Campground
Puntledge RV Campground
4624 Condensory Road
Courtenay
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We are located in the traditional territory of the Comox First Nation and provides a safe, natural, family camping experience which incorporates the historic and cultural traditions of the Comox People. Located adjacent to the Puntledge River, a five minute walk from downtown Courtenay, the campground includes the Nim Nim Interpretive Centre and I-Hos Gallery Kiosk.
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Downtown Courtenay:  1.4km
Oceanfront Suites At Cowichan Bay
Oceanfront Suites At Cowichan Bay
1681 Cowichan Bay Road
Cowichan Bay
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Our Cowichan Bay suites are equipped with a master bedroom, bathroom, kitchenette as well as a comfortable living and dining area. Whether you're looking for an outdoor adventure, romantic getaway, family vacation or a special wedding destination, Oceanfront Suites at Cowichan Bay can deliver in comfort and style.
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Downtown Cowichan Bay:  0.4km
Downtown Metchosin:  52.2km
Downtown Victoria:  54.3km
Airport:  37.5km
Ferry - Vancouver:  43.7km
Jacquie Gordon's Bed and Breakfast
Jacquie Gordon's Bed and Breakfast
2231 Quamichan Park Place
Duncan
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Find a refuge from the snares of life in our spacious 1920s Heritage home & beautiful garden. Sleep soundly in an antique double bed in our Heritage Room or the quiet space of our Vista Room in a queen or twin beds. After a delicious breakfast explore the old British enclave of our Duncan neighbourhood. Find the elephant tree on the way to Somenos Creek. Plan a day of Cowichan Bay whale watching.
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Downtown Duncan:  3km
Page's Resort & Marina
Page's Resort & Marina
3350 Coast Road
Gabriola Island
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Five acres overlooking Silva Bay on Gabriola Island: 1 & 2 bedroom Cottages with kitchen, comfortable living room, wood burning fireplace, large deck with view; campground with showers, laundry & picnic area; Marina with moorage & fuel dock; Activities in the bay include diving, kayaking, fishing, cycling & hikes; minutes from golf, groceries & restaurant.
Bodega Ridge
Bodega Ridge
120 Monastee Road
Galiano Island
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On Galiano Island, we are situated at the base of the famous Bodega Ridge, with magnificent views of Trincomali channel, the surrounding Gulf Islands and the Vancouver Island mountains. There are seven log cabins each with three bedrooms, a kitchen, woodstove and sundeck. The gently sloping terrain of the property has extensive landscaping, ponds, native plants, and rock sculpture.
Heriot Bay Inn & Marina
Heriot Bay Inn & Marina
673 Hotel Road
Heriot Bay
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Quadra Island is one of the idyllic Northern Gulf Islands & is located just a 10 minute ferry ride from Campbell River off the central east coast of Vancouver Island, BC. Quadra Island is well known for beautiful scenery and a casual atmosphere and there is no better place to relax and enjoy the ocean views and warm island hospitality than the Heriot Bay Inn & Resort on the waterfront!
Sea Breeze Lodge
Sea Breeze Lodge
Big Tree 2-3
Hornby Island
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We are on twelve acres of spectacular and secluded waterfront property. With its extremely central location, ocean-view cabins, a cliff-side hot tub, seasonal licensed dining facility, and endless outdoor activities, you'll want to discover Hornby Island. With over 15 uniquely different cottages to choose from, each individual unit provides you with comfortable and rustically cozy accommodation.
Rondalyn Resort
Rondalyn Resort
1350 Timberlands Road
Ladysmith
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Beautiful forested Big Rig Park on Haslam Creek in Ladysmith. Rondalyn RV Resort offers you and your family 35 acres of well kept forested land. Our full hook -up sites are 40" x 55". Wireless Internet. We have a 9 hole Par 3 Golf Course. Very Challenging! A Stocked trout Pond. Catch and Release. The outside heated swimming pool is salt water. Hot tub is too. We have the cutest little playground.
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Downtown Ladysmith:  10km
Holiday House Motel
Holiday House Motel
540 Esplanade (Hwy 1)
Ladysmith
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Central Ladysmith location across from beach, close to eating places, shopping, banks, harbourview. Rooms have coffee, fridge, microwave, cablevision, Wi-Fi, fine linens, private decks with views. Free pickup from Nanaimo, ferries and airport. Kayaking and trail walking. Stay with us and enjoy Transfer Beach Park and Holland Creek Trail.
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Downtown Ladysmith:  0.3km
Beaver Lake Resort - Camping
Beaver Lake Resort - Camping
8631 South Shore Road
Lake Cowichan
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Beaver Lake Resort is the only full service destination resort in the Cowichan Lake area. Our guests enjoy a wide variety of camping choices from a full service RV campsite, a shady tent campsite to a fully self contained cabin. Whatever your camping desire is, we have it waiting for you. Not only do we have GREAT campsites we also have flush toilets, free hot showers plus much, much more.
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Downtown Lake Cowichan:  3.2km
Beaver Lake Resort - Cabins
Beaver Lake Resort - Cabins
8631 South Shore Road
Lake Cowichan
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Beaver Lake Resort is the only full service destination resort in the Cowichan Lake area. Our guests enjoy a wide variety of camping choices from a full service RV campsite, a shady tent campsite to a fully self contained cabin. Whatever your camping desire is, we have it waiting for you. Not only do we have GREAT campsites we also have flush toilets, free hot showers plus much, much more.
Blue Vista Resort
Blue Vista Resort
563 Arbutus Drive
Mayne Island
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Tranquil park-like setting on Mayne Island with Ocean views from the property, steps to beach and just minutes from beautiful Bennett Bay and the new Southern Gulf Islands National Park Reserve. Kitchens, decks, barbeques, many with wood burning fireplaces. Designated pet cottages. BC Approved Accommodation. Recommended by "Frommer's Best Places" and other fine Travel Guides!

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