• Ultimate List of Vancouver Island North Tourism Travel Resources

    Traveling is not always the easiest thing to do. And there are thousands of websites online that can make the planning and preparation feel a bit overwhelming. Rest easy. Here we are to the rescue by doing the prep work for you. These links, websites and a great app will give you a huge head…

  • 2018 North Island Festival Guide

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    The following is a blog from 2017 that has been updated to include current dates for the 2018 year. Ah, summer.  Time to celebrate outdoors.  Longer, warmer days and starry nights.  Our love of the outdoors is equaled only by that of a good festival.  Canada celebrated 151 years on July 1st and Vancouver Island…

  • Two Wheeled Traveling

    Fully immersive and an amazing way to travel on Vancouver Island North.  As close as you can get to becoming one with nature.  Dip your tires in the Pacific Ocean, lean your two wheels into a corner surrounded by towering trees and majestic mountains.  Breathe the wild air as you explore, chat with locals in…

  • World Oceans Day

    Oceans are the lifeblood of Earth – the lungs of our planet, providing us with most of the oxygen we breathe.   Oceans have stirred the hearts of explorers and inspired artists.  It’s a scientific fact that being near water makes up happier.  Did you know? Oceans hold more than 97% of the planet’s water and…

  • First Nations Cultural Adventures

    If you’re after an authentic holiday experience, start at the beginning. Vancouver Island North’s rich First Nations history is preserved and celebrated in museums, galleries and outdoor adventure.   Located within the traditional territory of the Kwakiutl First Nation, the district of Port Hardy is also home to two neighbouring First Nation Quatsino and Gwa’sala-Nakwaxda’xw.…

  • Skiing & Snowboarding – Mount Cain Style

      Snow capped mountains, crisp wild air, shorter days and starry nights. It’s winter on Vancouver Island North. One of our star winter attractions is Mount Cain Ski Hill. Such a closely guarded secret that they don’t even make the list of “best kept secret ski resorts”. Cheeky locals have bumper stickers that say, “Cain…

  • Tips for Your Trip

    Congratulations!!  You’ve made the decision to visit Vancouver Island North.  Whether you’re leaving all the details to a travel agent or more of a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants traveler, some research and a bit of planning will help you achieve a trip to remember.   Where to find information… Start with the 2018 Vancouver Island North Travel Guide, a…

  • 40 Awesome Things to do on Vancouver Island North

    There is an absolute treasure trove of activities along with spectacular scenery worth boasting about on Vancouver Island North. Here are 40 awesome things to do but not the complete list by a long shot. Consider this just a starter list of possible memory makers.   1. Find a bench to watch truly spectacular sunrises…

  • Winter Activities & Festivals

    As fireplaces roar with flames and frost crystallizes on windows some of us are content to stay indoors. Then there are others that can’t wait to wrap up and run outside and breathe the wild crisp air. Despite the sometimes dramatic weather conditions, there is a plethora of indoor and outdoor winter activities on Vancouver…

  • Off Season Camping Adventures

    Some folks are inclined to hibernate when the temperatures start to dip. And then there are those hardier souls who refuse to let a bit of cool weather prevent them from outdoor adventure. Talk to an off season camping enthusiast and you’ll hear the joy creep into their voice when they explain why they love…

  • Whales & Bears

    Vancouver Island North is home to two of our favourite wildlife celebrities and whether your adventure takes place from the deck of a boat, drifting in a kayak or standing on the seashore — catching a glimpse of whales and bears in their natural habitat is bucket list amazing.   The Orca or Killer Whales…

  • A to Z – All Things Fish

    A         Adventure awaits.  Vancouver Island North is a fishing paradise where pristine rivers, sparkling lakes, tidal inlets and the Pacific Ocean offer up of opportunities for your epic fishing story.  You are never more than a few moments away from an incredible angling experience. B         Bait and lures are many and varied.  Depends on who you…

  • North Island Festival Guide

    Ah, summer.  Time to celebrate outdoors.  Longer, warmer days and starry nights.  Our love of the outdoors is equaled only by that of a good festival.  Canada celebrated 150 years on July 1st and Vancouver Island North is happy to keep the party going.  Boasting some of the freshest salmon, an infatuation with Orcas, small…

  • Great Big Outside

    Step by step by glorious step.  Hiking on Vancouver Island North is where all paths lead to open air adventure.  All skill levels are welcome.  Curiosity and a willingness to ditch the vehicle are essential.  The region is vast and geographically diverse offering hikers dramatic land and seascapes, glimpses of ancient First Nations culture as…

  • 12 Days of Christmas

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    There are many ways to experience Vancouver Island North. We put together a pretty terrific Twelve Days of Christmas from the North Island to inspire you, enchant you and invite you to find out more about this amazing place on earth. On the first day of Christmas the North Island gave to me… An ocean…

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