There are so many outdoor adventures to pursue on Vancouver Island. Whether you like to get your fitness on by hiking, mountain biking, surfing, or kayaking, or enjoy the exhilarating rush of seeing nature at its finest, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. On firm land, at the top of a mountain, or way out in the ocean, here are some of the top things to do and where to do them on Vancouver Island:


Whale Watching

-Telegraph Cove, Victoria, Campbell River, Ucluelet, Tofino


-Ucluelet, Tofino, Victoria, Winter Harbour, Port Renfrew, Port Alberni, Campbell River


-Gulf Islands, Victoria, Courtenay/Comox, Ucluelet, Tofino, Telegraph Cove… Island-wide really!


-Tofino, Ucluelet, Jordan River


-Strathcona Park, Mount Washington, Forbidden Plateau… Another Island-wide activity!

Bear Watching

-Campbell River, Port Hardy, Telegraph Cove, Tofino, Ucluelet


-Hornby Island, Campbell River, God’s Pocket, Tofino… Island-wide!

Mountain Biking

-Cumberland, Campbell River, Comox Valley

Skiing and Snowboarding

-Comox Valley, Campbell River


Of course, all of these things are on top of the amazing cultural and food-oriented top things to do on Vancouver Island as well! Thanks to the mild weather, most outdoor activities can be pursued year-round! Golf, especially, is an all-year, Island specialty. A wide range of terrain means things like skiing, snowboarding and hiking are available, as well as surfing on long sandy beaches. The incredible rainforests are the perfect escape to nature for a camping trip, too. With so many amazing destinations and different activities available in each, it’s easy to see why people come back to Vancouver Island again and again! There’s just too much to see and do with one trip!