Vancouver Island CommunitiesNanaimo
This dynamic Vancouver Island city projects out into the strait like a headland, affording waterfront on three sides, and spectacular ocean views at every turn. Nanaimo’s working harbour bustles with tugboats, cruise ships, float planes and ferries that can take you island hopping to Gabriola, Protection and Newcastle Island Provincial Park. Learn more about Nanaimo.
The spectacular Malahat Drive is the section of Highway 1 between Goldstream Provincial Park and the Cowichan Region and offers breathtaking views of Finlayson Arm, the Saanich Peninsula and the Gulf Islands. Duncan "City of Totems", the murals of Chemainus, and the restored heritage buildings of Ladysmith are also part of the Cowichan region. Learn more about the Cowichan region of Vancouver Island.
Renowned as a premier sport fishing destination by generations of anglers from all over the world, Campbell River BC has blossomed into a multi-faceted Vancouver Island destination, bounded by water and mountains, surrounded by wilderness, and blessed with mild weather. Campbell River is home to friendly people who take a special pride in their safe Vancouver Island community. Learn more about Campbell River.
Comox Valley - Courtenay, Comox
Perched on the eastern edge of Vancouver Island, where glacier-fed salmon streams tumble down from snow-capped mountains and where lush forests of cedar, fir and hemlock nudge up against the salty seashore, the Comox Valley is more than just a location – it’s a lifestyle! Complementing the pristine natural Vancouver Island environment of the Comox Valley is a thriving and sophisticated cultural scene highlighted by more than 50 annual festivals and events. Learn more about the Comox Valley - Courtenay, Comox region.