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A large Canadian island on the Pacific Ocean, part of the province of British Columbia sharing a maritime border with USA along the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Haro Strait and Strait of Georgia. Not to be confused with Vancouver (on the mainland) for which there is a separate tag.

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Kayaking with orcas around Vancouver Island, BC: Finding places and kayak rentals

I will be travelling to Vancouver Island, BC in June and would like, if possible, to kayak in the presence of orcas. How can I find out if there are any good spots with a high chance to see orcas ...
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What are the ways to get from the US mainland to Vancouver Island with a car? [closed]

I would like to take my car from Seattle to the south end of Vancouver Island, but I'm willing to drive to any ferry terminal. What are my options and how much do they cost?
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Where on Vancouver Island was this photo taken?

I was on Vancouver Island for Canada Day weekend in 2014. On Canada Day we drove back from Tofino to catch the ferry at Nanaimo. Somewhere along the way was a river on the left side of the road. We ...
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Vancouver Airport (YVR) → Victoria → Tofino → Nanaimo → Whistler → YVR : How should the car be rented for a road trip?

I am arriving at and departing from YVR, and am spending 3 days (2 nights) for each city besides YVR. For the entitled road trip, it appears easiest to rent the car at YVR, then ferry it across ...
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Getting to the West Coast Trail without a car

I am interested in hiking the long West Coast Trail on the southwest coast of Vancouver Island, in Western Canada. This is an area with great vistas and the feeling of isolation is probably one of the ...
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Can the southwestern forest in Vancouver Island be accessed by car?

Can the red area be accessed by road? I ask NOT about Ucluelet because it can. I do not know how, and so use purple arrows, to highlight roads on Google Maps; but please tell me if you do! All roads ...
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How can I get to Nanaimo from Vancouver airport?

How can I get to Nanaimo from Vancouver airport? By ferry? airplane? Where can I reserve the ticket to Nanaimo? Plus, I don't have vehicle.
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Driving from Seattle to Campbell River, BC

I want to drive from Seattle, WA to Campbell River, BC but I'm not sure what to do. Does anyone know if there's a direct drive from Seattle to BC (Vancouver area)? Can I do a straight drive or would ...
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