Vancouver is a large island of British Colombia, in Canada, on the Pacific coast. Separated from the mainland by the Strait of Georgia, being the largest island on the West coast of America. Almost the half of the population live in the metropolitan area of Victoria, in the South of the island, which is also the provincial capital of British Colombia. Other cities are Nanaimo, Port Alberni, Parksville, Courtenay and Campbell River. Visiting Vancouver is quick and easy, whether by seaplane or aboard one of the many ferries of the company BC Ferries, comfortable and well equipped. They leave South or Northwest Vancouver terminals to reach either Victoria or Nanaimo on the island after a passage of 1 hour 35′. Other ferries connects Seattle, United States. to Victoria .
The island is inhabited only in the South, the rest is wild and almost intact. Moreover, they say that this is one of the last places in the world that is almost entirely wild. This makes this island a paradise for fauna and flora observation.
Here are 4 destinations that we recommend:
1 – The city of Victoria where everything is calm and charm. They live under English stylke by having advantage of the traditional afternoon tea, with gardens all in flower and admiring its Victorian architecture. You can’t miss the Butchart Garden and the Royal BC Museum, which tells the story of the Indians of Canada in a very original way.
2 – The Pacific Rim of the island national park has the Pacific ocean as a backdrop. We uggested to you, especially, the Long Beach area, miles and miles of deserted beaches, with surprising vegetation and abundant marine and terrestrial life. This area of the Park offers 9 trails that you can mostly do in less than an hour.
3 – Cathedral Grove in the MacMillan Park is a wonderful place which is one of the last vestiges of the temperate rain forest which covered the entire island of Vancouver over 1000 years ago. It is a forest of huge trees and an amazing ecosystem, which can make us think to redwood forests that you can visit on a trip to California. When you walk in this forest, you’ll be unable to see the sky cause the vegetation is dense. For the Indians of Vancouver Island, it is a sacred place! You will quickly understand why.
4 – In the North of the island, you will discover the beautiful village of Telegraph Cove. You will be charmed by its time stilt houses connected by boardwalks. Telegraph Cove is the best place in the world for the observation of the orcs. From there, you will find a lot of excursions for an observation trip.