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Discover the North Island

Discover the North Island

Explore an array of year-round adventures on northern Vancouver Island

  • Apr 23, 2020
Now anglers can use what Davies describes as a quick and convenient electronic method to record their catch, under NRLS.

New digital recording tool available for fishing licence sales in B.C.

Anglers can now use an online system to take note of fish they have caught, as per DFO rules

  • Apr 3, 2021
The virtual 2021 BC Tourism and Hospitality Conference meets virtually March 8 to 12.

B.C. tourism sector targets ‘Mission Possible’ during virtual conference

Tourism Industry Association of BC and the BC Hotel Association co-host conference March 8 to 12

A beautiful sunny afternoon showcasing Mount Cain in all its glory. (Kimberley Kufaas Photography)

Mount Cain gets grant funding to construct new day lodge

The North Island ski hill has been awarded $874,000.

A beautiful sunny afternoon showcasing Mount Cain in all its glory. (Kimberley Kufaas Photography)
Crews hauled in a huge amount of garbage from the B.C. coastline. Photo: Small Ship Tour Operators Association of B.C.

B.C. shoreline cleanup nets 127 tonnes of marine debris

Government-funded project employed out-of-work marine-tour operators

Crews hauled in a huge amount of garbage from the B.C. coastline. Photo: Small Ship Tour Operators Association of B.C.
A trail camera photo of a wolverine in B.C.’s Shuswap region. (Photo courtesy Grant Hiebert)

Researchers puncture the myth of the Vancouver Island wolverine

VIU team shows Island wolverines largely indistinct from mainland counterparts

A trail camera photo of a wolverine in B.C.’s Shuswap region. (Photo courtesy Grant Hiebert)
Voters across Western Canada selected Colleen Kaiser-Gill from Caroline, Alta., as the winner for the 2019 Amateur Photographer of the Year People’s Choice Award

Vote now for the People’s Choice Photo Award

One randomly selected voter will win a $100 gift card. Voting closes January 15, 2021.

Voters across Western Canada selected Colleen Kaiser-Gill from Caroline, Alta., as the winner for the 2019 Amateur Photographer of the Year People’s Choice Award
The coastal rains that drench lower elevations of Vancouver Island translate to piles of fresh snow at the Island’s two ski resorts. Amy Attas photo.

5 ways to experience the snow on Vancouver Island

There’s piles of snow for every mood and skill level on BC’s Vancouver Island

  • Nov 17, 2020
The coastal rains that drench lower elevations of Vancouver Island translate to piles of fresh snow at the Island’s two ski resorts. Amy Attas photo.
Explore BC IPA, a new limited-edition craft beer, inspires British Columbians to discover their own province along BC’s ale trails. BC Ale Trail photo.

Discover British Columbia this fall … via the Explore BC IPA!

Destination BC brews up partnership with BC Ale Trail and 6 BC breweries for the Explore BC IPA

Explore BC IPA, a new limited-edition craft beer, inspires British Columbians to discover their own province along BC’s ale trails. BC Ale Trail photo.
Victoria, Vancouver Island earn global ‘Safe Travels’ Stamp

Victoria, Vancouver Island earn global ‘Safe Travels’ Stamp

Tool helps travellers identify tourism experiences that meet health and safety protocols

Victoria, Vancouver Island earn global ‘Safe Travels’ Stamp
Fun on the high seas! (Zoë Ducklow)

Kayaking the Johnstone Strait

An unpredictable delight for local travelers

Fun on the high seas! (Zoë Ducklow)
The Sturgeon I being lifted onto its new pavilion. (Sointula Museum photo)

Restored boat on display in Sointula, honouring the past

A 34-foot gillnet fishing boat built on Malcolm Island in 1948 is the newest museum addition

The Sturgeon I being lifted onto its new pavilion. (Sointula Museum photo)
View from Mount Cain looking southwards towards Vancouver Island’s spectacular mountain range. (Zoë Ducklow)

Mount Cain in the off-season hosts many tasty delights

This beautiful north Island alpine park is not just for snow sports

View from Mount Cain looking southwards towards Vancouver Island’s spectacular mountain range. (Zoë Ducklow)
Photo provided by Pendray Inn and Tea House

Experience timeless elegance at Victoria’s Pendray Inn and Tea House

Get the true experience of Victoria with this historic charm

Photo provided by Pendray Inn and Tea House
Sunset at Raft Cove. (Zoë Ducklow)

Raft Cove: reward for the muddy

A might-as-well-be-tropical beach on the north coast

Sunset at Raft Cove. (Zoë Ducklow)
View of the sea lion colony on a sunny Saturday. (Zoë Ducklow)

Wildlife, culture and history: a trifecta tour

k’awat’si Tours runs a three-hour trip packed with sights and information

View of the sea lion colony on a sunny Saturday. (Zoë Ducklow)
A grizzly, like this one spotted on a recent Tide Rip Grizzly Adventures tour, can be distinguished from a black bear by its noticeable shoulder hump, a more dish-shaped face and its longer claws. Photo by Anthony Bucci / www.abucciphotography.com.

Bear tales: A grizzly adventure of a lifetime!

Journey to the Great Bear Rainforest By Andrew Franklin Few wildlife experiences…

  • Aug 13, 2020
A grizzly, like this one spotted on a recent Tide Rip Grizzly Adventures tour, can be distinguished from a black bear by its noticeable shoulder hump, a more dish-shaped face and its longer claws. Photo by Anthony Bucci / www.abucciphotography.com.
The sea stacks at San Josef Bay. (Port Alice Photography, Images by Douglas Bradshaw)

High-volume littering at Cape Scott draws ire from hiking groups

Popular Vancouver Island hiking spot not closing, but frustration about crowding grows

The sea stacks at San Josef Bay. (Port Alice Photography, Images by Douglas Bradshaw)
This is the first time Air North has been named Best Airline in Canada by Travellers’ Choice. Photo via Air North.

Air North, Yukon’s Airline named Best Airline in Canada

Flying with Air North, passengers can expect memorable travel.

This is the first time Air North has been named Best Airline in Canada by Travellers’ Choice. Photo via Air North.