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Vancouver Island Vacation Packages

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Vancouver Island Vacation: Coronavirus Information

Most Vancouver Island hotels offer free cancellation. Consider booking refundable hotels rather than non-refundable ones. Just look for the ‘free cancellation’ message during your hotel search. Prices can vary, but right now we believe that flexibility matters.

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Top Vancouver Island Flight + Hotel Deals

JW Marriott Parq Vancouver
Loden Hotel
The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver
Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront
L'Hermitage Hotel
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2021 Vancouver Island vacation deals

The Woodrun by Whiski Jack
JW Marriott Parq Vancouver
Lake Placid Lodge by Whiski Jack
Delta Hotels by Marriott Vancouver Downtown Suites
Whistler Town Plaza by Whiski Jack
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Where to stay in Vancouver Island

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Top Hotels in Vancouver Island

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Waters Edge Shoreside Suites
Waters Edge Shoreside Suites
3.5 out of 5
1971 Harbour Crescent, Ucluelet, BC
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $109 per night from Oct 16 to Oct 17
4.4/5Excellent! (981 reviews)

"Great staff, amenities, location. Would definitely stay again!"…"

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2020

Waters Edge Shoreside Suites
Canadian Princess Lodge & Marina
Canadian Princess Lodge & Marina
3.5 out of 5
1943 Peninsula Road, Ucluelet, BC
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $103 per night from Oct 6 to Oct 7
3.8/5Good! (746 reviews)

"It was fantastic and bob and sue were awesome thanks"…"

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2020

Canadian Princess Lodge & Marina
Victoria Regent Waterfront Hotel & Suites
Victoria Regent Waterfront Hotel & Suites
3 out of 5
1234 Wharf St, Victoria, BC
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $151 per night from Oct 1 to Oct 2
4.7/5Exceptional! (1,141 reviews)

"Great location and excellent suite layout. Can walk anywhere in downtown Victoria. The one drawback was no A/C and with windows open, lots of city noise below. But would recommend based on location alone."…"

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2020

Victoria Regent Waterfront Hotel & Suites

Top things to do in Vancouver Island

Victoria Butchart Gardens Tour via Express Shuttle
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Victoria Butchart Gardens Tour via Express Shuttle

$54
Per adult
94% of travellers recommend
Guided Food & History Tour with Tastings
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Guided Food & History Tour with Tastings

$46
Per adult
98% of travellers recommend
Craigdarroch Castle
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Craigdarroch Castle

$11
Per adult
96% of travellers recommend

Vancouver Island

Deserted beaches, forest hiking trails, whale-watching opportunities and bohemian communities make this island a popular escape for city dwellers. Vancouver Island is home to both remote wilderness and cosmopolitan cities. This collection of islands off the west of Canada is known as the “final frontier” where adventure meets natural beauty. Journey into rainforests, go scuba diving in sparkling waters and visit cultural attractions dedicated to the people of the First Nations.  

Start in Victoria, the capital of British Columbia on the southern tip of Vancouver Island. Enjoy the daffodils and tulips in Butchart Gardens and take the children to the Victoria Butterfly Gardens to marvel at thousands of tropical butterflies. Climb up the steps at the Craigdarroch Castle Historic House Museum for stunning views across the city.

Drive along the Pacific Marine Circle Route to see dense wilderness and rural villages such as Metchosin. Play in the tidal pools at Port Renfrew and enjoy farm-fresh cuisine in Sooke. Cyclists will enjoy touring the diverse landscape of the Gulf Islands. Be prepared for uphill climbs and rolling country roads.

The remote north of Vancouver Island is far wilder and is home to the grizzly bear-filled Great Bear Rainforest. Go on a whale-watching tour with a qualified guide and look for orcas and humpback whales. Water lovers can scuba dive in Quatsino Narrows, while kayakers can visit Echo Bay off Gilford Island for a peaceful day watching seals.

First Nations peoples have lived in Vancouver Island for thousands of years and still have a huge influence on local culture. Visit the Alberni Valley Museum to see First Nations artifacts, take a guided First Nation canoe trip down the Campbell River and learn traditional ceremonial dances.

Fly into Victoria International Airport to reach the island or take a chartered seaplane to more remote destinations. Ferries are also a popular way to get around. Roads on the island are fully paved and designated scenic routes such as the Oceanside Route or North Island Route will take you through some of the area’s most beautiful scenery.  

Winter trips to Vancouver Island deliver all manner of cold-weather fun, from skiing to hikes in snowy forests.

Frequently asked questions

Q: Should I book a car while on vacation in Vancouver Island?
A: If the plan is to go and explore the region of Capital, a rental car is a good idea. Roll down your windows and soak up the best attractions and landscapes that this amazing place has to offer. Sticking to the cities of Victoria or Nanaimo? Your own set of wheels is the perfect way to escape the beaten track. Whenever you need Cheap Car Hire in Vancouver Island, we’re here to help.
Q: Which airports can I fly in to for a vacation to Vancouver Island?
A: The following major airports operate most of the flights arriving into and departing from Vancouver Island:
  • Victoria, BC (YYJ-Victoria Intl.): 101 international flights per month.
  • Comox, BC (YQQ-Comox Valley): 2 international flights per month.
Q: What are the most popular types of hotels for a vacation to Vancouver Island?
A: Vancouver Island is overflowing with comfortable accommodations. Hotels are a reliable choice. Bed & breakfasts, motels and private vacation homes are worth considering too.
Q: What does a Vancouver Island vacation booking with Expedia include?
A: Flights, hotels, cars — and activities and experiences. Expedia has everything you need for the ideal vacation. Choose one of these options or reserve one of our amazing travel packages. You have the freedom and flexibility to tailor your escape to Vancouver Island exactly the way you like it.
Q: What is the best way to save money on my vacation to Vancouver Island?
A: Package deals are a fantastic way to save your hard-earned money on your next Vancouver Island getaway. See someplace new for less when you bundle your Flights and Hotels with Expedia. Time to stop daydreaming and start booking.
Q: What are the best things to do in Vancouver Island?
A: If you haven’t already added a trip to Victoria to your travel itinerary, why not do it now? It would be a shame to miss Butchart Gardens, University of Victoria and British Columbia Parliament Building while you’re in this corner of the world.