Vancouver Island Totem Tour

  • Start: British Columbia, Canada
  • End: Parksville, BC
  • Last Modified: 2011-09-13 20:39:34
  • Total Mileage: 119 Miles
  • Number of stops: 14

Description

Vancouver Island is the largest Pacific Ocean island in North America. Warm ocean currents ensure a climate similar to that of San Francisco's--damp, but rarely cold. Stay in Victoria, where this tour commences, at the Fairmont Empress and visit the Royal British Columbia Museum. Universally recognized as one of the best museums in North America, it often hosts exhibits from around the world, including Leonardo Da Vinci and the Titanic. Visit the Pacific Undersea Gardens to see 5,000 animals of different species or take part in a narrated journey into the deep sea with an experienced diver. Ask him questions as he dives into the sea and introduces you to sea stars, crabs, wolf eels, and the Giant Pacific Octopus named Armstrong. The next stop along your tour is 50 acres of roses and other plants at the world-famous Butchart Gardens. Be sure to stop at Elk Falls Provincial Park near Campbell River to do some fishing before concluding your trip.

Stop #1:

The Fairmont Empress
British Columbia, Canada

Stop #2:

Royal British Columbia Museum
British Columbia, Canada

Stop #3:

Helmcken House
British Columbia, Canada

Stop #4:

Thunderbird Park
British Columbia, Canada

Stop #5:

Pacific Undersea Gardens
British Columbia, Canada

Stop #6:

Butchart Gardens
British Columbia, Canada

Stop #7:

Victoria's Parliament Buildings
British Columbia, Canada

Stop #8:

British Columbia Forest Museum
British Columbia, Canada

Stop #9:

Quw'utsun' Cultural and Conference Centre
British Columbia, Canada

Stop #10:

Petroglyph Provincial Park
British Columbia, Canada

Stop #11:

Bastion Fort at the Nanaimo Museum
British Columbia, Canada

Stop #12:

WildPlay Element Park
British Columbia, Canada

Stop #13:

Miracle Beach Provincial Park
Parksville, BC

Stop #14:

Elk Falls Provincial Park
Parksville, BC
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