Self Drive Vancouver Island

Explore sweeping beaches and lush rainforests

Explore North America’s largest island and discover its magnificent blend of unspoilt wilderness, sweeping beaches, lush rainforests and charming coastal towns.

With limited public transport links, Vancouver Island is perfect for independent exploration by car or motorhome allowing you the freedom and flexibility to take control of your own epic adventure and really get off the beaten track. Take the ferry from multiple points in mainland British Columbia – the most popular routing being Vancouver to Victoria but also with Horseshoe Bay to Nanaimo and Seattle to Victoria (Passenger Ferry) or even the overnight ferry service between Prince Rupert and Port Hardy.

Discover the charming towns of Tofino, Ucluelet, Nanaimo and Campbell River and Port Hardy, sample the wares of many of the islands wineries and distilleries and head to Pacific Rim National Park to spot whales, bears and sea otters or lean about fascinating First Nations culture. Why not take a break from driving and stay in one of the islands luxury wilderness resorts, set in stunning locatons, you can truly indulge in five-star luxury while still enjoying fantastic adventure activities and wildlife viewing.