From Here To There
NANAIMO - 20 minutes. The islands "harbour city." Stroll the beautiful causeway or shop in the historic old town and view the many heritage sites in this city of 70,000.
LADYSMITH - 15 minutes. Heritage By The Sea. Ladysmith was named as "One of the 10 Prettiest Towns in Canada" by Harrowsmith Country Life Magazine.
CHEMAINUS - 25 minutes. A seaside jewel, nostalgic and delightful. Stroll by the world-famous outdoor gallery of murals and sculptures revealing the history of the culturally-rich area. Artistic treasures in boutiques and antique shops await your discovery. http://www.chemainus.com
CATHEDRAL GROVE - 45 minutes. One of the most accessible stands of giant Douglas-fir trees in British Columbia. Some of these trees are 800 years old, and walking the trails through this virgin coastal forest can be quite an inspirational experience. http://www.thebcwestcoast.com/article_cathgroveparking.htm
MT WASHINGTON - 90 minutes. World class ski resort in the picture postcard Comox Valley. http://www.mtwashington.bc.ca/winter04/
PACIFIC RIM NATIONAL PARK - 180 minutes. This unique park consists of three separate geographic units - Long Beach, the Broken Group Islands and the West Coast Trail. Features of the park include long sandy beaches, an island archipelago, old-growth coastal temperate
rainforest and significant Nuu-chah-nulth archaeological sites. http://www.bcadventure.com/adventure/explore/island/trails/pacrim2.htm
BUTCHART GARDENS Over 50 acres of blossoms and fragrance await you at the enchanting Butchart Gardens. You will stroll through theme gardens linked by spacious lawns, streams and lily ponds. Seasonal outdoor afternoon performances and the spectacular Sunken Garden are the highlights of
VICTORIA 90 minutes Canada's Garden city. This intimate, sophisticated seaside City is the vacation capital of Canada and the premiere tourist spot in the Pacific Northwest. http://www.tourismvictoria.com