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9 Day Vancouver Island Adventure

Updated: May 27

Embark on this captivating road trip through Vancouver Island, visit Victoria, the capital of British Columbia and drive west to Port Renfrew's rugged coast. Explore the wilderness of Strathcona Provincial Park, with its towering peaks and clear lakes, head north to the remote and stunning San Josef Bay look for whales in Telegraph Cove. On the return journey sail to Powell River and the enchanting Sunshine Coast. This road trip combines urban exploration, coastal towns, and wilderness adventures for a truly unforgettable experience on Vancouver Island


 

Drive : 1,376 km Scenery : Islands and rainforest Season : Summer

 

Day 1 : Vancouver to Victoria


Directions and driving time

Starting Point

Vancouver

Directions

HWY 10 to Tsawwassen 1 hour

Ferry to Swartz Bay 1.5 Hours

HWY 1 to Victoria 35 Min

Ending Point

Stay Near Victoria

Recommended campgrounds

Things to do


 

Day 2 Victoria to Lake Cowichan


Directions and driving time

Starting Point

Victoria

Directions

HWY 14 to Port Renfrew 2 hours

Pacific marine road 1 hour

Ending Point

Lake Cowichan

Recommended campgrounds

Things to do

 

Day 3 Lake Cowichan to Campbell River


Directions and driving time

Starting Point

Lake Cowichan

Directions

Cowichan Valley to Duncan HWY 25 Min

HWY 19 to Campbell River 1 hour

Ending Point

Campbell River

Recommended campgrounds

Things to do

 

Day 4 Strathcona Provincial Park


Directions and driving time

Starting Point

Campbell River

Directions

Drive the Gold River Highway 2-3 hours

Ending Point

Campbell River

Recommended campgrounds

Things to do

 

Day 5 Campbell River to Port Hardy


Directions and driving time

Starting Point

Campbell River

Directions

HWY 19 to Telegraph Cove 2 hours

HWY 19 to Port Hardy 1 hour

Ending Point

Port Hardy

Recommended campgrounds

Things to do

 

Day 6 San Josef Bay


Directions and driving time

Starting Point

Port Hardy

Directions

Roundrtip to San Josef Bay 3 hours

Ending Point

Port Hardy

Recommended campgrounds

Things to do

 

Day 7 Port Hardy to Powell River


Directions and driving time

Starting Point

Port Hardy

Directions

HWY 19 to Comox 3.5 hours

Ferry to Powell River 1 hour

Ending Point

Powell River

Recommended campgrounds

Things to do

 

Day 8 Sunshine Coast


Directions and driving time

Starting Point

Powell River

Directions

Drive to Saltery Bay 30 min  

Ferry to Earls Cove 1 hour

Drive to Sechelt Area 1 hour

Ending Point

Sechelt

Recommended campgrounds

Things to do

 

Day 9 Head back to Vancouver


Directions and driving time

Starting Point

Sechelt

Directions

Drive to Gibsons 25 min  

Ferry to Horseshoe Bay 1 hour

Drive to Vancouver 20 min

Ending Point

Vancouver

Things to do


 

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