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Discover the Best Vancouver Island Road Trips

A road trip is one of the best ways to explore Vancouver Island's quaint towns, unique communities and stunning natural sights. Just off Canada's western coast, Vancouver Island is famed for its diverse landscapes, from luscious green forests to golden beaches and snowy mountains. Whether you embark on a solo drive or a group trip with friends and family, a Vancouver Island road trip promises the adventure of a lifetime.

Road Trips on Vancouver Island: Top Accommodation

House Cordova Bay
Apr 6 - Apr 13
-7%
$207
$192 per night
House ∙ 4 guests ∙ 1 bedroom

House in Cordova Bay with Patio & Grill + Ocean Views

4.8
Outstanding (54 ratings)
Cordova Bay, Saanich, Canada
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House Qualicum Beach
Feb 8 - Feb 15
$43 per night
House ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom

Nice House in Qualicum Beach with Patio & Yard

5.0
Outstanding (2 ratings)
Qualicum Beach, Nanaimo, Canada
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House Comox
Sept 7 - Sept 14
$122 per night
House ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms

Child Friendly Vacation Home in Comox with Electric Fireplace

4.9
Outstanding (91 ratings)
Comox, Strathcona, Canada
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Most Scenic Road Trips on Vancouver Island

Most Scenic Road Trips on Vancouver Island

You can enjoy plenty of activities throughout your road trip on Vancouver Island, including surfing, kayaking, camping, and fishing. Although the island has been popular with nature lovers for decades, visitors will be sure to find hidden gems on any of the following road trip routes.

  • 1. Pacific Marine Circle Route

    This near-300km loop takes you from the capital of Victoria through some of the island's most gorgeous towns and cities, including Sooke, Port Renfrew, and Duncan. From its windswept beaches to the towns nestled in forests, this geographically diverse island makes for a variety of communities and lifestyles, offering great people-watching and insight into the local cultures that vary from city to city. Popular activities en route include surfing at Jordan River and fishing at Sooke Harbour.

  • 2. Nanaimo to Parksville and the Campbell River

    On Vancouver Island's eastern coastline, this 160km road trip is a great option for those interested in some active exploration. Head to the attractive beach at Parksville before heading north for some hiking in the Comox Valley, and roaming through Strathcona Provincial Park, home to the island's tallest mountain. This park is one of the island's oldest settlements, which makes it a great stopover for history enthusiasts.

  • 3. Victoria to Ucluelet and Tofino

    This route takes visitors from the island's east to its west and is a great first trip for those looking to get acquainted with Vancouver Island. Explore attractive cities like Ladysmith, home to independent stores and boutiques, and stop at Port Alberni to hike through the forest trails running past waterfalls in Stamp River Provincial Park. This route can take from 220-350km depending on the number of stopovers you take, or how many hidden wonders you discover along the way!

  • 4. Campbell River to Gold River and Port McNeil

    For a road trip off the beaten track, drive from the east coast point of Campbell River and venture into the northern, and often less explored, part of Vancouver Island. Between 200-250km long, this is one of the best Vancouver Island road trips for camping fanatics who love escaping into nature. Some of the island's most awesome natural sites include Elk Falls, the limestone Upana Caves, the First Nations historical sites at Alert Bay, and the old fishing village at Telegraph Cove.

Best Places to Stay for Road Trips on Vancouver Island

House Qualicum Beach
Feb 8 - Feb 15
$43 per night
House ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom

Nice House in Qualicum Beach with Patio & Yard

5.0
Outstanding (2 ratings)
Qualicum Beach, Nanaimo, Canada
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House Shawnigan Lake
Feb 8 - Feb 15
-19%
$692
$561 per night
House ∙ 8 guests ∙ 4 bedrooms

House in Shawnigan Lake with Grill, Yard & Patio

5.0
Outstanding (4 ratings)
Shawnigan Lake, Cowichan Valley, Canada
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House Ucluelet
Feb 24 - Mar 2
-6%
$289
$273 per night
House ∙ 6 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms

House in Ucluelet with Sauna, Patio & Yard

4.5
Excellent (34 ratings)
Ucluelet, Alberni-Clayoquot, Canada
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Information about Vancouver Island Road Trips

📏 Average home size 178 m²
😎 Least busy month April
🛏️ Popular home types House rental and Apartment rental
🌡️ Hottest months 24 °C in July and August
❄️ Coldest months December and January

Frequently Asked Questions

How much do vacation rental cost per night for Vancouver Island Road Trips?

For as low as $69 per night, you can find amazing vacation rentals for your Vancouver Island Road Trips on HomeToGo.

Is it easy to find family or group accommodations for a Vancouver Island Road Trips?

When travelling on Vancouver Island with friends and family, consider that vacation rentals can fit an average of 6 people and are ideal for medium-sized groups and families.

What are the most popular accommodations for Vancouver Island Road Trips?

HomeToGo has 1,139 House rental and 431 Apartment rental for your Vancouver Island Road Trips.

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