Discover the rich indigenous culture, bountiful marine life and temperate rainforests along Vancouver Island’s spectacular northern coast. This is 8 day self-drive itinerary that connects you with unique local experiences along the way. You’ll make the journey from Campbell River to the small communities of Telegraph Cove, Alert Bay and Port Hardy. Witness British Columbia’s iconic wildlife and natural beauty while connecting to the unique Indigenous cultures and history of the region.
Located on Canada’s Pacific Coast, Vancouver Island is known for its mild climate and thriving arts community – and as the home of British Columbia’s quaint capital city, Victoria. But this itinerary takes you away from the boat-lined harbour and manicured gardens of Victoria to the island’s more remote and less-explored north. Take a road trip along the rugged shorelines and through the inland wilderness, stop for immersive experiences in the communities that have thrived on these lands for centuries and witness the joy of seeing wildlife in its natural habitat.
Whales, seals, eagles and black bears can all be spotted on this itinerary. The heart of the experience, however, is the cultural immersion that will come through your connection with local guides and experiences.
From the accommodations and food provided along this journey to the connections made with local communities, this tour is designed to be gentle on the earth while also providing economic stimulation to the remote villages and towns along the route.