Central Island

Whether it’s a day at the beach, a hike to a waterfall, a round of golf or a luxurious beachfront resort you’re looking for, this region has it all.

Your days will be filled with fun, adventure and memory making possibilities from sun up to sun down.

Stroll along the boardwalk in the historic waterfront town of Nanaimo, Vancouver Island’s second biggest city. Strap on a helmet, turn on your flashlight and descend underground as you explore the caverns of Horne Lake Caves. Hike along the towering giant trees of Cathedral Grove and be in awe as you experience firsthand the most accessible old growth forest on the island.

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Goats on the roof? What? Head over to Coombs market in the summer months and see for yourself!

You won’t find any pounding surf and riptides at the beaches in this region. Instead, families enjoy the warmest ocean water in all of Canada as the sun heats up the shallow water at Rathtrevor Beach in Parksville, one of Canada’s top 10 beaches for families.

As the day comes to a close, grab the marshmallows and a glass of wine. Light a campfire by the waters edge and share memories of the day as you dream about tomorrow. Vacations are just better here on the island.

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