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perfect 3 days in Vancouver Island?

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perfect 3 days in Vancouver Island?


We are from Spain, going on our honeymoon to Seattle-Vancouver Island-Vancouver for 10 days + 1 week in the Rockies. We will be in Vancouver Island from the 17th Sep - 20th Sep evening...I know time is short...but if we where to do the "must see" in Vancouver Island...what would this be?

We love hiking and nature, animals, trying new food, etc

Could you help me a bit with the planning?

Many thanks!

Maria G.

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1. Re: perfect 3 days in Vancouver Island?

I would suggest a day in Nanaimo, a trip to Cathedral Grove (which is beautiful) and Tofino and then maybe a day in Victoria at the end.


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2. Re: perfect 3 days in Vancouver Island?

How are you getting from Seattle to Vancouver Island?

How are you getting from Vancouver Island to Vancouver?

Will you have a rental car from Seattle and wanting to return it to Seattle? Or will you rent a car in Canada and return it in Canada?

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3. Re: perfect 3 days in Vancouver Island?

Mufti's questions are important....... we need to know if you have the FULL days on the 17th and 20th, or if those are already travel to/from days. If you don't have a vehicle then you are destined to pretty much stay in Victoria only. Please enlighten us a little more so we can be of help.

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4. Re: perfect 3 days in Vancouver Island?

GO whale watching with Ocean EcoVentures in Cowichan Bay an hour north of Victoria. They are a small family run whale watching company that will give you an experience of a lifetime.

Check out the Juan De Fuca Marine trail - Sombrio Beach is a must...

Tofino is worth the drive but is expensive to stay.

Check out Catherdral Grove awesome huge trees...

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5. Re: perfect 3 days in Vancouver Island?

buenos dias !

if you have 3 full days....i would say 2 days in and around Victoria, and 1 day in the region of Nanaimo/Parksville.

Cathedral Grove - maybe personal but we were not really impressed. To us, it was a piece of forest to be found anywhere in the world. And if you are spending a week in the Rockies, there will be more than enough forest.

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