On the Road on Vancouver Island

I was born on Vancouver Island and I think I’ll always be an island girl.

Boat and an old man with a suitcase waiting for a bus in Ucluelet


It is a huge island (the size of England) and home to only about 900,000 people, with lots of natural beauty, the mildest climate in Canada, and cities like Victoria often described as ‘more British than Britain’.

Victoria & Around
The Inner City
In the Vicinity
Victoria's 6 Mile Pub Bar

Victoria’s 6 Mile Pub Bar

The mass of beaches and parks along Highway 1A to Sooke and beyond
French Beach near Sooke

French Beach near Sooke

The Juan de Fuca Trail from China Beach to Port Renfrew
Mystic Beach, a tiny stone 'island' in the setting sun

Mystic Beach

Nanaimo and Around
Rainbow at Qualicum Beach on Vancouver Island, Canada

Rainbow at Qualicum Beach

  • The Ferry to Vancouver
  • Parksville
  • Rathtrevor Beach
  • Englishman River Falls
  • Qualicum Beach
Across the Island on Hwy 4 to the Pacific Rim
Moody sunset at Long Beach on Vancouver Island, 1974

Moody sunset at Long Beach on Vancouver Island, 1974