Explore the West Coast
Sign-up today for a West Coast getaway! This route makes stops at iconic natural landmarks like the Juan De Fuca Trail and Clayoquot Plateau Provincial Park, where travellers can experience giant Douglas-fir forests and the rugged coastlines of the Pacific Northwest aboard a classic camper van! Look for our friends at Pacific Surf School for your surfing rental needs and a 10% discount on Surf Lessons! The map below corresponds with a numbered description of popular destinations highlighted along the way. For a deeper look & interactive map of Vancouver Island and its hundreds of parks, reserves and recreation locations please visit:
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- Sooke Potholes Provincial Park - An ideal location to have lunch and take an afternoon swim through networks of entrenched river bedrock. The crystal clear water makes this a popular destination during busy summer months, so the extra hike up-stream is often worth the effort during July & August!
- French Beach Provincial Park - Good location to take in a view of the Olympic Mountain Range while relaxing on the sand and pebble beaches. Come during the spring and catch a glimpse of migrating Grey Wales, Killer Wales, Eagles and Sea Lions from the beach!
- Port Renfrew - Make stops along the Juan De Fuca trail at Sombrio beach, and Botanical beach for surfing and beachcombing.
- Lake Cowichan Provincial Park - Considered the 'Recreation Corridor' of Vancouver Island, the Cowichan Valley offers renters opportunity to partake in a variety of outdoor activities such as swimming, canoeing, white-water kayaking, tubing, camping, fishing or hiking. Popular attraction includes the Holt Creek Trestles.
- MacMilllan Provincial Park and Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park - A favourite stop amongst travellers heading west, these destinations are considered some of the most beautiful parks on Vancouver Island. Enjoy a hike and picnic at Little Qualicum Falls which offers impressive waterfalls bordered by mountain peaks. Cathedral Grove in MacMillan Provincial Park provides visitors up close encounters with giant Red Cedar and giant Douglas-fir trees, some 800+ years old with circumferences measuring upwards of 9 meters!
- Tofino & Ucluelet - These renown destinations offer renters a relaxing costal vibe with endless beaches and trails to explore. People can easily spend a week filling their days surfing, whale watching, hiking, fishing and much more along spectacular coast lines of the Pacific Rim National Park.