Summer doesn't feel complete without going on a few adventures. If you don't want to miss a thing, then it is time to pack up the car. Here are all the stops you'll want to make to have the ultimate Vancouver Island summer road trip.\nIt just isn't life without a trip to the beach. But that isn't all there is to enjoy on a sunny day on the island.\nEditor's Choice: Air Canada Has A Flight Pass That Lets You Travel Coast To Coast Whenever You Want\nInstead of enjoying endless days relaxing on the sand on repeat, it is time to shake things up. For all you aquaholics, there is a swimming hole where you can float under a suspension bridge.\nOr you could eat your way around town, following the Nanaimo Bar Trail and fill up on sugary goodness.\nPlus, around the island, you can visit multiple waterfalls.\nThere is everything from towering cascades to one that feels like a treasure hunt to find it. Did you know at Sombrio Beach you can hunt for waterfall within a mossy cave?\nIt is up to you if you want to pick your favourite spots on the list, or seeing them all over a few days. Safe travels!\nKinsol Trestle\nPrice: Free\nAddress: Glen Eagles Rd., Shawnigan Lake, BC\nWhy You Need To Go: You can hike along a wooden trestle bridge that is 44 meters off the ground. The route was used by trains, but now it is open to hikers who want to enjoy a spectacular lookout of the Cowichan Valley.\n View this post on Instagram Almost a decade of friendship 💛 A post shared by Madeleine Mae (@maddiewrinch) on Jun 1, 2020 at 6:59pm PDT\n\nWebsite\n\n\n\n \n\n\n\n\nBotanical Beach\nPrice: Free\nAddress: Botanical Beach, BC\nWhy You Need To Go: You don't need to scuba dive to see starfish, anemones and tiny fish. Along the shores of Botanical Beach, you can find tidal pools filled with colourful marine creatures and plants.\n View this post on Instagram One more from the crystal tidal pools of Botanical Beach. When you look closely you can watch to sea life swim around in the pools. A post shared by Tom Parker (@tomparkr) on Jan 17, 2019 at 9:21am PST\n\nWebsite\n\n\n\n\n\n\n \n\n\n\n\nGoats On The Roof\nPrice: Free\nAddress: 2326 Alberni Hwy, Coombs, BC\nWhy You Need To Go: In Coombs, you won't want to miss exploring the Old Country Market; it looks like sometime from a children's storybook. You'll find a mini castle, a cozy A-frame cottage selling mouthwatering donuts, and three cute goats roaming on the roof of a shop.\n View this post on Instagram It's my goat to place🐐🍦 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #adventure #explore #view #outdoors #getoutside #liveauthentic #livefolk #wanderfolk #visualsoflife #roamtheplanet #theoutbound #thepeoplescreative #optoutside #travelstoke #travelphoto #travelphotography #pnw #thatpnwlife #pnwcollective #pnwonderland #moodygrams #mothernature #wilderness #wildernessculture #pacificnorthwest #passionpassport #lifeofadventure #naturelover #explorebc #explorecanada A post shared by Kaila Howard (@kaila_howard) on Aug 22, 2017 at 7:40pm PDT\n\nWebsite\n\n\n\n \n\n\n\n\nHot Tub Boat Victoria\nPrice: $65\nAddress: 450 Swift St., Victoria, BC\nWhy You Need To Go: Their hot tub boats are like a floating infinity pool and need to be on your bucket list. Together with your closest friends, you can enjoy a spa day as you drift along the Victoria's Gorge Waterway.\n View this post on Instagram Test run 😎 A post shared by HTBV (@hottubboatvictoria) on Jun 18, 2019 at 3:44pm PDT\n\nWebsite\n\n\n\n\n\n\n \n\n\n\n\nJack Point and Biggs Park\nPrice: Free\nAddress: 501 Duke Point Hwy., Nanaimo, BC\nWhy You Need To Go: Within the park, you'll be able to follow a boardwalk trail next to the water where you might see cute sea-lions playing. Eventually, it will lead you to surreal sandstone caves that look like honeycombs. \n View this post on Instagram Cool sandstone formation A post shared by Kendrik van Appelen (@kendrikv) on Aug 17, 2019 at 11:19am PDT\n\nWebsite\n\n\n\n \n\n\n\n\nTop Bridge\nPrice: Free\nAddress: Top Bridge, Parksville, BC\nWhy You Need To Go: You can have the ultimate summer day here. There is a five-kilometre forest path to explore and a suspension bridge that will take you above the river. Then to cool down, you can visit the secret swimming hole right next to Top Bridge, where you can float in the sunshine.\n View this post on Instagram Out of town adventure A post shared by T I A 🌻 W I L L I A M S (@tialynnw) on Apr 29, 2020 at 4:55pm PDT\n\nWebsite\n\n\n\n\n\n\n \n\n\n\n\nThe Teahouse At Abkhazi Garden\nPrice: $55.00\nAddress: 1964 Fairfield Rd., Victoria, BC\nWhy You Need To Go: You'll feel like you are brunching in London as you enjoy a four-course high tea within this lush garden. Together with your BFF, you'll be able to sip tea and nibble on finger sandwiches and indulge on different desserts next to the blooming flowers.\n View this post on Instagram I like afternoon tea in gardens ~a lot~ 🌸 📸: @lindsaykastelic A post shared by Dayna Murczek (@daynamurczek) on May 15, 2018 at 4:25pm PDT\n\nWebsite\n\n\n\n \n\n\n\n\nHole In The Wall\nPrice: Free\nAddress: Port Alberni, BC\nWhy You Need To Go: This charming spot has it all, a mini waterfall and a swimming hole. If you are looking to beat the heat, head to find Port Alberni’s best-kept secrets for a splashing good time.\n View this post on Instagram A post shared by ✞♡court♡✞ (@courtney.vissia) on Jul 17, 2020 at 9:11pm PDT\n\nWebsite\n\n\n\n\n\n\n \n\n\n\n\nSombrio Beach\nPrice: Free\nAddress: Sombrio Beach, Juan de Fuca Provincial Park, BC\nWhy You Need To Go: Did you know Sombrio Beach has a cave with a waterfall inside? It might take a bit of searching, but it worth it to find this unreal natural wonder.\nTo get here, walk along the beach until you spot a small creek. Following the streaming water, you'll find the entrance to the mossy cavern with the cascading falls.\n View this post on Instagram Сказочная прогулка по пляжу Сомбрио, который таит в себе таинственный водопад, спрятанный в глубине леса от толп туристов. Как нам пояснила одна из работниц парка, которую мы встретили по пути на пляж, дабы узнать к нему дорогу, этот водопад является священным местом у местных индейцев. И даже местоположение водопада она нам не сказала, лишь оговорилась, что если мы его все-таки найдём, то просьба вести себя там аккуратно и с уважением 😊 Спасибо моему любимому супругу за этот удивительный поход и вагон удовольствия 💚💚💚 . #vancouverisland #vancouverislandnature #falls #waterfall #sombriobeachwaterfall #sombriobeach #bc #britishcolumbia #walk #beach #beachlife #ocean #nature #me #iloveyoumyhusband A post shared by 𝒜𝓁𝑒𝓈𝒾𝒶 𝐵𝒶𝒷𝒾𝒸𝒽 (@alesya_lesya_babich) on Jun 14, 2020 at 6:17am PDT\n\nWebsite\n\n\n\n \n\n\n\n\nCraigdarroch Castle\nPrice: Put price here\nAddress: 1050 Joan Cres., Victoria, BC\nWhy You Need To Go: Are you afraid of ghosts? If not, you can visit Craigdarroch Castle that used to belong to baron Robert Dunsmuir.\nWhile it is still grand to explore today with its lavish decor and stained glass, it might give you goosebumps. It is said to be haunted by a spooky woman in white who appears to visitors.\n View this post on Instagram Welcome to my mansion 😜 Just kidding. This is @craigdarrochcastle built during the reign of Queen Victoria in the 1800s and now a national historic site of Canada. . . . . . . . #victoria #victoriabc #victoriabccanada #victoriabccanada🇨🇦 #victoriabclife #craigdarrochcastle #craigdarroch #vancouver #vancouverbc #dametraveler #beautifuldestinations #sheisnotlost #canada #womentravel #womentravelers #castle A post shared by Momoko 🦋 (@momoko.blog) on Feb 27, 2020 at 10:03am PST\n\nWebsite\n\n\n\n\n\n\n \n\n\n\n\nFan Tan Alley\nPrice: Free\nAddress: Fan Tan Alley, Victoria, BC\nWhy You Need To Go: Don't go here if you have claustrophobia. Fan Tan Alley is Canada's narrowest street and might remind you of Diagon Alley in Harry Potter.\nWithin the alley, you'll find magical glowing lanterns and tons of shops where you can buy trinkets and tasty treats.\n View this post on Instagram On the narrowest street in Canada 🇨🇦 #FanTanAlley — P.C. @melissa_f19 #fantanalley #victoriatrip #beautifulbritishcolumbia A post shared by Melinda Fernandes (@mel.fernandes) on Jun 3, 2019 at 8:47pm PDT\n\nWebsite\n\n\n\n \n\n\n\n\nNanaimo Trail\nPrice: Free\nAddress: Nanaimo and the surrounding region, BC\nWhy You Need To Go: No visit to Nanaimo would be complete without having one of their famous Nanaimo bars. But did you know there is a tasting trail devoted to Nanaimo Bars?\nYou can go on a self-directed tour, and enjoy the most mouthwatering bites of the layered chocolate and custard treats.\n View this post on Instagram TBT to eating Nanaimo bars in Nanaimo, BC. 🇨🇦❤️ I’m happy to confirm that it was the best Nanaimo bar I’ve ever had. #tbt A post shared by Jellybeaneats (Alex) 🇨🇦 (@jellybeaneats) on Aug 23, 2018 at 3:27pm PDT\n\nWebsite\n\n\n\n\n\n\n \n\n\n\n\nOld Baldy Mountain Swing\nPrice: Free\nAddress: Cowichan Valley B, BC\nWhy You Need To Go: There is no better spot to spend a lazy day. You can soar in the sky on this mountaintop swing. At this spot, you can enjoy an epic lookout of the glistening water of Shawnigan Lake.\n View this post on Instagram Wandered off, got lost and found the most scenic spot on the island and it has a swing! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #victoria #vancouverisland #oldmountbaldy #britishcolumbia #yyj #bosniangirl #bosnian #bosanka #explore #livingmybestlife #picoftheday #sunshine #summervibe #happyplace #home #socialdistancing #stayhomestaysafe #stayhome #backyard #hikebc #hikebctrails #explorevictoriabc A post shared by Mahira Buljina (@m.a.h.i_b) on Jun 23, 2020 at 9:58am PDT\n\nWebsite\n\n\n\n \n\n\n\n\nHatley Castle\nPrice: Free\nAddress: 2005 Sooke Rd., Victoria, BC\nWhy You Need To Go: Europe isn't the only spot with majestic castles. You feel like royalty as you explore the lavish gardens surrounding the building.\nDeadpools fans might also recognize some of the sights as part of the movie was filmed here.\n View this post on Instagram Find comfort and rest in knowing that though we live in a world that is in a constant state of change, God remains the same. #unchanging #travel #travelphotography #thewanderingtourist #tourist #beautifuldestinations #victoriaisland #britishcolumbia #travellingmom #castle A post shared by Carol (@carollm8) on Mar 26, 2020 at 12:51pm PDT\n\nWebsite\n\n\n\nGoldstream Park\nPrice: Free\nAddress: Langford, BC\nWhy You Need To Go: You can hike to two stunning sights, Niagara Falls and Goldstream Falls. If you are looking for a cheap spot to spend the night, this park would be perfect as you can camp here too.\n View this post on Instagram Having an OK time 🙈💦🌲💕 #gigglesfordays #goldstreamnationalpark #vancouverisland #victoriabc #beautifulbritishcolumbia #thcmakesmehappy A post shared by Nathalie Ange (@roxio_meows) on Jul 15, 2020 at 10:39am PDT\n\nWebsite\n\n\n\n\nWe strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment and obey any local laws.