Travel

Vancouver Island has been ranked among the best places to visit in 2022, according to Lonely Planet's latest guide.

The book aims to give people ideas of where to travel in a post-pandemic world and Vancouver Island was featured in a list of the top regions to travel to next year.

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As more people work from home, it means that you can travel without taking the time off.

Workcations have taken off in the past couple of years and new data just confirmed that Victoria is the best place to take it this winter in Canada.

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Set within the traditional territory of the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation, the charming town of Tofino was just listed as one of the best small towns in Canada, according to Travel + Leisure, and it comes as no surprise to those who have visited.

The surfer's paradise has that classic beach town feel, with small shops and intimidatingly big waves. Non-surfers can breathe a sigh of relief though, with the countless other activities the town has in store for you.

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Canada is filled with beautiful vacation rental properties from coast to coast, but one B.C. Airbnb listing seems to stand out from the rest.

In an email sent to Narcity, Airbnb revealed that their most "wishlisted" property in the entire country is located on Mayne Island and it's the cutest little hobbit home that you'll ever lay eyes on.

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We all know that Paris, London, New York, and Tokoyo are must-see cities, but the 2020 Best Cities in the world ranking by Condé Nast will open your eyes to some lesser-known spots that will totally blow your mind. 

Of the 10 cities named, one Canadian capital made the cut and honestly, we think it deserves the hype. 

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There's an adorable Vancouver Island tiny house that will take you and your favourite person out of the city and into a romantic dream world.

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You all thought the '70s died with Elvis but it turns out they're alive and well — the entire decade simply moved to this groovy retro B.C. hotel. From the swanky colours right out of an Austin Powers film to the mini-disco that'll have you buggin' out, the entire experience is like a trip through time. That's not even to mention the awesome Scooby-doo-esque arcade that's hidden behind a bookcase.

When you hit up Tofino on the coast of B.C.'s beautiful Vancouver Island, there's no more unique place to stay than Hotel Zed.

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Some of the world's best sandy shores and glistening blue water are in the Land Down Under. But the more than 24-hour flight to get there might have you reconsidering visiting. Thankfully, there is a much closer alternative. Cape Scott Provincial Park in B.C. has five beaches that feel like a trip to Australia's Gold Coast.

Seven hours northwest of Victoria, you'll find this incredible provincial park. While there are no kangaroos, it does boast 30-kilometres of spectacular beaches away from the crowds.

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You don’t need to leave the country to enjoy a luxurious beach vacation. There’s a private island Airbnb in B.C. that's so secluded that you'll be getting there by seaplane. You can even rent a yacht while you're there. 

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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

It 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.

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If you need a little more magic in your life, then these tiny towns on the coast of B.C. are the perfect place to go. Parksville and Qualicum Beach feel like they've come straight out of a children's book or fairytale. With everything from beautiful beaches to a grotto spa, this is a must-see in the summer.

Qualicum Beach has a massive stretch of sun-soaked sea and sand along the island coast. Spend the day wandering the soft sand and feel the sea breeze on your skin. If you're daring, set out to sea on a paddleboard or kayak.

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There is no need to break out your passport to spend a few blissful days splashing in the waves. Instead, you can enjoy the feeling of sand between your toes closer to home. We've gathered up beautiful but cheap beachfront cottages in B.C. you can rent this summer.

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