Vancouver Island is a large Island in British Columbia, Canada. The island is 460 kilometres in length and 80 kilometres in width at its widest point. Geographically, the Vancouver Island region is situated less than 20 minutes by air from Vancouver and Seattle. Vancouver Island is also home of Victoria, British Columbias capital city. Internationally renowned for warm hospitality, gorgeous scenery, and exceptional activities and attractions, the Vancouver Island region is acclaimed by travellers from around the world. Nestled along Canadas West Coast, the Vancouver Island region is a paradise of tranquil islands, pristine coastlines, and emerald forests. Lush old-growth rainforests where the trees form a cool canopy over hiking trails, sparkling beaches that stretch for miles, majestic mountains with glittering glaciers and snow capped peaks, crystal clear rivers teeming with fish, sun dappled lakes surrounded by parkland, alpine meadows filled with wildflowers, rolling vistas of farmland and vineyards, its one inspiring view after another.