Northern Vancouver Island
- Best of Vancouver and Victoria
- Vancouver Island: High Tea to Low Tide
- Vancouver’s Totem Poles
- Vancouver’s Best Hiking
- Family Fun in Vancouver & Victoria
- Focus on Vancouver and Victoria
- Vancouver Weekend Getaway
- Victoria Weekend Getaway
- A Tour Through Time
- Inside Passage Cruises
- Outdoor Adventures
- Winter Fun in Vancouver & Victoria
Back on the east side of the island, the Inland Island Highway, north of the Highway 4 junction, bypasses a stretch of coast that has developed as a popular holiday area with many beaches, resorts, and waterfront campgrounds.
Approximately halfway up the island is the Comox Valley, a popular year-round destination where you’ll find more great beaches and fishing.
North of the Comox Valley, Vancouver Island is mountainous, heavily treed, dotted with lakes, riddled with rivers and waterfalls, and almost completely unsettled. Just one main highway serves the region, passing through the gateway to the north, Campbell River, on its long journey to Port Hardy, terminus for ferries heading north to Prince Rupert.
© Andrew Hempstead, from Moon Western Canada, 3rd Edition