a · bound [uh - bound] (v.) { as in Vancouver Island Abound }

to occur or exist in great quantities or numbers: a freshwater stream in which trout abound.

to be rich or well supplied (usually followed by in): the Vancouver Island region abounds in whales & bears.

to be filled; teem (usually followed by with): the Westcoast of the island abounds with waves.

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Whale Watching on Vancouver Island

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Explore Vancouver Island's rivers

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Freshwater Fishing

Getaway to re-engage your romance

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Vancouver Island Romantic Getaways

Welcome to Vancouver Island Abound

  • Observe giants of the sea by heading out to sea on one of the island's many whale watching charters.
  • Escape the ordinary with a much deserved romantic vacation by the ocean at a Vancouver Island hotel or resort.
  • Explore the coastline under your own power and on your own schedule with a sea kayaking expedition.
  • Discover the island's history at Telegraph Cove, Tofino or Victoria.
  • Land the steelhead of your dreams, reel in the salmon of a lifetime, or fight an 80 lb halibut: Take your pick of Vancouver Island's fishing charters.
  • Relax in the many options for accommodations on Vancouver Island.


From its southern tip to the far reaches of the north, Vancouver Island is a wilderness lover's dream.

Ranging in size from tiny road-side strips to the 250,000 hectares of wilderness in Strathcona Provincial Park, Vancouver Island provincial parks cater to millions of visitors annually. Whether it's beachcombing on a sandy beach, exploring fascinating tidal pools, camping, hiking through the towering trees of Cathedral Grove, climbing to the summit of 2,200-meter Golden Hinde, adventuring underground at Horne Lake Caves or meandering thousands of kilometers of trails, the island's parks - there's nearly 100 - offer something for everyone. Many parks have visitor centers, interpreters, organized programs, fully equipped campsites, and other amenities. Others are true wilderness, where visitors have to fend for themselves.

A number of provincial parks accept reservations for campsites. Call toll-free: 1-800-689-9025 or visit the Discover Camping BC website at www.discovercamping.ca

Vancouver Island is also home to one of the most spectacular coastal parks anywhere. Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, considered one of the top 10 parks in the world, is actually three segments along the west coast of the island. There's the famed 75-kilometer West Coast Trail, the Broken Islands, and incredible Long Beach, with its 11-kilometers of sand and pounding surf.


Parksville Motel

A Parksville Motel Vacation

A Daddycation to Parksville

Ripple Rock Explosion

700,000 tons of rock explode


Dust, Sweat & Tears

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Vancouver Island Abound