||Wild Isle's Top Ten Vancouver Island Adventures
Okay, so trying to sum up a place as diverse as Vancouver Island in a list of just ten adventure activities and destinations is a stretch so let's try 3 categories:
1- Day hike on the Elk River Trail, Strathcona Park.
2- Go whale watching from Victoria.
3- Cruise by pedal power - bike touring in the Gulf Islands.
4- Check out the Upana Caves near Gold River.
5- Gawk at grizzly bears in Bute or Knight inlets.
6- Ski/Snowboard at Mt. Washington.
7- Learn to surf at Tofino.
8- Take a sunset sea kayak tour on Quadra Island.
9- Cruise the west coast on the M.V. Uchuck lll.
10- Snorkel with the salmon in the Campbell River.
1- Hike the Elk River to Phillips Ridge traverse, Strathcona Park.
2- Sea kayak with the orcas (killer whales) in Johnstone Strait
3- Dive the HMCS Columbia wreck, Campbell River/Quadra Island.
4- Tackle the Kusum Klimb, Sayward
5- Explore the trails and trials of early settlers at Cape Scott.
6- Sea kayak around Vargas Island.
7- Mountain bike at Morte Lake, Quadra Island.
8- Whitewater kayaking on the Gold River.
9- Crank it out on the crags at Crest Creek, Strathcona Park.
10- Rip the powder at Mt. Cain, Northern Vancouver Island.
1- Traverse the six summits of Mt. Colonel Foster, Strathcona Park.
2- Run the West Coast Trail in a day.
3- Sea kayak around Cape Scott.
4- Try your technique on the mountain bike trails at Gold River
5- Hike the Vancouver Island Backbone, if you have time...
6- Ski/Snowboard the Dream Chute, Mt. Cain
7- Rip the winter surf at Raft Cove
8- Kayak surf in Surge Narrows rapids on a spring tide, Quadra Island.
9- Sink into one of the Island's epic cave systems like Thanksgiving or Q5.
10- Take a ski touring expedition into the Haihte Range.