For us, Vancouver Island is the most magical place in Canada. Intimate nature of the island makes it a great place for either winding down and relaxing or enjoying the outdoors by staying active. Just a ferry ride away from Vancouver, you can find yourself in a very different place from the mountainous landscape of the Canadian mainland.

When we first visited Vancouver in spring, we were drown by its many beautifuly green parks and sunny weather, that we didn’t have time to see Vancouver Island. During our road trip in the autumn, we spent almost a week on the island. Apart from being able to do any activity imaginable on the island, what we liked the most were empty beaches for morning walks, humid and lush green forests for hiking, rugged coast with whales occasionally swimming by and getting lost in the wilderness of the island.

Hope you will enjoy a photo essay of the most beautiful places we’ve seen while trying to catch the Spirit of Vancouver Island.

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About Maya Steiningerova

Heyo, Iโ€™m Maya! An adventure athlete currently living near the Canadian Rockies with my partner in crime Michal. I love running in the mountains, jumping in the ice cold lakes, mountain biking and trying not so common activities, such as mountaineering. By showing that an ordinary person can live an extraordinary life, my hope is to inspire you to live an adventurous life and provide you with tips and tools for your own adventure.