Northern VANCOUVER ISLAND travel vlog | Driving to PORT ALICE, BC

Come join us as we head to Northern Vancouver Island in this travel vlog saying goodbye to the Comox Valley area en route to Port Alice, BC. Having spent quite a bit of time in an around Mount Washington and Comox it was time for us to explore the more rugged and sparsely populated northern region of Vancouver Island.

The drive itself was incredibly scenic as we opted for the old island highway hugging the coastline all the way to Campbell River. Before grabbing groceries and gas, something we’d recommend doing before heading all the way up north, we stopped off at a beach to stretch our legs and admire the views.

The rest of the drive was pleasant and relaxing as there were less vehicles on the road as you head further north. In fact, we probably saw just as many logging trucks as we did other trucks. Along the way we stopped for a picnic lunch nearby a lake.

Upon arriving in Port Alice we were all tired and hungry. For dinner we cooked up some pasta which we served with red wine. We’re very excited to be in this northern regional of Vancouver Island because not too many people make it all the way up here. In terms of what we plan on doing over the coming days we’re hoping to visit Port Alice and nearby towns Port McNeill, Port Hardy and Telegraph Cove. We also plan to do some island hopping to Alert Bay and Malcolm Island.

Please stay tuned for more episodes from Vancouver Island coming out soon!

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Northern VANCOUVER ISLAND travel vlog | Driving to PORT ALICE, BC

Come join us for an epic road trip to Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada where we partner with Trover to cover the island from the south all the way up to the north. Unlike most Vancouver Island road trips and travel series which focus on the triangle of Vancouver, Nanaimo and Tofino, we branch off and visit lesser-known places such as Gold River, Port Alice and Malcolm Island just to name a few.

Our trip to Vancouver Island starts off with a flight from Toronto to Vancouver, followed by the shortest flight of our lives from Vancouver to Victoria. From Victoria, we head to our base of Mount Washington in the central part of the island, where highlights include spotting black bears, hiking in Mount Washington and visiting vineyards in Comox.

Our journey then continues to Gold River, Sam’s hometown, where we board the Uchuck III en route to Friendly Cove. We also go to nearby Campbell River where we walk along a beautiful fishing dock, tour a hatchery and come across a black bear, and hike in Elk Falls which was our favourite hike on this entire journey.

Heading to northern Vancouver Island, we base ourselves in Port Alice and visit the nearby towns of Port McNeill, Port Hardy and Telegraph Cove. For separate day trips, we take the ferry to Malcolm Island where we visit the former Finnish Community of Sointula and take another ferry to Alert Bay where we have the opportunity to appreciate First Nations totem poles, artwork and museums.

Our Vancouver Island road trip concludes with visits to Parksville, Nanaimo and Victoria. Overall, it was one of the best road trips we’ve ever done focusing mostly on nature, outdoor adventure, wildlife spotting and visiting off-the-beaten-path villages and communities that have a lot to offer but aren’t that well known.

If you are thinking of doing a Canada road trip, Vancouver Island should be at the top of your list. For more information and tips on all the places we visited on Vancouver Island, you can check out this Trover list: https://www.trover.com/l/6aKkU

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