Nestled on the southwest coast of British Columbia and only a two-hour ferry ride and a 20-minute floatplane ride from Vancouver is an internationally renowned, Island paradise called Vancouver Island. Home to the capital city of British Columbia, Victoria boasts extravagant parliament buildings and is surrounded by gorgeous scenery and exceptional activities and attractions. The Vancouver Island region is acclaimed by travelers from around the world. This tranquil paradise is known for its pristine coastlines, and emerald forests, where the ever-present Pacific Ocean shapes the scenery and softens the climate. It is covered in lush old-growth rainforests where the trees form a cool canopy over hiking trails, its west coast sandy beach that stretches for miles, majestic mountains with glittering glaciers and snow-capped peaks, crystal-clear rivers teeming with a variety of salmon species, alpine meadows filled with wildflowers, valleys of farmland and vineyards — it's one awe-inspiring view after another.