Two people watching a storm in Nanaimo, BC @Destination BC | Jordan Dyck

Your island adventure starts here

Trade the prairies for the pacific and start your island adventure. Book your fall flights to Nanaimo (YCD), your gateway to Vancouver Island.

Top 5 Things to do on Vancouver Island:

  • Discover ocean adventures. With two coasts to explore you’ll find an abundance of wildlife and awe-inspiring scenery.
  • Explore pristine wilderness. From mountain peaks to temperate rainforests and sandy shores the central island has something for everyone.
  • Experience the thrills of Vancouver Island. Adventure awaits with kayaking, mountain biking, hiking and more.
  • Wine touring, tastings & creative culinary. From farm to table, enjoy local wineries, distilleries, and eateries serving up fresh seafood, meats, vegetables, and more.
  • Storm watching on Vancouver Island’s west coast. Witness the rawness of the west coast with waves that will roll in at up to 20 feet high.

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Couple doing a wine tour and tasting

Your gateway to Vancouver Island

Centrally located on Vancouver Island, Nanaimo Airport is your gateway to adventure. Paddle through serene coastal waters, backpack in majestic wilderness parks and marvel at abundant wildlife on land and at sea. Access this all and more at Nanaimo’s doorstep.