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Contest: You could win a Vancouver Island North getaway for two valued at $750

Escaping the city doesn’t mean you have to venture far. Vancouver Island North is the best way to get lost and experience the province’s breathtaking beauty without the hefty price tag of a far-away destination

With good weather around the corner, we’re all thinking about the best way to get outside and enjoy the sun. Fortunately, if you want to escape the city this spring, you don’t need to go far. 

Vancouver Island North is an easy-to-visit destination that boasts some of the most stunning scenery in B.C. With ancient coastal rainforests, towering mountains and thriving ecosystems, the Island’s north offers a rare opportunity to trek in magnificent, unspoiled nature and experience wildlife you could never even dream of in the city. 

In fact on Vancouver Island North, you can see everything from whales and eagles to black bears and marine wildlife galore. Of course, it’s more than just great outdoors.

Vancouver Island North is teeming with history and culture of all kinds; Port Hardy (on the northeast end of Vancouver Island) is actually the oldest known site of human habitation on Vancouver Island (circa 5850 BCE). 

Centuries of rich history have resulted in a world-class collection of local art and artisans. The region’s galleries and home studios house miraculous creations, including masks, totems, rattles and exquisite carvings of animals and spirit creatures from the centuries-old tradition of the Kwakwaka’wakw First Nations, whose artisans are valued by collectors from all over the world.

Photo via: Taylor Burke.

Vancouver Island North is truly an opportunity to experience that million-mile-away feeling without the price tag or overwhelming travel time. BC Ferries provides regular vehicle and passenger ferry service between Vancouver and Vancouver Island as does Pacific Coastal Airlines, which operates daily scheduled flights between the Port Hardy Airport and Vancouver Airport’s South Terminal. In just one hour you could touch down on the island and start exploring the water, land, culture, wildlife and history of beautiful B.C.

Whether you’re looking to take in the local culture, hike, bike, kayak, or ski, Vancouver Island North offers the perfect balance of relaxing and spontaneous outdoor adventure. For more information and inspiration to plan your next trip, visit

Photo via Vancouver Island North Tourism.

We’ve partnered with Vancouver Island North Tourism to give one lucky winner an island getaway for two valued at $750! 

The Vancouver Island North grand prize includes: 

  • A one-night stay accommodation in Port Hardy (Valued at $250)
  • A Whale and Wildlife tour for two in Port Hardy  (Valued at $350)
  • A $150 dining gift card

Total Grand Prize Value: $750

You can enter via the contest entry form below. For additional chances to win, visit Vancouver Island Tourism’s website for 10 bonus entries, and visit their Facebook and Instagram for another 25 bonus entries each.

This contest is open to British Columbia residents and closes on April 11, 2023. The contest winner will be contacted via email on this date. Transportation is not included, and some date restrictions may apply. Prize must be redeemed by December 31, 2023.