Things to do in Southern Gulf Islands, Canada

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From Vancouver: Malahat SkyWalk & Vancouver Island Day Trip

1. From Vancouver: Malahat SkyWalk & Vancouver Island Day Trip

Explore the highlights of British Columbia on this guided day trip. Head to Vancouver Island from Vancouver on a round-trip ferry ride, then enjoy the best the location has to offer, including the incredible Malahat SkyWalk, a tour of Merridale Cidery and Distillery, and Duncan, the City of Totems. Start the day with a 90-minute sail aboard BC Ferries while enjoying the views and the wildlife. Arrive at Vancouver Island and board a deluxe mini-coach that will take you through old-growth forests and spectacular views as you head towards Malahat Skywalk. Then, immerse yourself in nature at Malahat Skywalk as you travel along the 600-meter-long elevated walkway. Follow the walkway to a 10-story spiral tower to take in the 360-degree view of the islands, inlets, fjords, and 2 countries. After enjoying the Malahat Skywalk, take some free time for lunch (own expense) in Cowichan Bay, a seaside village known for its art and floating houses. After lunch, enjoy a tour and cider tasting at Merridale Cidery and Distillery. The last stop is Duncan, known as the City of Totems. Choose whether to go on a walking tour with a guide to learn about First Nation totems, or explore on your own. Finally, return to the ferry for the journey home.

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What people are saying about Southern Gulf Islands

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 48 reviews

Both Captain and guide Jim were excellent. Very knowledgable and informative I learned loads about the local environment and animal species to be found in it. They were also spot on at finding the Humpbacks. The afternoon will be a standout high point of a very memorable trip.

This was a relaxing sail on a well maintained vessel. The crew were informative, gave instructions well and always ready to answer questions. It might have been a more exciting trip if there had been more wind. But my family of 11 enjoyed the outing immensely.

Amazing trip, very knowledgeable guide and we saw about 12 humpback whales, sea lions and sea birds. A highlight of our Canada trip. The staff were so friendly and you could tell were genuinely excited to share their knowledge.

These guys were great! They did an excellent job of finding porpoises & humpback whales for us to see! Really nice staff too!

Such an awesome experience! We saw 2 orca brothers and a humpback. We also saw sea lions and seals!