The Coastal Loop

Start & return to the same place, without seeing the same thing twice!

Combine the best of Vancouver Island & the Sunshine Coast by planning your route to hit all the hot spots on both sides of the Strait

Stay a While in Coastal British Columbia

The communities on both sides of the Strait of Georgia have their own unique personalities. However, they all share common cultural, historical and environmental links.

A travel itinerary that many choose to take is the ‘Coastal Loop’. This route links the towns on both side of the Strait. A tour of this loop can take anywhere between 3 days to a month in length or more!

Linger on your drive up from Vancouver before your kayak tour. Take the time to immerse yourself in the communities on both the Upper and Lower Sunshine Coasts. Then catch the ferry from Powell River to Comox and visiting the many tastes and adventures that Vancouver Island has to offer on your way south to Victoria.

Explore Both Sides of the Strait of Georgia

The Coastal Loop may contain any number of the wonderful destinations outlined on our Take Your Time itinerary. Yet there is so much more to explore!

Coastal villages and pocket beaches lie round every corner on the Sunshine Coast. Places like Madeira Park and Secret Cove are perfect pit stops for an afternoon or even a couple of days.

On Vancouver Island, many visitors will point their vehicles north from Comox. The quaint island towns of Telegraph Cove and Port Hardy are famous for their whales and wildlife sightings.

From Victoria, the return ferry to Vancouver and the completion of the loop is a 95 minute journey. The route passes through the territory of southern resident orcas and in sight of three distinct mountain ranges: the Coastal range of BC, rugged Vancouver Island, and the Olympic Range in Washington, USA.