Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Vancouver to Vancouver Island Roadtrip

If you only have a short time to to spend in around the Vancouver area, this is the perfect roadtrip for you. This can be done in about 3 or 4 days and showcases some the best places around Vancouver and Vancouver Island.

Highlights include:


Here's a nice video of some of the Nature you can experience at Vancouver Island.




Here's another great 'homemade' video of a traveller going from Vancouver to Vancouver Island:


Driving Directions from Vancouver / Powell River / Comox / Victoria / Vancouver
  1. Head west on King Edward Ave W toward Columbia St
  2. Take the 3rd right onto Cambie St N
  3. Slight left to stay on Cambie St N
  4. Continue onto Smithe St
  5. Turn right at Seymour St/BC-99 N (signs for British Colombia 99 N/Whistler N/Nanaimo N)Continue to follow Seymour St
  6. Take the 2nd left onto BC-99 N
  7. Take the exit toward North Vancouver/Capilano Canyon/Grouse Mountain
  8. Merge onto Marine Dr
  9. Turn left at Capilano Rd (signs for Capilano Road)
  10. Take the ramp onto Trans-Canada Hwy/BC-1 W
  11. Slight left at Ferry Ramp/Trans-Canada Hwy/BC-1 W
  12. Turn right
  13. Take the Horseshoe Bay, BC - Langdale, BC ferry
  14. Continue straight onto Ferry Ramp
  15. Turn left to stay on Ferry Ramp
  16. Continue onto Sunshine Coast Hwy/BC-101 N
  17. Turn left at Stewart Rd/Sunshine Coast Hwy/BC-101 N (signs for British Columbia 101 N/Gibsons Sechelt)
  18. Turn right at N Rd/Sunshine Coast Hwy/BC-101 N (signs for British Columbia 101 N/Gibsons Sechelt)
  19. Turn right at Gibsons Way/Sunshine Coast Hwy/BC-101 NContinue to follow Sunshine Coast Hwy/BC-101 N
  20. Turn left at Sunshine Coast Hwy/Wharf Ave/BC-101 N (signs for Powell River )Continue to follow Sunshine Coast Hwy/BC-101 N
  21. Take the Earls Cove, BC - Saltery Bay, BC ferry
  22. Continue straight onto Ferry Ramp
  23. Continue onto Sunshine Coast Hwy/BC-101 N
  24. Turn right at Fairmont St
  25. Fairmont St turns left and becomes Michigan Ave 176 km – about 4 hours 25 mins Powell River, BCCanada
  26. Head south on Michigan Ave toward Egmont St
  27. Take the 1st right onto Egmont St
  28. Turn right at Westview Ave
  29. Continue onto Wharf St
  30. Take the Comox, BC - Powell River, BC ferry
  31. Continue straight onto Ferry Ramp
  32. Continue onto Ellenor Rd
  33. Continue straight onto Anderton Rd
  34. Turn left at Comox Ave
  35. Take the 2nd right onto Church St
  36. Turn left at Beaufort Ave 39
  37. Head northwest on Beaufort Ave toward Church St
  38. Take the 1st right onto Church St
  39. Take the 1st left onto Comox Ave
  40. Turn left at W Island Hwy/BC-19 Alt S
  41. Turn left at Cliffe Ave/W Island Hwy/BC-19 Alt SContinue to follow W Island Hwy/BC-19 Alt S
  42. Turn right at Tsable Rd
  43. Take the 1st left onto Inland Island Hwy/BC-19 S
  44. Turn left at Northfield Rd (signs for Northfield Road)
  45. Turn right at Lancashire Ave 108 km – about 1 hour 30 mins Nanaimo, BCCanada
  46. Head east on Lancashire Ave toward Northfield Rd
  47. Turn left at Northfield Rd
  48. Turn left at Inland Island Hwy/Nanaimo Pkwy/BC-19 S (signs for Victoria)
  49. Take the Trans Canda Highway/BC-1 N ramp to Nanaimo /Cedar Road
  50. Merge onto Inland Island Hwy/Trans-Canada Hwy/BC-1 S/BC-19 SContinue to follow Trans-Canada Hwy/BC-1 S
  51. Slight right at Cobble Hill Rd (signs for Cobble Hill Road)
  52. Continue onto Shawnigan Lake Rd
  53. Continue onto Stowood Rd
  54. Continue onto E Shawnigan Lake Rd
  55. Turn right at Island Hwy/Trans-Canada Hwy/BC-1 S (signs for Victoria)Continue to follow Trans-Canada Hwy/BC-1 S
  56. Turn right at Pandora Ave 119 km – about 1 hour 51 mins Victoria, BCCanada
  57. Head west on Pandora Ave toward Broad St
  58. Take the 1st right onto Government St
  59. Turn right at Bay St
  60. Turn left at Blanshard St/Patricia Bay Hwy/BC-17 NContinue to follow Patricia Bay Hwy/BC-17 N
  61. Take the Swartz Bay, BC - Tsawwassen, BC ferry
  62. Continue straight onto Ferry Ramp/BC-17 N
  63. Turn right to stay on Ferry Ramp/BC-17 NContinue to follow BC-17 N
  64. Slight right to stay on BC-17 N
  65. Merge onto BC-99 N via the ramp to Richmond/Vancouver
  66. Take exit 41A for Marine Drive E
  67. Merge onto SW Marine Dr
  68. Turn left at Cambie St N
  69. Turn right at King Edward Ave W E 109 km – about 3 hours 5 mins Vancouver, BC Canada

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