You take another sip from your thermos and look out onto the waters of the Strait of Georgia, shining bright emerald in the morning light. Then you prop your heels up on the footrest and admire the deeply green forests on the other side, the branches of mighty trees waving ‘hello’ as the train rolls past.
Remembering that you’ll soon be arriving in Nanaimo, you smile with anticipation at the afternoon of kayaking you have planned. Maybe you’ll even spot a bald eagle soaring in the distance...
Mild skies, green landscapes, easy travel time
The Victoria-Courtenay train makes a 4½-hour journey north along the Strait of Georgia from Victoria, at the southern tip of Vancouver Island, to Courtenay. You’ll be amazed by the spectacular gorge and forested coastal islands that will appear in your window!
Day trippers and serious backpackers like to hop on and off the train to experience the charm of communities like Qualicum Beach or Chemainus, or strike off into the depths of the rain forest in Pacific Rim National Park and the West Coast Trail.
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Discover the best of both worlds at the Georgian Court. Conveniently located in Vancouver’s downtown core, steps away from bustling Robson Street and across the street from GM Place events and BC Place events, this 180 room jewel provides deluxe hotel amenities, ample business tools and superb dining.
Centrally located on prestigious Robson Street in the heart of Vancouver’s entertainment district; only steps away from some of the finest entertainment, dining and attractions including BC Place Stadium and GM Place – home of the Vancouver Canucks!
Putting the best of Vancouver at your doorstep – fine dining, shopping and entertainment; surrounded by beautiful False Creek, close to the beach, a mini-ferry / auto ride will take you to the popular Granville Island with its colourful market and marina.
North Vancouver’s full-service landmark hotel, cradled beneath the majestic North Shore mountains; just 15 minutes from downtown Vancouver and 90 minutes from Whistler; close to all major attractions, like Capilano Suspension Bridge, Grouse Mountain, North Shore mountain bike trails and Park Royal Mall.
700 Old Lillooet Road, North Vancouver, BC V7J 2H5
This historic, boutique-style hotel offers comfort, style and value in an exceptional downtown location; immediate access to many of the city’s hot spots and tourist attractions including the Cruise Ship Terminal, Robson Street shopping and historic Gastown.
Downtown Vancouver’s most comfortable extended stay apartment styled accommodation; suites are 786 to 4,000 sq ft and boast panoramic views, close to shopping, restaurants, nightlife and major tourist destinations including Yaletown; walk to the ocean, jog along the seawall or take a mini-ferry across to Granville Island.
The only all furnished 2 bedroom apartment styled hotel in downtown Vancouver; suites are 800 to 1,000 sq ft, ideal for extended stays in the city; just minutes away from the city’s business & entertainment districts, best restaurants, shops and attractions including Granville Island and beautiful English Bay.
Downtown Vancouver’s friendliest travel apartments – studio and one-bedroom suites; centrally located in the popular West End district placing you at the doorstep of shops, businesses, restaurants and attractions including world famous Stanley Park and Canada Place.
Among the elite of North Vancouver motel accommodations, the Grouse Inn is situated at the foot of the peaceful and scenic north shore mountains. We offer you quality, warmest comfort, personal service and a convenient location that will be appreciated. We hope your stay with us will be the best and most enjoyable stay ever at a motel anywhere.
Situated on the scenic Gorge Waterway, just 5 minutes from Victoria’s beautiful Inner Harbour; experience the charm, comfort and warmth of home; friendly staff, serene surroundings and spacious rooms create a welcoming atmosphere for families, business travellers and groups.
Located in the heart of beautiful and historical downtown Victoria; easy walking distance to many popular attractions (Chinatown, Antique Row and Government Street), parks & gardens, specialty shops and boutiques; just a short drive from world famous Butchart Gardens; family suites available.
Perfectly located in downtown on Victoria’s beautiful Inner Harbour; close to restaurants, shopping, harbour-to-harbour seaplanes and attractions including the Parliament Buildings, Royal BC Museum and Convention Centre; across the street from Clipper and Coho Ferries Terminal; parks and beaches nearby.
Overlooking Nanaimo’s Inner Harbour, this charming “heritage” boutique style hotel blends “old world class” with all the modern conveniences to make your stay a comfortable and memorable one! You will be 5 minutes from Departure Bay ferry terminal, 20 minutes from Duke Point terminal and across from Seaplane companies in Nanaimo’s Inner Harbour.