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From paddling on the Georgia Strait to mountaineering up Mount Arrowsmith, fishing in Campbell to ocean kayaking the Broughton Archapelago, to whale watching off the coast of Victoria, to snowboarding Mount Washington or hiking the North Coast Trail, Vancouver Island is the ultimate outdoor destination. With over 12,000 square miles of rugged and idyllic terrain and arguably the best climate in Canada, Vancouver Island is the place to go to enjoy the Great Outdoors.

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Steelhead Fishing Vancouver Island new

http://www.steelheadfishingvancouverisland.com/

Freshwater fishing adventure on beautiful south Vancouver Island with iGuideBC targeting winter steelhead, brown trout and rainbow trout.

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Adventures Horne Lake popular

http://www.hornelake.com/caving_programs.htm

9 out of 10 stars (1 vote)

Voted "Best Natural Outdoor Site in BC" by Attractions Canada! Thrilling underground trips range from mild to wild. Hourly guided tours, crystal-filled rooms, fossils, marble passages, even rappel an underground waterfall! Camping available, canoe / kayak rentals.

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Mount Washington Alpine Resort popular

http://www.mountwashington.ca/

9 out of 10 stars (1 vote)

Mount Washington Alpine Resort, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada. Explore the mile high alpine at Mount Washington Alpine Resort. Vancouver Island's largest year round resort playground for mountain bikers, hikers, skiers and snowboarders

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Pacific Rainforest Adventures popular

http://www.rainforestnaturehikes.com/

7 out of 10 stars (2 votes)

Guided Nature Tours Vancouver Island BC, Ancient Rainforest Tours, Vancouver Island Wine Tours, Whale Watching Tours and Native Cultural Tours on Vancouver Island since 1999

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Pacific Surf School popular

http://www.pacificsurfschool.com/

10 out of 10 stars (2 votes)

Learn to surf and catch the experience in Tofino! Hang out with our coastal crew and learn to surf on the beautiful beaches of Tofino on Vancouver Island's rugged West Coast.

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Seaward Kayaks popular

http://www.seawardkayaks.com/

Seaward handcrafts safe, strong and seaworthy performance, ocean, touring and sea kayaks ?including Foster kayaks- in composite and Zy-Tx thermoform materials. A leader in innovation and safety.

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Telegraph Cove Resort popular

http://www.telegraphcoveresort.com/

Voted one of the ten best "towns" in Canada to visit by travel writers (as published in Harrowsmith Magazine), Telegraph Cove is tucked away on the eastern coast of Northern Vancouver Island in one of the last virtually untouched areas of the North American continent

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Wild Pacific Trail popular

http://www.wildpacifictrail.com/

10 out of 10 stars (1 vote)

Located in the District of Ucluelet is a seven phase trail system skirting the rugged cliffs and shoreline of the westcoast of Vancouver Island. Overlooking Barkley Sound and the Broken Group Islands to the east and the open Pacific Ocean to the south and west

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A Fishing Charter in Ucluelet BC

http://www.fishingbc.net

Fishing Charters from Ucuelet BC are a great way to take a vacation. Vancouver Island's west coast has very productive salmon and halibut fishing and we will help get you the fish of your dreams!

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Adrena Line Zipline Adventure Tours

http://www.adrenalinezip.com/

Experience an exhilarating ride up to 60km/hr as you soar up to 150 feet off the ground on eight scenic zipline courses ranging from 150 feet to an unforgettable 1000 feet.

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Arrowsmith Mountain Bike Club

http://www.arrowsmithmtbclub.com/

Arrowsmith Mountain Bike club hosting Hammerfest and the Epic Rowbothan Lake Challenge - rides Sunday morning and Wednesday evenings

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Backroads Mapbooks

http://www.backroadmapbooks.com/main/index.html

A must for every Vancouver Island adventure, the backroads mapbooks show great resources and details of every corner of the Island

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BC Parks

http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/index.html

Provincial Park website for all of BC, includes campgrounds, day use parks, marine parks, group campgrounds.

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Brant Wildlife Festival

http://www.brantfestival.bc.ca/

This celebration of nature includes eco-tours, wildlife photography and learning to bird for the whole family. Dates from March and April each year, according to the migration of the Brant Goose

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Campbell River Whale Watching & Adventure Tours

http://www.campbellriverwhalewatching.com

Campbell River Whale Watching invites you to experience some of the most spectacular Orca Killer Whale watching and Wildlife viewing in the world. You will experience 5 unique sets of Tidal Rapids on the only tour of it's kind in the world when you tour with Campbell River Whale Watching and Adventure Tours, Campbell river B.C. You can take a Grizzly Tour, go Orca Whale Watching, see Bald Eagles, experience the life of Seals and Sea Lions on an adventure tour of a lifetime

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Coast Mountain Expeditions

http://www.coastmountainexpeditions.com

Sea Kayaking British Columbia and BC Kayak Tours Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

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Coastal British Columbia

http://www.coastalbc.com/

Coastal British Columbia - surfing, windsurfing, rock climbing, skateparks, diving, caving, mountainbike, accommodation, ect - internet resources and ezine for outdoor pursuits on Vancouver Island and coastal British Columbia, Canada

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Coastal Wilderness Adventures

http://www.coastwild.com/contact.htm

Campbell River British Columbia Salmon Fishing Charters, fly fishing, freshwater fishing, fishing in Nootka Sound bc, Salmon, trout, steelhead, fly fishing. Campbell River, Gold River, Nootka Sound, Stuart Island, BC

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Critter Cove

http://www.crittercove.com

We're in Nootka Sound, on the West Coast of Vancouver Island, near the town of Gold River. There is a range of accommodation from deluxe beach cottage that comes with a fishing boat, to floating bunkhouse style rooms where you bring your own bedding and boat. We have a restaurant, and sell boat gas. We have great salmon fishing in summer in calm protected inside waters or on the open West Coast outside water.

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Dolphins Resort - Campbell River

http://www.dolphinsresort.com/

Fishing resort and lodge located on Vancouver Island in Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada.

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Eagle Eye Adventures

http://www.eagleeyeadventures.com/

Relax in comfort aboard safe, fast, coastguard approved 28? zodiac type boats that will transport you from the humdrum of everyday life to the magic of Desolation sound, Discovery Islands and Johnstone Strait

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Forest Coach Tours

http://forestbustours.com/

Bus tours and charters on Vancouver Island B.C.

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Goldstream Provincial Park

http://www.goldstreampark.com/

Just 17 kilometers from downtown Victoria, Goldstream Provincial Park lies amid the splendour of an old-growth temperate rain forest. There you can see a world class salmon-spawning stream with thousands of Chum Salmon returning between October and December. It doesn't stop there. During this amazing time of year you can visit the park and it's always-changing Visitor Centre. The centre is named after Freeman King, an early naturalist who probably reached more children than any other naturalist on Vancouver Island. The centre is at the mouth of the river, overlooking the Goldstream estuary, nestled among giant black cottonwoods and red alder trees.

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Gulf Islands Cruising School

http://www.cruising.bc.ca

Boat & Navigation Courses for Sail Boat & Power Boat Operators. Learn from the company that has been teaching boating safety since 1980. PCOC and VHF radio examiner Free boating information

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Hilmark Boats

http://www.hilmarkboats.com/

Builders of Elegant, Handcrafted Wooden Boats, Tyee Rowboats, Daysailers, and Row Boat Accessories

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Hurricane Jack Adventures

http://www.hurricanejackadventures.com/

Campbell River whale watching tours, marine adventure, killer whales, orca, grizzly bears, black bears, eagles, seals, sea lions, pacific whiteside dolphins.

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Island Alpine Guides

http://www.islandalpineguides.com/

Welcome To Island Alpine Guides. Vancouver Island’s premier Alpine Guiding outfit, and your ticket to exploring the spectacular and wild Alpine regions of Vancouver Island and BC’s Coast Ranges.

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Island Fisherman Magazine

http://www.islandfishermanmagazine.com/

Fishing Vancouver Island – Island Fisherman Magazine – Covering Fresh & Saltwater Angling For BC

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Kingfisher Wilderness Adventures

http://www.kingfisher.ca/

Sea kayaking tours of Northern Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Kayak with orcas, humpback whales and sea otters

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Living Oceans Society

http://www.livingoceans.org/

Living Oceans Society is Canada’s largest organization focusing exclusively on marine conservation issues. We are based in Sointula, a small fishing village on the Central Coast of British Columbia. Living in a coastal community, we are reminded each day that it’s not just about the fish—it’s about the fish and the people. Living Oceans Society believes that people are part of the environment and that by protecting the B.C. coastal ecosystem, we can build sustainable communities today and for our children.

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Lizard Adventure Travel

http://www.LizardAdventureTravel.com

10 out of 10 stars (1 vote)

Lizard Adventure Travel is a locally owned and operated travel company, offering nature-based day trips and wine tours within Victoria and to surrounding Regional-Provincial Parks and National Historic Sites. 'Nature-based' means that we get the participants off the bus and into direct contact with the natural surroundings through various measures: walking, hiking, swimming, kayaking, sailing, wine-tasting and much more! We also offer Corporate Team-Building Events and Bus Charters (24 passenger bus).

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Mamro Adventures

http://www.mamro.com/

Pacific North West liveaboard diving expeditions.

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Mile High News

http://milehigh.ca/

Mount Washington BC News, Info, Accommodations and Real Estate Mount Washington Alpine Resort: Vancouver Island's Best kept secret. Where else in the world can you ski in the morning, and golf or fish in the afternoon?

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Mothership Adventures

http://mothershipadventures.com/

Sea kayak adventure tour, with luxury Mothership, kayaking the Great Bear Rainforest, kayaking in Killer whale, orca habitat, in the Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada wilderness

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Mount Cain Alpine Park

http://www.mountcain.com/

Situated on the north end of Vancouver Island, Mount Cain offers a unique experience to skiers, snowboarders and backcountry skiers. At Mount Cain you'll find deep powder, 21 runs, with 1499 vertical feet of terrain. We're open three days a week (weekends and select Mondays) which permits the powder to accumulate all week. Mt. Cain has few line-ups and the welcoming atmosphere of a family oriented mountain. Mount Cain has the highest base elevation of any coastal ski hill in BC, Alaska and Washington State. Our peak elevation is second only to Whistler.

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Moutcha Bay Resort - Nootka Sound BC

http://www.moutchabay.com

Moutcha Bay is your gateway to the magnificent Nootka Sound on the west coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. We are strategically located at the head of Tlupana Inlet providing you with easy access by boat to the best salmon fishing and marine / eco adventures on the west coast of BC in Nootka Sound

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Nature Trust of BC

http://www.naturetrust.bc.ca/

The Nature Trust is dedicated to the conservation of habitats and the naturally occurring plants and animals they nurture as well as areas of ecological significance and scenic beauty within British Columbia.

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North Island Day Trippers

http://www.islanddaytrippers.com/

North Island Daytrippers is a local hiking company based out of Port McNeill, located on the northern end of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. We specialize in day hikes to the west coast of northern Vancouver Island, from Winter Harbor to San Josef Bay, and beaches in between.

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Pacific Rim Whale Festival

http://www.pacificrimwhalefestival.com/

Annual whale watching festival in mid-March. Each spring the entire North American population of Pacific Grey Whales migrate along the west coast of Vancouver Island, B.C. An estimated 22,000 grey whales make the 16,000 km round-trip journey between their mating and calfing lagoon

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Pictures from Northern Vancouver Island

http://www.northern-vancouver-island.com

Pictures from the great outdoors destination northern Vancouver Island.

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Puddlegear

http://www.puddlegear.com

Puddlegear is PVC and Phthalate free raingear that will help any child get out into the great outdoors. Designed in Sweden sold by an active family in BC Puddlegear is quality from form to function, durable down to the last snap and buckle! Light breathable polyurethane fabric is sustainable compared to traditional raingear fabrics. Without toxic plastic your children will not increase their toxic load. Kids love the bright colours and comfortable designs- Parents and teachers love that it keeps kids dry and comfortable in the great outdoors! Visit our website... www.puddlegear.com

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Puntledge RV Campground

http://www.puntledgerv.com/

The Puntledge RV Campground is located in the traditional territory of the Comox First Nation and provides a safe, natural, family camping experience which incorporates the historic and cultural traditions of the Comox People. Located adjacent to the Puntledge River, a five minute walk from downtown Courtenay.

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Quadra Island Adventure Centre

http://www.islandadventurecentre.com/

Have some adventurous fun! Go whale watching, kayak the beautiful Discovery Islands, go salmon fishing aboard a cruiser class boat, or go on an exciting tidal rapids adventure. The Island Adventure Centre is located at the Heriot Bay Inn, Quadra Island's adventure resort. Enjoy all Quadra Island has to offer.

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Quadra Island Kayaks

http://www.quadraislandkayaks.com/

For over ten years, Quadra Island Kayaks has been offering sea kayaking tours from the beautiful East side of Quadra Island, British Columbia. Quadra Island is located in one of the premier sea kayaking tour areas of Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

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Race Rocks Ecological Reserve

http://www.racerocks.com/

Race Rocks, off the coast of Victoria, live web cams, Marine Protected Area, Ecosystem,Tidal Energy, Race Rocks, webcams, remote control camera,Lester Pearson College, OceanQuest, Metchosin environment.

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Remote Passages Whale Watching

http://www.remotepassages.com/

Zodiac whale watching in Tofino, British Columbia, Canada west coast. Remote Passages whale watching tours from Tofino, BC, Vancouver Island, Canada. Whale watching / accommodation package

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Ridge Wilderness Adventures

http://ridgewilderness.com/

Ridge Wilderness Adventures offers Canoe Adventures, Canoe Lessons and First Aid Training. We are based in Maple Ridge, just outside Vancouver, as well as Comox on Vancouver Island. Our staff and equipment are all very portable, and we will travel anywhere in BC to do training, adventures, and courses for you!

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Salmon Eye Charters

http://www.salmoneye.net/

6 out of 10 stars (2 votes)

Salmon Eye Charters - Your BC Fishing Experts! Come salmon & halibut fishing on Vancouver Island for your ultimate fishing trip!

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Ski Tak Hut Ski and Snowboard Sales

http://www.skitakhut.com

Ski, Snowboard and alpine gear sales, service and repairs in Courtenay BC.

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Sooke Potholes

http://www.sookepotholes.com/

Sooke PotHoles Regional Park is a swimmers paradise located on the banks of the spectacular Sooke River. Enjoy the views, explore the trails or take a refreshing dip on a hot summer day! Just a 30 minute car ride beyond the urban core, the Sooke potholes are one of the more popular swimming spots in the capital region.

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South Island Mountain Bike Society

http://www.simbs.com/

Promoting Mountain Biking That is Environmentally Sound & Socially Responsible

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Spirit of the West Adventures - Sea Kayaking With Killer Whales

http://www.kayakingtours.com/

Our sea kayaking trips depart from our base on Quadra Island, BC home to some of the best sea kayaking on earth. Choose one of our sea kayaking tours around the Vancouver Island coast for your next kayak vacation

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Strathcona Park Lodge Outdoor Adventures

http://www.strathcona.bc.ca/

Adjacent to Strathcona Provincial Park, on Vancouver Island, B.C. Canada, Strathcona Park Lodge is a a wilderness resort offering customized holiday adventures for adults of all ages and families

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Stubbs Island Whale Watching

http://www.stubbs-island.com/

Orca (Killer) Whale Watching tours departing from Telegraph Cove on Northern Vancouver Island, British Columbia (BC), Canada. Stubbs Island Whale Watching cruises the calm, protected waters of Johnstone Strait and Blackfish Sound

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Subtidal Adventures, Whale Watching and Nature Cruises

http://www.subtidaladventures.com/

Visit with whales & watch the antics of sealions in the beauty of the Broken Group Islands, Pacific Rim National Park. Ucluelet's Original Tour Company on the scenic westcoast of Vancouver Island.

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The Eagles of Hornby Island

http://hornbyeagles.com/

10 out of 10 stars (1 vote)

The Eagles of Hornby Island is home to Doug Carrick and his eagle cam. Watch a live pair of Bald Eagles on their nest in Hornby Island BC Canada

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The Galloping Goose Trail

http://www.gallopinggoosetrail.com/

Hiking and biking trail from Victoria to Sooke, a rails-to-trails conversion, named after a 1920s gasoline powered passenger car that operated on this abandoned CNR line; now passes through urban, rural, and semi-wilderness landscapes.

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Tide Rip Grizzly Bear Tours

http://www.tiderip.com/

Day Trips to the Grizzly Bears in Knight Inlet, British Columbia, Canada from Telegragh Cove. Black Bears of the Broughton Archipelago. Birds of Mitlenatch Island, Campbell River, BC

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Tight Lines Fishing Charters

http://www.tightlinesfishing.ca

Visit Ucluelet, Vancouver Island ... Fish with Friends. Join us for an exciting Salmon or Halibut fishing charter aboard our custom 29' Grady White

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Tofino Whale Centre

http://tofinowhalecentre.com/

For more than two decades, The Whale Centre located in Tofino, British Columbia has offered whale watching, bear watching, bird watching and hot springs tours in Clayoquot Sound.

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Union Bay Dive and Kayak

http://www.seashelldiving.com/

Union Bay Dive & Kayak is your one stop adventure nirvana, catering to all ages and skill levels. Rent one of our Kayaks and cruise the beautiful coastlines of the islands or spend some type on the sandy beaches of Tree Island. We are a full service PADI DIVE CENTER offering everything from beginner scuba classes to professional level courses.

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Vancouver Island British Columbia Rainforest Tours

http://www.coastalrevelations.com

Discover the rainforest beyond the trees with a professional biologist trained by Interpretation Canada. Explore the widlife of Vancouver Island with interactive, multi-media tours. Let our guides illuminate the secrets of coastal British Columbia.

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Village of Tahsis

http://www.villageoftahsis.com/

Tahsis BC, Vancouver Island fishing charters, gateway to the protected waters of Nootka Sound fishing, diving, caving, hiking Nootka Trail, Tahsis business listings

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West Coast Fishing Charters

http://westcoastfish.com/

9 out of 10 stars (3 votes)

Incredible Salmon Fishing Charter and Halibut Fishing Charters in Ucluelet and Tofino on Vancouver Island - At Westcoast Fish Expeditions, we provide the highest quality Salmon and Halibut fishing charter off the coast of Ucluelet and Tofino on Vancouver Island.

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West Coast Outdoor Adventure

http://www.westcoastoutdoor.ca/

Providing Hobie kayaks & Bikes to rent. Only retail dealer of Hobie brand kayaks + sail 'yaks & SUPs in Victoria area in beautiful Sooke, BC, Canada

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up your media, your vancouver island apple technician

Up Your Media is Vancouver Island's mobile Apple computer specialist. Regularly scheduled service calls to the West Coast, Port Alberni, Duncan, Cumberland, Parksville Qualicum and Nanaimo. Macinstosh computer repairs, training, upgrades and support.