If you ask around, people will tell you that their daffodils are starting to poke up. Crocuses are peeking out from underneath the cold, wet soil. It’s a time that signifies the beginnings of a new season, of awakenings. It’s time for spring.
And spring is especially miraculous on Vancouver Island. We bid a fond farewell to the nasty weather and welcome the whales, the bears and the birds as they migrate back from warmer skies and waters and wake from their winter slumbers.
There’s no time or place quite like it. That’s why we’re inviting you to shake off the cobwebs, pack up your family and enjoy these three adventures at Vancouver Island’s Special Places.
Itinerary 1: Victoria eco-adventure
Experience magnificent Orcas up-close and personal during a trip to beautiful Victoria BC. April and May offer exclusive opportunities to encounter resident and transient pods as they swim the waters near Southern Victoria. Brentwood Bay Resort & Spa is the perfect place to begin your week-long itinerary with their 2 night eco-adventure bed & breakfast package, featuring two nights in a luxurious OceanSuite, a gourmet 3-course breakfast for two each morning and a $100 certificate toward any eco-adventure activity.
Itinerary 2: For the birds
On the Comox River Estuary, Trumpeter Swans number in the thousands over the winter months. The majestic creatures, each standing up to four-feet tall with wingspans of seven feet, nest over the winter, heading to the extreme North of BC and Alaska during the summer months for breeding.
As the swans depart, the rare Brant Geese make a stop to rest in Parksville & Qualicum Beach during their annual migration from their winter habitat in Baja, California to their breeding grounds in the Arctic.
Experience the annual migration in style at the Beach Club Resort in Parksville. The Stay™ | For Spring package invites guests to book before April 30th (to stay between April 1st and May 31st) and save up to 15% on multiple nights’ accommodations.
Itinerary 3: Land and sea wildlife adventure
For our final leg of the journey, we join the whales again up North, this time joined by their cetaceous cousins, the Grey and Humpback whales. At Clayoquot Wilderness Resort, an amazing adventure in the wilds of Vancouver Island awaits. Horseback riding, whale watching, grizzly tours, this week long getaway is as wild as it gets.
These wild excursions offer a taste of the incredible experiences waiting for you and yours this spring on Vancouver Island. For more adventures, join us on the Special Places website, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter for great getaway ideas from Vancouver Island’s best!