Getting tourist information right before and even during your vacation on Vancouver Island, British Columbia can really help you benefit from the most up-to-date details about the region you are visiting.  Visitor Centres located throughout the Island, which are denoted by the province-wide blue and yellow information signs, are there to aid tourists in finding regional information. 

Tourism Vancouver Island, which covers Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands and also the coastal areas of the mainland between Moses and Bute Inlets, is the official destination marketing organization for Vancouver Island. Tourists can order free information guides, sign up to receive bi-monthly newsletters on exciting new attractions and seasonal activities, and view Tourism Vancouver Island's virtual guides at If you have any travel related questions, you can e-mail Tourism Vancouver Island at

British Columbia's official tourism website is, and it can be quite useful, especially if you are visiting other areas within the province.

For information on visiting Canada from the U.S. and other countries, see TripAdvisor's Inside Page on Canada: Crossing the Border.