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Welcome to Vancouver Island BC I’m here to learn about Canada’s indigenous First Nations culture and to explore some of the area’s natural treasures. My first stop, Quadra Island and the beautiful First Nations owned Tsa Kwa Luten Lodge. Decorated with native art from the area plus wildlife like deer, eagles, and seals nearby. Sea kayaking is a popular sport here with tons of coastline to explore. My road trip was organized by Canada by Design. Basically they plan a loose itinerary for you with accommodation, rental car, and a few key activities. This gives you the freedom to move at your own pace and create your own adventure. Time to find some whales! In telegraph cove I met with Mike Willie, owner of Sea Wolf Adventures, for a whale watching and cultural experience. We saw humpback whales and visited the U’mista cultural center to learn about First Nations potlatch ceremonies that were banned by the early Canadian government. Some traditional masks and artifacts have been returned to the area after being confiscated and sold off to art collectors during the ban. Look at that. It’s goats on a roof! This is Cathedral Grove in McMillan Provincial park. Some of these trees are over 800 years old. Finally I was off to the laid-back surf town of Tofino, located on the West coast of Vancouver Island. I tried a little cold water surfing at Chesterman’s Beach, Then took a whale-watching and hot springs tour with Remote Passages.


Mayday · August 3, 2017 at 2:32 pm

He returns!

UK love.


Colorscream · August 3, 2017 at 2:32 pm

I really enjoy your videos.

Qris TV · August 3, 2017 at 3:19 pm

awsome thanks4share

Liane Bubs · August 3, 2017 at 3:57 pm

"I'm exploring Vancouver Island, first stop…Quadra (a totally different) Island!" 😀

But Van Island is my home – so I'm glad you had a great visit!

Viaje Por Conta · August 4, 2017 at 2:31 am

Love your vlogs. Super cool. Congrats ☺️

James Fricker II · August 4, 2017 at 3:01 am

Fantastic work, Matt! Looks awesome. This is really well put together.

Barefoot Vlog · August 7, 2017 at 3:53 pm

Vancouver island is stunning. Gotta make some plans to head up. Thanks for sharing.

Orca Trip · August 8, 2017 at 4:41 am

Thanks for sharing!

Grande Ourse · August 9, 2017 at 11:35 pm

Two days and I'll be there. Or is it three?

Finding Happy · August 11, 2017 at 12:03 pm

Wow you packed in a lot! Awesome 🙂

RC Jan56 · August 12, 2017 at 8:03 am

Hei…i`m sitting in Norway up North watching your videos…most impressive i must say…fantastic nature in Canada and you do great job showing us different parts of the world…love it..

Traveling exotics · August 21, 2017 at 7:53 pm

Beautiful place, nice !

Thomas Bein · August 27, 2017 at 3:26 pm

Nice! Did you have any issues flying your drone there?

Vitekius · August 31, 2017 at 9:52 am

It a very beautiful video! And your English is clear! 😉👍

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Soja Family Travels · November 27, 2017 at 10:33 am

Our Around The World trip took us to Vancouver Island last month with many adventures for the Soja family! Great channel. Subscribed!

ShdwRenegade · January 17, 2018 at 3:35 pm

I live on the island in Victoria

SupremeVai · March 28, 2018 at 12:37 pm

What time of year was this?

katelynbertrand · April 1, 2018 at 8:50 pm

Just uploaded a short Vancouver Island video on my channel if anybody is interested in checking it out 🙂

tarny11 · April 29, 2018 at 8:43 am

Good video. I'm thinking of going for 5 days . I been told five days is enough to see everything. Will use public transport

Tidepods Yeeet · May 22, 2018 at 1:24 am

I’ve been there for the summer I always go to the pne but I live in port Hardy

Tidepods Yeeet · May 22, 2018 at 1:26 am

And that’s my culture I know all masks and I live close to telegraph cove

zach williams · October 5, 2018 at 4:24 am

Wish i had a life like you. Instead of killing myself in this city environment

watch my Videos · October 13, 2018 at 3:06 am

Hello, I am thinking about going there in the end of October, is it a good idea? or will I be getting cold weather, ice, rain, snow and closed roads?
I also want to rent a car there, I guess the Victoria international airport should have it.
any ideas? should I not go there?

MarieLin · February 23, 2019 at 12:08 am

I used to live there. It's breathtaking 🙂

Steffany K · March 26, 2019 at 7:44 pm

where exactly is 1:16 ??

Dutch · April 24, 2019 at 5:58 am

I live there

Elaine Sommers · June 4, 2019 at 10:25 pm

I moved here 4 years ago and have sadly watched as Ford, Chev, GMC,
Nissan, Toyota and Dodge have slowly turned this island paradise into a
giant monster truck rally….Ford and Dodge being the worst offenders.
They have dumped thousand and thousands of huge, dangerous pick up
trucks all over the island without any thought to anything but the
bottom line of their businesses and share holders. Except for the
flexing of a possible diminished sexual muscle by the short, baseball
cap wearing, mirrored sun glass wearing, unshaven trolls who drive these
trucks, and the elderly people who got sucked into buying one of these
because some fast talking salesman told them they were getting a deal
on something that will have great resale value……not sure how that
works if there are more of them than customers to buy them……I and
many others cannot see the need to have one of these trucks. Add to the
this the fact that the majority of the people driving them barely
passed their driving test so letting them have control of such a
dangerous vehicle is totally irresponsible, The owners race, bully and
threaten other drivers with something so big that it can easily drive
over a smaller car with ease and injure of kill the occupants of the
smaller car. We've witnessed these trucks racing through neighborhoods
and school zones where there are small children playing and walking and
moving at high rates of speed as such that if they were to hit a child
the child would not stand a chance. The driver probably wouldn't even
know they had run over the child and killed them. It's disgusting and
shameful that Ford and Dodge and the rest are allowed to do this to
us.There is no need for these gas guzzling, emission spewing monster
trucks to be rolling our lovely island into the ground. I agree that
it's acceptable if they are needed to conduct business with but to
witness one of these monstrosities rampaging through the woods followed
by a dozen idiots on dirt bikes, chewing up the trails and filling the
air with dirt and gas fumes is unacceptable and heart breaking to any
reasonable person who cares about the environment. Perhaps it's time the
government put restrictions on these trucks. Business only. Ban them
from all other use except business……please….before it's too late
because if you look, everywhere you turn, you feel like you are
surrounded by these trucks….parking lots, parks, school parking lots,
side street….they are all over the place being driven recklessly and
carelessly and we're running out of time. The damage to the wooded areas
and the air will quickly become irreversible and if a child is injured
or heaven forbid, killed….then it will truly be too late.

zeidlove09 · June 14, 2019 at 2:03 pm

Canada is beautiful eh,

汉服百度 Hanfu Colorful · July 21, 2019 at 7:04 am

2:53 Stunning view!

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