Inn at Laurel Point
From the soothing sight of a mesmerizing harbor to the total tranquility…
A honeymoon on Vancouver Island puts you in touch with a sensational, gorgeous hybrid of untamed wilderness and pampered civilization. Part of the province of British Columbia, this large island sits just off of Canada’s west coast in the Pacific Ocean a few hours from the cities of Vancouver and Seattle. It’s a special destination allowing you to stay at a three-star hotel or resort while remote backcountry is literally right outside your doors. Within that mix is superb intrigue and excitement for lovers of activities as varied as deep-sea fishing or rainforest hikes, yet who also expect a romantic gourmet meal to wind down their day. Cities like Victoria, the thriving capital of British Columbia, are sprinkled here and there with restaurants and entertainment, but beyond the borders are countless natural spectacles, some out on their own, others within three provincial parks and the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve at Clayoquot Sound.
Whether you are exploring the dramatic coast or meandering through the beautiful heart of the island, dining becomes a showcase for excellent seafood and regional game such as duck and venison. The pace is a bit slower on Vancouver Island and the people love their cuisine as much as they do their environment, affording you a relaxed atmosphere to enjoy one another’s company over vintage British Columbian wines and local cheese fresh from an organic farm. From the multitude of isles scattered about that frame the main island to Cowichan Valley in the interior, finding the perfect combination of adventure and relaxation in an intoxicating world of majestic scenery means simply stepping onto Vancouver Island and preparing to be swept away.
A honeymoon on Vancouver Island is all about the love of outdoors and wildlife. As the largest island in the Pacific Ocean east of New Zealand at nearly 300 miles long and 50 miles wide, Vancouver Island’s rainforests, rugged beaches, cities, farmlands and artistic communities offer breathtaking scenery and sophisticated culture to showcase a very unique way of life. From spas to kayaking, you can literally do it all here if nature is calling you.