Traveler resources in Vancouver Island

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  • Toni
    Edmonton, Canada1,617 contributions
    Stopped and toured around.
    Great history of Sooke and the island.
    Its by donation so please make sure you donate.
    The history of pacific graveyard was very sad to know ma y lost their lives on ships.
    Written April 9, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Terri L
    Austin, TX212 contributions
    These volunteers have local knowledge and lots of brochures. They even called several places to see if any boats were going out (too windy...).
    Written June 1, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • spud0018
    Mississauga, Canada690 contributions
    Good quick stop to pick up maps of the area, get park passes and get information on current conditions. Helpful knowledgeable staff. Decent washroom facilities available as well.
    Written August 2, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Darlene T
    2 contributions
    The center is well stocked with lots of maps, materials and books, and the person at the co7nter was very helpful!
    Written June 29, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • DisneyDarwin
    Spring, TX1,110 contributions
    We hiked to South Beach, right beside the visitor center. The building and views all around are wonderful, so I can only imagine hanging out on their porch would be grand. We enjoyed a brief ranger talk in the parking lot, and hope they can renovate and return this unit to service.
    Written June 20, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • tony l
    Vancouver, Canada2,866 contributions
    Very knowledgeable and happy staff , feel to stay in town for more days ! I love foods , they really know their local restaurants and Bars ! very professional . dedicated to the tourism visitors !
    Written May 26, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • chickandbeast
    Southgate, Canada8,523 contributions
    Tourism Naniamo Welcome Centre Nanaimo British Columbia was very helpfulmwith free maps and information.
    Written July 13, 2018
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Karolee G
    Victoria, Canada31 contributions
    Was here facilitating a few courses. The staff were wonderful helping us with technology and more tables, chairs. Great experience.
    Written September 1, 2019
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • dawntop
    Parksville, Canada149 contributions
    This is a small centre, but it has lots of good travel information They also have various touristy tee shirts, etc.
    Written October 6, 2020
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Bkbak
    Tempe, AZ1,353 contributions
    It's wonderful to have a Visitor's Center in the center of a downtown heavily visited area! There are lots of brochures one can pick up. Some even have coupons in them. The staff attempted to make ticket purchases for us for the BC Museum at a discount but the two systems aren't compatible so it ended up wasting our time. It is currently closed two days of the week of which I don't know if it's because of COVID or not. Seems like it should be open every day.
    Written October 23, 2021
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Mike
    Newport Beach, CA1,078 contributions
    The lady who works there goes to other "Visitors Centers" and gets info. She kknows everything about the area. She is a jewel.
    Written August 7, 2019
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • John P
    Chicago, IL124 contributions
    Though we have been coming to the Parksville area for years, we always make a point of stopping in at the Visitor Centre for the latest information. In a park-like setting with ample parking and adjacent to the Parksville museum, the Centre is a bright space that contains materials on lodging, dining, attractions, and entertainment as well as maps and a small selection of area related gifts. As any traveller is aware, the most important aspect of any visitor center is the personnel. When we last stopped by in late May, the young woman behind the counter couldn't have been friendlier and more helpful. If you are new to the area, or know your way around but would like the latest information, a stop at the Parksville Centre is a must.
    Written May 23, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Debbie C
    Bristol, UK74 contributions
    My husband & I are from England and we visited the centre in Chemainus just a few days ago as we wanted to know where to go & what to see in the area. I cannot highly recommend enough Melody Smythies & Michaela who were both very friendly & helpful on so many levels. They gave us the information & maps we needed for things to see and places to eat. We thoroughly loved seeing the Chemainus Murals located all around the town. Thanks, ladies, for giving us a great start to our North America trip!
    Written May 13, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Littleshakeapeare
    Oracle56 contributions
    The people here were so helpful. They had great maps and lots of recommendations for things to see, resturants and things to do (like bear tours fishing, etc.)
    Written July 22, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • tony l
    Vancouver, Canada2,866 contributions
    First time on the Island , this place must visit , a great resources for every thing you want to know from hotels , restaurants , out door adventure , road constructions and the staff very friendly and knowledgeable about the island lovely ocean views from the parking lot !
    Written July 16, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
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