About Vanislander


Vanislander is a destination marketing and development organization located in Nanaimo, BC, Canada. Our primary purpose is to promote Vancouver Island as an ideal destination for green travellers.

Vanislander.com features recreation, travel, and tourism information to people who are planning to visit Vancouver Island or to those who are looking for a virtual tour of the island.

Our Goals

We help responsible tourism that:

  • Ensures a meaningful experience to Vancouver Island's visitors;
  • Raises their awareness about sustainability issues;
  • Minimizes negative environmental impacts of tourism and recreation on Vancouver Island;
  • Provides a greater understanding of local cultural and social issues;
  • Generates more significant economic benefits for local people;
  • Enhances the well-being of Vancouver Island's host community;
  • Promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion; and eventually,
  • Encourages respect between tourists and hosts, and builds local pride and confidence.

What We Offer

Visiting vanislander.com enables potential visitors to learn about the diversity of activities and environments Vancouver Island has to offer. We will provide you with all the information you need to plan a great visit. We try to collect comprehensive information about Vancouver Island based on our team's personal experiences, via library research, and through local businesses and visitor contributions. We try our best to provide you with helpful information about destinations, landmarks, and activities on Vancouver Island. However, we make no warranties, expressed or implied, concerning the accuracy, completeness, timeliness, fitness, or suitability of the information and data provided through our website, Vanislander.com. We strongly encourage visitors to our website to review our Terms of Service.

What You’ll Find on Vanislander.com

Suppose you ever wanted to experience the local side of our beautiful island or learn about different travel and recreation activities ranging from relaxation in one of our world-famous spas to the most hardcore adventures such as surfing the waves of the West Coast of Vancouver Island; in that case you’re in the right place.
Our website provides travel information about places to see and things to do on Vancouver Island, including but not limited to landmarks, destinations, iconic places, activates, local providers, and accommodation. The information provided on Vanislander.com is useful for visitors of all skill levels as well as local people. Using the most advanced web developing techniques, our travel experts and UX and UI engineers have designed an environment where you find what you are looking for through our advanced search system or classifications provided by our team.

Vanislander Tourism Industry Database

Vanislander.com features a tourism industry database including local industry operators in BC and those selling on Vancouver Island across Canada or offshore.
The following businesses appear on Vanislander.com:

  • Accommodation
  • Entertainment industry
  • Activities and tours
  • Online booking services
  • Transportation
  • Travel agents and airlines
  • Visitor information services


If you are an operator interested in having your business listed on Vanislander.com, please contact us using this online form for free. Our team will validate the information provided and will contact you via email, phone, or an in-person visit to your business.
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