It sure isn’t hard to find events around Vancouver Island in the summer. Some events take place on the main island and others in the surrounding islands, accessible by boat or ferry. There are festivals (both online and in-person this year), nature treks, music and shows, and even a medicine retreat.
Pasley Island & Howe Sound Kayak Tour
Fri., Jul. 2, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The Pasley Island group is a beautiful archipelago of eight islands tucked between Bowen and the Sunshine Coast. During the tour, we weave in and out of the Paisleys, paddling among seals and watching the bald eagles soar overhead. A cafe box lunch is provided that we eat on a beach.
Gambier Island Food Festival
Sat., Jul. 3, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
We invite you to join us at the 1st annual Gambier Island Food Festival. Hosted by the Gambier Island Farmers Market.
SUP Shoreline Tour on Bowen Island
Sun., Jul. 4, 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Offered through Bowen Island Sea Kayaking, departing from Snug Cove we head either north towards Finisterre Island in view of the Coastal Range and the Lions or heads south along the rugged coastline towards Apodaca Beach, Bowen’s only Marine Park. We go at pace suitable for SUPs and the group’s abilities. This tour is suitable for adults and youth aged 14+ with some SUP experience. If you’ve never tried SUP before, please start with the 2-HOUR LESSON.
We start with on-land instruction to ensure that you are comfortable and confident before launching. Our guide to paddler ratio is max 1:6 ensuring your safety on and off the water. We launch directly from our docks at Bowen Island Marina. Your guide will help set up your board and safety equipment before heading out.
Vancouver Island Musicfest (virtual)
Fri., Jul. 9 – Sun., Jul. 11
Vancouver Island MusicFest is an annual summer event featuring musical acts that range from bluegrass, blues, reggae, folk, rock, country, hip-hop, and more. This year, they are offering 25 hours of programming online. Purchase tickets, enter raffles, and return to their website day-of to catch the show.
Family Camp – Gambier Island
Thu., Jul. 29, 5:00 p.m. – Mon., Aug. 2, 4:59 p.m.
This Summer at Camp Latona join us over the weekend for a weekend away from the city. Bring the whole family for unique weekend adventures. All ages welcome.
Earth & Soul Medicine Retreat – Bowen Island
Fri., Jul. 30, 5:00 p.m. – Mon., Aug. 2, 2:00 p.m.
You are invited to step out of your everyday life…. immersing yourself in nature and connecting in sisterhood for 4 days and 3 nights. There will be plenty of time to heal, connect, relax, recharge and create.
Attending one of these events around Vancouver Island and need a place to stay? Check out the wide range of vacation rentals from Breakaway Vacations.