You don’t have to leave the Island if you want to see one of CNN Travel’s 20 best places to visit in 2020.
“You could easily occupy an adventure-packed month there backpacking, camping and eating well. More manageable is an itinerary between two towns — the southern coastal paradise of Tofino and the capital, Victoria — with a five-hour, bear-sighting, picturesque drive in between,” David G. Allan wrote.
Allan describes Tofino as a pretty fishing village with excellent but affordable dining options.
“Or orient your Vancouver Island visit by activity or theme: romantic getaway, rugged outdoor adventure, First Nation art and culture, foodie pilgrimage, nature nirvana, surf safari or a combination,” Allan wrote.
Here is the full list of CNN Travel’s 20 places to visit in 2020, in alphabetical order:
1. Chile Lake District
2. Copenhagen, Denmark
3. The Dead Sea
6. Galway, Ireland
9. Kyushu, Japan
10. Paraty and Ilha Grande, Brazil
11. New Caledonia
12. São Tomé and Príncipe
13. St. Petersburg, Russia
14. Sri Lanka
16. Vancouver Island
17. Washington, D.C.
18. Wuppertal, Germany