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Destination Guide: Vancouver Island

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Destination Guide: Vancouver Island

When you think of Canada, ice hockey comes to mind before golf.

In Vancouver Island, located in the southwest corner of British Columbia, that's not necessarily the case.

With the warmest climate in Canada, your golf clubs spend more time at the golf course than in the closet here. And with more than 50 golf courses -- from country clubs to public facilities -- Vancouver Island is a top golf vacation destination in Canada. Arbutus Ridge Golf Club, near Victoria, is among the top plays. It boasts three of the best finishing holes on Vancouver Island, highlighted by the par-3 17th, a 213-yard island green.

After going for birdies on the golf course, you can see them -- and plenty of other wildlife -- off the course. More than a million birds migrate on the Pacific Flyway each year, and thousands stop over at Vancouver Island. Whale watching is also big up and down the 3,500-kilometer coastline of Vancouver Island, and no region in British Columbia matches Vancouver Island for easy access to fresh and saltwater fishing (700 lakes, 160 rivers and 890 streams).

The fishing is fantastic here -- and so is the seafood. There are plenty of dining options. And the area boasts so many fine wineries, you could call it California north.

Winery tours are among the many attractions at Vancouver Island. Visitors should also check out the Quw'utsun' Cultural and Conference Centre in Duncan and explore the art of British Columbia's storied First Nations. There are many museums -- including the Royal British Columbia Museum -- that showcase the history of British Columbia.

What about your hockey fix? Well, you can visit the world's largest hockey stick and puck at the Cowichan Community Centre in Duncan.

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Crown Isle Golf Course
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Courtenay $29
Green Acres Golf Course
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Victoria $6.99
Cove Links Golf Course
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Delta $12
Cowichan Golf & Country Club
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Duncan $15
Pender Harbour Golf Club Madeira Park $27
Prospect Lake Golf Course Victoria $15 - $22
Cottonwood Golf Course Nanaimo $20 - $55
Longlands Par-3 Golf Course
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Comox $6
Fairwinds Golf Club
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Nanoose Bay $59
Quadra Island Golf Club Quathiaski Cove $20 - $25
Arrowsmith Golf & Country Club
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Qualicum Beach $15
Gabriola Golf & Country Club Gabriola Island $25 - $28
Comox Golf Club Comox $16 - $22
Cedar Park Resort
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Port McNeill $6
Glacier Greens Golf Club
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Comox $20
Hollies Golf Course Port Alberni $18
Long Beach Golf Club Ucluelet $24
Rainbow's End Golf Course
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Sayward $10
Mount Douglas Golf Course
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Victoria $9
Metchosin Golf & Country Club
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Victoria $10
Juan De Fuca Parks Golf Club
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Victoria $4.99
Ardmore Golf Course Sidney $15 - $45
Sunnydale Golf & Country Club
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Courtenay $10
March Meadows Golf Course Honeymoon Bay $25
Arbutus Ridge Golf & Country Club Cobble Hill $22 - $82
Bear Mountain Golf & Country Club - Valley Victoria $69 - $129
Pender Island Golf & Country Club
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Pender Island $10
Bay at Cordova Bay Golf Course Victoria $45 - $118
Qualicum Beach Memorial Golf Club Qualicum Beach $46
Cordova Bay Ridge Golf Course Victoria $15
Sechelt Golf Club Sechelt $30
Duncan Meadows Golf & Country Club North Cowichan N/A
Furry Creek Golf & Country Club Furry Creek $39 - $89
Morningstar Golf Club Parksville $30.00 - $78.78
Mulligans Golf Club Courtenay $10 - $14
Highland Pacific Golf Course Victoria $45 - $64
Olympic View Golf Club Victoria $23 - $85
Bear Mountain Golf & Country Club - Mountain Victoria $75 - $149
Eaglecrest Golf Club Qualicum Beach $28 - $78
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