Located north of Victoria on Vancouver Island, Cowichan offers an attractive temperate climate and is considered Canada’s only Maritime Mediterranean climate zone for mild year-round temperatures. The word Cowichan (Quw’utsun’) means ‘land warmed by the sun’ to the local Coast Salish First Nation and delivers excellent year-round golfing to visitors and locals alike.
Category: Golf Vacations
Planning a golf vacation to Vancouver Island and looking for some insider tips and hot spots for a terrific golf getaway? The Nanaimo and Parksville-Qualicum Beach area offers the perfect location to escape to “island time” and truly relax on your next golf vacation.
A golf vacation should be easy, relaxing, and stress-free. To help with the process, we’ve assembled 5 tips to ensure you have a great golf trip.
There’s nothing like a 72-hour golf getaway help you escape to island time and leave your worries behind. Luckily, Campbell River is a great option as a golf destination.
Hate to rush when it comes to a golf vacation? Does a weekend golf getaway to Vancouver Island never feel like enough? Then we invite you to play the the Vancouver Island Golf Trail, to delve deep with a 6-day golf vacation that lets you really explore the Island. Discover the benefits of “playing on island time” – that magical realm where you can rest, relax, see the sights, and rejuvenate.
If you’re anything like us, you’re always thinking about your next golf vacation. After all, golf isn’t just a sport: it’s a way of life. The Vancouver Island Golf Trail knows that, and knows just how to make the most of it. Not only does the Trail boast year-round golfing, but it also has the Island lifestyle to match.
Summertime, and the living is easy… Especially on Vancouver Island. The temperatures are warm but mild, the golf courses are in peak condition, the views are crystal clear, and the good times to be had – on and off the golf course – well, they are plentiful. As you will discover when you hear our tale of the many Vancouver Island trails.
Say ‘trails’ and most people immediately think hiking trails.
Wow – what a Masters! The excitement continues this week as Golf Channel featured the Vancouver Island Golf Trail.
Vancouver Island: Orcas, craft beer, Olympic View
Matt Ginella tries craft beer, goes orca whale watching, and plays golf at Olympic View Golf Club on Vancouver Island in Canada.
You could be forgiven for thinking that on the Vancouver Island Golf Trail it’s all about golf, all of the time. While that is true 90% of the time, given the magnificence of Vancouver Island, we’d be fools to ignore its many, many other charms. So we’re here to change your thinking and give you a unique way to explore Vancouver Island.
If, like most of us, you’re starting to feel golf fever of the worst kind, Andrew Penner’s recent article for Calgary Avenue has just the cure: “Quick and Easy Golf Getaways to Beat the Winter Blues”.
Seeking out sun and swings, Penner visited Scottsdale, Las Vegas and Vancouver Island, flying off to “where the grass is green, the flagsticks are flickering in the warm breeze adn the open-air restaurant patios are open for business”.
Edmonton Sun’s resident golf fanatic Kevin Berkenbosch – aka Bogeyman – recently visited Parksville for a whistle stop Vancouver Island golf trip. What he found was a golfing experience second to none. As he puts it: “Parksville on Vancouver Island offers one of the most peaceful, relaxing and enjoyable golf holidays imaginable.
Getting wild off the tee sounds bad. And ordinarily it is. Wild drives that lead off-fairway into dark holes of rough and despair are generally to be avoided at all costs. But here on Vancouver Island, getting wild off the tee is actively encouraged. Of course, we’ve given it a whole different meaning, so tame that swing and prepare to expend any energy saved for some of these fantastically wild-off-the-tee activities in and around Victoria.
Subdue Wild Salmon
Prime salmon fishing season is upon us.
Golf Vacations Magazine Associate Editor Terry Ross recently took a trip to Vancouver Island, on the trail of hot golfing vacations. Seems he found what he was looking for.
In the resulting cover story and 7-page feature spread, Terry tells a story of unparalleled golf and relaxation.