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ALBERNI GOLF CLUB – Set against a backdrop of forest and mountain in Port Alberni, this par 70 jewel follows a salmon-bearing stream, 6449 Cherry Creek Rd, 250-723-5422, albernigolf.com

ARBUTUS RIDGE GOLF CLUB – This scenic Cowichan Valley course has earned a four star Golf Digest rating. Full-service bar and restaurant overlooks the 18th hole with ocean views. Directly surrounded by nine wineries. 3515 Telegraph Rd, Cobble Hill, 250-743-5100, golfbc.com BEAR MOUNTAIN – Near Victoria, 36 holes of world-class, Nicklaus-designed golf on two distinct courses set amid a beautiful West Coast landscape and mountain village, home to hiking and biking trails, spa, gym and more, 250-3917160, bearmountain.ca CORDOVA BAY GOLF COURSE – This challenging 18-hole Victoria-area course boasts lovely landscaping and ocean and mountain views. Restaurant, lounge, driving range and putting green, plus adjacent 18-hole Par 3 course, The Ridge, with stunning views over Haro Strait, 5333 Cordova Bay Rd at Mattick’s Farm, 250-658-4444, cordovabaygolf.com CROWN ISLE GOLF RESORT – 18-hole championship course in the Comox Valley, with luxury accommodations, dining and more. 399 Clubhouse Dr, Courtenay, 1-888-338-8439 or 250-703-5000, crownisle.com FAIRWINDS GOLF CLUB – One of Vancouver Island’s finest courses, in the Oceanside community of Nanoose Bay, the Furber-designed course welcomes golfers year-round. Additional amenities include a full-service marina, West Coast dining and fitness centre, 3730 Fairwinds Dr, Nanoose Bay, 250-468-7666 or 1-888-781-2777. OLYMPIC VIEW COLF COURSE – This picturesque, 18-hole, par 72 championship course is one of Greater Victoria’s favourite golf destinations. Full-service Forester’s Bistro & Bar overlooks the course, 643 Latoria Rd, 250-474-3673. golfbc.com

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2016 Vancouver Island Visitor  

What to do. What to see. How you get there.

2016 Vancouver Island Visitor  

What to do. What to see. How you get there.

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