On the Road Again: Cruise Vancouver Island with Mini Mall Storage
Has the trend in trailer renovations on TikTok got you itching to hop in the RV and hit the road? If the answer is two thumbs up, you’re in the right place.
Vancouver Island, the golden child of the Pacific Northwest, is the ultimate playground for explorers. Whether you’re a local or a wide-eyed visitor, the road trip vibe is your backstage pass to all the Island magic. Located off the southwest coast of Canada, this Pacific paradise is where Mother Nature shows off her A-game, and we are ready to take score.
Join us for a journey through the top 7 places to check off your island bucket list, with Mini Mall Self Storage as your trusted travel guide and local self storage expert. Buckle up, grab your gear, and let’s hit the road!
Beacon Hill Park, Victoria
Beacon Hill Park, sprawling across 740,000 square meters, is Victoria’s green treasure. It’s a perfect blend of manicured beauty and wild nature. This park is not just a playground; it’s a sanctuary for rare species and ecosystems protected by local, provincial, and federal laws.
Tour through well-groomed paths or catch surreal views if you’re into kite flying, paragliding, or sailboarding. And fun fact: Beacon Hill Park marks the epic starting point of the Trans-Canada Highway—our road trip’s official Mile “0”!
Mystic Beach, Sooke
Ready to get your adrenaline pumping? Hike the Juan de Fuca Trail through the dense rainforest to reach Mystic Beach, nestled along the Strait of Juan de Fuca—no fancy markers here, just a well-worn path.
Beware (or prepare) if you have a fear of heights. The suspension bridge over Pete Wolfe Creek is a favorite among locals and visitors but requires nerves. If you make it all the way, kick back and soak in those rugged coastal vibes.
Cowichan Valley Wine Country
Fancy a glass of vino? Head to Cowichan Valley and explore the island’s budding wine scene in one of the largest wine regions in British Columbia. Whether you like red, white, sparkling or rosé all day, saying cheers with locally produced wines in the countryside is always a yes in our books.
Cathedral Grove, MacMillan Provincial Park
Take a moment to appreciate the giants of the forest at Cathedral Grove. Towering ancient Douglas Firs and Red Cedars will make you feel like you’ve entered a prehistoric movie scene.
This park is a protective refuge, conserving an internationally significant representation of old-growth Douglas fir forest. Here, you’ll find trails winding beneath the colossal canopy of ancient trees, some of which have weathered more than 800 years!
Pacific Rim National Park Reserve
For some beachcombing, surfing, and classic coastal views, make your way to Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. If you fancy a (massive) challenge, attempt the 75-kilometer West Coast Trail hike for a taste of the wild side. If the suspension bridge in Pete Wolfe Creek was too much to stomach, there’s plenty of biking, surfing, and kayaking in Pacific Rim to fit the bill better.
Whale Watching in Tofino
Keep your eyes peeled for marine life in Tofino. Take a whale-watching tour and catch a glimpse of orcas, gray whales, sea lions, seals, and bald eagles. Plus, Tofino is not just for whale watching; it’s also a renowned surf spot, offering consistent waves and a relaxed culture for surfers of all levels.
Hot Springs Cove, Maquinna Provincial Park
Soak away the stress at the natural hot springs of Maquinna Provincial Park. Accessible only by boat or seaplane, it’s a peaceful retreat where relaxation takes center stage. We promise the one-hour water taxi is worth the time and a lot of fun to experience.
Remember to pack a lunch and have plenty of space on your phone for pictures.
The Next Road Trip
After relishing the sights of Beacon Hill Park, surfing the waves in Tofino, and chilling in hot springs, Vancouver Island still has more to offer.
Whether you’re planning a move to Vancouver Island or storing your RV until the next leg of adventure, Mini Mall Storage is here to assist you every step of the way. Our indoor and outdoor parking, climate controlled storage units, advanced security features, and friendly staff make us your go-to solution for self storage. We offer storage units on Vancouver Island at our Nanaimo, Cobble Hill , and Cobble hill annex location.