Top reasons to travel and explore Vancouver Island by bus with your island connection

Sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery.

If you’re an island local you know just how lucky you are to live in one of the most beautiful places in British Columbia. If you’re a visitor to Vancouver Island you are in for a treat. Islanders enjoy staycations and revel in nostalgia. With so many unique cities on the island it’s hard to pick a favourite and often driving can take away from actually seeing the sights along the way.

Not only is it affordable and convenient to travel by bus, it’s also one of the best ways to soak in the scenery. The new Vancouver Island Connector is a great option for a summer road trip. Travel in style on a luxury motor coach with large windows for a panoramic view and lots of storage space for your luggage. You can sit back, relax and let someone else do the driving, while you take in the spectacular views and maybe see a critter or two.

Visit some local favourite places like Chemainus, enjoy dinner and a play at the iconic Chemainus Theatre or take a stroll through the quaint little town to admire the well-known murals and curiosity shops, check out the beach in Qualicum or stop off in Coombs to explore the Coombs Old Country Market and see the goats on the roof.  Discover new sites or rediscover old ones on a journey through the west coast of Vancouver Island. VI Connector offers daily departures from Victoria all the way to Port Hardy, and a convenient transfer option at Nanaimo, Departure Bay Terminal onto the Tofino Bus for passengers who want to visit the island’s tropical oasis. The VI Connector has you covered with over 20 stops in communities such as Coombs, Parksville, Fanny Bay, Ucluelet, and of course Tofino!

The journey to Tofino is like no other, taking you away from your busy life and into an oasis surrounded by sandy beaches, tranquil forest, curious wildlife and pure serenity. Tofino is not just a place to visit, it’s a destination adored by locals and visitors who return year after year. Tofino will welcome you with its breathtaking views, while unique shops, local artisans and an array of West Coast restaurants beckon.

Whether you’re looking for a weekend away, a day trip with friends or on your own, travelling by motor coach is safe, convenient and fun! The drivers are friendly and knowledgeable, ask them about their favourite places to visit and they will be more than happy to assist you with your adventure! The VI Connector provides transportation from Victoria all the way to Port Hardy, you can access the full schedule on the website to plan your trip. If you are looking to venture to Tofino, Ucluelet and everything in between, you will transfer at Nanaimo Departure Bay Terminal onto a Tofino Bus and continue on from there. Explore Vancouver Island this Summer with a journey as great as the destination!

Guests can easily book their trip online as well as view the full schedule at or you can call 1-866-986-3466 to speak with an agent.

Promotions and Discounts

Student and senior rates available. Fare will vary depending on departure location. For the month of July only, use promo code SummerSavings19 and save 10% on adult and child bus fare.

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