Vancouver Island (and not "Victoria Island") is home to loggers, hippies, trees, lakes, beaches, breweries... and a wide variety of climbing options in all styles and on many different types of rock.


Most crags on the Island are centred around the population centres of Victoria, Duncan, Nanaimo, and the Comox Valley. Strathcona Park offers excellent and uncrowded single-pitch cragging (at Crest Creek) and many alpine and ice routes. There is also climbing on some of the idyllic Gulf and Discovery Islands (Saltspring Island and Quadra Island) accessed by short ferry trips from Vancouver Island.

There is much more climbing here than the current (2017) info on thecrag currently suggests. You can find useful guidebooks for the southern Island, Nanaimo, Crest Creek, VI Alpine, and other areas at most outdoor retailers on the Island.

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