Step off the ferry at Victoria and into the British Empire. This regal town on Vancouver Island delights with high tea and the magnificent Butchart Gardens just a few minutes away. Outside of town, the island offers a distinctly maritime vibe, famous for its seafood, sea kayaking and whale watching opportunities in the Johnstone Strait. Take some time to explore the sites of the 2010 Winter Olympics. Like bookends, lofty mountain ranges hug the mainland's cedar-cloaked western shore and skirt its eastern border, giving visitors to British Columbia campgrounds a beautiful — and affordable — family vacation. Your cabin, tent or RV will provide the perfect base camp for all that British Columbia has to offer.