The Sayward Valley is known as nature’s playground and adventure awaits around every corner – hiking, rafting, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, caving, wildlife watching, beach combing, mountain climbing or viewing some of the biggest trees in the world. Some of the best whale-watching and bear-watching sites in the Pacific North-West are easily accessible from the Sayward area.
More sedate activities include visiting one of the nearby bird sanctuaries, walking along the easy Dalrymple trail loop or merely sitting in the shade or on one of the sandy beaches along the Salmon River.
The Sayward Valley is a photographer’s paradise – the rugged scenery, the wildlife, the stunning vistas all provide wonderful opportunities for the shutterbug.
The weather in the Central Vancouver Island area is some of the most pleasant and moderate in Canada. There are plenty of warm, dry sunny days from late April through to the end of October to enjoy all the outdoor activities. Even the winters are relatively mild, with most daytime highs above the freezing mark. With two ski resorts within easy driving distance and local opportunities for Nordic skiing and snow-shoeing, not to mention winter-time photography, wildlife viewing and beach combing, the adventures are year-round.
Beautiful Sayward Valley – a slide show to enjoy