Get to know Leif Bogwald

Vancouver Island Expeditions is an exciting new company on the Island. Leif Bogwald is the owner and travel curator of Vancouver Island Expeditions. As a quick way to get to know him, he has offered his responses to the following questions:

1. What is your favourite travel destination in the world?

This is always a difficult question. Each place is unique and offers something that no other place can. Having said that, my current favourite travel destinations are Norway, Croatia, Iceland, and Belize. Read More

Photo of Nanaimo's Bastion

The Nanaimo Bastion

Many of VIE’s day tours and multi-day tours start near the iconic Bastion in Nanaimo. We have chosen this location for a number of reasons. Not only is this a must-see attraction for anyone visiting the city, particularly for history enthusiasts, but it is also a symbol for what Nanaimo used to be and what it is today.

The Bastion is central to Nanaimo’s history and continues to be an integral part of the city’s fascinating story. It is a constant visual reminder of how the city has grown around it. Read More