If your traditional âtwo-night, three-rounds of golfâ getaway is getting a little stale, then, perhaps, it's time to add four hours of fishing to the mix with Vancouver Island Golf Trail's fins and skins adventures.
Start, fittingly, in the âSalmon Capital of the Worldâ: Campbell River caters to anglers with packages that include four hours of reeling in coho, two nights at the postcard-pretty Painter's Lodge and one round of golf at wildlife-rich Storey Creek. Here, it's just you, the fairway and the flag along a course that boasts forgiving par 3s that give way to gripping par 5s. (Well, there might be deer and eagles, too.) Eager for more surf and turf? Pack the rods and clubs and head south to Victoria for the ultimate Bear Mountain Salmon and Bear weekend. One five-hour salmon fishing charter will hit the high seas from Victoria's Inner Harbour, while two rounds of golf (one by day, the other by twilight) at the Nicklaus-designed Bear Mountain is sure to have you swinging in style. Try your hand at the challenge-at-every-turn Mountain course, or tee up on the far more forgiving fairways of the Valley course (for a bit of variety, play them both). Bonus: an evening's tasty steak and salmon dinner at Copper Rock Grill will feature â you guessed it â your very own Pacific catch. For more on Vancouver Island's Fins and Skins packages, visit www.golfvancouverisland.ca.