Where is Vancouver Island you ask? Well it is off the west coast of Canada and getting there involves a 1.5 hour ferry ride from Vancouver – there are also ferry options from Washington State in the U.S.
If you have not been to Vancouver Island then I definitely recommend the trip. Though I have not yet completed the marathon I have no doubt that the Edge to Edge Marathon is probably one of the more scenic marathon courses you will find in North America.
As mentioned, the course runs between Tofino and Ucluelet, going through Pacific Rim National Park along the way. Another highlight is the run along Chesterman Beach 4 km into the marathon.
Interested in more info, head here to read some reviews of this marathon.