Thanks for posting this trip - and awesome is not even an adequete description for this trip. That is a ton of driving in a few days, even in M3s.
I have been to most of the places you went, and I was in Sooke and the Qualicum area just a month ago. I did not know that the road from Port Renfrew to Cowichan was paved, that makes a great circle drive now.
I live in Kelowna, so don't get over to the Island that much, but every time that I do, I like it over there. Maybe retire there later.....
2012 135i E82 MSport 6MT Jet Black
Previous BMWs - 2012 135i MSport LMB DCT(sold), 2011 X3 35i MSport VR (sold), 2009 M3 Sedan AW (sold), 2008 535xi MSport AW (sold), 2007 328xiT Barbera (sold), plus 11 others in the 70s & 80s.