A buddy and I are considering this loop later in the month: http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=va...a=ls&via=2&z=9
Port Renfrew - Lake Cowichan - Nanaimo.
The last time I was up that way was in the mid 90's and the road leading up to Port Renfrew was dirt. The road mid island was a logging road. I hear it's all paved now.