With its fantastic beaches, parks, ocean views and incredible sunsets, Gabriola Island has much to offer. Gabriola is the northernmost Island of the Southern Gulf Islands and located approximately 5 km east of Nanaimo. A 20-25 minute BC Ferry ride gets you from the Nanaimo harbour to Gabriola (Descanso Bay). Ferries run almost hourly, starting […]
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For rustic camping in a beautiful setting, head to Descanso Bay Regional Park on Gabriola Island. The park has 32 camping sites and can accommodate trucks and trailers, motorhomes and tents. All of the sites are forested and quite private, and several even have ocean views! Located only 1.5 km from the ferry terminal, and 2 […]
Are you looking for a great Vancouver Island road trip idea? Explore the road less travelled and head towards the scenic and culturally rich towns of Vancouver Island North. Known locally as the Island Highway, Highway 19 is the main thoroughfare that connects the communities of Vancouver Island North with Nanaimo, plus many towns in […]
When temperatures start to soar, tourists and locals alike seek out the best places to cool off. Whether you prefer fresh water frolicks or salty ocean waves, Vancouver Island has some amazing swimming locations. While many of the following spots have already been mentioned in a recently published article entitled, “Best Sandy Beaches“, there are […]