Vancouver Island View is coming up on its first anniversary, and it is also the start of a new year (Hello 2017!). With many thanks to my devoted readers, this blog has more than exceeded my expectations for its first year in operation. In celebration of that, I thought I’d start the new year off with a giveaway to honour you! (The giveaway details are at the bottom of this post).
But first, let’s take a look back at the best of 2016.
Most Popular Vancouver Island View Articles of 2016
In case you missed these when they were first published, here are the top-read articles of 2016.
With over 10,000 Facebook shares, and over 1000 Pinterest saves, this is still our most talked about article. This post will help you get out and explore parts of Vancouver Island that are off the beaten path.
While I thought this particular post was only going to be popular in October (for obvious reasons), boy was I wrong. Apparently seeking out ghostly encounters are a hit at any time of the year!
Hitting the trails around Nanaimo is a popular sport among visitors and residents alike, and obviously among many of my readers too. Find out which walks in Nanaimo made the top 10 list.
Creating bucket lists is always a favourite activity of mine, and this Vancouver Island bucket list has proven to be a great resource for many of you too. What activity or destination would you add?
On your way to or from Victoria, have you ever made it an all day (or several day) adventure? This post showcases the best of Vancouver Island between Nanaimo and Victoria. How many of these places have you been to?
If you are looking for ideas of fun places to host your child’s next birthday party, this post is for you! After writing the article, my readers had many of their own recommendations, so I ended up creating a “part two” using their suggestions. Have I missed any of your favourites?
This post highlights all the amazing sights one should not miss out on while on-route from Nanaimo to Tofino. How many of these places have you stopped at?
Find out what is unique about Vancouver Island. From the oldest working farm in BC, to the world’s tallest totem pole, this post will help you discover some fascinating facts about Vancouver Island.
Whether or not you find it on this ‘Best of” list, I’d love to hear what article from Vancouver Island View is your favourite! Let us know in the comments below. (PS. Answering this question is the key to entering your name in the giveaway).
As a way of saying THANK YOU to my readers for making this blog possible, I am offering you a chance to win a spa treatment at AquaTerre Spa, located at the Pacific Shores Resort in Nanoose Bay.
One lucky reader will win a 1 hour side-by-side massage treatment (retail value of $190).
How To Enter
All details can be found in the Rafflecopter contest box below. However, some of you had a few technical difficulties with the last contest I ran, so I will give you as many details as I can here:
Step #1: Click on the “Leave a Blog Post Comment” within the Rafflecopter contest box below, and then click on the grey box that says “I Commented!” to submit your entry (within the same contest box).
Step #2: Head down to the comment area of this blog post (found near the bottom of this post) and tell us which Vancouver Island View article is your favourite.
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That’s it, that’s all!
The contest is open from now until midnight on Wednesday, January 11. The winner will be contacted on Thursday, January 12.
Open to any Canadian resident who is willing to travel to Nanoose Bay for a spa treatment.
Best of luck!