48 Hours in Nanaimo – Things Not to Miss – Day 1

The #1 goal of Vancouver Island View is to get locals out exploring their own backyard. So whenever I am writing an article, I always have my fellow neighbours in mind. However, it’s not lost on me that this site has great appeal to tourists visiting our beautiful Island too. And at the moment we […]

A Hike to the Dark Side

Hiking the Dark Side has been on my list of places to go for quite some time. The kids even waited in anticipation, if only for the lure of its name (they figured it must have something to do with Star Wars). This past weekend we finally had a chance to get down to South […]

Natural Wonders of Oceanside

“Oceanside” is a local term for the vast area between Nanoose Bay in the south to Deep Bay in the north. It also includes the area leading up to Cathedral Grove to the west.  There are 12 small communities within the Oceanside area, with the most well-known being Parksville, Coombs and Qualicum Beach. The area […]

Rosewall Creek Falls is one of the many accessible (and truly magnificent) waterfalls found on Vancouver Island.

The Magnificient Rosewall Creek Falls

I’ve been on a bit of a waterfall hunt lately, which is thankfully easy to do on Vancouver Island. We are definitely blessed with a lot of beauties here. So many, in fact, that writing about them will have to be broken down into regions. Which is exactly what I plan on doing…soon. But this […]

View the world's tallest Totem Pole, and experience the world renowned Culture Centre, all on the small island of Cormorant.

Cormorant Island – Where the Past and Present Collide

Located on a small island off the northeast coast of Vancouver Island, you will find Alert Bay. It’s a busy working coastal town that proudly celebrates its First Nations and Pioneer heritage. The History The Alert Bay Accord Alert Bay, the destination point of Cormorant Island, is North Vancouver Island’s oldest municipality. It is shared […]

Unique Locally Made Mother’s Day Gifts

Mother’s Day is a day to celebrate that special Mother figure in your life. Sure you can buy her the go-to flower arrangement (like you do every year). But I’m sure you agree that tends to get a bit monotonous for all involved. This year I urge you to think outside the box and offer her […]

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