A Driftwood Creations Treasure Hunt

I have said it many times before, but it’s worth saying again…we have incredible talent here on Vancouver Island. This is most definitely the case when it comes to the large driftwood creations you can spot scattered around. You’ll find them on beaches, hidden in the forest, in a few local businesses, or standing on […]

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Oceanside Route Vancouver Island Road Trip

The Old Island Highway, also known as the Oceanside Route, runs parallel to the Island’s shores and features fantastic views of the Salish Sea. This scenic route crosses through the communities of Parksville, Qualicum Beach, Lighthouse Country, Royston, Courtenay / Comox, Black Creek, and Campbell River. Although it’s a much slower way to travel from […]

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A Tour of 40 Knots Winery

Named for the gale force winds that often strike the coast of Vancouver Island, 40 Knots Winery is a force to be reckoned with when it comes to offering their customers delicious natural wines. When thinking of wineries on Vancouver Island, our thoughts typically lead us to the Cowichan Valley – a place well known […]

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Creative Classes to Take on Vancouver Island

A new year brings new ideas, and maybe perhaps a few new resolutions. This year I want to get out to as many local businesses as I can and really dive into what they offer their clientele. And I can’t think of a better (or more fun) way of doing that than attending a few […]

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Best Swimming Locations on Vancouver Island

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 […]

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Best Sandy Beaches on Vancouver Island’s East Coast

Are you looking for surf, sand and sun? Not everyone can afford to head to the tropics. Luckily for us, Vancouver Island has its own set of beautiful vast sandy beaches (and they are far less busy than the tropical destinations south of the border). This particular post will look at the best sandy beaches […]

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Hidden Waterfalls Between Parksville and Courtenay

Vancouver Island is blessed with an abundance of waterfalls. So many, in fact, I happen to hear about another one almost weekly. While I hope to eventually write about them all, this post will showcase the hidden waterfalls between Parksville and Courtenay. This means the following article will not highlight the more commons ones, such […]

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Cumberland Potholes

We are always looking for new places to hike, especially to areas that have a reputation of being pretty spectacular. This is most definitely the case with the Cumberland Potholes. Otherwise known as Perseverance Potholes (because they are located on Perseverance Creek), images of this magical area have been gracing my Facebook feed for quite […]

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The Best Spot to View Sea Lions on Vancouver Island

UPDATE (December 2019) The Sea Lions have moved on from the location mentioned below. There is a rumour that they may be still in their pack and now located across from the French Creek Marina. Once I get confirmation about this, I will officially rewrite this article with the new information. While reading a local […]

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Spending Christmas at Mount Washington

We wanted to do something different for Christmas. Create a new experience. Most of all we wanted snow! So in thinking about all of our wishes, we decided that spending the holidays at a ski hill was going to be our best bet. And Mount Washington seemed liked the ideal place to make all of this […]

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