This year in review article takes a look back at the most popular posts of 2017.
Top 8 Articles of 2017
While venturing on any Vancouver Island trail, the chance of spotting wildlife is quite high. While we are obviously not wildlife experts, this article gives you some basic tips on what to do (and what NOT to do) when in a compromising position with a wild animal. And best yet, ways to try to avoid getting yourself into the situation in the first place.
One of the best foodie road trips can be found right here on Vancouver Island! Whether you are looking for samples of fine wines and soft cheeses, petite pastries and rustic breads, or craft beer and ciders, the Cowichan Valley has something for almost every taste enthusiast. We’ve created a flavour trail map of 25 locations one should definitely experience while in the area.
The towns and villages from Nanoose Bay in the south to Bowser in the north, as well as the area leading up to and including Cathedral Grove to the west, make up what is known as the Oceanside area. Within this geographical location, there is an abundance of natural wonders. This article presents to you what we feel are the top 10 in the area.
During the dull winter months heading outside is not quite as enjoyable. However, that does not mean that there is a lack of things to do. It’s the perfect time to sign up for that class you’ve been thinking about for quite some time. Not only will you gain new knowledge and skills, you have the potential to meet some new friends too! No matter where you live on Vancouver Island, there is sure to be a creative class near you. Click on the link above to check them out.
No, we aren’t trying to lead you to a Star Wars set (much to my children’s chagrin), but trust me, even they agree that this hike is equally as cool. It doesn’t surprise me one bit that this post ranks within the top 5 of our most popular articles for 2017. It’s a place one should definitely be seeking if you haven’t experienced it yet. Mark this one down as a place to explore soon!
Coombs is a place that is near and dear to my heart. No matter how many visitors we take there, (and we do so quite a lot) we never tire of it. (However, I will say that it is most enjoyable when it isn’t so packed with tourists). Read the post to discover some of the key reasons you should visit this quaint little town. You might be surprised to find out that the goats on the roof aren’t the only thing that draws people in.
One of my goals for 2017 was to accomplish as many waterfall hikes as we could fit in (something that proved to be quite beneficial to our readers as well). Luckily we live in one of the prime areas to do just that. While we already knew about the more commonplace ones, we wanted to explore the ones that are not so well known. Which is exactly what this waterfall post is about. For those of you who like getting off the beaten track, these hidden waterfalls in the Oceanside area are definitely for you!
And the most popular post in 2017 was…
We definitely love our 4-legged friends. And thankfully the people in charge of the cities and towns on Vancouver Island know this too. Which is why there is an abundance of off-leash areas for dogs all over the Island. There are so many, in fact, that this particular article had to be narrowed down to just the Mid-Vancouver Island area (Ladysmith, Nanaimo, and Oceanside). If in the area and looking for a place to run your dog, this is the article you need to refer too!