Vancouver Island

Shopping in Historic Old Town Victoria

Whether shopping or sightseeing is on your mind, it’s hard to beat what you’ll find in historic Market Square, Victoria’s premiere shopping district.  Nestled in buildings dating from the 1880’s and 1890’s, the height of The Garden City’s 19th century prosperity when Victoria served as a clearing house for the Vancouver Island’s natural wealth in seal skins, lumber, coal and salmon, you’ll find ch...

Make Mother’s Day Memorable with the Train Ride & Wine Tour

Surprise Mom with a Mother’s Day experience she’ll never forget: an outing on the Steam Train in a tour  of the vineyard in Port Alberni! 

Why Courtenay is Perfect For Your Next Meeting or Conference

Planning a successful and effective conference is as much about selecting the right location as it is about managing the many details.  The charming town of Courtenay has made itself a perfect meeting venue, and here’s why:

Port Alberni is Vancouver Island’s Hockey Lover’s Paradise

If hockey is your game and you’re looking for a vacation getaway, consider the charming town of Port Alberni on the west coast of Vancouver Island.  Because tucked away between the stunning mountain vistas and thriving, historic port, you’ll find the Alberni Valley Multiplex, home to more flying biscuits, lasers and natural hat tricks than you can shake a branch at.  

Sidney BC – Stargazing from the Centre of the Universe

On top of Observatory Hill, near Sidney B.C., at the National Research Council’s Dominion Astrophysical Observatory lies the Center of the Universe and a gateway to the stars.

Campbell River: Best Salmon Fishing on Vancouver Island

The soul of Campbell River is captured in its rich history steeped in coastal tradition.  Where the east coast of Vancouver Island intersects the 50th parallel, you’ll find the perfect blend of soothing sea breezes, the rich resources of its namesake river and peaceful forests kept green by the mild Pacific Coast climate.

The Amazing Murals of Chemainus On Vancouver Island

With ‘Necessity is the mother of invention’ as a ruling concept, the leaders and townspeople of Chemainus turned what could have been the end of their hometown into a renaissance, and became known as ‘The Little Town That Did’.

Vancouver Island Travel: Chemainus Theatre Festival

The Chemainus Theatre Festival is a true Vancouver Island star.  Well-known for producing amazing entertainment, like classic, award winning comedies, musicals, and dramas, as well as developing new Canadian classic adaptations and original plays, this professional theatre is dedicated to entertaining and enriching the lives of both Vancouver Island visitors and residents alike. 

Vancouver Island Travel: The Festivals of Tofino

I like celebrations – I like festivity – So I recognize a kindred spirit in the Tofino inhabitants – They like festivity and celebrations too and they know how to celebrate all aspects of life.  From the Pacific Rim Whale Festival, to their Food & Wine Fest, to the Lantern Fest, the Mushroom Fest and numerous Music and Art Festivals, each event is a uniquely amazing adventure.  With natural landsc...

Vancouver Island Travel: Scuba Diving in Nanaimo

Scuba is a great passion, perhaps even a preoccupation in Nanaimo.  There are numerous Dive Shops, and Dive enthusiasts.  Even local artists express their admiration for the activity by creating marine murals on the sides of buildings.  And certainly when all the natural elements add up to an amazing diving experience, as they do in Nanaimo, it’s easy to become a bit preoccupied.

Vancouver Island Travel: Tofino and the Pacific Rim

Just at the edge of the world – situated on the Pacific Rim – is this secluded jewel of coastal Vancouver Island called Tofino. With a population of only 2,000 people, this contrasting combination of communing in solitude with nature, and being pampered in spa resorts makes for a dream vacation spot. In fact, Tofino is so popular that if you’re planning on visiting during the summer months, I sugg...

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