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Canada Day 2018

Happy Canada Day! In honour of this year’s celebrations, we have a list of the various and fun family-friendly events taking place throughout Vancouver Island. Victoria: An impressive lineup of multicultural programming, local performers, and family-friendly activities is on the agenda for Canada Day in downtown Victoria, concluding with spectacular fireworks taking place over Victoria’s Inner Har...

“Steeped in Nature”: Westholme Tea Farm, A Vancouver Island Hidden Gem

Picture this: you’re driving along the Trans-Canada Highway going south, and you decide to make a left onto Mt Sicker Road. You then make a right onto Westholme Road. It’s possibly unknown to you that you’re now driving through the little community of Westholme, between Chemainus and Duncan. You’re enjoying the farms, the trees, the winding road, and the privacy of the drive. Then, you see on your...

The Golf Trail: A Scenic Vancouver Island Golf Vacation

If you are planning a Vancouver Island golf vacation, you won’t be disappointed by the many beautiful courses that are scattered up and down the Island. We think it is one of the world’s best places for golf – the idyllic spot to practice your swing and soak up the beauty of the area. Boasting a climate that encourages golfing year-round, Vancouver Island is home to many of Canada’s most stunning ...

Canadian RVing and Camping Week

What: Canadian RVing and Camping Week When: May 24 – May 29 (with special event Saturday, May 28, 10PM) Where: Campgrounds across Canada (full list of participating campgrounds – http://gorving.ca/canada-rv-camping-week/) Description: From Tuesday, May 24th to Sunday May 29th, select campgrounds across Canada will help raise funds for Make-A-Wish® Canada. On Saturday, May 28 at 10 p.m. (local time...

The Victoria International Wine Festival 2015

Tickets for the 2nd annual Victoria International Wine Festival (VICWF) are on sale now. Expanding to include three public tastings and one trade tasting over the span of two days, the much-anticipated event will feature over 350 wines from 100 international and local wineries. Taking place September 25th and 26th at the stunning Parkside Hotel & Spa (810 Humboldt Street), tickets for the individu...

Camping at Fillongley Provincial Park, on Denman Island

Sitting on the beach at Fillongley Provincial Park on Denman Island, I can hear waves crashing over a rocky beach. Hornby Island, on the other side of Lambert Channel looks close enough to swim to, and I wouldn’t doubt a few people have tried. With a Canadian Flag waving from a beach-front home a few meters away and Canada Geese flying low and loud along the coast, I feel iconically Canadian; this...

Underwater Adventures at the Ucluelet Aquarium

The Ucluelet Aquarium is setting trends across the country when it comes to how and what it keeps in its tanks for visitors to enjoy. The non-profit organization is one of three aquariums in Canada to practice catch and release, which means that every season, aquarium staff collect species from the waters of Barclay and Clayquot Sounds and bring them back to their facility. Every season is differe...

A Day in the Life of an Island Boater

I’ve been an island girl most of my life, but spending 24 hours on board a Tanzer 7.5, sailing and motoring from Schooner Cover Marina in Nanoose Bay to the Thetis Island Marina and Pub with stops at Gabriola Island’s Silva Bay Marina has deepened my appreciation and awe of this beautiful place we call home.

Come Join Us at the 33rd Annual Filberg Festival July 31 2015

The Filberg Festival has always been known for its great entertainment and this year it is sure to exceed expectations. New to 2015 is a Friday evening performance featuring Canadian alternative country/blues/folk rock band the Cowboy Junkies. Cowboy Junkies were formed in Toronto in 1985 by siblings Michael Timmins, Margo Timmins, Peter Timmins, and friend Alan Anton. They are best known for the ...

Vancouver Island Activities for the Adventure-Seeker

Vancouver Island attracts people all over the world year-round for many reasons, including the huge amount of outdoor activities for adventure-seekers. You can go bungee jumping in Nanaimo, skydiving in Campbell River, and storm watching in Tofino – there is no shortage of adrenaline-pumping activities here. Widely known for having stunning mountains, beautiful beaches, and breathtaking forests, V...

Day Trip Ideas for Vancouver Island Museums

A region steeped in history, Vancouver Island’s museums are some of the best in the world. Regardless of where you are staying on Vancouver Island, there are numerous different, informative museums that make for a perfect day trip. You will quickly find that you can spend hours upon hours, or even days, discovering all the incredible artifacts and exhibits that lend a little bit of insight into th...

A Guide to Central Vancouver Island’s Farmers’ Markets

Known for its moderate climate and impressive arts and culture scene, it is no wonder why Vancouver Island is a hotspot destination throughout the year. If you are considering visiting during the summertime, be on the lookout for all of the wonderful farmers’ markets that can be found. The central region of Vancouver Island is one particular area where you will find a farm market at every corner. ...

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