Sight Seeing

Haida Gwaii will Linger in your Memories after your Visit

In 2010, the Queen Charlotte Islands were renamed to become Haida Gwaii. I’m still getting used to calling them that, but since then the islands have reclaimed a part of their original history through the new name, as it helps bring into focus a new environment for the locals and visitors. How to Reach Haida Gwaii Admittedly, it’s not easy getting to Haida Gwaii unless you take a floatplane from V...

32nd annual Filberg Festival – August 1-4, 2014

Guest Post: Come join us this BC Day Long Weekend August 1-4, 2014 and celebrate the best of arts, crafts, and music from across Canada! The Filberg Festival continues to enjoy its world-wide reputation and 32 years later is still one of western Canada’s longest running and largest juried outdoor arts show. The 2014 Festival will showcase over 130 artisans and makers of fine art in a variety of me...

Butchart Gardens

Gardens of Vancouver Island Butchart Gardens is a fabulous garden on Vancouver Island, 23 kilometers north of Victoria and 20 kilometers south of the Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal. Jennie Butchart began building this extraordinary, world-known garden over 100 years ago. With various pathways throughout the numerous flowers, this is an easy yet fun place to experience.  For admission prices click here....

See Incredible Gulf Islands Views at Mount Maxwell Provincial

When autumn makes its presence known, you might be busy planning for all the upcoming holidays that seem to parade in and take over our domestic lives. But don’t give up on time with nature. Take some time to get out and enjoy the outdoors before you have to scrape your windshield in the morning. One notable natural place is the mighty Mount Maxwell on Salt Spring Island. It is a provincial park, ...

Exploring Vancouver Island: Hidden Gems along Canada’s West Coast

Guest Post: Vancouver Island, home to some of the most spectacular natural beauty in the world, encompasses 285 miles of pristine wilderness along the Western coast of Canada. Stretching from the Juan de Fuca Strait in the south to Queen Charlotte Sound at its northernmost tip, Vancouver Island attractions include old-growth rainforests, alpine habitats, labyrinthine waterways, and fjord-like coas...

5 of the Top Vancouver Island Tourist Attractions to Try this Summer

Vancouver Island offers a wide range of activities for tourists of all ages, and perhaps the best spots to check out can’t be found in the confines of walls and ceilings. Known for its incredible, largely untouched wilderness, Vancouver Island is a must-see for adventurers of all ages. If you are planning a vacation to this location in the summer months, you won’t be disappointed. The only hard th...

Get the Best out of Winter Storm Watching on BC’s West Coast

Winter storm watching is one of the best ways to experience the west coast of British Columbia. Vacationers have been flocking to Ucluelet and Tofino to go storm watching and west coast sightseeing for years. The storm watching season begins in November and goes through March, with the peak of the season falling from December to February. Each season there are on average 10 to 15 storms that will ...

The Culinary Delights of Nature’s Way Farm and Blue Moon Winery

Agricultural tourism is still very popular, and this Vancouver Island attraction doesn’t hold back from offering its farm fresh, organic delights right to your mouth. This great little spot is only a 5-minute drive from downtown Courtenay, and is very rural, or better put, rustic. That word was earned from years of hard work, keeping locals involved, avoiding GMO’s, and staying in touch with what ...

Why You Should Visit Merridale Ciderworks

Located in Cobble Hill just south of Duncan, Merridale Ciderworks is a beautiful establishment in Cowichan Valley’s wine territory. This is an ideal stop if you want to make your wine tour more balanced with the addition of cider and spirits. I have been to the Ciderworks a few times now, and have always been impressed by their efficiency. I usually grab a couple bottles of the Merri Berri or Scru...

Chemainus Offers Quaint and Theatrical Sights

Like most typical towns on the Island, Chemainus got its start by being home to the Nation of the Coast Salish people. Later, the Europeans showed up and got the industrial side of things going— Chemainus’s sawmill, in the mid-1800s. An iron mine was installed soon after in the early 1900s and by then it seemed like a natural progression to put up a hospital and library. The town carried on from t...

The Royal BC Museum is a True Journey through Time

Visiting the Royal BC Museum is a great plan for when the weather is not enjoyable, or for entertaining kids in an educational way for a few hours. Conveniently located alongside the Inner Harbour in Downtown Victoria, the Royal BC Museum has a few historical features on its property before you even get in the door. One of them is a First Nature Garden, a collection of indigenous plants arranged b...

Experience Storm Watching Season at Wya Point Resort in Ucluelet, BC With Their New West Coast Adventure Package

Guest Blog: Wya Point Resort, Vancouver Island’s new year-round eco-luxury destination offers a storm watching experience with its new West Coast Adventure Packaging. Tucked into a lush coastal rainforest next to an exclusive beach, the Ucluelet, BC resort offers a two-night stay in a rustic oceanside yurt, along with adrenaline-pumping surfing and a boating excursion that transports guests to a s...

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