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Summer Fun: Vancouver Island Tubing in Cowichan River

Vancouver Island is undoubtedly a top destination for many outdoor lovers, as there are numerous opportunities for kayaking, canoeing, hiking, biking, camping, fishing, and more. Yet another adventurous outdoor activity that is a bit lesser known is tubing – riding inner tubes along water. Vancouver Island tubing is a favorite amongst locals and visitors alike, and for good reason. Considered the ...

Nanaimo Dragon Boat Festival, July 10th – 12th, Maffeo Sutton Park

The Save-on-Foods Nanaimo Dragon Boat Festival is a premier festival for both paddlers and spectators. Maffeo Sutton Park, in the heart of Nanaimo, bursts with the colour, sounds and energy of approximately 85 Dragon Boat teams from all over the region.  From the paddlers village, nicely positioned on a grassy area in the middle of the park, to a sand-lined lagoon and optimum spectator vantage poi...

Kayaking on Vancouver Island offers Plenty of Adventure

If you are planning a vacation to Vancouver Island, booking a kayaking adventure is an absolute must. Kayaking on Vancouver Island means many different things, as there are options for white water kayaking, sea kayaking, and even kayaking with killer whales! Vancouver Island has more than 3,000km of coastline, thousands of lakes, and an intricate river system that offers up adventure on the water ...

Vancouver Island Campgrounds in Tofino and Ucluelet BC

No outdoor adventure is complete without a little camping in Tofino and Ucluelet on Vancouver Island, BC. Which of their campgrounds would suit your needs? Let’s take a look at some of the most popular campsites.

Farm Markets in Victoria and Sidney Worth Checking Out

Farm markets are a wonderful starting point for both locals and tourists to Vancouver Island who enjoy exploring new and different foods, engaging with the local farming community, and finding the freshest and best-tasting produce available. You can start by checking out these tourist favourites in both Victoria and Sidney, BC.

Parksville’s Fanny Bay: New Discoveries for an Island Girl

I’ve lived on Vancouver Island for most of my 44 years and I’m thrilled that I can still be pleasantly surprised by new discoveries. Such was the case on Mother’s Day. Friends and I were exploring areas near Fanny Bay, a tiny little unincorporated town on Baynes Sound, about 30 minutes north of Parksville, which is known mostly for its fine and delicious oysters. The population of Fanny Bay is est...

Victoria BC’s Chinatown: A Great Place for Vegetarians & Childhood Memories

Victoria’s Chinatown, the oldest in Canada, holds a special place in my heart and my memory. I grew up vegetarian and back then, in the 1970s, there wasn’t as much mainstream focus on vegetarianism as there is today.

Spend Mother’s Day Exploring Beautiful Victoria BC

If you are looking for a new way to celebrate the special lady in your life, why not take a day trip to Victoria BC for Mother’s Day? There are numerous Victoria events taking place over Mother’s Day weekend this year, from several different garden tours to art shows, workshops, and other cultural events. Regardless of where your mother’s interests lie, you will find plenty to do in Victoria that ...

Nanaimo Parks to Explore for a Full Outdoor Experience

Nanaimo has long been considered a go-to destination for many throughout the world. While it is true that the city is full of mouth-watering restaurants, unique shops, and much more, today we are going to take a look at a few of the best parks for some of the city’s top outdoor activities. The surrounding wilderness is perfect for those interested in hiking, biking, rock climbing, camping, and sim...

Visit Cumberland, BC in Vancouver Island’s Comox Valley

Cumberland, BC is considered one of the best-kept secrets on Vancouver Island, but it’s safe to say the cat’s out of the bag. In recent years, this village has made a push to transform itself into a popular tourist destination, in large part due to its dynamic community of artists and outdoor activists alike. Located within the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island, Cumberland is now a historic village...

Fun-Filled Denman Island Events for Your Next Vacation

There are many exciting Denman Island events that will make your visit to this beautiful and serene island in British Columbia worthwhile, fun, and unforgettable. Denman Island draws tourists to enjoy its rich, lush, natural environment and to experience events that showcase local arts and culture. The island, which is two-and-a-half hours from Victoria and one hour from Nanaimo, can be reached fr...

Beginners’ Kayaking Tips for Travel to Vancouver Island

If you are planning to travel to Vancouver Island this spring or summer, chances are kayaking is high on your list of things to do. Whether it is a lifelong goal of yours or just something you want to try your hand at while visiting our beautiful island, kayaking in the waterways is a unique experience you won’t soon forget. There are numerous different companies throughout the Island that offer g...