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“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...

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...

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...

Top 5 Places to See on the Cedar Yellow Point Trail

Located just minutes from downtown Nanaimo, the Cedar Yellow Point Trail is one of the best ways to experience the city’s many local artisan shops, galleries, crafts, and more. A year-round hotspot, the Cedar Yellow Point Trail gives visitors and locals alike a great opportunity to shop and visit some of the area’s best artisans and attractions. Situated at the south end of Nanaimo on the way to C...

Top Venues to say “I do” on Vancouver Island

Choosing to say your “I do’s” on Vancouver Island is a decision you will be thanking yourself for many years to come. There are a wide range of Vancouver Island wedding venues that will serve as the perfect backdrop to your special day, whether you have envisioned yourself getting married on a beautiful farm, on the beach, or in a stunning garden. Vancouver Island is not only a wonderful place to ...

Quadra Island, BC: The Gem of the Discovery Islands

Considered one of the most stunning islands with a vibrant community located in the Strathcona Regional District, Quadra Island, BC is the largest and most populated of the Discovery Islands. It is located in between Vancouver Island and the mainland coast of British Columbia, situated along the well-known Inside Passage waterway that stretches to Alaska along Canada’s West Coast. With a lively co...

Victoria, BC: The Capital City and Crown Jewel of Vancouver Island

Victoria, BC is considered one of the best destinations in the world, consistently landing at the top of ‘traveler’s choice’ and ‘world’s best’ lists. An island destination that offers travelers an escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, Victoria offers visitors incredible scenery, the mildest climate in Canada, welcoming locals, and a massive range of recreational opportunities both i...

Come to Duncan BC, “The City of Totems” on Vancouver Island

Duncan, BC is located in the southeastern corner of Vancouver Island. Considered the unofficial capital of the Cowichan Valley, Duncan is well-known for having rich farmland, lush vineyards, and breathtaking scenic back roads. Referred to sometimes as the “City of Totems”, Duncan boasts more than 80 First Nations carvings and sculptures throughout the city. There are many locations, museums, and s...

Enjoy Mount Washington on Vancouver Island in both Summer and Winter

Everybody has heard of it, many are regulars, and I doubt there is a single soul around who hasn’t been there at least once. I’m talking about one of the biggest draws to Vancouver Island: Mount Washington, a majestic peak of lovely whiteness in the winter that ironically gives off a feeling of warmth and friendliness. Situated about 25km west of Courtenay, the mountain sees thousands of visitors ...

Vancouver Island Attractions: The Belfry Theatre in Victoria, BC

Fernwood Village is a small urban community in central Victoria, BC. Many people are drawn to the area because of its unique and friendly vibe. It has a similar style to Commercial Drive in Vancouver with a diverse and organic style of restaurants and shops. And right in the middle of all this stands the beautiful and inviting Belfry Theatre. The company’s professional theatre group has been crank...

Hollyhock on Cortes Island is a Truly Unique Experience

One day while touring Cortes Island I came to Hollyhock, and spent an hour in the garden before I even made it inside to grab a brochure and poke around. The garden is magnificent – truly the heartbeat of Hollyhock. Organic herbs, greens, veggies, and of course flowers, edibles, and eye candy alike bloom brilliantly on the property. It’s creatively inspiring for painters and photographers.

Whale Watching on Vancouver Island, BC

An Unforgettable Experience Waiting to Unfold Travel & Leisure magazine in 2010 chose Vancouver Island one of North America’s Best Whale Watching areas. A trip to Vancouver Island is definitely not complete without watching, up close, the magnificent beauty of whales, weighing thousands of pounds, enjoying a day of fun and frolic in their natural habitat. If you have seen this particular attractio...

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