Sight Seeing

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...

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...

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.

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...

Visitors to Ladysmith, BC will Love these Activities

It’s amazing how Ladysmith, BC packs in so much fun and excitement for everyone. Whether you’re an outdoor lover, an art enthusiast, a history buff, a wine connoisseur, or are interested in a little bit of everything, you’ll find this town bustling with activities and destinations to keep you busy and engaged. From hiking trails to art exhibits to a heritage downtown stroll to wineries and an ocea...

Take a Walk Down Nanaimo’s Sweet Side

Nanaimo is famous for many things, one of which is the delectable Nanaimo bar. Classically, the Nanaimo bar is a chocolate-y, creamy, no-bake bar that is only eaten on special occasions, for most. The city of Nanaimo has capitalized on the deliciousness of their most popular treat, offering a self-guided adventure called the Nanaimo Bar Trail which takes you through the streets of Nanaimo and the ...

Explore Nature and Culture in Port Hardy, BC

It may be the northern end of Vancouver Island’s Highway 19, but Port Hardy, BC, is also a gateway to an exciting and enriching adventure. A town of over 5,000 people, it is the largest community in the region. It is located near some of the most stunning natural parks in British Columbia, plus a host of bays, coves, and islands. Besides wilderness explorations, Port Hardy also reveals the story a...

Honeymoon Bay, BC is a Little Slice of Secluded Heaven

Honeymoon Bay, BC is a picturesque community located in the southeastern part of Vancouver Island, roughly 75 kilometres (47 miles) northwest of Victoria. The community is nestled in the Cowichan Valley just along Lake Cowichan’s shoreline, surrounded by stunning mountains and beautiful forests which makes it a perfect spot for a secluded getaway. Nanaimo and Victoria are just over an hour away an...

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...

Sooke’s Artistic Community is a Special Vancouver Island Attraction

I really like Sooke! As soon as you leave Victoria and come into this friendly region of the south-western side of Vancouver Island, it feels like you’ve stepped into a whole new province. What started out as a home land for the T’Sou-ke Nation, a Coast Salish Band, quickly gained the Europeans’ attention as a place to discover gold in the 1860s. I’m sure many who came for the gold back then decid...

Vancouver Island Attraction: Denman Island Attracts Many Artists

Denman Island is a quite a bit different from the other Gulf Islands. It always amazes me how vastly different one island can feel from another and how people’s lives weave into one big colorful quilt. Denman Island is one of those places where you can bicycle around without feeling like you’ve gotten in way over your head! The island is 19km long and 6.5km wide, perfect for any novice or expert w...

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