Destinations

Where to Ski on Vancouver Island

Mount Washington Mount Washington is legendary in North America for its crazy amount of snowfall. An average year will see over 10 metres of snowfall. That’s over 30 feet! Providing choice terrain for those on a snowboard or skis, the runs vary from steep and difficult to extremely kid friendly (including a series of new “Magic Carpets”…

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The Magic of East Sooke Park

Drifting Towards the Elements By Sandy Carter We walk with purpose along the dirt trail and come to a large fallen Douglas fir. I adjust the strap on my tripod so it rests securely on my back and position my camera protectively. Placing both hands on the trunk for balance, I raise my leg up…

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The Ultimate Kayaking Routes on Vancouver Island

Whether you’re an experienced kayaker or a first-timer, Vancouver Island has literally thousands of spots where you can paddle away a day, a week or longer. Before you put in the water, check for water conditions, skill level needed for specific routes, tides and currents. While you can put in anywhere, here are some of…

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Getting Hitched? Vancouver Island is the Perfect Destination.

If you find the idea of an Island beach wedding idyllic, you are certainly not alone. People flock to Vancouver Island to get married, whether for a large affair or simply to elope. It is the ideal setting – the pace is slower and the climate is the mildest year-round in the country. Locations range…

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Top 5 Romantic Getaways

The romantic vacation equation: 1 island + 2 people + 1 resort = infinite relaxation.               Top five locations on Vancouver Island for a romantic getaway: Tofino Where do we start? Beaches for hand-in-hand walking, fine dining, waves crashing. And to top it all off, the possibility of a…

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Tofino, B.C.

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Tofino is a top destination on Vancouver Island, and a must when coming for a visit. It is unlike any other place in Canada, with its unique combination of towering forests and endless beaches. It is a hub for artists, outdoor lovers, those seeking to unplug, and those looking to reconnect with themselves, each other,…

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Courtenay, Comox and Cumberland

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The Comox Valley, a triple-threat area including Courtenay, Cumberland and Comox, is a sweet haven of good food, outdoor adventures and relaxed, small town vibes. Any of the three, or all of them, make a great destination for visitors to Vancouver Island. So, what’s going on in the Comox Valley: Food and Drinks With so…

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Ucluelet BC – The Coast’s Kept Secret

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Ucluelet may just be the best kept secret on the west coast of Vancouver Island, even despite its proximity to Tofino. The small town of 1600 people contains the history of a number of First Nations groups, including the Toquaht, Ucluelet, Tla-o-qui-aht. It is said that the First Nations have been in the area for…

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Victoria B.C.

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Victoria is one of the first places that comes to mind when people consider a vacation on Vancouver Island – and for good reason! Victoria is the capital of British Columbia and the largest city on the Island. Because of those factors, there is plenty to do in the City of Gardens. History and Culture…

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Wineries – An Unexpected Bonus on Vancouver Island

The Comox Valley is home to a number of great wineries.

Unexpectedly, Vancouver Island is home to some fantastic wineries, and not just a couple. Over 20 tasting rooms are located in the Cowichan Valley alone! It’s should be no surprise then, that wine tasting is one of the top things to do on Vancouver Island, and especially out of B.C.’s capital, Victoria. You will find…

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