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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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Elk Lake Park

‘Elk’lectic Lake By Jeremy Leete Patiently watching his rod tip, looking for the slightest quiver, Josh awaits his next bite. Fingertips soiled in fish egg slime, he brings his half-smoked cigarette to his lips and takes a satisfying drag. “Any luck so far?” I inquire. “Lotsa bites,” he mutters without turning his head. “These rainbows…

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Freshwater Fishing Locations

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With hundreds of lakes and rivers, Vancouver Island offers plenty of opportunities for freshwater fishing. Many lakes are stocked, mainly with a variety of trout including rainbow and cutthroat. The Ministry of Fisheries publishes an annual booklet on freshwater fishing. Available at and marine stores, this booklet tells you what restrictions apply. Note: Some areas…

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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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