Category Archives: NORTHEAST ISLAND

The northeast end of Vancouver Island stretches from the Comox Valley all the way to the Island’s northern tip. There are no major cities, but many smaller communities offer a more rustic experience and many great outdoor activities.

Sointula – still a place of harmony – offers a warm welcome

How can anyone fail to love a place where little girls can set up a lemonade stand in the middle of ‘town’, unaccompanied by adult supervision, whiling away their summer days and maybe making a little bit of pocket money?  … Continue reading

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Haig-Brown Festival honours two lives well-lived

It’s not the biggest or most impressive event on Vancouver Island, but the Haig-Brown Festival held each September in Campbell River resonates for the plain and simple fact that it is dedicated to paying tribute to a pair of local luminaries … Continue reading

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Dick’s Fish and Chips popular for a good reason

Can there be anything better than enjoying superb fish and chips on an outdoor patio on a fine evening? For us, it is one of the simple pleasures, but sometimes finding good fish and chips – even here on the … Continue reading

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Midden Lane Suite – a gem in the middle of nowhere

Finding a great place to stay in isolated locations (without having to hand over big bucks) can sometimes be problematic.  But we lucked out during a recent visit to Sointula and Malcolm Island, which is a 35 minute ferry ride … Continue reading

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Haig-Brown Heritage House B&B full of history and inspiration

  This is not a tale about your average bed and breakfast.  The Haig-Brown Heritage House bed and breakfast is a story about a pair of kindred souls who created a rich and satisfying life in the wilds of northern … Continue reading

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Turn your back on time at Telegraph Cove

The tiny settlement of Telegraph Cove on northeastern Vancouver Island celebrated its centennial in 2012; we had heard much about the place and felt that the centenary was as good a time as any for a visit. A lot of … Continue reading

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Friendly and unpretentious, Alert Bay offers a relaxing get-away in gorgeous, serene surroundings

The tiny village of Alert  Bay is not one of those places that instantly springs to mind when considering where to take a vacation. It is pretty isolated – a 35-minute ferry ride from Port McNeill which in its’ own … Continue reading

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Whale watching off northeastern Vancouver Island – memorable, magical, the trip of a lifetime

A trip to go whale watching is one of the iconic adventures that visitors (and residents) to our beautiful Island often consider when planning travel itineraries here. Whale watching tours are widely available, from the Island’s southern tip, to the … Continue reading

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