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Crofton’s Community Seawalk

    The tiny community of Crofton (pop. 2,500) is probably best known as a jumping-off spot for the ferry to Vesuvius Bay on Salt Spring Island and, of course, for the massive Catalyst pulp and paper mill, perched on … Continue reading

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Whiffen Spit offers an easy waterfront walk in serene setting

You can make some interesting discoveries when you are dawdling along on your way to somewhere else, which is exactly what happened to us a while back when we were heading for a bed and breakfast in Sooke, on the … Continue reading

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Botanical Beach offers a plethora of aquatic flora and fauna

What a scramble!  But boy, was it worth it.  When we headed to Botanical Beach near Port Renfrew recently we tried to time our visit with low tide.  The beach is named for the teeming sea life found in the … Continue reading

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French and Sandcut Beaches – two different experiences

Back to the beaches!  With the amazing weather we have been having over the past few months beaches tend to be a natural draw for us.  So, it’s a happy thing that there are so many of them here on … Continue reading

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Controversy surrounds Comox’s serene Mack Laing Nature Park

I have come away from Comox’s serene Mack Laing Nature Park conflicted, to say the least. We recently enjoyed a visit to this tranquil refuge stretching along Comox Bay, where early Spring sunshine filtered through tender green leaves and blooming … Continue reading

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Grandon Creek Nature Trail offers a short but lovely excursion

It’s not a particularly big or impressive excursion in the whole scheme of things, but a pretty tucked-away hike in the west part of the village of Qualicum Beach has been a long-time favourite of ours.  Grandon Creek nature trail … Continue reading

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Royston’s Seaside Walk offers beautiful views, wildlife, history

It’s amazing what can be accomplished in the tiniest of communities, as we discovered recently on a trip to the hamlet of Royston, just south of Courtenay. The settlement is home to just over 1,500 residents – and to a … Continue reading

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Cedar’s COCO Cafe – great place, great food

It always amazes me how you can find some of the best food in the most obscure and unexpected places. When we heard raves about the COCO Café, tucked away in the miniscule rural community of Cedar, just south of … Continue reading

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