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Ladysmith’s Christmas Festival of Lights extravaganza

 The Ladysmith Festival of Lights is worth planning ahead for and making the commitment to get to the Island from wherever you are. This is the 29th annual light-up that involves 1,ooo volunteer hours and tons of fun!        For a … Continue reading

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Salt Spring Saturday Market – a feast for the senses

Oh my! We have visited some pretty impressive farmers markets over the years, but Salt Spring Island’s famous Saturday Market outdoes them all. The last time we visited 20 years ago, the market was a thriving operation with, perhaps, 80 … Continue reading

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Forces of nature combine to create unique magic in the annual Spring herring fishery

There is a magic that descends on both the east and west coasts of the Island late in February or early in March each year.  There is no set date, nor agenda. It is, for those who know about it, … Continue reading

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100 years on and millions of visitors later, the majesty of Cathedral Grove continues to entrance

    It has been more than 40 years since I first set foot in the magical environs of Cathedral Grove but still, every time I visit, I am entranced and soothed by the place.             Cathedral Grove is located … Continue reading

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Fanny Bay’s Wacky Woods gets curiouser and curiouser

            It just kept getting curiouser and curiouser.  Every turn and trail diversion offered up more amazing bits and pieces, some politically motivated, others just observations of life. All of which made me wish, fervently, that I had had a … Continue reading

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Port Alberni’s Harbour Quay offers a little bit of something for everyone of all ages

Like many towns that have in the past been heavily dependent on natural resources for their existence, Port Alberni has struggled over the past few decades to survive the downturns that have knocked the stuffing out of local economies. But, … Continue reading

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