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Chemainus – Vancouver Island’s Cinderella town

It’s known on Vancouver Island as The Little Town That Did, and boy, did it ever! Located on the east coast mid-way between Victoria and Nanaimo, the small town of Chemainus rose from the ashes of a floundering forest industry … Continue reading

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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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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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Ladysmith harbour tours a hit with all ages

We have found another reason to love Ladysmith as much as we do (and no, we don’t live there!)  The town’s maritime society is chock-a-block with enthusiastic volunteers who do a lot to preserve and promote the nautical history and … Continue reading

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