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Brickyard Park – a hidden treasure in Nanoose

It’s not very big, but there is a treasure of a park tucked away in the Nanoose area that is a secret favourite of the locals.  Brickyard Park is a five-acre (2 hectare) chunk of rocky waterfront outcrop that offers … Continue reading

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Foresight preserves Nanoose’s Beachcomber Regional Park

I am often critical at the seeming inability of government bureaucracies to ‘get it right’ but a recent discovery in Nanoose Bay puts the boots to that complaint, at least this once.  We recently visited Beachcomber Regional Park, a tiny … Continue reading

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Simple pleasures to be found at Rosewall Creek

We recently spent a couple of hours exploring the wonders of Rosewall Creek Provincial Park, a pristine 54 hectares (133 acres) of hemlock and big leaf maple forest that slices east-west below the Island Highway just south of Fanny Bay. … Continue reading

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Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park – the perfect spot to do almost anything – or nothing at all

My love affair with Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park stretches back more than 40 years to when I first landed on the Island as a newly-minted journalist, straight out of college. Rathtrevor was one of the very first places I discovered … Continue reading

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