Tag Archives: Vancouver Island hiking

Nanoose’s Moorecroft Regional Park

I am always at my most content in the natural world. When we find a place like Moorecroft Regional Park in Nanoose Bay, my happiness quotient multiplies ten-fold. Apparently it does that for a lot of people – the day … Continue reading

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Port Alberni’s Maplehurst Trail

One of the prettiest, easiest and most accessible trails on Vancouver Island is hidden in the back-of-beyond in the Alberni Valley.  The Maplehurst Trail system commences at the end of a secluded road and offers hikes of varying lengths and … Continue reading

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Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park – 1,100 acres of heaven

  It has been more than 40 years since I visited Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park on central Vancouver Island.  In those days things were pretty rudimentary – rough trails, outhouses, and flat rocks along the riverbank used as picnic … Continue reading

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Elk Falls suspension bridge provides new adventure in Campbell River

With the rainy winter season looming here on the west coast we take every opportunity to get outdoors while the weather is still fine, so on a recent weekend we headed up to Campbell River to experience the hiking trails … 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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Pacific Marine Circle Route offers a wealth of experiences

The Pacific Marine Circle Route is one of the lesser-known – but nonetheless very worthwhile – adventures within easy reach on the Island.  There are activities for all ages and levels of ability, including wheelchair access. There are lots of … Continue reading

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The Wild Pacific Trail – one man’s dream creates an internationally-renowned legacy

One man’s dream. One magical internationally-renowned legacy. That best sums up Ucluelet’s Wild Pacific Trail – a spectacular network of easily accessible walking trails  that stretches for a total of 10 kilometres (6.25 miles)  along the awe-inspiring headlands of Vancouver … Continue reading

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