Tag Archives: Vancouver Island hiking trails

Sointula – still a place of harmony – offers a warm welcome

How can anyone fail to love a place where little girls can set up a lemonade stand in the middle of ‘town’, unaccompanied by adult supervision, whiling away their summer days and maybe making a little bit of pocket money?  … Continue reading

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Qualicum Beach’s Heritage Forest

The story of Qualicum Beach’s 50-acre Heritage Forest is one of commitment, inspiration and a community that values natural beauty. There aren’t many towns of 8,800 that can boast of pristine forest lands right in their midst, but thanks to … 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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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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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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Nirvana for nature lovers at Nanaimo’s hidden gem – Jack Point/Biggs Park, near Duke Point

You get a little bit of everything when you visit Jack Point/Biggs Park near Nanaimo – views of the city from a distance, beautiful naturescapes, waterfront, wildlife, forested trails. It’s a bit of a hidden gem, tucked away along the … Continue reading

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