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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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Parksville’s Top Bridge Regional Trail

It’s a little confusing trying to decide where to start out, but Parksville’s Top Bridge Regional Trail is worth the effort of spending a few minutes on-line to figure out how to access this pretty network of hiking trails, mountain bike … Continue reading

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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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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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