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Fairy magic at Milner Gardens

When the lives of children are so caught up these days with scheduled activities, the cyber world and the hard business of growing up in modern times, it’s refreshing to find a place and occasion where magic, timelessness and imagination … Continue reading

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Qualicum Beach’s Father’s Day Show ‘n Shine attracts fans (and cars) of all ages for a great day of family fun

I am not, by any stretch of the imagination, a fan of things vehicular.  But every year in mid-June I am drawn to the streets of downtown Qualicum Beach for the annual Seaside Cruizers Father’s Day Show ‘n Shine – … Continue reading

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Salt Spring Saturday Market – a feast for the senses

Oh my! We have visited some pretty impressive farmers markets over the years, but Salt Spring Island’s famous Saturday Market outdoes them all. The last time we visited 20 years ago, the market was a thriving operation with, perhaps, 80 … Continue reading

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Ucluelet’s Blue Room serves up fresh food and casual comfort

  ‘Come hungry. GET STUFFED. Leave happy’ –  tag line of The Blue Room Bistro The small fishing village of Ucluelet is full of pleasant surprises, not the least among them one of the best all-day breakfast joints on the … 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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Royston’s Seaside Walk offers beautiful views, wildlife, history

It’s amazing what can be accomplished in the tiniest of communities, as we discovered recently on a trip to the hamlet of Royston, just south of Courtenay. The settlement is home to just over 1,500 residents – and to a … Continue reading

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Great food and a happy vibe at the Duncan Garage

  What do you do with a huge 100-year-old behemoth of a concrete building in a prime location in Duncan? If you are among the dozens of creative and talented people in the Cowichan Valley you re-invent it, taking it … Continue reading

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Cedar’s COCO Cafe – great place, great food

It always amazes me how you can find some of the best food in the most obscure and unexpected places. When we heard raves about the COCO Café, tucked away in the miniscule rural community of Cedar, just south of … Continue reading

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