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Deep Bay Marine Field Station

It took almost two years to build, start to finish, but the careful design and consideration of natural habitat at the Deep Bay Marine Field Station, combined with a fascinating look at the sea life that surrounds us on the … Continue reading

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Whiffen Spit offers an easy waterfront walk in serene setting

You can make some interesting discoveries when you are dawdling along on your way to somewhere else, which is exactly what happened to us a while back when we were heading for a bed and breakfast in Sooke, on the … Continue reading

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100 years on and millions of visitors later, the majesty of Cathedral Grove continues to entrance

    It has been more than 40 years since I first set foot in the magical environs of Cathedral Grove but still, every time I visit, I am entranced and soothed by the place.             Cathedral Grove is located … Continue reading

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Chemainus Theatre Festival offers first-class entertainment

Considering that I was an enthusiastic participant in live theatre productions in high school and attended many of same during the early years of my journalism career, it has been an appallingly long stretch since I set foot inside a … Continue reading

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Waterfront location gives Port Alberni’s farmers market a unique maritime ambiance

We finally got to the Port Alberni Farmers Market recently, and what a refreshing change it was. Most farmers markets are located in rural settings or are tucked in to downtown cores – the diversity is always interesting and we … Continue reading

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Michelin-class service at Hudson’s on First in Duncan

Anyone who has dined at a Michelin-starred restaurant will appreciate Hudson’s on First, the newest addition to the dining scene in Duncan. Opened in October, 2012, it has already shot up the ranks of restaurants in the CowichanValley, attracting clientele … 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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Bamfield’s Music By The Sea – a superlative summer concert series in a spectacular setting

There are not, I don’t think, enough words to describe the enchanting Music By The Sea concert series held each July in the tiny west coast hamlet of Bamfield. ‘Superlative’ comes to mind, as do ‘magical’, ‘marvellous’, ‘exquisite’, ‘awe-inspiring’, ‘spectacular’, … Continue reading

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