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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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Botanical Beach offers a plethora of aquatic flora and fauna

What a scramble!  But boy, was it worth it.  When we headed to Botanical Beach near Port Renfrew recently we tried to time our visit with low tide.  The beach is named for the teeming sea life found in the … Continue reading

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Grandon Creek Nature Trail offers a short but lovely excursion

It’s not a particularly big or impressive excursion in the whole scheme of things, but a pretty tucked-away hike in the west part of the village of Qualicum Beach has been a long-time favourite of ours.  Grandon Creek nature trail … 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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