Category Archives: WELCOME

It’s time to say farewell – and thank you

Six years ago I was sitting around grousing about the fact that most of the 12,405 square miles of Vancouver Island got so little publicity in the tourist trade. Victoria and Tofino were the major attractions then (and still are, … Continue reading

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Nanaimo’s Buttertubs Marsh

With the feasting, partying and indoor activities of the looming Yuletide season (not to mention this month’s Thanksgiving celebrations) often comes the desire to just get outdoors for a bit of fresh air and exercise. There is a perfect spot … Continue reading

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Ucluelet’s Jiggers Fish and Chips

Somehow it seems sacrilege that many of Vancouver Island’s seaside communities aren’t able to offer up a great order of fish and chips. Fake frozen French fries and soggy fish batter take the pleasure out of this simplest of dishes … Continue reading

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Pender Island’s Sea Star Vineyards

A beautiful setting, award-winning wines, talented artisans and good food – who could ask for more? We were entranced by a recent visit to Sea Star Vineyard on Pender Island when we were introduced to their weekly Wednesday Winery Market. … Continue reading

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Denman Island’s Home and Garden tour

What could be more appealing following a long, cold winter and a non-Spring than a home and garden tour on one of British Columbia’s most beautiful Gulf Islands? The Denman Island Home and Garden Tour runs only every second year, … Continue reading

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History underfoot at Union Bay’s Washer Creek

On a recent cold, clear day we decamped to a rather obscure walking trail that found us, literally, walking on history. We had passed the parking area for the Washer Creek coal hill trails near Union Bay hundreds of times … Continue reading

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We are taking a few weeks off to spend time with family and friends over the holidays. Many thanks to our readers all over the world for your continued support,  loyalty and ideas – we are now wrapping up our fifth … Continue reading

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Avenue Bistro in Comox offers upscale casual dining

We recently piled in to Comox’s Avenue Bistro for a late lunch that not only saved me from cooking a big supper, but left our palates in a very happy state. After hearing and reading about Avenue for many years … Continue reading

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Café Talia – good simple food in a charming vintage setting

It was just too intriguing to pass by.  We were wandering around downtown Ganges on Salt Spring Island recently when we happened upon the most interesting tiny building – obviously of vintage provenance and offering food and drink under the … Continue reading

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Today marks the launch date for this blog/website in 2012, and we would like to take this opportunity as we swing into our fourth year to thank all of our readers and advertisers for their support. It has been a … Continue reading

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