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A Culinary Revival in Parksville and Qualicum Beach

The Ultimate Guide to Storm Watching in Ucluelet, BC

The ocean—wild and calm, powerful and alluring—has long been a source of fascination and mystery. And there is no better place in British Columbia to understand this than on the west coast of Vancouver Island. From November to March the coastline comes alive when huge storms whip across the Pacific. These winter tempests enchant locals

Responsible Wildlife Viewing on Northern Vancouver Island

For many, the allure of visiting Northern Vancouver Island rests on its incredible wildlife viewing opportunities. And it’s true there are many. Tours take you into remote and wildlife-rich areas, like the Broughton Archipelago, and Knight Inlet, where grizzly and black bears roam the lush temperate rainforest. In Alert Bay, eagles swoop and soar looking

5 Must-See Nature & Wildlife Tours On Vancouver Island

On Vancouver Island, we’re always talking about exploring, seeing, doing, and experiencing. Because of the region’s profound natural beauty and hearty outdoor culture, almost any outdoor activity can be considered a nature tour, whether it’s a road trip up the coast, backpacking a secluded trail, walking along the waterfront, or spending a few hours in

A Weekend Discovering Downtown Victoria

Photo credit to Destination BC/Tanya Goehring. Downtown Victoria, British Columbia’s blossoming capital city, comes to life with activity during the warm summer months. Manicured lawns and shrubs line the waterfront, calm waters cradle the hulls of boats stored along the docks, and historic stone buildings create a picture-perfect postcard for visitors. Victoria is an unforgettable

Top 9 of 2018 – Blog Round Up

The posts you need to read for 2019 Last year, over 191,000 users explored the site to find places to stay, info on how to get here, and our top tips for everything from hiking to dining. This year, you can get the ball rolling on your next set of travel plans by explore the

Best Ways to Get Outside on Vancouver Island This Winter

It’s no secret that Islanders like to boast about our winters. While it’s true that our winters are typically a little more mild than other parts of the country, Mother Nature still delivers her fair share of precipitation. Don’t let the rainy season dampen your spirits; there are plenty of great things to do, both