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Recreating Safely And Responsibly In The Outdoors During COVID-19

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Tips For Camping Safely During COVID-19

Now more than ever, families are itching to find ways to get outside and explore somewhere new. As we eagerly await Phase 3 of the province’s restart plan, it’s a great time to consider what safety precautions are needed before heading to the campsite. Many provincial and private campgrounds have established some great protocols to

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6 Golf Courses You Need To Play On Vancouver Island

Vancouver Island is home to year-round and top-ranked golf courses, drawing visitors from all over the world. The Golf Trail runs from Victoria in the South to Campbell River in the North, with an incredible variety of courses peppered throughout the island. Experience the stunning ocean views and top-notch hospitality at the 14 courses that

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Easy Hikes and Walks on Vancouver Island

There are endless trails, paths, and walkways on Vancouver Island to take a stroll. You’ll find gentle walks with ocean views, quiet paths through the rainforest, and hikes to cascading waterfalls. The best part? You don’t have to be an expert hiker to take in all in.   Easy Strolls Near The Ocean The West

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The Ultimate Guide To The Holidays on Vancouver Island

Festive fans will be donning their glittery Christmas sweaters and exploring a stocking-full of activities on Vancouver Island this holiday season. But where are the best places to feel as Christmassy as an elf with a belly full of mince pies? Read on for our tinsel-tastic recommendations, then plan your own jolly Island jaunt––complete with

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A Beginners Guide to Surf Spots in Tofino

Falling in love with Tofino is easy. The cool coastal breeze of the Pacific as you sip your morning coffee and watch the waves roll in. The leering fog that eerily rises with the sun in autumn. The community of surfers, artists, small business owners, and creatives who are making it work out here. But

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The Best Places To Watch The Salmon Run On Vancouver Island

It’s salmon spawning season on Vancouver Island. With the changing of seasons marks the return of once-tadpoles to the streams where life began for them. From now until early December, you can bear witness to one of the most exciting natural phenomenons of the year across the Island.    About Salmon Spawning on Vancouver Island

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10 Cozy Fall Getaways On Vancouver Island

With the changing of the leaves and the return of the everything offering a Pumpkin Spice flavour, comes the shifting of the seasons. In towns, trees are speckled in yellow, orange, brown, and green, and a gentle change in temperature reminds us that summer is drawing to an end. Fall is nearly in full swing,

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5 Boat-Access Campsites You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

Photo credit: Destination BC/Boomer Jerritt It’s summertime, which means camping spots on Vancouver Island are a hot commodity. If you have access to a kayak, canoe or powerboat, ditch the wheels and check out these five camping spots that are still under the radar. Don’t worry if you don’t own a boat- we’ll tell you

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