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A Vancouver Island Treasure Hunt: The Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region Geocaching GeoTour

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

Festive Holiday Activities the Whole Family Can Enjoy

The holidays are one of the most popular times of the year to visit Vancouver Island, whether it be to spend the holidays with family or simply reconnect with nature. From big cities to small towns, communities come alive with festivities and dazzling light displays. If you’re visiting Vancouver Island this month, here are a

A Weekend Escape To SookePointe Ocean Cottage Resort

There’s something magical about Sooke. Located south of Victoria on the west coast, this rocky outcrop feels like you’ve been transported to another world. Secluded coves reveal a different shade of the ocean’s hue, from inky blue to emerald green, while black oystercatchers, seagulls and seals bob aimlessly in the water. Wind-whipped arbutus trees perch

Going Underground With Horne Lake Caves Wet ‘n’ Wild Tour

Whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast, a geographer at heart, or family looking for a unique and fun experience, a trip to Horne Lake Caves should be a must-stop on your Island itinerary. I visited the caves for my very first time in November 2018 and can’t believe I haven’t done it sooner. Getting to Horne

A Guide to Eating and Drinking Your Way Through Sidney, BC

For many Islanders, Sidney’s reputation exists in relation to its proximity to the Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal (which connects Vancouver Island to the mainland); it’s the last stop before you reach the ferry terminal. What you don’t see from the highway is a seaside community that extends beyond streets dotted with boutique stores and bookstores

A Winter Retreat at Sunrise Ridge Waterfront Resort

Parksville is synonymous with beaches. In the summer, families and beach lovers flock to its wide sandy shores to soak up every last ray of sun. But while many think of visiting only in summer, a cozy winter retreat at the edge of the ocean—when the crowds have died down—can be especially appealing. Sunrise Ridge

I-Hos Gallery: An Immersive First Nation’s Experience In The Comox Valley

Hok Hok Cedar Panel – Karver Everson Vancouver Island is well-known for its rich abundance of ancient forests, rugged coastlines, access to recreation, and deeply-rooted First Nations culture. For those visiting the Comox Valley, no visit is complete without a trip to the I-Hos Gallery, located along Comox Road just a few minutes west of