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The Ultimate Campbell River Road Trip: From Quadra To Tahsis, BC

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Three Day Central Vancouver Island Getaway

Located at the heart of the Island, Central Vancouver Island boasts over a dozen beautiful and unique communities all just a short drive from one another. From the slow food movements of the Cowichan Valley to the quirky culture of Coombs and everything in between, a three-day escape to Vancouver Island is guaranteed to be

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7 Food & Drink Festivals for Harvest on Vancouver Island

Updated January 2019 In a shaded rainforest, a seasoned forager spots curled edges of the delicate chanterelle; amid the wafting smells of brewing yeast, a brewmaster sifts his hands through a bag of barley; the last of the summer sun beating on their shoulders, local growers gather the grain and gourds that mark the start

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