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Finding Coastal Magic: It’s Surf Season in Tofino

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All You Need To Know About the North Coast Trail

Looking for a new backpacking trail to challenge you this year? We’re putting the spotlight on the North Coast Trail, a multi-day hike located on the northernmost tip of Vancouver Island. The 58-kilometre trek, which meanders through old growth coastal rainforest, upland bog, across expansive white sand beaches and around culturally significant historical relics, has

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48 Adventure-Filled Hours in Nanaimo

When you think of adventure destinations in British Columbia, Whistler, Golden, Nelson or Revelstoke might be the first to come to mind. But for years, the unassuming city of Nanaimo has been developing a reputation amongst outdoor enthusiasts as one of the island’s best outdoor playgrounds. With easy access to the city by way of

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A Great Time For Wildlife Viewing on Northern Vancouver Island

Photo courtesy of Northern Vancouver Island Tourism/Steven Fines. A trip to Northern Vancouver Island is a sensory experience. There’s the smell of the dense coastal rainforest, the sight of a massive humpback whale breaching clear of the water, and the sound of a Dall’s porpoise as it glides softly through the ocean. June is a

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The Secret Stories of Vancouver Island Gardens

Vancouver Island is an iconic garden destination, thanks to a reputation built by the likes of its temperate climate and iconic destinations like The Butchart Gardens. But behind gates across the Island, travellers can visit temperate rainforests curated into winding paths that cut through manicured lawns, edged by flowering hedges and canopied by bundled clouds

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From Way Up High: Suspension Bridges on Vancouver Island

Beyond the Instagram-worthy photo opportunity, why do travellers flock to bridges? The allure of the bridge is strong, whether it’s sparked by the soaring heights of the suspension cables or the deep running river below. The self-declared pontists out there—lovers of bridges—pencil in crossings at not only the smaller, underappreciated structures but also the legendary.

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Wetting Your Whistle: A Guide to All Things Drink in Cowichan

Cowichan has long been revered as a Vancouver Island’s culinary destination, especially for craft beverages. If you’re a fan of libations in all forms—fermented, roasted, steeped, corked or bottled—you’ll want to read on. Here are the best places to wet your whistle in the Cowichan Valley:   Hop On Over To A Few Cowichan Breweries

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A Peek Inside The Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort & Spa: An Urban Resort Getaway

Minutes away from downtown Victoria is The Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort & Spa: the capital region’s premier golf, spa, and recreation destination. Nestled on the hillside of Mount Finlayson, guests enjoy far-reaching views of the mountain range and exceptional outdoor recreation close at hand, all wrapped in an upscale resort aesthetic. The 1,300-acre property

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10 Things You Might Not Know About Sidney, BC

As a midway point between Victoria and the BC Ferries terminal in Swartz Bay, Sidney might not capture your attention. But this quaint seaside community has a lot going for it. To discover its lovely secrets, one must cultivate a sense of curiosity. Your reward? Idyllic and secluded beach access, interesting museums, fewer crowds at

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