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Finding Coastal Magic: It’s Surf Season in Tofino

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Ebb & Flow – Vancouver Island Wildlife Migrations

An Island destination for a different kind of traveller, Vancouver Island is home to migrating wildlife at different parts of the year. While some like to escape frigid temperatures, and enjoy our temperate winters, others head south as we chill in winter. Year round, the Island is abundant with food sources, and the changing conditions

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#ExploreNanaimo’s Top Spots

Guest post by Tourism Nanaimo We’re thrilled to be taking over @TourismVancouverIsland this week to showcase some of our favourite spots, including the majesty that is Mount Benson. Have you climbed all the way to the top? We’re a city known for its sweet treat, the Nanaimo Bar, but we’re here to break to the

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Little Qualicum Falls

Parksville Qualicum Beach – Amazing Places

There are 10 official Amazing Places in the Mount Arrowsmith & Parksville Qualicum Beach region. Take a look at a few of our favourite spots, below! Learn more about what makes each of these 10 places so special at mypqb.ca/amazingplaces. If you’re out adventuring, be sure to tag your photos with #myPQB and #AmazingPlacesMABR. Cathedral

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Boardwalk Trails on Vancouver Island

Why are there so many boardwalk trails on Vancouver Island? Vancouver Island is covered in a dense temperate rainforest, and if you’ve ever tried making your way through it, you know to stick to trails and paths. Unlike dryer forests, you can’t see the ground, let alone guess what you’re stepping on. Boardwalks are not

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Wheelchair Accessible Trails on Vancouver Island

Despite ranging terrain and a dense forest, Vancouver Island is home to a long list of accessible trails, making it easy for anyone with mobility concerns to take in the many elements. Pacific Rim National Park In the Pacific Rim area, wheelchair users can rest assured that the off-terrain landscape of some trails won’t have

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Kayaking Kyuquot with West Coast Expeditions

Out here, there’s nothing to think about except dipping the next paddle—and maybe lunch, if you’ve been out on the water for a couple of hours. It’s this disconnection that brings so many to Spring Island, guests more than happy to hop in the van for the 4-5 hours to Fair Harbour and cross through

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What To Do in the Fall on Pender Island

Pender Island in the fall is my favourite time to visit. These two Gulf Islands – North Pender and South Pender, connected by a bridge but referred to in the singular – provide the quintessential West Coast vibe: enough activities to choose from but so laid back that you feel a world away from the

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9 Ways To Light Up Your Night For Christmas

If you’re spending your Christmas holidays travelling to Vancouver Island, why not check out some festive cheer? From parades to yuel fuel, there’s something for everyone. 1. Christmas at the Farm If the words Yuel Fuel aren’t enough to get you out to this Christmas event, the description will: this seasonal mulled treat takes the

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Exploring Galiano Island

With only a couple of days on Galiano Island, I had to be strategic about my time. I had arrived just before dinner on a Monday night, hardly the most lively time to step into a small community. After dropping my bags off at the Galiano Oceanfront Inn and Spa, I walked out to the

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