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Winter is just around the corner on Vancouver Island, and with a change of seasons comes a fresh batch of ways to explore the elements.

In this edition of Island Moments, we’re celebrating the best all the best the season has to offer. From mountain-top hikes to underground explorations and festive activities for everyone in the family, there’s no shortage of events and activities across the region at this time of the year.

If you’re planning to escape for a little Island time this winter, here are some of the best ways to take advantage of unique experiences offered this season only.

December 2017 - January 2018

From Way Up High: Suspension Bridges on Vancouver Island
READ TIME: 5 mins  |  June - July 2017

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…

Hot & Cold: From the Ski Hill to the Spa
READ TIME: 3 mins  |  June - July 2017

On Vancouver Island, skiing trips are paired with other musts: surfing, golfing, dining. It’s that unique geography that sets us apart, but occasionally a little relaxation is what’s needed after a day of adventure on the hills. For a pampered ski trip, look to our mountain resorts and neighbouring towns…

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