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DFO putting VI communities in an uproar

DFO is putting Vancouver Island communities in an uproar for an experiment that has no scientific validation. As some of you may know, our Southern Resident Killer Whale population from J and K pods are in trouble and there are a few likely causes which aren’t being addressed such as...
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How Well do you know Campbell River?

This East-Central fishing town marks the last stop before the long drive north to  towns like Telegraph Cove, Port McNeill and Port Hardy. Campbell River’s history lies deep within the tales of mining, logging and fishing, and the city claims to be the “Salmon Capital of the World.” It is...
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Desire an Escape? Discover Port Renfrew!

Just two hours outside of the province’s capital, Victoria BC, Port Renfrew couldn’t be any more different. While Victoria is Vancouver Island’s largest city, Port Renfrew is one of the smallest with only around 140 people living there year-round. Where Victoria is a place of urban bustle, stimulation and connection,...
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Telegraph Cove

Telegraph Cove started off as a small fishing village just 210km away from Campbell River, a hub on the eastern coast of the Island. In search of a lineman’s station to act as the Campbell River telegraph line’s terminus, the Superintendent of Telegraphs claimed the area for the job in...
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The End of the Road: Port Hardy

Port Hardy, named after Vice-admiral Sir Thomas Masterman Hardy, is quite literally the end of the road for Northern Vancouver Island. Although small, don’t let this 4,000-person town fool you with its size: it is the gateway to all things outdoors and adventurous on the Island. Plus, it’s the largest...
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Vancouver Island Fast Facts

When people first hear about Vancouver Island, they tend to picture a small, uninhabited area with beaches and not much else. In reality, Vancouver Island is a large, populated Island with incredible diversity, wildlife and things to see, explore and do. Here are some fast facts about the Island and its...
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Vancouver Island History

Vancouver Island has a history as rich and wild as the land it possesses. From indigenous First Nations groups, living as one with the land and sea, to Spanish and British explorers, treaties, gold rushes, hunting and trading, there’s more to this 32,134km2 rock on the West Coast of North...
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Hiking to Mystic Beach

When I grew up in Victoria, downtown was packed with used bookstores, antique stores and hacky-sack college kids in Market Square. About five years after I left, the downtown core lost much of its charm. Almost all the used bookstores and antique stores disappeared and Market Square was dead space....
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Food Tours on Vancouver Island

With British Columbia’s capital, Victoria, laying claim to the second largest number of restaurants per capita in North America, there’s destined to some fantastic food in the city. However, Victoria isn’t the only place to find good eats – the rich land and temperate climate of Vancouver Island mean you...
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Be the Ultimate Host/Hostess on Vancouver Island

  Living in one of the most beautiful places on Earth has its consequences. Your friends and family always want to come visit! Being a host can be exciting, but also very stressful. You want to show them the best of the best that this little paradise has to offer. Here...
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Tour Packages – A Must-Do on Vancouver Island

It’s easy to make travel plans yourself online thanks to the numerous tourism-based websites. Those wanting to “do-it-yourself” can spend hours/days talking and planning through their travel schedule and still miss some of the better things to do. We believe booking a tour package with us is the best option...
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Mount Washington

The Comox Valley’s All Season, Outdoor Playground Some say Vancouver Island has it all, and most locals would agree. The Comox Valley especially is a treasure trove of pretty much any kind of natural feature available: Beaches, rivers, waterfalls, forests and, king of them all, Mt. Washington. After having been...
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10 Reasons to Visit Vancouver Island in 2017

A new year brings with it 365 days of new opportunities, new goals to achieve and a new round of vacation days. Why not include Vancouver Island on your list of destinations to visit in 2017? Need some convincing? Here are 10 reasons why you should come discover Vancouver Island...
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Cougar caught on camera swimming: Story…

I have visited Canada many times but my most memorable day was 17 September 2011 while visiting Vancouver Island. We were on a Naturetrek Wildlife Holiday, staying in the picturesque town of Zeballos. This former gold rush town is accessed via 42 km of logging tracks on a beautiful mountainous...
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Hiking the Wild Pacific Trail

The Wild Pacific Trail is in Ucluelet BC just south of Tofino BC and is the prettiest short hike on the coast in my opinion. There are two sections to the Wild Pacific Trail. The first section is the most visited and one of the prettiest outings you can take...
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Tofino, BC Canada

Tofino is a must on your bucket list. It is raw, wild, untouched wilderness on the edge with campgrounds to beautiful resorts to host you. The Pacific Rim national park is between Tofino and Ucluelet (30 mins south of Tofino) and here you can hike, relax on the beach, surf,...
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Coastal Trekking on Vancouver Island

Coastal Trekking on Vancouver Island I love hiking, I love backpacking, and I love to spend time in nature. I have had amazing experiences both in the mountains and by the ocean. When asked to write an article about my treks on Vancouver Island, I jumped at the chance to...
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Buy Experiences, Not Things

This article can be see here from the Atlantic. One more reason to create great experiences on Vancouver Island that can be repeated with your family! Forty-seven percent of the time, the average mind is wandering. It wanders about a third of the time while a person is reading, talking...
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