Vancouver Island

Grown Ups Need Mom Time Too! Travels with Mom on Vancouver Island

Where to go and what to do when you visit Vancouver Island with your mom–and why you should! If you think about it, there is no better travel companion than your own mom—assuming, of course, you have a good relationship with her. But if you are lucky like me and
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Girl Running at the beach at Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park Credit Charity Quick)
Island Fun Camping at Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park, Vancouver Island

Some people love camping. It’s a scientific fact that getting out into nature is good for your health. I, however, do not love camping. The cold, the dirt, and the stumbling midnight sojourns to the bathroom (and I’m being generous here) don’t thrill me. What I do love is travelling.
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Finders Keepers! Join the Tidal Treasure Hunt on Vancouver Island

There’s a Tidal Treasure Hunt happening on the shores of Vancouver Island, and the rules are “Finders, keepers!” Beachcombing is a little more magical since the Float Fairies scattered their Tidal Treasures! If you find yourself strolling on the beaches of Oceanside (between Deep Bay and Nanoose) you will want
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Vancouver Island local wildlife
6 Kid-Friendly Adventures on Vancouver Island

Vancouver Island is approximately a two hour ferry ride from Vancouver’s Horseshoe Bay or Tsawassen Bay Ferry Terminals. The island is a children’s paradise as there is an endless amount of activities and attractions that will keep the kids entertained and interested – whether they are searching for sea treasures
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Playing in Parksville Vancouver Island
Playing in Parksville, Vancouver Island

My in-laws live in Parksville on Vancouver Island.  We have visited many times for a day or two but this summer we decided to deposit ourselves on their doorstep for four days.  I knew that a successful visit would require daily activities/outings for my kids.  They love heading out on adventures
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Island Hop: A Family Get Away to Vancouver Island

What do you do when rotating strikes in an ongoing labour dispute disrupt your kids’ school days? We seized it as an opportunity for some family time and when our rotating strike day fell on a Friday we made it a long weekend trip to Vancouver Island! Easily accessible by
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Terrific Tofino!

We started our Spring Break with a get-away to Tofino, which if you’ve never visited you should definitely add Tofino to your bucket list!  A ferry ride and 3 hour drive across Vancouver Island transports you through some of BC’s most breath-taking scenery.  Flanked by the towns of Tofino and
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