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Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park hiking trail

Following the shoreline near Parksville, this East Vancouver Island trail had endless views of the Straight of Georgia and even an island or two off the coast. When the trail did deviate away from the water, tall cedars and other firs lined the path. Continue reading Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park hiking trail

Gowlland Todd Provincial Park’s McKenzie Bright Trail

This was a down hill hike all the way to the water’s edge. On the hot afternoon we hiked, the water was tempting and not it’s usual icy temperature. Unless your feet were tough, it meant a tricky walk over stones that continued out into the water. Continue reading Gowlland Todd Provincial Park’s McKenzie Bright Trail

Gowlland Tod’s, Holmes Peak Trail

On the way to our next Vancouver Island hike, we spotted a deer feeding beside the road and another along the hiking trail. This short 1.2 kilometre up hill hike was mostly under the shade of overhanging trees. Once we passed a garter snake, we were almost to the top. Continue reading Gowlland Tod’s, Holmes Peak Trail

Gowlland Tod Provincial Park (McKenzie Bright)

This was an out of the way location over winding roads west of Vancouver Island’s Saanich. The best part about this easy walking trail was that it fringed Finlayson Arm so there was always a view of the water and the tree covered shoreline opposite. Continue reading Gowlland Tod Provincial Park (McKenzie Bright)

Sidney Street Sculpture

Centaur — Philip Organ (above photo)

North of Victoria on Vancouver Island, was the relaxed town of Sidney. Situated right on the sea on the eastern side of the island, I couldn’t help notice some of the unique art that dotted the landscape. Continue reading Sidney Street Sculpture

Along Sidney’s Coast

As I turned into a curve along Lockside Walkway on Vancouver Island, I spotted two playful seals off shore, but it wasn’t until I arrived at Sidney’s fish markets, that I came close to one. The seal was probably waiting for scraps from the markets as it kept popping its head out of the water. Continue reading Along Sidney’s Coast