Tag Archives: Parksville

Fanny Bay

North of Parksville on Vancouver Island, Fanny Bay sits opposite Denman Island. It’s a place you might drive through without stopping if you weren’t aware that it’s famous for oysters. The Pacific oyster is exported all over the world and the oyster farms, unlike salmon farms, don’t harm the environment. Continue reading Fanny Bay

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

Vancouver Island’s Wildlife Recovery Centre

This animal recovery centre was located at Errington, not far west of Parksville. It was originally intended for bears and raptors, but the centre has dealt with every kind of animal brought for rescue. Continue reading Vancouver Island’s Wildlife Recovery Centre