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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

Qualicum Beach

Qualicum Beach on the east coast of Vancouver Island, stretched along a wide bay and went from pebbles to a sandy shoreline. I walked to the water’s edge over a variety of shells where I spotted the occasional sand dollar. Continue reading Qualicum Beach

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

A Free Feast

While descending to the rocky shoreline on our Gowlland Tod Provincial Park hike, I wandered over a beach covered in pebbles and shells. I didn’t notice what lay over the boulders at first. I was too busy studying a starfish half hidden amongst the rocks. Continue reading A Free Feast

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)