Tag Archives: Vancouver Island

Art on the beach

Featured photo: The winner — John Mohr’s Ocea-Lady of the Kelp

With so much driftwood marooned on Campbell River’s tide line, a carving competition was someone’s bright idea. Continue reading Art on the beach

A suspension bridge?

I heard someone say as I left the Elk Falls Provincial Park on Vancouver Island, that they wanted to see the bridge. Really? What drew me to the site was the name, Elk Falls. The suspension bridge was just an extra surprise. Continue reading A suspension bridge?

A Wander through Elk Falls Provincial Park

This Vancouver Island provincial Park was not far west of Campbell River. With easy walking trails and a waterfall, I was surprised there weren’t even more people on the Sunday I visited. Continue reading A Wander through Elk Falls Provincial Park

First Nation Encounter

I was on my way to hike through Vancouver Island’s Elk Falls when I was greeted by singing and dancing. I’m not sure where this First Nation group were from, but their clothes were Haida Guai from the Queen Charlotte Islands. Continue reading First Nation Encounter

Comox Harbour

From the brochure I picked up on Vancouver Island’s Comox Valley, there was a great write up on this walkway, but the more spectacular Goose Spit Park didn’t even get a mention. Continue reading Comox Harbour

Nob Hill Greenway cardiac climb

At one end of Goose Spit Park was Nob Hill Greenway. It appeared to be a workout for the local Comox crowd who jogged up the two hundred and forty-five steps and raced back down again. Continue reading Nob Hill Greenway cardiac climb

From Mexico to Goose Spit Park

This strip of land in Comox was named after the migratory brant geese that fly from Baja California, Mexico in the spring to feed off offerings in the eelgrass beds. Once they fatten up, they fly another 2 400 kilometres to Alaska to breed. Continue reading From Mexico to Goose Spit Park

Isolated Deep Bay

Vancouver Island’s Deep Bay was a quiet nook with a pebbly beach and a view of the tail end of Denman Island in the distance. Off from Denman Island was Chrome Island marking the entrance to Baynes Sound. Perched on this tiny sandstone island, were a few buildings, including a lighthouse. Continue reading Isolated Deep Bay

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