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Stories and Tips British Columbia

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Woody Wonders: Parksville and Provincial Parks Nearby

Written by MagdaDH_AlexH on 07 Jun, 2010

Parksville is a small community (around 11,000 inhabitants) on the eastern coast of Vancouver Island, about 40km north along Highway 19 from Nanaimo. The town itself is a popular summer tourist destination, with a lot of beach action including a popular Parksville Beach Festival which…Read More


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Wild Pacific: The Long Beach, Tofino and Ucluelet

Written by MagdaDH_AlexH on 07 Jun, 2010

Vancouver Island is the westernmost part of Canada, and on Vancouver Island it's the west coast that is famous for its unique natural environment and associated outdoor pursuits. Originally, most of the island was covered in forest, bust as it has been intensively logged for…Read More


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Public Transport Options on Vancouver Island

Written by MagdaDH_AlexH on 07 Jun, 2010

Vancouver Island is located off the coast of British Columbia, about 20 nautical miles from the mainland and Vancouver city. The island is not huge, but still big enough to merit some travel planning. The island stretches roughly along the North-West to South-East axis…Read More


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How to Travel to Vancouver Island from Mainland BC

Written by MagdaDH_AlexH on 06 Jun, 2010

Vancouver Island is a large island off the coast of British Columbia, not far from Vancouver city. Most travellers will be arriving there from Vancouver or its environs (although it's also possible to travel to the island from the US). This article covers the options…Read More


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Vancouver Airport

Written by MagdaDH_AlexH on 03 Jun, 2010

Vancouver airport (YVR) is the main airport that serves western Canada and it serves major international and Canadian destinations as well as many local and regional airports. The airport is located in the southern area of the city and is easily accessible by public transport,…Read More


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Victoria the Queen

Written by MagdaDH_AlexH on 26 May, 2010

Victoria is very attractive. A large town (or a city, really, with a population of 80 thousand in the city itself and over 300 thousand in the metro area) it has a strong European feel and is the first place since Quebec City that I…Read More


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On My Own to Explore Vancouver

Written by tvordj on 23 Jan, 2009

First rainy day since the day after I arrived out west. It’s not raining hard, just a light rain, at times just a heavy mist. Breakfast comes with the room but there’s nothing cooked. Still, not a bad cold buffet though including hard boiled eggs,…Read More


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Museum day in Vancouver

Written by tvordj on 23 Jan, 2009

Yet another sunny day and the nicest yet. Linda made omelets for breakfast and we left to pick up Cathy about 11 or so. The drive in to the city to the museum, which is in Vanier Park, was the better part of an hour…Read More


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Lions, Tigers, Bears and Giraffes

Written by tvordj on 23 Jan, 2009

Lions and Tigers and Bears! And Giraffes!!!!The sky started out overcast but turned out brilliant. What a great day for the zoo! First we had to drive to pick up Linda's sister Cathy and her daughter Megan. We are heading to FortLangley for lunch. We…Read More


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Parksville, Qualicum Beach and Nanaimo

Written by tvordj on 23 Jan, 2009

There was frost on the ground this morning, and that doesn’t happen too often round here. We got on the road about 10:30 and took the Inland Island highway to Campbell River. This is a fairly new road, and though there were some glimpses of…Read More


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