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Stories and Tips Vancouver Island

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Going up-island: from Parksville to Quadra

Written by MagdaDH_AlexH on 02 Apr, 2011

We drive "up island" from Parksville to Campbell River and Quadra Island. We take the "Oceanside route" rather than the main highway. You can't really see the coast from the road, but it's never far away and in most cases just parking the car and…Read More


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Vancouver Island in general

Written by MagdaDH_AlexH on 16 Nov, 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). The island is 270 miles…Read More


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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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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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Thoughts on Coombs, Nanaimo, and Chemainus

Written by moatway on 09 Jun, 2007

CoombsThe log-frame Old Country Market is open every day and features a bit of everything: decorative items, toys, dishware, sushi sets, baked goods, ice cream, fresh vegetables, imported foods and deli. I can’t possibly do it justice…it goes on and on and there are things…Read More


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Tripping to Tofino and Ucluelet

Written by moatway on 09 Jun, 2007

Tofino is a small, scattered community on the west coast of Vancouver Island. It is accessible by Highway 4 from the east island through Port Alberni. People travel the twisting, and very scenic, road to visit a town that is legendary for its outdoor activities:…Read More


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Vancouver and Alaska

Written by JanisIna on 29 Nov, 2003

Vancouver and Alaska Cruise. On RCI Points For a few years we had expressed the wish to take a cruise to Alaska, after hearing how wonderful the scenery is in that part of the world. We thought this would have to wait until…Read More


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