Vancouver Island

For the Love of Salmon

It’s the moment most anglers live for — those first few euphoric seconds when a fish, hopefully a chinook, tugs on the line deep in the ocean, causing the rod to...

Chasing the Light

There are two designated dark sky parks in BC: McDonald Park near Abbotsford and Cattle Point Dark Sky Urban Star Park in Oak Bay (close to downtown Victoria). Shielded...

The Ultimate Surf Sister

Surfing in Tofino can feel truly magical, no matter your skill level. Gentle waves roll evenly and consistently to the sandy shore, splashing beginners with a salty good...

Immersed in Nature

Bodega Ridge Galiano Island As the first stop on the Southern Gulf Islands ferry route from Tsawwassen, Galiano is convenient to get to, but it also feels delightfully...

Sweet Summer Treats

For an Old-Timey Vibe with a Twist Welcome Parlour Ice Cream Welcome Parlour Ice Cream. Photo by Darren Lebouf. North Vancouver  |  Old meets new at Welcome Parlour....

BC Blooms

With winter’s grey days receding across BC, now is the time to head outside and hunt down some soul-stirring springtime hues. Plants are suddenly bursting into life...

BC’s Best Coffee Shops

With its abundance of scenic roads and highways, it’s no wonder why road-tripping is a popular pastime in coastal British Columbia. Of course, the secret to truly...

Side-Tripping in Sidney

Just a 10-minute drive from the Swartz Bay ferry terminal sits the welcoming town of Sidney. Not only does this picturesque place offer up impressive views of the Gulf...

Frying Tonight

With a fully stocked larder of freshly caught seafood available, it’s no surprise that BC is a tartar-slathered hotbed of great fish and chips. But while you don’t...

Weekend Escape to Parksville Qualicum Beach

A short ferry ride from Horseshoe Bay to Nanaimo, and a 30-minute drive north, brings weekenders to Parksville and its quieter neighbour, Qualicum Beach. The adjoining...