Travel Blogs from Vancouver Island, Canada

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I like a lot of things about trip preparation, but, Victoria, Canada travel blog

I like a lot of things about trip preparation, but

A travel blog entry by mbgower

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... year is when I piggy-backed a visit and presentation onto the trip to drop off Emma, my 18-year-old daughter, at the Vancouver airport for the start of her 100-day trip to India last October. Today's trip to the Burnaby office zipped along on ...

Lily en Vacance, Parksville, Canada travel blog

Lily en Vacance

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Wow - this is a Canadian Lake, Sproat Lake, Canada travel blog

Wow - this is a Canadian Lake

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Mount Doug, Victoria, Canada travel blog

Mount Doug

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This morning the whole gang trekked from Catherine's place to the beach at Mount Doug. We had lunch on the beach and the kids played on the ...

India awaits, Victoria, Canada travel blog

India awaits

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It's happened again. My ambition has exceeded reality. With three days before I leave Victoria, I have a task list which wakes me in the foreboding dark of these winter mornings. Most people would assume these tasks are related to my trip. Foolish ...

Vancouver Welcome, Vancouver Island, Canada travel blog

Vancouver Welcome

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... with homemade pumpkin pie for dessert. What a fantastic entree to my travels. The next morning we caught the ferry to Vancouver Island, across the Georgia Strait under bright skies. Deep blue water, forest green cedar trees and undulating mountains on ...

Birthday Girls, Nanaimo, Canada travel blog

Birthday Girls

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Just by chance, we dropped by the Harbour View seaplane office/terminal that's next to Coal Harbour in Vancouver and they had a good rate on flights to Nanaimo so, never wanting to pass up a new adventure, we booked a couple of tiny seats on one of these ...

Challenge: A day trip of Vancouver Island, Victoria, Canada travel blog

Challenge: A day trip of Vancouver Island

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Travelling Vancouver Island starting from mainland Vancouver can be undertaken in one day using only public transport. (Leave those cars at home!) Just follow this simple no fail formula and you can do it to: 6:45am Wake - Walk - Train - Walk - Train - ...

Adjusting, Victoria, Canada travel blog

Adjusting

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... weather for Victoria, and my body isn't used to it either. But the larger curiosities are the first experiences back in Canada. The supermarket seems like a Las Vegas casino after the stores in Cuba. Cars are everywhere. For days we luxuriate in the ...

Victoria (on Vancouver Island), Victoria, Canada travel blog

Victoria (on Vancouver Island)

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Dean: On Sunday we travelled from Vancouuver over to Victoria on Vancouver Island. We could have just booked ourselves on to a tour bus that would take us across (so no need to worry about the ferry etc) but we decided to do it ourselves, via public ...

Peace!, Tofino, Canada travel blog

Peace!

A travel blog entry by cobra1899

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My Journey is over. It's time to go home and be me.   Last night I finished reading "Eat, Pray, Love"   by Elizabeth Gilbert.   I woke up and I meditated for an hour. Actually...I don't think what I did could be considered ...

Home, Away from Home!, Lantzville, Canada travel blog

Home, Away from Home!

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I made it to Vancouver Island. I have my trailer parked in my sister's yard and since they just moved here last week they are still in the middle of unpacking and I do not have wifi access yet. I will update my blog asap when I can use my own ...

Pictures now added!!!, Victoria, Canada travel blog

Pictures now added!!!

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Dean: We have now (yesterday and today) finished uploading all of the pictures to the site. Sorry for the delay guys - ...

Museum of British Columbia, Victoria, Victoria, Canada travel blog

Museum of British Columbia, Victoria

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... Niagra Falls and the US (and even better weather than you guys are having in the UK!!!). Alex: We came to Vanouver Island on the Ferry from Vancouver - Dean's first ever! The ferry ride was really nice we could see the Olymus mountains in the US in the ...

Falling in Love, Nanoose Bay, Canada travel blog

Falling in Love

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From Tofino to Victoria, Tofino, Canada travel blog

From Tofino to Victoria

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... , when it didn't rain. Oftentimes, the sun even showed itself. Tofino is a beautifully rugged little spot on the western side of Vancouver Island where the road ends, about a three-hour drive from Nanaimo's ferry landing.   Each night in the house we ...

Goldstream Provincial Park, Victoria, Canada travel blog

Goldstream Provincial Park

A travel blog entry by cottonbud

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This morning we went on another great hike, this time in Goldstream Provincial Park. Here are some pictures that Sze took. In the afternoon I did some shopping with my brother and father. Sze decided to head in the other direction for a little ...

From Vancouver to Vancouver Island, Victoria, Canada travel blog

From Vancouver to Vancouver Island

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... lsö Konditori is the best Swedish bakery that I've been to outside of Sweden. I highly recommend it if you find yourself in Vancouver. We returned to the hotel and packed up our things. After checking out and storing our luggage with the bell desk, ...

East Sooke Park, Victoria, Canada travel blog

East Sooke Park

A travel blog entry by cottonbud

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This morning Claudia, Tim, Catherine, the nieces and nephew, and Sze and I drove to East Sooke Park for a hike. It's a great park for hiking with green woods, rocky cliffs, and the ocean. The girls especially loved climbing the rocks along the way. After ...

Comox, Vancouver Island, Comox, Canada travel blog

Comox, Vancouver Island

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... a muffin we headed off to catch the ferry to Vancouver Island. Now it has to be said that we had absolutely no knowledge of Vancouver Island. Our decision to go there was very much last minute so we did zero reading up and knew nothing - we put our fate ...

Temporal anomaly, Victoria, Canada travel blog

Temporal anomaly

A travel blog entry by mbgower

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My brain got caught in one of those horrible circular anomalies last night, kind of like that Star Trek NG episode where they're all doomed to relive the same period of time over and over again until Picard intervenes to save the day. I was half ...

OOPS!, Victoria, Canada travel blog

OOPS!

A travel blog entry by jeroenandlinda

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Who would figure that Victoria Harbor is on Vancouver Island, and not in Vancouver, which is not the island. Well we figured this out at 01:00AM, 11 Hours before our flight from Victoria Harbor to Seattle. So we googled around and found that the cheapest ...

Victoria's Chinatown, Victoria, Canada travel blog

Victoria's Chinatown

A travel blog entry by cottonbud

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We decided to go into town so that we could buy ingredients to make some veggie dumplings(wontons) for dinner in Chinatown. We found a great little chinese grocery with everything you can need for a authentic chinese meal. We explored the little shops ...

Alaskan Taster - The Cruise Begins!, Inside passage, Canada travel blog

Alaskan Taster - The Cruise Begins!

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  The day arrived for us to board our Alaskan Cruise. Getting through US immigration proved a little harrowing again due to my Osoyoos faur paux border crossing. I was taken into a small room off the side for my fingerprint details to be 'checked ...

Paradise Found!, Tofino, Canada travel blog

Paradise Found!

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I found Paradise.   I had the perfect location. I had the perfect setting sun. I had the perfect cloud cover. And I wasn't in the mood to take pictures.   I took over three hundred pictures tonight. I still wasn't in the mood ...

Stuff to know for Cuba, Victoria, Canada travel blog

Stuff to know for Cuba

A travel blog entry by mbgower

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... the trains, which are rumoured to have really disgusting bathrooms. I'd still like to try the tren especial down the spine of the island. Taxis, especially in Havana, tend to be cheaper on the meter than at the price offered. "Meter, por favor" should be ...

Luminara, Victoria, Canada travel blog

Luminara

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Today was our last full day in Victoria. We picked the girls up from rock climbing and went to lunch at a Buddhist vegan restaurant called "Lotus Pond". After lunch, a honey bun from the Chinese bakery and a cup of coffee later, we headed to Beacon Hill ...

The Island, Capital Regional District,  Canada travel blog

The Island

A travel blog entry by faff

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Vancouver Island is quite large, perhaps similar in size to Britain. It looks small next to mainland Canada. The northern half of the island is quite rugged and remote. Most of its people live in the south. We travelled by ferry from Vancouver and drove ...

Whales, Yoga and good times, Tofino, Canada travel blog

Whales, Yoga and good times

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Tofno is a small village of approximately 1700 on the West Coast of Vancouver Island. This stunning village multiplies in the summer as people flock to whale watch, hike, surf and relax on the rugged coast. We spend a few nights at the hostel on the ...

The Best Laid Plans, Victoria, Canada travel blog

The Best Laid Plans

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... for almost three months is one of these detours from reality. We'll leave Victoria mid-day on Thursday, Nov 6, chill overnight in Vancouver then warm up in Hawaii for a week. Overnight we cross the equator to Sydney then a quick hop up to Brisbane, where ...

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