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Mushroom Hunting

There are many types of mushrooms that are incredibly good to eat and fun to hunt for on the island. A few of the most common ones in the fall are Pine mushrooms, Chanterelles and Lobster Mushrooms.      Lobster Mushroom              Pine Mushrooms             ...

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Meeting up with wildlife. What to do?

We all love to wonder the forests, some like to take off on their own hikes and others like to stick to a well known trail system. I have done both, and the one thing that concerns me the most is meeting up with wildlife. A can of pepper spray should be part of your...

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Fishing Vancouver Island Updates

Recently, the BC government has put restrictions on salmon fishing due to the decline in our resident Killer whale population. The latest estimates put the total population of southern resident killer whales at 76. We have two species of killer whales, one is the...

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Farmer’s Markets – Visit them all!!

Farmer's Markets in the mid island bursting with local edibles, baked goods and local produce. It's a great way to spend your time and know that you are coming home with the best the area has to offer. What could be more enjoyable then getting out in the gorgeous...

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Provincial and Regional Parks plus Trails

Horne Lake Caves Provincial Park Winner of BC's Remarkable Experience Award Specials to check out!! 2hr Riverbend Explorer Cave Tour 30% Off Special (30% off to celebrate our 30th Anniversary!) $32 Winter Wet & Wild 3hr Cave Tour $51 Rosewall...

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Shaw Tv Nanaimo – Beautiful Bowser BC

We have all been to the Georgia Park Store, it has been here for a very long time in Bowser.  This interview with Skipper Dave (owner of Georgia Park Store) tells of some of Bowser's history and how it has grown. It even has info about Mike the bartending dog....

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Special Occasions

Are you planning a beach wedding this year? Or what about an anniversary to renew your vows? Family Reunions? The Shady Shores Beach Resort is a must book for any beach weddings and family reunions. Don't forget to check out the specials available. You can book any...

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