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             ...

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...

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...

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...