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Murals of Chemainus

It started in the summer of 1982 with a province wide redevelopment fund, that initiated a Downtown Revitalization Project to give a face lift to a tired looking main street and has now developed into a thriving attraction to thousands …

Totem Poles Vancouver Island

There are hundreds of totem poles on Vancouver Island made by many of the 50 first nation tribes on the Island. Although totem poles have become a symbol of all Northwest Coast Native people , tall multiple-figure poles were first …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …