Shady Shores Beach Resort


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 …

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 …

BC Seafood Festival – Bigger then Ever this Year!!

Who doesn’t love seafood? The BC Shellfish and Seafood Festival is back and bigger then ever this year.   Get your tickets as you do not want to miss this one.

 June 15 – 17, 2018
Filberg Heritage Lodge & Park, …

Shaw Tv Nanaimo – Beautiful Bowser BC

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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 …

Happy New Year

A new year is upon us and hopefully filled with joy for all. The biggest event in the area was the Polar Bear Swim and maybe recovering from too much New Year’s Eve celebratory refreshments.

Do you ever wonder who …