Category: British Columbia

Butchart Gardens

Butchart Gardens

[ 0 ] December 26, 2017 |

I’ve loved The Butchart Gardens since I first saw it as a child. It was unlike any gardens I’d seen anywhere and 45 years later I can still say the same. My last visit was the summer of 1987… until this year! The first time I’ve seen Butchart basking in it’s holiday glow, alit with […]

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Ladysmith & the Festival of Lights

Ladysmith & the Festival of Lights

[ 0 ] December 21, 2017 |

The town of Ladysmith on Vancouver Island knows how to put on a good show. The historic village is built into the side of a hill above a protected harbour about 90 KM (56 miles) north of Victoria. Originally called Oyster Bay, posted signs at the waterfront warn visitors not to eat the shellfish, likely […]

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Kinsol Trestle on Vancouver Island

Kinsol Trestle on Vancouver Island

[ 0 ] October 21, 2017 |

If you’re goal is to travel the Trans-Canada Trail from one side of the country to the other, then at some point you’ll come across the Kinsol Trestle on Vancouver Island, but for most of us, it’s easiest to access from Shawnigan Lake. There are two entry points to access the trestle. From the south […]

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Ogopogo of Okanagan Lake

Ogopogo of Okanagan Lake

Weaving and winding along a small portion of Highway 97 in British Columbia called the Okanagan Highway, you might be fortunate(?) enough one day to catch a glimpse of Ogopogo, the monster that resides in Okanagan Lake. Sightings of Ogopogo—N’ha-a-itk as native Okanagan residents call it—have been occurring for hundreds of years. Originally seen by […]

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Trivia EH? British Columbia

Trivia EH? British Columbia

[ 0 ] October 23, 2009 |

AREA: 366,255 sq mi 948,600 sq km Water Surface: 6,976 sq mi 18,068 sq km POP: 4,530,960 (2010 according to BC Stats with about 44,000 immigrants arriving annually) Highest Elevation: Mt. Robson 3954 m (12,972 feet) Capital: Victoria (on Vancouver Island) Average Temperatures: varies significantly from mild coastal temperatures to desert-like with a continental climate […]

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British Columbia

British Columbia

[ 0 ] October 23, 2009 |

Whenever I return to British Columbia, I feel like I’m going home. Perhaps it’s because of all the “growing up in BC” stories I have heard from my parents or maybe I just have an affinity with the mountains and ocean. Regardless, I will always “go home” to BC whenever I get a chance. It […]

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