HIKE: The Wild Pacific Trail in Ucluelet

Headed to Ucluelet on the west coast of Vancouver Island? While you’re there, hike on the edge of the earth on the Wild Pacific Trail. Hikers skirt the edge of rugged cliffs as they pass viewpoints out to Barkley Sound and the Broken Group Islands to the east, and the stunning Pacific Ocean to the south and […]

Tasting Cider on Vancouver Island

Is wine totally passé? That’s a cider flight. Before our lunchtime stop at Merridale Cider in Vancouver Island’s Cowichan Valley a few months ago, I couldn’t have told you a single thing about English-style craft cider. Now, I’ll tell you a thing or two. It rocks with food. Really good cider (and Merridale’s  is really good […]

Nanaimo Trip Guide

WHY GO Been to Victoria and think you’ve done Vancouver Island? Think again. After one day in Nanaimo, you’ll be smitten with its lovely scenery and parks, friendly locals and tasty eateries. Two days in, you might just be ready to move there! While a day trip to Nanaimo makes for a nice sidetrip from […]