Botanical Beach Tidepool
Botanical Beach, a beach on the west coast of Vancouver Island, is well known for its rich tidal pools, abundant intertidal marine creatures, and fantastic geological formations. The area is so significant that the University of Minnesota first established a marine station there in 1901. Killer whales, gray whales, California and Stellar Sea Lions can also frequent the area. In addition to the marine life, Juan de Fuca Park (which includes Botanical Beach) also provides a protected…
Horne Lake Caves Provincial Park
Our family recently had our first adventure in spelunking otherwise known as cave exploration–what a unique and incredible experience it is! Established in 1971, Horne Lake Caves Provincial Park is located 12 km off of Hwy 19 just north of Parksville.
50 Things to do in the Comox Valley
When I step off the ferry and onto Vancouver Island I'm awash by a sense of relief. Pushing north of Nanaimo my sister and I travel along a scenic coastal byway. Taking the 'slow road' I feel the hustle of my city routine fade away; life here seems so grounded. We're headed to Comox for a bit of a homecoming, though our parents don't live in the Valley any longer. But with so many memories and so many things to do, we'll easily occupy our
Texada Island: the hidden gem of BC
UPDATE: Please be aware I am no journalist, and I am not promoting this lake. This was a personal blog post I wrote as a memory to reread for myself, and only yesterday did I noticed a TON of traffic on the post. Thank you for reading. Sometimes you find a hidden gem, and it…