Month: October 2012

The Great British Columbia ShakeOut 2012

Whether we feel them or not, earthquakes are a common occurrence on and around Vancouver Island. For the most part, they cause no concern and go relatively unnoticed. However, seismologists warn that a larger earthquake is inevitable, and… Read More

Vancouver Island’s Best Pumpkin Patches

Whether used for baking, carving or decorating, October is certainly a month for pumpkins! They add a festive touch to autumn decor and warmly welcome trick-or-treaters with their glow. If you’re planning on grabbing some gourds for your… Read More

Photo Post: Picking Pumpkins At Shamrock Farm

As it is for most people, autumn is a time for tradition in my family. One such tradition, though a newer one, is our annual trip to the local pumpkin patch. Shamrock Farm in the Comox Valley has… Read More

Queen Of The Peak Women’s Surf Championship In Tofino

Just because summer’s over doesn’t mean that the surf season is too. Surfing is a year-round endeavour on Vancouver Island’s west coast and with the wet weather comes the annual Queen of the Peak surf championship in Tofino…. Read More

Halloween At Horne Lake Caves: Ghost Story Cave Tours And Jack-O-Lanterns

Cramped and damp spaces, eerie echos, nothing but pitch black… caves can be pretty scary places, though never more so than at Halloween. To celebrate the holiday of all things spooky and scary, Horne Lake Caves has lined… Read More