Category: environment

The Pacific Rim Whale Festival

For more than two decades, tourists and locals have been celebrating the annual migration of grey whales off the coast of Ucluelet and Tofino. Each year, close to 20,000 of them make their way from the Baja Peninsula… Read More

CVCS Information Session To Protect Comox’s Northeast Woods

As a child, I attended Brooklyn Elementary in Comox. Recess and lunch hour would be spent playing with friends and creating an imaginary world in the small cluster of trees behind the school. In high school, we were… Read More

Star Gazing With The Nanaimo Astronomy Society

Living in a city, it’s a rare sight to look up and see stars twinkling and winking back at you. When I find myself on Vancouver Island, star gazing is a must. I’m always blown away by the… Read More

Free Tilly

I can say with 100% certainty that there is nothing at which I am an expert. There are, however, a few things of which I am incredibly passionate about. Orca whales are one of those things. While there… Read More

Island Profile: Cathedral Grove

There is a special place on Vancouver Island, a place so incredibly unique that it seems almost magical. Winding pathways make their way between some of the oldest fir trees on the entire Earth, trees so tall they… Read More

ISLAND PROFILE: FORBIDDEN PLATEAU

While Mount Washington Alpine Resort is known for being the Island’s winter playground, it once shared this crown with another resort in the Comox Valley. Forbidden Plateau has been closed for well over a decade, but was once… Read More

ISLAND PROFILE: CAPE SCOTT PROVINCIAL PARK

It’s no secret that Vancouver Island is full of hidden gems waiting to be discovered. The only secret is figuring out where one can find those gems. It’s places like Cape Scott Provincial Park that brought about the… Read More

ISLAND PROFILE: TOFINO IN PICTURES

There are enough elements, places to discover and activities around Tofino and the surrounding region to fill a year’s worth of Island Profile posts. However, as it’s my first day back from holidays, I thought it would instead… Read More

GIRLS’ GETAWAY: ADVENTURESS KAYAKING

Though it had been well over a decade since I last slipped into a kayak, I couldn’t wait to test out my sea legs once again. When Rebecca and I first started planning our girls’ getaway trip to… Read More

ISLAND PROFILE: ROBSON BIGHT ECOLOGICAL RESERVE

British Columbians are fortunate to live in a part of the world that is so deeply steeped in natural beauty around every tree, under ever rock and in every ocean current. This could not be more true, however,… Read More