Canada


How to beat the winter blues in Beautiful British Columbia 2

Beautiful British Columbia As the temperatures drop and the rains start in beautiful British Columbia, it’s the memory of sunny days and nature that will help us stay positive through the coming winter months.                       Quickie getaway Mountains, water, the […]

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Another fall in Parksville-Qualicum Beach 23

If you travel to Vancouver, you should try to plan a few extra days and head to Vancouver Island, too. An enjoyable hour and 40-minute ferry ride on BC Ferries from Horseshoe Bay will get you there. Afterwards, an easy drive up the Island Highway will take you to one of our favourite […]

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Dogsledding

Dog sledding: a Canadian boy’s dream 16

Since I was a very young boy, I have always wanted to drive a team of dogs through a forest trail heavy with snow on a crisp winter day. I’m sure dog sledding is many a Canadian boys’ dream, but, if you grew up in town and your family dog was […]


An oasis amidst the chaos: Chinese garden in Vancouver 15

It’s strange the things we take for granted when we live somewhere. The attitude that, “I can visit that place any time” but never actually do, is definitely not a rare one. I’m a bit embarrassed to say that we lived in Vancouver for 5 years and never entered the […]


Fly Fishing Vancouver Island 12

Spey Casting As the ferry pulled out of Horseshoe Bay in a thick shroud of fog I knew we were close to what I had been looking forward to for a year. Heading to Vancouver Island is always special for me because of its unique vibe, beautiful scenery and phenomenal […]

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Things To Do In Parksville-Qualicum Beach 5

The off-season Where is Parksville-Qualicum Beach you ask? Parksville and Qualicum Beach are two communities on the East side of Vancouver Island in British Columbia.  Together they have a population of just over 20 000 but in the summertime that number grows exponentially when people from all over come to […]