Category: Vancouver Island

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The Best Fish and Chips: Big Daddy’s Fish Fry in Tofino

Fish and chips may very well be popular British grub, but it was in Canada that I had the tastiest serving ever of this delicious staple dish. I was visiting Tofino, on the wild Pacific coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, when my…

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Colourful Lanterns At The Old Country Market In Coombs

How lovely are these lanterns at the Old Country Market in Coombs, Vancouver Island? They were literally hanging all over the place and provided a real hippy vibe. In fact, this area of British Columbia, Canada is generally brimming with…

Beautiful Sunset In Tofino

Tofino on the west coast  of Vancouver Island, Canada, was mostly deluged by wind and rain during the few days I visited.  But there was one beautiful evening to start with where the sky was clear and the mountains were…

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Whale Watching In Tofino

“There are some humpies about a mile out,” were the words blaring out from the radio being held by our guide as he navigated the small high-speed cruiser in the choppy waters of the Pacific Ocean.

Japanese Taiko Drumming In Victoria: An Infectious Beat

Huge drums were collectively pounded with enough passion and strength to send electric chills through the air. As several Taiko Drummers seemingly mustered every piece of muscle and musicality they had in them, the resulting performance was something special to…

Walking this lovely dog while volunteering at a blueberry farm in Vancouver Island.

Getting Down to Earth as a WWOOFer In Canada

Farm work was alien to me up until a couple of weeks ago when I began my first ever stint as a WWOOFer. For those of you who have not heard of this before, WWOOF stands for Worldwide Opportunities On Organic…