Category Archives: The days

Fall Fairs and Events

Fall Fairs and Events What could be better? The harvest of summer goodness is over, but the splendours of the fall remain on Vancouver Island. No matter what the weather, communities up and down the island are busy preparing for Christmas and making it easier for you to enjoy the season. Grab some coffee and […]

Fall News

Fall News How about blowing off those rainy-day blues with a little nourishment for the soul? Live theatre offers loads of interesting choices whether it’s at the Port Theatre in Nanaimo, or in the world-famous mural town of Chemainus an hour away, or in downtown Victoria at the southern tip of Vancouver Island. You can […]

Top 10 Things to do in Nanaimo, BC

Centrally located on Vancouver Island, Nanaimo can lay claim to a colourful and interesting past as a Hudson’s Bay Company fort. Valuable coal was discovered in the mid-1800s and mined from rich seams in the area for the burgeoning colonies of Vancouver Island, British Columbia and the rest of the British Empire. 1. Taking a […]

Top 10 Things to do in Victoria, B.C.

1. The capital city of Victoria is a beautiful 1.5 – 2 hour drive from Nanoose Bay. You can easily make this a day trip, returning to your oceanfront sanctuary in the evening. Start out early in the morning on the Island Highway, pausing for a fresh pastry and coffee at about the halfway point […]

Fun at the beach!

Family fun at the house, to walk out the door and go beach combing, swim, and then eat smores at the camp fire. What more could you wish for as a kid!