Mayne Island Getaway

Sharing a cabin weekend away with your best friends is a quintessential Gulf Island experience. Mayne Island has charm, beauty and quiet - perfect for a low-key holiday trip to celebrate the New Year.   Note: Mayne Island is accessible from both Vancouver and Victoria via BC Ferries. Trips can take anywhere from 45 minutes to…

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Ferry to Vancouver Island

Having grown up on Vancouver Island, I have many fond memories of riding BC Ferries between Swartz Bay and Tsawwassen. Now that Patrick and I live in Vancouver, we savour every opportunity to take the ferry back over to the island for a visit. The trip is particularly beautiful when the sky is blue and…

weekender: pachena bay, vancouver island

This past weekend, Patrick and I packed up our backpacks and set off for Horseshoe Bay. From here, we took a ferry over to Nanaimo (on Vancouver Island) and met our friends. Crammed into a truck with all of our gear, we set off for the west coast of the island. This is a beautiful…