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Filberg Festival: Celebrate Canadian Arts, Culture, and Music at the Annual Filberg Festival

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Filberg Festival: Celebrate Canadian Arts, Culture, and Music at the Annual Filberg Festival

Over BC Day long weekend, August 2nd to 5th, Comox hosts one of the longest-running celebrations of Canadian art, culture, and music on the West Coast. Held at the historic Filberg Lodge and Heritage Park, this festival has been running for 37 years, and still maintains its seaside, small-town charm. Here’s a go-to guide for

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Set Sail To Vancouver Island With V2V Vacations

To travel between Vancouver and Victoria, you can fly or ferry—and from March to October, you can cruise aboard a stylish and ever so comfortable catamaran, the V2V Empress with V2V Vacations. This direct passenger-only service cruises part of the Salish Sea, along a particularly scenic stretch of British Columbia’s coastline, meandering through Active Pass

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The Ultimate Guide to Pride on Vancouver Island

Vancouver Island’s LGBTQ2+ support has grown over the past few years. Pride celebrations are thriving and expanding from Victoria all the way north to Port Hardy. Pride events, held throughout the summer allow travellers to plan a trip will showcase some of the most picturesque naturescapes in Canada, and celebrate its equally diverse people. Whether

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5 Outdoor Adventures In The Land, Lakes & Sky of Port Alberni

Port Alberni is the outdoor adventure hub of Vancouver Island and draws thrill-seeking visitors from across the globe. Port Alberni’s natural playground includes its land, lakes, and sky, and even the most daring individuals can find ways to push their limits. To find out more about the exciting outdoor adventures that await, we had a

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Discover the West Coast’s Extraordinary Broken Group Islands

Just off the West Coast of British Columbia, islands with magnificent trees, white sand beaches, and an abundance of wildlife wait for anyone adventurous enough to discover them. The enchanting Broken Group Islands consist of more than a hundred independent islands, scattered throughout the calmest waters of the Pacific Ocean. There’s only one perfect way

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Q&A With Vancouver Island’s Newest Breweries

In a region where the residents thrive on creative juices, it’s no surprise that the craft beer scene is fueling inspiration and driving new breweries to open their doors. We love seeing this passionate industry grow, so we interviewed three folks behind three new spots! Learn some new stories, and mark new spots on your

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Travelling Mindfully In Tofino: How To Live Like A Local

Photo courtesy of Destination BC/Graeme Owsianski The secret’s out: Tofino‘s beauty is awe-inspiring. A powerful Pacific Ocean smashes into a peninsula of long, sandy beaches, while a backdrop of a dense coastal rainforest decorates towering mountain peaks. It’s an extremely fragile environment and protecting this ecosystem is intrinsic to Tofino’s culture, both past and present: the

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A primer on overlanding: a backcountry experience on Vancouver Island

Road trips consistently come up in conversations around planning a Vancouver Island vacation. Whether a traveller is looking to rent a car or van and experience our highways for the first time, or Island residents pack up to make a cross Island adventure, road trips are one of the best ways of seeing different communities

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