Elder Cedar Trail

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You need to watch for it off to the north side as you drive through the ‘tunnel’ on North Road. Elder Cedar Nature Reserve. There is a beautiful hiking trail, through a seasonal stream bed, past a huge old cedar and down a meandering pathway through a shoulder high thicket of ferns and on. This… Read more »

Musicfest 2009

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We took the weekend and drove up to Courtenay (just over an hour from the Gabriola Ferry) for the Vancouver Island Musicfest. 3 days, 55 performers, 6 stages, 27 craft booths, 21 food booths – all spread out over the Comox Valley fairgrounds alongside the Tsolum River, so well organized, such beautiful weather – it… Read more »

Route 51

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We are on route 51, this is the north side garbage pickup which is scheduled every two weeks. We can put out two cans of garbage and a wide range of recycling items that include cans, glass jars, household paper and carboard, plastic containers, and old clothing and textiles. For this excellent service we pay… Read more »

A Birthday

Posted by & filed under At the Sea, Gabriola Living, Holidays and Special Events.

It was Canada’s birthday yesterday and everyone was busy with island celebrations, so we got a day off. We could have been entertained at the Village with music, refreshments and wine tasting. We could have joined the Potato Cannon Challenge at the Brickyard and ended the day with a Burger BBQ and concert at Raspberry’s…. Read more »