Autumn on Gabriola!

Posted by & filed under At the Sea, family life, Gabriola Island, Gabriola Living, greener living, Gulf Island Lifestyle, Weather, west coast, West Coast Living.

If you needed just one more reason to think about living on Gabriola the attached picture should be the final reason! We have had such a wonderful beginning to fall in comparison with other areas of the country, and the forecast seems to be in our favour…so much so that our children have requested one… Read more »

The Lost Mural

Posted by & filed under Daytripping on Vancouver Island, The Arts, West Coast Living.

Discovered in 1996 during the demolition of Nanaimo’s Malaspina Hotel this 1918 mural ‘Lieutenant Malaspina Sketching the Malaspina Gallery’ by Canadian artist E. J. Hughes went through a 13 year restoration and is now displayed in the Port of Nanaimo Conference Centre in the heart of old town Nanaimo. We took a walking trip to Nanaimo, strolled the Harbour… Read more »

Gabriola Fall Fair

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It was a beautiful and sunny day so we walked to the Fall Fair and arrived just in time to see our grandchildren dancing. Then we went off to explore, first the donkeys – so cute! Then we looked at all the other animals – goats, alpaca, horses, turkeys, rabbits and so much more. We were awed by… Read more »