BC Family Day Travel

Posted by & filed under At the Sea, Daytripping on Vancouver Island, family life, Gabriola Island, Gabriola Living, greener living, Gulf Island Lifestyle, Healthy Living, Holidays and Special Events, Kids, People, west coast, West Coast Living.

If you are looking to come visit beautiful Gabriola Island BC Ferries is letting kids ride free over the BC Family Day long weekend, see below for more information and a link to the media release. “BC Ferries is providing free fare for all children 11 years of age and under traveling with their family… Read more »

Visiting Gabriola…

Posted by & filed under Daytripping on Vancouver Island, family life, Flora and Fauna, Gabriola Island, Gabriola Living, greener living, Gulf Island Lifestyle, Healthy Living, Holidays and Special Events, Kids, People, Recreation on Gabriola, west coast, West Coast Living.

This week between Christmas and New Year’s we have had some off island visitors so we opted to try something we have not done yet.  We decided to head out to Horne Lake and check out the caves. We went in the off season which meant that we could not do the guided tour but… Read more »

McNab’s Corn Maze Day Trip

Posted by & filed under Daytripping on Vancouver Island, family life, Gabriola Island, Gabriola Living, greener living, Gulf Island Lifestyle, Healthy Living, Holidays and Special Events, Kids, People, west coast, West Coast Living.

This past Saturday we had the pleasure of visiting McNab’s Corn Maze and pumpkin patch which has become an almost yearly occurence. The weather held for us with peeks of sun here are there and no rain. The kids and their friends worked their way through the maze finding all 4 of the stations along… 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 »