Weekend Away

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We took the girls to Victoria for the weekend which unfortunately meant we missed all the Gabriola festivities this weekend but I think we would miss something great here no matter when we went!  We stayed at a downtown hotel which made it so easy to get around on foot with the kids.  On Saturday… Read more »

Day Trip to Duncan

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A friend and I were looking for something a little different than the usual trip to Nanaimo so decided to check out what Duncan has to offer. Duncan is about a 45 minute drive South of Nanaimo just off the highway. We went to Imagine That!, a local artisan run cooperative store; Trendy Tots, where… Read more »

A Princess

Posted by & filed under At the Sea, Daytripping on Vancouver Island, West Coast Living.

This Princess Cruise ship is anchored just outside the Nanaimo Harbour off of Protection Island in sight of Gabriola. The passengers are shuttled by boat into Nanaimo to enjoy the downtown sights, shops and restaurants. A new $22 million cruise ship terminal is in the works which will allow the vessels to berth directly in… Read more »