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Island Ideas on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada


 Island Ideas...
   April - June, 2008           Issue 5, Volume 1


Customize your ideal spring fling Accessible by major air carriers as well as via ferry from numerous mainland ports, Vancouver Island is known for its ideal year-round golf conditions as well as its world-class facilities. Its charming towns, modern cities, cozy marinas, culinary delights and natural splendour have drawn visitors from every corner of the globe. Naturally, its golf courses and resorts follow suit, each offering a unique experience that is nothing short of spectacular. Now, Golf Vancouver Island has created a package where couples can enjoy two nights at their choice of waterfront or golf course accommodations, a round of golf with a power cart, guaranteed tee time and the on-call service of the Golf Vancouver Island staff. Depending on the location selected - and to create a holiday unique to your desire - each couple will have a choice of a spa treatment, romantic dinner for two, theatre festival tickets, a horse drawn carriage ride, a winery tour, or for the truly adventurous - whale watching, a wildlife adventure tour or salmon fishing or additional rounds of golf. Get in touch to customize your getaway: or call 1-888-465-3239. (Photo Credit: Golf Vancouver Island)
Celebrating First Nations Culture – One of the most fascinating elements of a visit to Port Hardy is the evidence of rich native culture and heritage. Stunning galleries and shops line Market Street, offering unique hand-crafted gifts. Some of the local artists regularly invite visitors into their workshops for an insight into the making of their art. The First Nations have lived in this area for more than 8000 years, which can be seen throughout the community in its wood carvings, murals and the totem poles that grace the neighbourhoods. Fort Rupert is home to a traditional native big house and is only a short distance from downtown Port Hardy. The Port Hardy Museum is also an excellent resource. In the summer the local First Nations are honoured on Aboriginal Day, June 21. Visit: (Photo Credit: Boomer Jerritt/Tourism Port Hardy)
Natural wonders of Port Alberni – The road to the Alberni Valley leads through the magnificent MacMillan Provincial Park and the Cathedral Grove rainforest, where you’ll find ancient Western Red Cedars and towering, 800 year-old Douglas Fir trees. The Valley is also home to one of the tallest waterfalls in North America - Della Falls. At 440m the awe-inspiring chute from Della Lake will greet you as you wander out of the old growth forest at their base. The 16km trail takes you over suspension brides, past lakes and streams, to provide a sneak preview of the vision you will get to see. At Stamp River Falls near Port Alberni, 40 million Pacific Salmon climb the ladders to reach the spawning bed each year. In the summer, the serene riverside park provides effortless trails, a spectacular viewpoint of the river, a day-use picnic area and an overnight campground. For those looking to explore the underground, the area also boasts the biggest cave in Canada called “Blak T”; it offers a 1.5 mile navigable network. If you’re into wildlife, check out a group of adventurous black bears that like to play across the harbourside boardwalk in Port Alberni. Visit: (Photo Credit:
Comox Valley Heritage Experience Walking & Cycling
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