One of the top hotels in Canada, the Wickaninnish Inn employs sculptors and Native American carvers. They produce almost all of the Indian handicrafts that are on display in the hotel. What these artists create is impressive.
Five tips for a trip to Tofino in the spring Few people plan a trip to Vancouver Island in the spring - unless they want to see the wild storms for which the Pacific Rim, the rugged west coast of the island in Canada's west, is so famous. That was also the reason why we were in [...]
Long Beach Lodge in Tofino On our trip to the west coast of Vancouver Island we discovered a lodge that fulfills all the wishes that one could ask for a stay on the Pacific Rim. The Long Beach Lodge in Tofino. Apart from a sign with the name of the hotel, not much of the Pacific Rim Highway indicates what a [...]
Vancouver Island activities for connoisseurs are quite diverse. They also contain some surprises that you would not expect on Vancouver Island. A trip through the island is not only a tour through breathtaking landscapes, there are also experiences for pleasure travelers.
An aquarium stands on the waterfront in the fishing village of Ucluelet Canada. Ucluelet British Columbia Canada is located on the west coast of Vancouver Island. Every spring, the aquarium receives fish and other marine animals for its display cases and water tanks. In winter they are released back into the sea.
Rarely has anything surprised and impressed me as much as the Shaw Ocean Discovery Center in Sidney BC on Vancouver Island. The diversity of the underwater creatures, but above all their color palette, takes your breath away. All the yellow, blue, pink, white, violet and other colors that were swimming, crawling and gliding around.
The first Vancouver Island Wine was grown by farmers in the fertile Cowichan Valley in the 1920s. The climate is favorable for viticulture. Almost 80 vineyards have grown from these beginnings. Wines from more than 40 wineries grow here.
The arrival of the gray whales off the coasts of Vancouver Island gives the coastal towns an occasion to celebrate. This is not just about the 20.000 whales that migrate north at the end of March. People on the west coast of Canada celebrate the beginning of spring at the Pacific Rim Whale Festival.
The best cider on Vancouver Island comes from the Heritage apples that Sea Cider uses to make its wine. You can test this at a cider tasting at the Sea Cider Farm in Saanichton north of Victoria. Let yourself be surprised by the apple wines from Vancouver Island.
Good pizza and pasta are available at Zambri's on Yates Street in Victoria on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. However, you have to know this beforehand, because from the outside the restaurant on the ground floor of a high-rise office building with its large window front looks rather inconspicuous.