A fabulous variety of traditional Aboriginal masks, carving and sculptures, or more modern-influenced paintings and jewellery, are on display and for sale at the various Aboriginal owned and operated art galleries and gift shops located throughout British Columbia. Immerse yourself in the living traditions […]
Between Gold River and Tahsis on Vancouver Island is the Cougar Creek Recreation Site on Tlupana Inlet, a fabulous and well-maintained fishing campground offering campsites and a boat launch. Cougar Creek is a popular destination for anglers and those wanting to explore Nootka Sound. […]
Vancouver Island is black bear territory, and there is always a good chance of viewing black bears on the side of the road in the more remote parts of Vancouver Island. Venturing into Clayoquot Sound on a bear-watching tour from Tofino will increase your […]
Totem poles are wonderful examples of aboriginal art – the ancient practice of totem carving has been handed down through generations as a way of preserving the history of local native heritage as well as honouring tribal rituals and sacred spirits of people.
The splendid lion-bedecked Gate of Harmonious Interest marks the entrance to Victoria’s small Chinatown, the second oldest in North America (after San Francisco). Once a ghetto for newcomers, Chinatown is now a heritage area, a vibrant commercial community, and an intriguing part of Victoria’s […]
The Jewel of the Pacific, The Empress Hotel is one of Victoria’s highlights. Cresting the city’s Inner Harbour, this 477-room hotel was built in the Edwardian style and subsequently restored to its original grandeur, with antique furniture and luxurious décor. Considered to be the […]
Tofino is a pretty fishing village at the tip of Esowista Peninsula near the entrance to Clayoquot Sound on the west coast of Vancouver Island. Tofino is a rapidly growing tourist centre for Long Beach and other Pacific Rim destinations. Once a timber and […]
Considered one of the top twenty Downtowns in North America, Downtown Victoria is the business centre of Greater Victoria. The historic buildings, shops, streetscapes, restaurants, bars, hotels and the picturesque Inner Harbour all contribute to a vitality which is uniquely Victoria.
Duncan, in the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island, has transformed itself into the City of Totems – a unique urban forest with distinctive hand-carved cedar poles from local native artisans on public display in parks and downtown streets. Duncan is the traditional home of […]
There is no seagoing experience quite like watching, close-up, a sleek whale weighing thousands of pounds frolic like a child in it’s natural habitat. Up and down the coast of British Columbia, from Victoria to Port Hardy on Vancouver Island, from Vancouver to the […]
Nowhere else on earth has the meeting of land and sea created beauty as magnificent as that of Canada’s Pacific Coast. The full force of the mighty Pacific Ocean mercilessly pounds the constantly changing shores of this rugged coastline. The splendid Pacific Rim National […]
EMR Vacation Rentals is a fully-licensed Travel Agency offering fully-furnished BC vacation homes, condos, suites, and estate rentals in Victoria, Vancouver, Tofino, Whistler, the Okanagan, and on Vancouver Island in British Columbia. EMR has […]
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23nov10:00 am- 10:00 amWinter Birds of Witty’s (Guided Walk)
Winter Birds of Witty’s (Guided Walk)–8 years+. Witty’s Lagoon Regional Park (Metchosin). While some birds fly south, many spend their winters here enjoying our moderate climate. Join a CRD Regional [...]
Winter Birds of Witty’s (Guided Walk)–8 years+. Witty’s Lagoon Regional Park (Metchosin). While some birds fly south, many spend their winters here enjoying our moderate climate. Join a CRD Regional Parks naturalist to find out who’s who at the lagoon, a favourite bird hangout. Bring binoculars if you have a pair. A spotting scope will be available. Meet at the Nature Centre off Metchosin Road. BC Transit #54 or #55. 250-478-3344. www.crd.bc.ca/parks
(Sunday) 10:00 am - 10:00 am
Witty’s Lagoon Regional Park
308 Catherine Street, Victoria, BC
25nov5:30 pm- 1:00 amThe Sea Among Us: The Amazing Strait of Georgia
Join Vancouver Island-based researchers, Richard Beamish and Gordon McFarlane, as well as several other contributors, as they celebrate the release of their new book, The Sea Among Us: The Amazing [...]
Join Vancouver Island-based researchers, Richard Beamish and Gordon McFarlane, as well as several other contributors, as they celebrate the release of their new book, The Sea Among Us: The Amazing Strait of Georgia (Harbour Publishing). The book launch will take place at Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub (308 Catherine Street, Victoria) on Tuesday, November 25 at 5:30pm. Admission is free, and refreshments will be served. Books will be available for purchase. 1-800-667-2988. www.harbourpublishing.com.
Mystery Creature (Guided Walk)–5 years+. Coles Bay Regional Park (North Saanich). Solve the riddles to find the clues hidden along the trail with a CRD Regional Parks naturalist. Then piece [...]
Mystery Creature (Guided Walk)–5 years+. Coles Bay Regional Park (North Saanich). Solve the riddles to find the clues hidden along the trail with a CRD Regional Parks naturalist. Then piece the puzzle together to discover who the mystery creature is. Meet at the information kiosk in the parking lot off Inverness Road, off Ardmore Drive. 250-478-3344. www.crd.bc.ca/parks