Murals of Chemainus

It started in the summer of 1982 with a province wide redevelopment fund, that initiated a Downtown Revitalization Project to give a face lift to a tired looking main street and has now developed into a thriving attraction to thousands of visitors each year. The town has at this time, 44 murals that are open…

Totem Pole Tour -Day Trip From The Beach LogHome

There are hundreds of totem poles on Vancouver Island made by many of the 50 first nation tribes on the Island. Although totem poles have become a symbol of all Northwest Coast Native people , tall multiple-figure poles were first made only by the northern Northwest Coast Haida, Tlingit, and Tsimshian peoples in British Columbia. They were carved as door entrances or interior…

Wild Edible Mushroom Picking

There are many types of mushrooms that are incredibly good to eat and fun to hunt for on the island. A few of the most common ones in the fall are Pine mushrooms, Chanterelles and Lobster Mushrooms.      Lobster Mushroom              Pine Mushrooms               Chanterelles…

Are you ready for the incredible winter storm season?

Summer is heading into fall and if you thought your vacation on the island was over, well think again. There are so many winter activities on the island you can enjoy, vacationing here in the winter is almost as great as the summer. We do not get the same amount of snowfall that the rest of…

Updates for Fishing BC

When you book the log cabin to take your buddies out fishing, don’t forget your wives, they will enjoy lounging on the beach with their friends and a few cold refreshments but remember a few rules of sport fishing have changed so check ahead of time. Lists of sport fishing guides Recently, the BC government…

Farmer’s Markets – Check them out!!

Farmer’s Markets in the mid island bursting with local edibles, baked goods and local produce. It’s a great way to spend your time and know that you are coming home with the best the area has to offer. What could be more enjoyable then getting out in the gorgeous weather, visiting the wonderful people of…

Provincial and Regional Parks Plus Trails

Horne Lake Caves Provincial Park –hornelakecaves.com Winner of BC’s Remarkable Experience Award Specials to check out!! 2hr Riverbend Explorer Cave Tour 30% Off Special (30% off to celebrate our 30th Anniversary!) $32 Winter Wet & Wild 3hr Cave Tour $51 Rosewall Creek Provincial Park  Park Map Here – Cycling, fishing, hiking, swimming and pets allowed on leash.…

Shaw Tv Nanaimo – Beautiful Bowser

 We have all been to the Georgia Park Store, it has been here for a very long time in Bowser.  This interview with Skipper Dave (owner of Georgia Park Store) tells of some of Bowser’s history and how it has grown. It even has info about Mike the bartending dog.          

Bring the Family, The Brant Festival is on

The brant festival all began with a newspaper article in 1990. It has since grown into a yearly event with many activities and all centered around a celebration of the Brant geese and a connection to nature. You can read the full history here and also the life and breeding cycle of them here There are…