Longing for Long Beach – February 6, 2015 Out in the mist, black-clad surfers in the distance ride the waves; closer to shore, newbies fight to right themselves as their instructor watches. Meanwhile, dogs tear up and down the beach and curious kids overturn rocks to examine the creatures beneath. The Long Beach area in Pacific Rim National Park on the west coast of Vancouver Island is a draw for Vancouverites in all seasons, rain or shine…. To read the full article, click here or download the PDF below.
Sea Changes – 2014 Winter Issue “It was a dark and stormy night” is a trite way to start a story, but a thrilling way to being a weekend in Ucluelet, B.C. Historically the villain intent on ruining a good beach vacation, inclement weather is the dashing hero of winter tourism on Vancouver Island’s west coast. A trip out here at this time of year has all the elements of a page-turner… To read the full article, click here or download the PDF.
To surf the western shores of Vancouver Island takes commitment. First, it’s a solid two-and-a-half-hour drive from any major airport, so not exactly a day trip. Second, the water: It’s cold. Really cold. Even in summer you need a wetsuit, which can take 20 minutes for the inexperienced surfer (that would be me raising my hand) to get in and out of. And then stepping into the icy, roiling waters of the Pacific for the first time, a cool mist in the air… Well, if you had any hesitations about the whole thing to begin with, you’d have to confront…
Luxe Lodges on Vancouver Island – April 26, 2014 For those who prefer luxury digs to camping, Wya Point Resort has added five lavish lodges to its property in the coastal rain forest at the southern tip of Vancouver Island’s west coast. Ideal for couples and families, one- and two-bedroom accommodations feature ocean views, open-concept kitchens, fireplaces, private decks, and direct beach access… To read the full article, click here or download the PDF.