Outdoors and Recreation

George Johnson shows off a tub racing hat from the early 1970s. The hat is fitted with ear phones and has pockets that contained a radio and batteries, so safety crews and race officials could listed to reports on the race progress. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Rub-a-dub-dub: Nanaimo family keeping up 55-year tradition of tub racing

Johnson family’s old racing tub being refurbished to enter Sunday’s Nanaimo bathtub race

 

One day after celebrating a very warm Canada Day in Trail on Friday, Brenda Haley and her hiking pals set out on a trek through the snow to take in the majestic views of Kootenay Glacier Provincial Park. Photos: Brenda Haley

Got snow? Summertime in the Kootenays sure does

PHOTOS: Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park is one of the oldest major parks in the provincial system

 

Mark Pavesic reels in a small mouth bass from Elk Lake, near Victoria, BC. Kelsey Pavesic photo

Let Outdoors West be your guide to the great outdoors this summer!

Magazine shares the how-to and where-to of exploring Western Canada’s natural spaces

 

Tim Sangha, a member of the Nanaimo-based business partnership that has owned the Scarlet Ibis Pub and Restaurant since November 2020, presents a carving by woodcarver Rick Rotar of the Ibis business logo to Patricia Gwynne who owned and operated the Island’s most remote pub for more than 40 years. (Scarlet Ibis image)

New business partners breathe new life into Vancouver Island’s most remote pub

Scarlet Ibis Pub and Restaurant in Holberg is edge of civilization for wilderness adventurers

Tim Sangha, a member of the Nanaimo-based business partnership that has owned the Scarlet Ibis Pub and Restaurant since November 2020, presents a carving by woodcarver Rick Rotar of the Ibis business logo to Patricia Gwynne who owned and operated the Island’s most remote pub for more than 40 years. (Scarlet Ibis image)
Lake Park Society is offering canoe tours and more this summer. Photo by Sara Kempner Photography

Free canoe tours at Cumberland Lake Park this spring and summer

Tour explores past, present and emerging stories of Comox Lake Watershed

Lake Park Society is offering canoe tours and more this summer. Photo by Sara Kempner Photography
Physical forces conspire against Dustin Haracka and his ‘Batmobile’ as he tries to navigate a downhill slalom course during the first Vancouver Island University Engineering Soapbox Race on Thursday, April 7. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo engineering students come to grips with gravity at soapbox derby

VIU Engineering Club holds race day, hopes to make it an annual event

Physical forces conspire against Dustin Haracka and his ‘Batmobile’ as he tries to navigate a downhill slalom course during the first Vancouver Island University Engineering Soapbox Race on Thursday, April 7. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Fernie local Dave Richards with his latest carving creation - an ice bear carved from ice from Crowsnest Pass Lake. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

(Ice) bear spotted in Fernie

Local wood carver in training Dave Richards is the artist behind the ice sculpture

Fernie local Dave Richards with his latest carving creation - an ice bear carved from ice from Crowsnest Pass Lake. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
Biking the trails in Revelsotke. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)

Outdoor group urges B.C. government to expand budget for recreation

Recreation Sites and Trails BC manages recreation resources on public lands

Biking the trails in Revelsotke. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)
Canadian Tire Ep. 4 Always in Season

Your Comox Valley Canadian Tire is always in season!

Here in the Comox Valley, your Canadian Tire store is always in…

  • Jan 18, 2022
Canadian Tire Ep. 4 Always in Season
Canadian Tire Impress TV Ep. 2

This team is all ears – and it shows!

At the Comox Valley’s Canadian Tire, everything is tailored to you, the…

  • Jan 3, 2022
Canadian Tire Impress TV Ep. 2
Canadian Tire Ep. 4 Always in Season

Your Comox Valley Canadian Tire is always in season!

Here in the Comox Valley, your Canadian Tire store is always in…

  • Dec 20, 2021
Canadian Tire Ep. 4 Always in Season
Canadian Tire Impress TV Ep. 2

This team is all ears – and it shows!

At the Comox Valley’s Canadian Tire, everything is tailored to you, the…

  • Dec 6, 2021
Canadian Tire Impress TV Ep. 2
From hunting and ice fishing to snowshoeing and hiking, this new must-read guide from Black Press Media and WestCoastTraveller.com will inspire plenty of winter pursuits.

Enjoy the great outdoors this winter with Outdoors West!

Magazine shares the how-to and where-to of exploring Western Canada’s natural spaces

From hunting and ice fishing to snowshoeing and hiking, this new must-read guide from Black Press Media and WestCoastTraveller.com will inspire plenty of winter pursuits.
Canadian Tire Ep. 4 Always in Season

Your Comox Valley Canadian Tire is always in season!

Here in the Comox Valley, your Canadian Tire store is always in…

  • Nov 22, 2021
Canadian Tire Ep. 4 Always in Season
Canadian Tire Impress TV Ep. 2

This team is all ears – and it shows!

At the Comox Valley’s Canadian Tire, everything is tailored to you, the…

  • Nov 8, 2021
Canadian Tire Impress TV Ep. 2
As the heat of the summer season subsides and the crowds decrease, it’s the perfect time to visit the Comox Valley. Jordan Dyck photo / Courtesy Discover Comox Valley and Tourism Vancouver Island.

Pack your bags! Autumn in the Comox Valley has it all

Planning a trip during the crisp, less-crowded season of fall unveils one…

  • Sep 21, 2021
As the heat of the summer season subsides and the crowds decrease, it’s the perfect time to visit the Comox Valley. Jordan Dyck photo / Courtesy Discover Comox Valley and Tourism Vancouver Island.
While most tubers on the Cowichan River are respectful and just looking for some fun in the water, as those shown in the photo, a riverside business owner says a minority of rowdy tubers are driving away business. (File photo)

Lake Cowichan riverside business says rowdy tubers deterring customers

Long-time customers at Greendale Riverside Cabins say they won’t return

While most tubers on the Cowichan River are respectful and just looking for some fun in the water, as those shown in the photo, a riverside business owner says a minority of rowdy tubers are driving away business. (File photo)
Despite already appealing to many in Sooke, RC events and activities can only be put on with a proper track, says Vancouver Island RC Racers organizer Dan Pudwell. (Contributed - Dan Pudwell)

South Island’s first remote-control car dirt racetrack eyed for Sooke

Track will be constructed on West Coast Road farmland

Despite already appealing to many in Sooke, RC events and activities can only be put on with a proper track, says Vancouver Island RC Racers organizer Dan Pudwell. (Contributed - Dan Pudwell)
North Shore Rescue quickly deployed rescue teams and Talon Helicopters thanks to the preparation of an overdue camper. (NSR photo)

B.C. search and rescue team commends ‘excellent’ preparation of overdue camper

North Shore Rescue says good planning from the camper greatly aided rescue efforts

North Shore Rescue quickly deployed rescue teams and Talon Helicopters thanks to the preparation of an overdue camper. (NSR photo)
Proceeds from the B.C. Wildlife Federation’s second annual online auction will support conservation initiatives around the province. BCWF photo.

Online gift, gear and getaway auction boosts BC fish and wildlife conservation

B.C. Wildlife Federation online auction supports conservation projects across the province

Proceeds from the B.C. Wildlife Federation’s second annual online auction will support conservation initiatives around the province. BCWF photo.