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1,000 km route opens northern Vancouver Island to ‘bikepackers’

1,000 km route opens northern Vancouver Island to ‘bikepackers’

Bikepacking combines ultralight backpacking and bicycle touring
Pack your bags! Autumn in the Comox Valley has it all

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

Planning a trip during the crisp, less-crowded season of fall unveils one of the best times for hiking, biking and other outdoor pursuits, including all the flavours of the fall harvest.
Sip and savour: Artisanal beers abound on Vancouver Island

Sip and savour: Artisanal beers abound on Vancouver Island

When it comes to voting for the BC Ale Trail’s Best Brewery Experience award , craft beer enthusiasts are spoiled for choice around the province — and Vancouver Island is no exception.
Online gift, gear and getaway auction boosts BC fish and wildlife conservation

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

B.C. Wildlife Federation online auction supports conservation projects across the province
A neat discovery: Savour a taste of Vancouver Island’s whisky distilleries

A neat discovery: Savour a taste of Vancouver Island’s whisky distilleries

Whisky is inextricably linked to the British Isles, but whether it originated in Scotland or Ireland is a matter of some debate (there just isn’t room to discuss that here!). On Vancouver Island, however, there’s been a huge Scottish influence, and as such, some local whisky distilleries are focused on Scotch (though not exclusively), and for the purposes of this article, so am I.
Head outdoors this summer with Outdoors West!

Head outdoors this summer with Outdoors West!

New magazine shares the how-to and where-to of exploring Western Canada’s great outdoors
Which BC brewery do you think offers the best overall experience?

Which BC brewery do you think offers the best overall experience?

Voting is underway for the BC Ale Trail’s Best Brewery Experience award
VIDEO: Seal gives birth on dock at Comox Marina

VIDEO: Seal gives birth on dock at Comox Marina

Comox resident witnesses, records the moment a seal gives birth in the wild
PHOTOS: Humpbacks put on a show for visitors to Vancouver Island

PHOTOS: Humpbacks put on a show for visitors to Vancouver Island

Whale watching tour leaves participants in awe
Enter to WIN a family fishing adventure in Ucluelet

Enter to WIN a family fishing adventure in Ucluelet

Share your favourite fishing photos to enter