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day trips from Vancouver

Brittania Mine Museum

By W. Ruth Kozak

“Be sure and wear a hard hat, and be careful where you step when you’re walking inside the tunnel,” the mining guide warns as I board the little train that will carry me and another group of tourists into the deep tunnel under the mountain. Read the rest of this entry

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Lund, BC

By Barb Rees

The longest highway in the world starts in Lund, BC about 23 km. north of Powell River. In this bustling jump off point for the islands, Mile 0 marks the beginning of Highway 101 which ends 15,202 km later at the tip of Chile. Your day trip also starts here. Read the rest of this entry

Parliament, Victoria B.C.

By Barb Rees

On Canada’s 145th birthday, we started celebrating with Vancouver Island’s biggest swap meet at Western Speedway in Langford. We’d camped next door at All Fun RV Park and Campground for the weekend and woke Sunday at 6:00 a.m. with the sound of vehicles going through the lot. Read the rest of this entry

day trips from Comox

Strathcona Park is a popular day trip from Comox, BC

By Chris Millikan

A two-night stay up on the Forbidden Plateau outside Comox, B.C. results in three rewarding day hikes.

A day trip from our Coastal Trek Resort takes us to Strathcona, British Columbia’s first Provincial Park. Driving to the trailhead, guide Mike recounts a local legend. “Long ago, Comox warriors hid their women Read the rest of this entry