Jurassic Grove of Old-Growth Trees revealed on Vancouver Island

One of several monumental western red cedars located in Jurassic Grove, on southern Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

Several monumental Western Red Cedars are located in Jurassic Grove

The Ancient Forest Alliance has located an impressive grove of unprotected, monumental old-growth trees growing only a 90-minute drive west of Victoria, […]

By | May 8th, 2017|Jordan River, Port Renfrew, Top Stories|0 Comments

Cycling Malcolm Island: Place of Harmony, Northern Charm

Cycling Malcolm Island: Place of Harmony, Northern Charm by Gregg Strong, Backroads Bike Touring, Vancouver, British Columbia

I experienced late-winter cabin fever recently, and having always wanted to visit Malcolm Island and Sointula, off the northern end of Vancouver Island, I packed my camping gear, loaded my bike […]

By | April 11th, 2017|Cycling, Malcolm Island, Top Stories|1 Comment

Whales and Wilderness Glamping in British Columbia, Canada

Whales, Wilderness and Glamping in British Columbia with Spirit of the West Adventures

Kayak the realm of the Orca and Humpback Whales

Imagine beautiful, big white tents set against the backdrop of towering fir trees and the blues and greens of the ocean lapping at your doorstep. Revel in […]

Clayoquot Sound Lands to be Protected by Ahousaht First Nation

Clayoquot Sound lands to be Protected by Ahousaht First Nation, Vancouver Island, British Columbia

The Ahousaht First Nation has announced the fantastic news that over 80% of their Clayoquot Sound lands on the west coast of Vancouver Island are to be protected.

Last week the Ahousaht First Nation band […]

By | February 1st, 2017|Clayoquot Sound, Tofino, Top Stories|2 Comments

Northern Vancouver Island Tourism Operators Create Conservation Fund

Photo: Spirit of the West Adventures, British Columbia. www.kayakingtours.com

Tourism operators in the Vancouver Island North region who are members of the North Island Marine Mammal Stewardship Association (NIMMSA) recently decided to donate $1.00 per guest per day to an industry implemented conservation fund.

“This has been something that […]