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48 Adventure-Filled Hours in Nanaimo

When you think of adventure destinations in British Columbia, Whistler, Golden, Nelson or Revelstoke might be the first to come to mind. But for years, the unassuming city of Nanaimo has been developing a reputation amongst outdoor enthusiasts as one of the island’s best outdoor playgrounds. With easy access to the city by way of

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A Culinary Revival in Parksville and Qualicum Beach

Ask a foodie on Vancouver Island where to visit and they’ll tell you the sun-drenched vineyards and farm stands of Cowichan and the Comox Valley or the hip restaurant scenes of Victoria and Tofino. And they wouldn’t be wrong. But the latest culinary revival to take hold is happening in Parksville Qualicum Beach. The last

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A Winter Retreat at Sunrise Ridge Waterfront Resort

Parksville is synonymous with beaches. In the summer, families and beach lovers flock to its wide sandy shores to soak up every last ray of sun. But while many think of visiting only in summer, a cozy winter retreat at the edge of the ocean—when the crowds have died down—can be especially appealing. Sunrise Ridge

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Three Day Central Vancouver Island Getaway

Banner photo courtesy of Tourism Nanaimo Located at the heart of the Island, Central Vancouver Island boasts over a dozen beautiful and unique communities all just a short drive from one another. From the slow food movements of the Cowichan Valley to the quirky culture of Coombs and everything in between, a three-day escape to

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#ExploreNanaimo’s Top Spots

Guest post by Tourism Nanaimo We’re thrilled to be taking over @TourismVancouverIsland this week to showcase some of our favourite spots, including the majesty that is Mount Benson. Have you climbed all the way to the top? We’re a city known for its sweet treat, the Nanaimo Bar, but we’re here to break to the

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