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The best beaches around Cowichan Lake and River

Here are my favourite places to swim around Cowichan lake and river on Vancouver Island.
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Truth, Love, Parenting – Meet the Parents

Drew Tupper of Truth, Love, Parenting shares his peaceful parenting approach and tips for parenting on the road.
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Courtenay’s Free Family Fun

My husband and I took our 3.5 year old daughter and 20 month old son to Courtenay, BC for a day trip. We had such a great time. There is so much to see...
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Parksville Winter Roadtrip

On Vancouver Island you can easily do some great day trips from Victoria. We had some time so went to check out Parksville's beach in the winter. ActivitiesMealsAccomodationsTravelResources Activities Parksville beach. This is the whole reason we...
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Meet the Parents: Wild and Tiny

We are thrilled to share our interview with Wild & Tiny, Mom and Tot hiking and activity group based in North Vancouver.
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Pachena Bay beach camping

We spent a long weekend at Pachena Bay Campground with my brother and his girlfriend and a couple other families. It's a beautiful beach on the west coast of Vancouver Island with a remote...
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Seals and sights in Victoria

We live in Victoria. Recently, we were watching all of these tourists pouring out into the streets of downtown and thought - we should do a staycation! So on a sunny weekend in July...
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Tofino and Pacific Rim National Park

Tofino is one of my favourite places in the world. I have amazing memories of visiting as a kid and I was so excited to share it with my own kids! I loved running...
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Vancouver Weekend Escape

We needed a bit of an escape from home since we didn't have any big family vacation plans. We took the ferry to Vancouver on a Friday afternoon in July and came home on...
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BC road trip to Kinbasket Lake

I took my daughter on our first road trip together to meet friends at Kinbasket Lake Resort, nestled in the Rocky Mountains. We stayed on Shuswap Lake on our way up and at Lac...

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