NATURE

Getting out and exploring the beautiful nature in and around Victoria and Vancouver Island

  • Cordova Spit Vancouver Island BC

CORDOVA SPIT

Cordova Spit (TIXEN) Cordova Spit is located on the Saanich Peninsula and extends northward from Island View Beach pushing into Haro Strait and the waters of Saanichton Bay like the prow of a giant ship.  The northern half of the spit is municipal parkland owned by the municipality of Central Saanich. The lower half and

  • Sunflower at Newman Farm

NEWMAN FARM PARK

Newman Farm Park is a hidden treasure located among the pastoral farmlands of Central Saanich on the Sannich Pennisula. It is 6.6-hectare (16.6 acre) farm, established in 1897 extending in a narrow strip from Wallace Drive all the way to the waterfront on Saanichton Bay. What makes it particularly special is the farm was owned

  • Blackberry close up Visitor in Victoria

PICKING BLACKBERRIES – A VICTORIA TRADITION!

Here in Victoria ... well actually most of Vancouver Island ... we're 'blessed' with an abundance of wild blackberries.  They grow wild everywhere and will take over any space they can. These blackberries are not only opportunistic ... but they're vicious and will draw blood whenever they can!  In fact some people believe that the

  • Goldstream Trestle, victoria, bc

NIAGARA CANYON RAIL TRESTLE – A HIDDEN TREASURE

Hiking to the E&N Railway Trestle at Goldstream Provincial Park A very popular, hike in Goldstream Provincial Park is the trail up to the old railway bridge crossing high above the Niagara Canyon. The trestle is a real treasure, hidden from view from below by the forest canopy and isolated from the canyon floor by

  • Butterfly Gardens, Victoria, BC

VICTORIA BUTTERFLY GARDENS

A Visit to Victoria Butterfly Gardens Victoria Butterfly Gardens isn’t just about butterflies; in fact, it is a complete tropical rain forest experience from the beautiful tropical gardens with over 200 species of tropical plants including carnivorous plants, to the beautiful ponds and streams teaming with Koi, waterfalls and bridges, free flying tropical birds, gorgeous

ISLAND VIEW BEACH REGIONAL PARK

Island View Beach Regional Park  & RV Park & Campground Island view beach is a unique coastal ecosystem consisting of sand & cobble beaches, sand dunes and saltwater marshes. The area provides a refuge for a wide variety of plants and animals, some quite rare. Visitor here are also rewarded with spectacular views of the

  • Tod Inlet-gowland tod park Visitor in Victoria

TOD INLET – A HIDDEN GEM

Tod Inlet in Gowlland Tod Provincial Park One of our favourite spots in Victoria is tucked in behind Butchart Gardens where thousands of people visit every year but have no idea that this hidden gem is close by! Part of the reason is that this beautiful tree-lined inlet is only accessible by boat or by