Vancouver Island : Tubing down Lake Cowichan

***Today was the day,  We were going to float down Lake Cowichan, sprawled out in our tube, sipping a milkshake and pretending like I’m living the life while I float down the river … was my expectations too high? The day started well enough … so it turns out one of the roommates snores but I… Continue reading Vancouver Island : Tubing down Lake Cowichan

Vancouver: In Search of Killer Whales in the Salish Seas!

The theme for the month seems to be cruising, from slow evening cruises, to zodiac boats, and now we are on another vessel heading to the coast of Vancouver Island to see Killer Whales! It is a new half day tour by the Prince of Whales agency, as it previously only departed from Victoria or it was a full… Continue reading Vancouver: In Search of Killer Whales in the Salish Seas!

Victoria : Vancouver Island – Westsong Walkway

Our last stop was the Songhee Walkway, which is across from the Inner Harbour.  We had already been to Beacon Hill Park, Royal BC Museum, Inner Harbour, and Chinatown. The Blue Bridge or Johnson Street Bridge is located on Pandora Avenue and after crossing it, becomes Esquimalt Road.  Rather than continuing, there is a small path… Continue reading Victoria : Vancouver Island – Westsong Walkway

Victoria : Vancouver Island – Chinatown & Market Square

Early Saturday morning, we were awoken by loud noises coming from the parking lot,   a friendly remainder that 1) I am not at home 2) I’m staying at a hostel in a sketchy area. In any case, our roommates had already departed for the day but we took our time to schedule our morning visits… Continue reading Victoria : Vancouver Island – Chinatown & Market Square

Victoria : Vancouver Island – Government St. & Inner Harbour

The best part of the day was dawn, things were slowly coming to an end and we can finally relax having hurried through two attraction points we wanted to see – Beacon Hill Park and the Royal BC Museum. After much walking, we headed along Government Street to find dinner.  We found a deli place called Sam’s Deli and… Continue reading Victoria : Vancouver Island – Government St. & Inner Harbour

Victoria : Vancouver Island – Royal BC Museum

The second destination of the day was the Royal BC Museum.  (Part one is here) I have only been here once in my life and that was a social studies field trip I was force to go when I was 15.   I hated it… I thought it was boring and I couldn’t wait to go on free… Continue reading Victoria : Vancouver Island – Royal BC Museum