Tag Archives: British Columbia

At the point

Images by Katherine © 2013 CKB

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More than a name

I came across an old map of Wellington toady – that’s the Wellington that opens onto Lake Ontario, and not the Wellington that encompasses Long lake and Diver’s Lake. In some ways a world apart, in others ways, not… All … Continue reading

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The Long drive

The drive between Courtenay and Victoria used to take a lot longer when I was young – that’s back before the Malahat drive was improved (and it’s stiff awful) and the Island Highway was upgraded to mostly four lanes. Then … Continue reading

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Mount Washington

Mount Washington Alpine Resort is a privately owned resort community, open year round, located near the very popular Comox Valley. First opened in 1979, Mount Washington started as two double chairlifts and a rough road. Mount Washington has seen incredible … Continue reading

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Courtenay Air Park

Located behind the Comox Valley Tourism information centre on Cliffe Road, a 2.7 KM paved section of the Courtenay River Walkway loops around the Courtenay Air Park. Public washrooms are available at the Park Cafe between the marina and the … Continue reading

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Little Qualicum Falls – video

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Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park

Located off Tofino Highway 14 km west of Parksville on south central Vancouver Island, Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park straddles the scenic Little Qualicum River, where impressive waterfalls cascade and plummet down a rocky gorge in a beautiful forest setting. … Continue reading

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The big picture – a fallen giant

This Douglas Fir at Cathedral Grove is huge. Pretty much the only way to show it to you is with a Virtual Reality panoramic image… 180° Flash 1.68 MB 180° Quick Time 1.39 MB

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The big burger

My little buddy Railway Monkey was hungry and wanted a truly British Columbia taste so I suggested that he head over to the Courtenay B.C. White Spot. I’ve always had a certain fondness for White Spot and their legendary burgers … Continue reading

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A bit of wood and stone…

When the old Courtenay BC City Hall was destroyed by fire in 1995 the city relocated next door to the current building at 830 Cliffe Avenue, first renting and then buying the facility. The thought at the time was that … Continue reading

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