Category Archives: Vanishing Vancouver Island

Western Forest Products – Jordan River

I was camping across the road in the CRD campground in Jordan River, and did a bit of exploring at the abandoned building that were the headquarters for the Western Forest Products Jordan River logging operations. The buildings are slowly … Continue reading

Posted in British Columbia, buildings, Highway 14, history, Jordan River, Juan de Fuca Strait, logging, summer, Vancouver Island, Vanishing Vancouver Island | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Vanishing Vancouver Island – Seaspan Nanaimo

When Seaspan Ferries moved out of their Wellcox Rail Yard location in May 2017, operations at the ferry dock and the rail and vehicle loading ramp ceased. It’s the end of major cargo traffic in Nanaimo.

Posted in Nanaimo, ocean, rail, Vanishing Vancouver Island | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Vanishing Vancouver Island – the Island Highway

Despite being able to travel between Campbell River and Nanaimo while legally driving at 120 kmh on the Inland Island Highway (Highway 19), I often travel on parts of the Island Highway (Highway 19A) – especially between Courtenay and Fanny … Continue reading

Posted in buildings, Fanny Bay, Highway 19A - British Columbia, Vancouver Island, Vanishing Vancouver Island | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Vanishing Vancouver Island

Vanishing Vancouver Island – a picnic shelter

Posted in black and white, buildings, Highway 19 - British Columbia, Vancouver Island, history, Nanoose, Vanishing Vancouver Island | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Black Creek Barn

A barnyard scene, complete with sheep and ducks

Posted in animals, barns, birds, buildings, Comox Valley, farms, Highway 19A - British Columbia, Vancouver Island, spring, Vanishing Vancouver Island | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Black Creek Barn

A beautiful barn – Highway 19A between Black Creek and Merville

Posted in barns, buildings, Comox Valley, Highway 19A - British Columbia, Vancouver Island, spring, Vanishing Vancouver Island | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Vanishing Vancouver Island – Cowichan Bay

Another house that was once a home full of memories being made – Cowichan Bay

Posted in black and white, buildings, Vancouver Island, Vanishing Vancouver Island | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Vanishing Vancouver Island

Although this is a nice shot of a Helijet Sikorski S-76A transitioning into a ground effect hover at the Nanaimo flight centre, what you can’t see is actually the focus of the image. The Western Forest Products’ sawmill buildings and … Continue reading

Posted in airplanes, history, logging, Nanaimo, Vanishing Vancouver Island | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Elk Falls Mill pipeline

I’ve been fortunate to have been able to get a look at the wood stave low-pressure sections of the penstock pipelines for the Puntledge and John Hart power stations, the old Victoria water supply pipeline, and this little wood stave … Continue reading

Posted in and now you know, Campbell River, Highway 19 - British Columbia, Vancouver Island, North Island, Vanishing Vancouver Island, winter | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Comox Valley Barn

Just a barn near Merville, on a rainy winter day.

Posted in barns, buildings, Comox Valley, Vanishing Vancouver Island, winter | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment