Category Archives: Highway 19

Englewood Railway of Western Forest Products

The Englewood Railway of Western Forest Products transported logs by train for 100 years on northern Vancouver Island. The line was shut down November 7, 2017 after three workers died and two were injured when a train hit a maintenance … Continue reading

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Spider Lake – a bit of winter

Snow and ice on Spider Lake Spider Lake Provincial Park is a little gem that is a short drive off Highway 19 – it’s a beautiful spot for a bit of paddling, fishing, or gentle hiking on the well developed … Continue reading

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Snow on the field – Nanoose Bay

Snow on the field I drive up and down Island on a regular basis and have come to think of the drive in terms of landmarks rather than kilometers. I find that it helps break up the monotony somewhat and … Continue reading

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The giant snow detector

The creepiest snow detector on Vancouver Island – Highway 19 between Parksville and Nanoose. Related Posts:Mt Washington – snow comes earlyJust a barn – ChemainusSnow in ComoxStrathcona Snowgirl

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Nanoose – the bricks on the beach

I like to know what the history of things that I’m looking at so I did some research into the Clayburn, and Kilgard bricks that are scattered on the shore of Nanoose Bay at the site where the Red Gap … Continue reading

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Nanoose Bay – Red Gap

Red Gap was the location of small settlement and a lumber mill on the shore of Nanoose Bay. Rotting pilings and bricks are all that remain. Related Posts:RedThe birds – Wall BeachNanaimo – where a mill once wasRhododendron Lake

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Browns Bay – rail car breakwater

The rail car breakwater at Browns Bay – a series of old tank cars… Related Posts:Victoria – Ogden Point breakwaterVictoria – Ogden PointVictoria – Ogden Point BreakwaterOgden Point – the breakwater at night

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Browns Bay Marina

Browns Bay Marina on Seymour Narrows – pretty… Related Posts:Bridges – Browns River Duncan Bay MainSayward – Kelsey Bay MarinaBridges – Browns River Highway 19Browns River – confluence with the Puntledge

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Nimpkish River bridge

Nimpkish River bridge The Nimpkish River is the longest river on the Island, originating on the west slope of Mount Alston, flowing northwest into Nimpkish Lake and then north into the Broughton Strait 8 km east of Port McNeill Related … Continue reading

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Miracle Beach Provincial Park

Miracle Beach Provincial Park Related Posts:Leaves – Miracle BeachMiracle Beach – a wet dayCook shelters – Miracle BeachSeagulls – Miracle Beach

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