Category Archives: Nanoose

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.

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E&N Victoria Subdivision – Mile 86.9 Bonnell Creek bridge

The E&N bridge over Bonnel Creek

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Closer, not so close… CH-124 Sea King

Up close with a RCAF Sikorsky CH-124 Sea King at CFMETR, Nanoose Not so close… And further back…

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HMCS Chicoutimi

HMCS Chicoutimi open house at CFMETR in Nanoose HMCS Chicoutimi (SSK 879), is a Royal Canadian Navy Victoria-class long-range hunter-killer (SSK) submarine. The former HMS Upholder was laid up by the Royal Navy in June 1994, and accepted by Canada … Continue reading

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Craig Bay – Wall Beach

Beautiful in colour Wall Beach is one of my favourite ocean spots along highway 19A – the views across Georgia Strait from Craig Bay and into Northwest Bay are wonderful. More images in a Facebook album   Beautiful in black … Continue reading

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HMCS Calgary

HMCS Calgary (FFH 335) is a Halifax-class frigate, the sixth vessel in her class and the second vessel to carry the name Calgary. Built as part of the Canadian Patrol Frigate Project., Calgary was laid down on 15 June 1991 … Continue reading

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The dead jetties

Nanoose Bay has a long been home to the the Nanoose First Nation (Snaw-Naw-As), who along with 18 other tribes in the Salish Sea are Coast Salish people. It’s also been home to marinas, and aquaculture, a large lumber mill, … Continue reading

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Rhododendron Lake

It had been about 7 years since I had last visited Rhododendron Lake, and as I happened to be in the area and driving a nice four wheel drive vehicle decided to take a little detour to visit the home … Continue reading

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Moorecroft Bay

Thanks to a deal that saw most of the former Camp Moorecroft become a regional park, you can enjoy some pristine beach while watching local wildlife and plants reclaiming the land. Not all is well though, as much of the … Continue reading

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Moorecroft Regional Park

Moorecroft was established in 1934 as a summer camp for girls by Gertrude Moore. She operated the camp until failing health necessitated the decision to sell the property in 1954. The United Church of Canada purchased the property for $50,000, … Continue reading

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