Try This: Go Glamping on Hornby!

This year, I seem to have inadvertently taken on a mission to find and stay in the most unique places we have on the island.  Earlier this year, I made a long-time dream come true and finally stayed at Free Spirit Spheres in Qualicum.  The whole experience there was relaxing but exciting at the same time and incredibly unique.  During my stay here, I couldn’t stop smiling and, since then, I think I’ve told just about everyone I know to go stay here!  (For more about that experience, click here)

Staying at Free Spirit Spheres got me wondering about other unique accommodations in and around the island, hence the inadvertent mission.  Our little piece of paradise never ceases to surprise me with the amazing and incredible things we can do and see right here in our own backyard.  I’ve since discovered there are plenty of fun and unique places to go check out, like the yurts at Wya Point in Ucluelet and a cob cottage on Mayne Island but what caught my eye immediately were the newly opened glamping tents at Fossil Beach Farms on Hornby Island.  I saw this awesome little clip in my newsfeed one day and immediately emailed to book a stay!

Golden hour from Lanta tent ❤️ #wherefarmmeetssea

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Top 10 List: The Best Playgrounds for fun summer days!

It’s Top 10 Tuesday once again and this week we’ve got our list of the best playgrounds on Vancouver Island!  With summer here now (finally!), we’re happy to share the top spots on the island to take your kids and let them PLAY! 

  1. Lion’s Venture Land Playground & Waterpark, Parksville, BC
  2. Transfer Beach, Ladysmith, BC
  3. Cadboro-Gyro Park, Victoria, BC
  4. Barsby Park, Nanaimo, BC
  5. Maffeo-Sutton Park, Nanaimo, BC
  6. Centennial Park, Duncan, BC
  7. Oliver Woods Park, Nanaimo, BC
  8. Glen Lake, Langford, BC
  9. Marina Park, Comox, BC
  10. Willow Point Park, Campbell River, BC

What could better than a day at the beach… with a playground… and a splash park?! We have some amazing places for kids to play on Vancouver Island. We say just pack a lunch, bring some blankets, and get ready to spend a day chillin’ at the playground.  To learn more about why this is our Top 10 List, read on below!

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