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Whistler Mountaineer Train Ride

Comments 96 by Rebecca Bollwitt

This morning we woke up at dawn to head to the Rocky Mountaineer / Whistler Mountaineer train station in North Vancouver. I haven’t been on a big train since I took a commuter to Salem with my mom when I lived in Boston. Before that, I rode on the Royal Hudson when I was wee. […]

Providence Farm

Comments 1 by Rebecca Bollwitt

We made a quick stop at the General Store on Providence Farm in Duncan while on our tour of the Cowichan Valley. Its history dates back to 1864 when the Sisters of St Ann purchased 400 acres of land on the promise that they would occupy and build upon it. It has gone through several […]

Venturi-Schulze Vineyards

Comments 1 by Rebecca Bollwitt

We pulled up to Venturi-Schulze Vineyards and were greeted by Marilyn Venturi who was about to introduce us to her family’s legacy. For 22 years she and her husband have run the winery at Venturi-Schulze, to which they have an undying commitment. As we walked through her dozens of acres of vines, flanked by evergreen […]

Fairburn Farm

Comments 2 by Rebecca Bollwitt

As our little tour van rolled up the dusty gravel road toward Fairburn Farm, I knew we would be in for a treat. I hopped out and had to let the scenery soak in a bit. We stood in front of a lovely farm house surrounded by pastures, mountains, and lush green hues that sprouted […]

Cowichan Bay Village

Comments 4 by Rebecca Bollwitt

I went on a mini photowalk in Cowichan Bay Village, which was one of our stops during this trip. The journey so far – View Larger Map The village is really cute, with floating homes, pubs, shops, and spectacular views. I was guided over to the maritime centre to get some shots and it just […]