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Paradise Fun Park Mini Golf – Girls Island Getaway

Comments 2 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Ever since I first played mini golf at Playland as a child I’ve been a fan of astroturf greens and rotating windmills. I’m a golfer as well however I’ve probably played more mini golf courses across North America than actual courses. From West Edmonton Mall down to Wonderland Castle Fun Park in the Fraser Valley […]

Milner Gardens and Woodland – Girls Island Getaway

Comments 3 by Rebecca Bollwitt

In the middle of a 70-acre old growth forest we met up with Kim Hammond who works in the nursery at the Milner Gardens and Woodland. Kim guided Keira and I around the grounds as we continued our Girls Getaway over on Vancouver Island. The history of the gardens and woodland is extremely fascinating, although […]

Little Qualicum Cheeseworks, Morningstar Creek Winery – Girls Island Getaway

Comments 2 by Rebecca Bollwitt

On the second morning of our Girls Island Getaway from Vancouver, we made up our own schedule before heading to our next appointment. It’s fortunate that we did since it gave us time to explore Little Qualicum Cheeseworks and sample some tasty Morningstar Creek Wines. Located in Parksville, BC the farm has been around for […]

Grotto Spa at Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort – Girls Island Getaway

Comments 6 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Continuing our Girls Island Getaway in beautiful Parksville and Qualicum, Keira and I checked into the Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort for two days and a luxurious night of pampering. The Tigh-Na-Mara Resort features seaside condos for rent, log cabin cottages, and bungalows near the Grotto Spa. Our room was in the Ballenas condo facing the […]

Adventuress Kayaking – Girls Island Getaway

Comments 3 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Last week Keira and I were invited over to the Island for a girls getaway adventure in the Parksville and Qualicum region. Our time was action-packed from the minute I arrived at the Departure Bay ferry terminal and we headed up Island toward Nanoose for our afternoon kayaking trip. View Adventuress Kayak Trip in a […]

Sea Cider on Vancouver Island

Comments 9 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Nestled up on a hill overlooking the peninsula, Sea Cider in Saanichton is an orchard oasis. Producing almost a dozen varieties of cider this 3-acre orchard, and 7-acre forest, creates delicious and refreshing organic spirits year-round. For Kristen Jordan, who founded Sea Cider with her husband five years ago it was a natural move when […]