Archive of posts tagged "Qualicum"

Girls Getaway to Tigh-Na-Mara in Parksville

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Disclosure: Review — This is not a paid post. We enjoyed a complimentary media stay at Tigh-Na-Mara and BC Ferries vouchers for our trip. Views are my own. Please review the Policy & Disclosure section for further information.

After a very long work week, on a Friday that seemed never to arrive, my sister picked me up in Downtown Vancouver and we headed for the Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal. A little black rain cloud carrying the stress of the week followed us up from the car deck to the onboard cafe as we […]

Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park

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On the first sunny morning after a string of rainy days, my sister and I set out for a brisk morning hike from our home base at Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort in Parksville. Little Qualicum Falls was our destination, just 20 minutes away up Inland Island Highway with a turn onto Highway 4 towards Port […]

The Landing at Pacific Shores – Girls Island Getaway

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For our final meal of our Girls Getaway last week, Keira and I were treated to dinner at The Landing West Coast Grill over at the Pacific Shores Resort & Spa. One of the best things about Parksville, aside from the endless beaches and glorious sunsets, is the resorts. I remembered spotting Pacific Shores from […]

Paradise Fun Park Mini Golf – Girls Island Getaway

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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

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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

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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 […]