8. January 2020.Reading time 6 minutes.
The capital, British Columbia, is probably the most British in all of Canada. Victorian-style homes, gardens, pubs, and traditional shops selling original Irish sheep’s wool sweaters can be found downtown and throughout the city. With Chinatown there is also a piece of the Far East on the southern tip of Vancouver Island.
7. January 2020.Reading time 15 minutes.
Mountains, (rain) forests, lakes, beaches, the sea, islands, rivers, waterfalls, cities – Vancouver Island has it all. So the question “What to do on Vancouver Island?” actually doesn’t arise: Get out of the house / tent / camper and simply drive on or hike – or be inspired by my favorite places.
5. January 2020.Reading time 7 minutes.
I admit: so far, hiking hasn‘t been one of my favorite pastimes. However, I didn’t want to miss the amazing view from Mount Arrowsmith over Vancouver Island. With no gondola going up, there was no other way but to climb through the forest and over rocks to the summit. Fortunately, there was a hiking partner – and motivator.