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  • Vancouver Island’s Fishing Industry

    Many people come to Vancouver Island attracted by the water that both surrounds it and the water within the island. People are attracted by the visiting wildlife and many people take the chance to go whale and dolphin spotting. The…
  • Deforestation on Vancouver Island

    There is so much natural forest in Canada that it has some of the highest rates of deforestation in the world. The economic value of logging has left the country with difficult decisions to make. Should it take advantage of…
  • Vancouver Island as a Tourist Destination

    In recent years, more tourists are being welcomed to Vancouver Island. In the past people were scared that large numbers of people would endanger the rare ecosystems. However the financial reward is so great that the money earned from tourism…
  • The Foragers on Vancouver Island

    Foraging is the hunting of natural food resources and it can include the natural animals of an ecosystem or its plant life. While most people look on foraging in a positive light there has to be a balance as over…
  • Exploring Strathcona National Park

    Strathcona National Park is the oldest Park in British Columbia having been designated in 1911. The Park is situated virtually in the centre of the Island and is highland dominated by mountain peaks and covers an area of 250,000 hectares.…
  • The Cowichan River Provincial Park

    The Cowichan River Provincial Park is situated on the south of Vancouver Island just to the south of the city of Duncan. This 750-hectare area stretches almost 20km from the village of Lake Cowichan to Glenora. The park follows the…
  • The Carmanah Walbran Provincial Park

    The Carmanah Walbran Provincial Park is located on the south west coast of Vancouver Island. The park includes the entire drainage basin of the Carmanah Creek and the Park was established in 1990. The park is an area of real…
  • Exploring Cape Scott

    The Cape Scott Provincial Park is situated on the North West extremity of Vancouver Island. The Park covers 55,100 acres and was established in 1973. The area receives heavy annual rainfall and is known for its violet storms. When the…
  • What is backpacking?

    The first thought that comes into one’s mind is a student taking a gap year away from their studies and then heading off to different countries to experience different cultures. In Canada backpacking has a different meaning. This is when…