Category Archives: Vancouver Island

Vancouver Island-Sunshine Coast Loop: Blackberry Summer Ride

The Idea All great trips start with a single idea, and we had been thinking about this one for quite some time. Although we have visited most of the southern Gulf Islands, many of them several times, we had yet … Continue reading

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Victoria: A Wet Ride and a Warm Stay

On the last weekend in November, literally hours before selling our car, we headed to Victoria for the weekend. Of course, the car only served us to reach Tsawwassen – from there we were on our bikes, as usual. We … Continue reading

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Gabriola Island: Escaping the Rat Race

As much as we hate to admit it, we are sometimes part of this ongoing rat race too. We live in a big city, Gili is working full time for a successful start-up company, I started my own cycling education … Continue reading

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Vancouver Island: The Quiet After the ‘Storm’

On Easter long weekend we headed to Vancouver Island again. The last time we headed in that direction was on New Year’s and it was our last getaway before our son Neil was born in late February. Incidentally (or not) … Continue reading

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Vancouver Island: The Quiet Before the Storm

Another year was about to start, and this time we didn’t have plans to travel too far. We are excited about this upcoming year since in less than two months we are expecting a new addition to our little family. … Continue reading

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Flower Ridge: or Cloud Ridge in This Case

On an early Sunday morning we found ourselves on the ferry to Vancouver Island again. This time no bikes, but rather backpacks, hiking poles and boots. We found an isolated corner on the ferry, rolled out our sleeping pads and slept so … Continue reading

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Port Renfrew Loop: Discovering the Backroads of Vancouver Island

I honestly didn’t think we would do another cycling trip so soon after returning from five months of cycling in Central America. But blisters from the previous weekend’s hiking trip prevented me from wearing my hiking boots for a while. … Continue reading

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Salt Spring Island: An Unexpected Trip

Originally we had other plans for the weekend, but when Gili took the car to the mechanic on Friday it turned out that we needed new tires. We didn’t want to buy anything while being rushed, and since it was … Continue reading

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Galloping Goose Trail: How to Avoid Traffic and Ferry Waits on Long Weekends

For a few months now Gili and I don’t own a car. It doesn’t affect us at all during our midweek life as we don’t use a car in the city anyway, but when it comes to weekends it a … Continue reading

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Broken Group Islands: First Multi-day Kayaking Trip

A four day trip to the Broken Group Islands on Vancouver Island. Some highlights: – We were a group of 10 on a trip organized by Lisa, mostly since her parents were visiting. We met the evening before at a … Continue reading

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