Vancouver Island

Island Restaurant Ends No-Tip Policy

Times Colonist | Posted 08.22.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Less than three months into life as one of Canada's first no-tipping restaurants, the Smoke 'n Water restaurant in Parksville has returned to the main...

WATCH: Bald Eagles Have A Feast On Vancouver Island

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 08.08.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Bald eagles are pretty majestic to watch. Now feast your eyes on dozens of them... feasting. Sean Mitro recorded this close-up video of bald eagles...

2 Killed After Homemade Plane Crashes Near Nanaimo

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.30.2014 | Canada British Columbia

NANAIMO, B.C. - Two people have been killed in a small plane crash near Nanaimo on Vancouver Island.Transportation Safety Board spokesman Bill Yearwoo...

Barefoot 5'2" Nanaimo Woman Takes Down 5'8" Burglar

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.22.2014 | Canada British Columbia

NANAIMO, B.C. - A feisty Vancouver Island woman is being applauded by Mounties for taking down a male burglar who broke into her home.Nanaimo RCMP Con...

Deciding Between A Leasehold And A Freehold Property

Atrina Kouroshnia | Posted 09.08.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Atrina Kouroshnia

In some areas of B.C., buyers have the option to purchase freehold or leasehold properties. Vancouver's West End has leasehold condos, for instance, while False Creek, Fairview Slopes, and Point Grey offer leasehold town homes and detached houses. You might also see listings for leasehold properties on Vancouver Island in James Bay and other areas. However, it's important to understand the financing implications of a leasehold property before making an offer.

BULLFROG INVASION

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 06.21.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Despite a frog hunter's warnings as far back as 2006, it appears an invasion of giant bullfrogs is spreading on Vancouver Island. Russ Schut caught...

Meet The Man Behind Canada's Coolest Treehouses

Brian Trinh | Posted 08.19.2014 | Canada Travel
Brian Trinh

Chances are if you're already heading for Qualicum Bay, B.C., you're probably coming for a stay inside Chudleigh's Free Spirit Spheres. At their core, Chudleigh's spheres are premium tree houses suspended above the ground, strung across the island's rainforest canopy with a network of rope.

Climbers SCALE Canada's 2nd Largest Douglas-Fir

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 06.06.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Many of us have climbed a tree or two in our lives, but how many of us can say that tree was as tall as an 18-storey building? A group of professio...

Woman CHASED By Cougar In B.C.

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 06.03.2014 | Canada British Columbia

A cougar that chased a woman along a B.C. trail has been shot and killed, but conservation officers believe a second one could still be on the prowl. ...

7 Decades Later, B.C.'s WWII Mystery SOLVED

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.30.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - On Oct. 30, 1942, an Avro Anson Second World War aircraft lifted off from Patricia Bay on Vancouver Island for a routine training mission ...

Senior Rescued After 5 DAYS Lost In Bush

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.28.2014 | Canada British Columbia

COURTENAY, B.C. - A Vancouver Island man who suffers from Parkinson's disease and dementia has been found after a five day ordeal.Searchers spotted 65...

Jump For Joy With B.C. Photographer

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 05.25.2014 | Canada British Columbia

It's that time again! May's B.C. Photographer of the Month is Eyoälha Baker. Baker was born in Alert Bay on north Vancouver Island, but has...

LOOK: Chic Cabin In The Woods

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 05.02.2014 | Canada British Columbia

A Vancouver-based architecture firm can boast about a major international design award for its cabin in the woods. Scott & Scott Architects won the...

B.C. Fir Officially Canada's 2nd Largest!

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.24.2014 | Canada British Columbia

PORT RENFREW, B.C. - As trees go, it is one colossal conifer.Tape measures confirm that a Douglas fir tree on Vancouver Island is officially the secon...

B.C. Beach Cleared After WWII Munitions Found

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.22.2014 | Canada British Columbia

PACIFIC RIM NATIONAL PARK, B.C. - Strolling the delicate dunes of the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve on Vancouver Island is once again possible, af...

Bullfrogs Size Of DINNER PLATES On Island

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.21.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Amphibian hunter Stan Orchard says now's the time to get the jump on a population of invasive predators on southern Vancouver Island.The di...

Hey Vancouver, We Don't Want Your Trash: Nanaimo

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.15.2014 | Canada British Columbia

NANAIMO, B.C. - An enthusiastic crowd gave Nanaimo, B.C., Mayor John Ruttan a loud cheer as he moved to snuff out plans to burn Metro Vancouver garbag...

Pam Weighs In On B.C. Rodeo

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 03.24.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Pamela Anderson — one of Vancouver Island's most famous exports — is denouncing the local rodeo that's been around for 38 years. "Vancouver Isl...

GRAPHIC: Sea Lion Tangled In Wire Needs Help Fast

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 03.07.2014 | Canada British Columbia

A helpless sea lion with wire tangled around its neck has sparked public outcry on Vancouver Island. Kiyo, as locals have named the animal, was fou...

Island Cable-Ferry Approved

CP | Keven Drews, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.22.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - BC Ferries has received approval to build what could be one of the world's longest cable-ferry systems, but the service and the commission...

Woman And Pigeon Reunited

CBC | Posted 02.03.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Today, a Vancouver Island woman got the feathered reunion she's been waiting six weeks for. Sandy Bird lost her pet pigeon, Tweetie, in Octobe...

Young Boy Found Outside Hockey Arena, Dies

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 11.12.2013 | Canada British Columbia

After being discovered outside a local hockey arena, 11-year-old Vancouver Island boy Caleb Kroffat was rushed to hospital, where he was pronounced de...

Canada's 11th Province?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 08.06.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Just when you thought Turks and Caicos was slated to become Canada's 11th province, Vancouver Island comes along to try and steal the tropical thunder...

Don't Bank on Jobs From a 'Coal Rush'

Torrance Coste | Posted 09.14.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Torrance Coste

Last month, the Comox Valley Regional District, a municipal government on central Vancouver Island, received notice that two companies were seeking coal mining permits in the region. These permits don't necessarily mean the mines will be built, but they're part of a disturbing trend to resurrect coal mining on the Island -- a shift some locals are calling the new "Coal Rush."

The Best of Canada's Beautiful Beaches

Vacay.ca | Posted 09.09.2013 | Canada Travel
Vacay.ca

One of Canada's best-kept secrets is that it is full of beaches. In a country with a world-leading 265,523 kilometres of coastline. At Vacay.ca, we have spent recent months combing the sandy spots of the nation, determining which beaches are the absolute finest and deserving of a visit from you this summer.