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EV Tours First Blog of the Year

  “Tour guiding in the time of Covid” is the title that comes to mind as I write my first personal blog ever. After 10 years of contemplation and severe writer’s block, I decided to give writing a go on the auspicious first day of 2022. But I missed that day. Fortunately I have a…

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February 1, 2022

Victoria, BC and Beyond – fabulous place to visit

Victoria, BC and Beyond – fabulous place to visit Victoria, BC Inner Harbour My home is on the southernmost tip of Vancouver Island in a neighbourhood of the city of #victoriabc called James Bay.  It is one of the oldest residential areas in the Pacific Northwest with charming heritage homes preserved and still intact.  It…

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March 3, 2020

Wild about James Bay

Wild about James Bay He was walking along the streets of #Victoria and into beautiful James Bay. A first time visitor he felt his weary soul invigorated by the sea wind and gulls, the lovely gardens of fresh water,  peacocks and ducks.  He was looking to relocate to James Bay, a big move for him….

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February 16, 2020

Goldstream Provincial Park – Hikers Paradise

Autumn we head to the woods in Goldstream Park where the Coho, Chinook and Chum salmon arrive to spawn.  Their struggle to swim upstream to the place of their birth in the shallow waters of the creek is a yearly ritual performed by the species in order to procreate, and then die Sparrows whistle and…

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October 8, 2019

Salt Spring Island – unlike any other place in the world

Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, lies close to Victoria on Vancouver Island, its proximity making it a short and pleasant 30-minute ferry ride across the Salish Sea.We ease into “island time” enjoying the short scenic cruise aboard BC Ferries to this unique Gulf Island destination: Salt Spring Island.  This gem of an Island so close…

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September 8, 2019

Beacon Hill Park a wondrous place for a stroll

Beacon Hill Park is a wonderful place to take a stroll. Climb to the top of its tallest hill and gaze out to the snowcapped mountains across the sea. Walk through a multitude of ancient and giant trees where peacocks rest, and through grassland, rose gardens and ponds. Pause for a moment on a stone…

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August 19, 2019

History, glamour, and art in Victoria’s nineteenth century stained-glass

Beautiful stained-glass art graces many historical buildings throughout #Victoria and #Vancouver Island as you walk along Quadra street to see the first #Churches on the Island, step inside and behold the intricate stained-glass windows from the nineteenth century. This art form can be found in #Victoria’s #castles, government buildings, and homes, resplendent leaded designs through…

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July 16, 2019

Family Discovery Tour on Vancouver Island, BC: 6 unforgettable places your children will love

Beacon Hill Park: Fabulous park in Victoria, British Columbia, across from the Olympic snowcapped mountains and Juan de Fuca Strait.  Huge trees and trails, nesting grounds for blue heron, ducks, peacocks and the Children’s Farm are sure to dazzle your kids on your Family Discovery Tour of Victoria(link), visit to Vancouver Island.  Explore secret gardens,…

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June 27, 2019