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5 Facts About Bald Eagles

5 Facts About Bald Eagles

By: Sophia Lynn Bald Eagles are frequent sights to see around Vancouver Island The West Coast offers some of the best natural ecosystems around for viewing wildlife and  their habitats. One of the most sought after animals for viewing in the area is the Bald Eagle. Many people know a little about bald eagles but there are a few little-known facts about them that will…
Circumnavigating Saturna Island by Paddle Board

Circumnavigating Saturna Island by Paddle Board

Circumnavigating Saturna Island by Paddle Board By: Wesley Choban How an idea of circumnavigation became a reality: Saturna island, a paddlers paradise Arriving at the dock on the last ferry of the night I am greeted by two individuals expertly geared up for a paddle boarding expedition; little do I realize they will soon change everything I thought I knew about stand up paddle boarding (SUP) and…
Top 5 Rivers Near Victoria

Top 5 Rivers Near Victoria

Top 5 Rivers Near Victoria by Graham Litman 5. Cowichan, Marie Canyon (Class 3, 1.5 hours) The Cowichan is the South Island’s bread and butter run. It’s fairly  free of major hazards, has fun play spots, and warm water (Cowichan supposedly means “the warm land” in Coast Salish). The Cowichan is runnable at almost 365 days of the year, due to a weir at Cowichan…
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Paddling to Discovery Island is on the top of a lot of paddlers lists. It is a beautiful escape from ...