Posts Tagged ‘Courtenay’

Music at Milner Gardens— perfection just got better

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

Milner Gardens is on the east coast of Vancouver Island between the communities of Parksville and Qualicum Beach.  It is considered one of Canada’s 10 best public gardens by Canadian Geographic Travel.  Its blooms are legendary and now there is an expansion of its summer “Jazz in the Garden” to “Music in the Garden”, adding a second performance of classical music the day before Jazz.  Saturday and Sunday, August 14 and 15, are the big days for getting both your eyes and ears dazzled. (more…)

Strathcona Park Wilderness Hiking

Saturday, July 31st, 2010

Whether you are an experienced hiker or a novice beginner, you’ll find a wide variety of guided summer hikes through Vancouver Island’s Strathcona Park, to such pristine alpine destinations as Mt. Albert Edward, Croteau Lake and Lake Helen MacKenzie.  Guided hiking is available Saturdays, Sundays and holiday Mondays through September 12.  Some hikes will pay special attention to the plants and birds of Paradise Meadows, another to insects, and one to exploring lichens.  All programs are presented by the Strathcona Wilderness Institute and begin at its new Wilderness Centre adjacent to Mt. Washington’s Raven Lodge.  A complete list of programs is available at  www.strathconapark.org.

Strathcona Park was BC’s very first provincial park, (more…)