Posts Tagged ‘Qualicum Beach’

Join In the 2014 Brant Wildlife Festival

Saturday, March 8th, 2014

2014 Brant Wildlife FestivalWhat is a Brant Wildlife Festival?

The Brant Wildlife Festival is a celebration of nature, specifically Black Brant geese and those like them, that congregate on the Parksville and Qualicum beaches of Vancouver Island to feast on the spring spawning of Pacific herring.

Every spring, as the waters warm, the herring work their way up the coast of North America – and they are not alone. Black Brant geese make their own, remarkable, migratory journey from California and Mexico to their breeding grounds in the north at this same time. Along the way, they rely on coastal estuaries, bays, spits, and beaches like those found along the shores of Vancouver Island to feed and rest. (more…)

British Columbia Islands Events Celebrate the Many Faces of Spring

Saturday, April 13th, 2013
British Columbia Islands Region

Spring is in full swing in the BC islands.

May brings a variety of events to the British Columbia Islands, making it an ideal time to experience the diversity offered by the region.

From cookery to migratory bird watching, alternative healthcare, local flora and music, the islands of BC celebrate the peak of spring in western Canada with several events and festivals that reach from the west of Vancouver Island out to Hornby Island.

As you explore this region’s eclectic and unique celebrations, be sure to choose British Columbia Islands lodging that will match that singular experience. (more…)