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…)
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It’s official— the ski season on Vancouver Island will continue until April 24 due to deep snow and high demand. Mt. Washington will be open daily through April 11. The lifts will operate again April 17 and 18 and then again for the big season finale on April 24 and 25.
There is currently a mid-mountain base of over 500 cm! Ski enthusiasts rave about the deep snow and unbelieveable views from the slopes to the Georgia Strait below. Vancouver Island Bed & Breakfast members of the BC Innkeepers Guild from Nanaimo, the Comox Valley and Campbell River are at your service for information and wonderful apre-ski accommodations
Mt. Washington is located about half way up Vancouver Island. It is just over an hour’s drive from Nanaimo and less than 30 minutes from Campbell River and the Comox Valley.
Mt. Washington Ski Resort, located in the Comox Valley of Vancouver Island, is hosting Olympic teams from an estimated 26 countries, all in training for the upcoming Vancouver Olympics and Paralympic Games. Teams from China, the U.S.A., Sweden, Germany, France and our own Canada are just a few of those you may see on the slopes now and into March. Conditions are ideal and similar to Whistler, with Mt.Washington boasting a snow base of over 340 cm. Courtenay and nearby Campbell River B&Bs offer great accommodation for those wanting to see the athletes train or perhaps share a lift with an Olympian. It’s only a 30-40 minutes drive from the Comox Valley to the ski slopes. Imagine an exciting day on Mt. Washington, a great dinner by the sea, an evening’s entertainment and then a perfect sleep in an “Oh so comfortable” BC Innkeepers B&B. In the morning enjoy a relaxed breakfast and you’ll be ready for another day’s adventures.