Posts Tagged ‘Nanaimo B&Bs’

Vancouver Island Short Film Festival— look quick

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

The Vancouver Island Short Film Festival (VISFF) looks back on five years of local film excellence with a retrospective screening on February 11th and 12th, 2011. This year’s festival will include a screening of award winning films that have been featured at the festival over the last 5 years and a live Pitch Contest where local filmmakers can pitch their short film ideas to the Festival audience with the winner receiving $500 towards the making of their next short film. Tickets for the VISFF cost $15.00 and are available at the Nanaimo Arts Council gallery in Nanaimo North Town Centre, and at House of Indigo and the Nanaimo Art Gallery on the campus of Vancouver Island University.  The festival will take place in Vancouver Island University’s Malaspina Theatre with a repeat showing Saturday, February 12 at the same time and location.  

Short films are limited to a running time of just 10 minutes.  There are presently 13 films scheduled, all award winners and people’s choice picks from the past 5 years.  This festival promises to be a lot of fun.

And for a super fun place to stay be sure to book your Nanaimo Bed & Breakfast accommodation at a member of the BC Bed & Breakfast Innkeepers Guild where, rest assured, you’ll sleep better than  your blogger did while sitting through “Out of Africa” which was definitely NOT a short film!

Spring Skiing at Vancouver Island’s Mt. Washington

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

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.