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    Top Spots in and near Denman Island

    • Denman Island, British Columbia

      Explore Fillongley Provincial Park

      4.0
      1.6 mi / 60 ft gain
      Fillongley Park is located on Denman Island. To get there take the Denman Island Ferry from Buckley Bay, off Hwy #19A on central Vancouver Island. Take the Buckley Bay exit #101 from Hwy #19A. Once on the island, follow Denman Road to Swan Road. Turn left on Swan Road, then right on Beadnell Road...
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    • Hornby Island, British Columbia

      Mountain Biking Hornby Island

      5.0
      Hornby Island riding is almost too good to be true. The island itself is charming and laid-back – for its beaches and warm water swimming, it has been described as the Hawaii of the North.Furthermore, the centrally located Mt. Geoffrey is jam-packed with extremely fast, smooth, well graded trails...
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    • Denman Island, British Columbia

      Hike through Boyle Point Provincial Park

      5.0
      2.2 mi / 115 ft gain
      Boyle Point Provincial Park is located on Denman Island British Columbia Canada. To get there you take the Denman Island Ferry from Buckley Bay off Hwy #19A on central Vancouver Island. Take the Buckley Bay exit #101 from Hwy #19A. Once on the island, follow Denman Road to the Hornby Island Ferry...
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    • Fanny Bay, British Columbia

      Rosewall Creek Falls

      4.3
      3.84 mi / 515 ft gain
      Starting at the Rosewall Creek Provincial Park parking lot you take the trail upstream of the creek passing under the inland island highway bridge. This trail eventually leads out of the provincial park boundary, but don't worry you haven't gone too far. It is about a 7 km roundtrip hike and the...
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    • Comox, British Columbia

      Run at Goose Spit Regional Park

      5.0
      For a mid week adventure that is closer to home, nothing beats a climb up the stairs at Goose Spit Regional Park. The Goose Spit stairs are a fantastic addition to the Comox Valley's urban playgrounds, beaches, trails and green spaces. There are 165 steps to the main lookout, with an additional 2...
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    • Courtenay, British Columbia

      Paddle the Courtenay River Estuary

      Mixing of sea and river waters at the Courtenay River Estuary means its an abundant place for wildlife. Coupled with incredible views of the Comox Glacier to the west, it's no wonder this is a popular spot to paddle in the small island town of Courtenay.  Head over to Comox Valley Kayaks and Cano...
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    • Port Alberni, British Columbia

      Catch the Salmon Run on Vancouver Island

      There are many places to see the Salmon making their yearly return to spawning sites. This year while living on Vancouver Island I could not pass on the chance to marvel at this amazing sight. I decided to head to Stamp River to catch the run and was not disappointed, in fact it was so amazing I ...
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    • Comox-Strathcona C, British Columbia

      Hike Mount Becher

      Trail access begins at the end of Forbidden Plateau Road, at the site of the old abandoned ski lodge. It is an ugly place to begin a hike to such a beautiful summit, but do not let that deter you. Past the trash of forest parties, around the remnants of the old ski lodge and over the washed out r...
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    • Fanny Bay, British Columbia

      Great Central Lake Shoe Tree (Removed)

      1.0
      Heel your sole in the heart of Vancouver Island. Does your sole need heeling? If you can muster the feet you may just meet Old Mother Hubbard. To get there take Highway 4 / The Pacific Rim Highway west out of Port Alberni towards Tofino. After the second bridge, take your third right onto Centr...
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    • Fanny Bay, British Columbia

      Canoe Great Central Lake and Hike to Della Falls and Love Lake

      80.8 mi / 1148.3 ft gain
      To get the the Della Falls trail head in Strathcona Park, you must cross Great Central Lake. This is a 45 km journey via either canoe, kayak, or speedboat. We chose to canoe, and it took approximately 9 steady hours. We parked our vehicles just on the edge of Central Lake Road across from Great C...
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    • Nanaimo F, British Columbia

      Cathedral Grove

      4.5
      1.6 mi
      This park is a great stop right on the side of highway 4 heading to or from the Tofino area. If you are heading to Tofino on Vancouver Island, this park is hard to miss. There are signs for it and easy parking on the side of the highway. There are two loop trails on either side of the highway, an...
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    • Nanaimo F, British Columbia

      Hike Little Qualicum River and Falls

      4.3
      0.6 mi
      Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park is just off the #4 highway on your way out to Port Alberni. Simply look for the signs indicating Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park, and you will turn into the park before Cameron Lake.Easily accessible by everyone, this park can get busy in the summer mon...
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    • Port Alberni, British Columbia

      Hike to Hole in the Wall

      4.3
      0.6 mi / 0 ft gain
      The Hole in The Wall is located just outside the city of Port Alberni, British Columbia. The day hike is easy enough to bring kids on the adventure, is dog friendly and offers a beautiful view of some of Port Alberni's history. Previous to the 1960's, the Hole In The Wall was the opening for a pi...
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    • Nanaimo F, British Columbia

      Summit Mt. Cokely via the Historic CPR Trail

      5.0
      12.4 mi / 1000 ft gain
      The trail from Cameron Lake to the top of Mount Cokely (5302') provides the most ready access to the alpine on Southern Vancouver Island. The route is straightforward and non-technical, albeit physically challenging. Expect to spend 6-8+ hours if hiking the entire route described below (which we ...
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    • Black Creek, British Columbia

      Camp at Seaview Game Farm and Paddle the Strait of Georgia

      Seaview Game Farm, located on Vancouver Island between Courtenay and Campbell River is a prime jumping off point to paddle the Strait of Georgia and check out some of the best beaches the coast has to offer.  Located right on the beachfront, Seaview offers camping at RV sites but, for the best ex...
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    • Powell River, British Columbia

      Snowshoe to Walt Hill Hut

      9.9 mi / 3280 ft gain
      The Sunshine Coast Trail is a 180-kilometre back country experience that encompasses 12 free cabins, 3 of which are winterized. The cabins are run by volunteers from the Powell River Parks and Wilderness Society (PRPAWS).Drive south on Highway 101 to Duck Lake Forest Service Road 3477 Br.1 and he...
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    Guides, Insights and Stories from Denman Island

    Searching for Orcas in Johnstone Strait

    Searching for Orcas in Johnstone Strait

    Cindy Hughes