The wonderful thing about living on an island is that so many things are nice and close. Yesterday we spent an afternoon going on an exploration of some of the communities and sites of Central Eastern Vancouver Island.
Our first stop was Deep Bay. The VIU Marine Research Station is there and it is open to the public. While it wasn’t super exciting for us as residents who already spend a lot of time exploring the shores, I can see that it would be a wonderful place for visitors to get up close with some of our marine life in a safe and guided environment. Discovering Deep Bay was nice, as we had never been down into that community before.
Next up was the Big Qualicum Fish Hatchery. This is a federal facility, very similar to our Quinsam Hatchery. Fun to watch the fish coming in.
Next stop was inland to Little Qualicum Falls. What a lovely place for a walk, and I think we may have to check out the campground next year!
We rounded off the day with a stop in Coombs for ice cream.
What wonderful expeditions could you get up to in an afternoon? Try one soon!