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Welcome To Vancouver Island



Two Black Tail Deer Bucks, Photo By Robert Logan, Askbud PhotographerVancouver Island has so much to offer for those who love the outdoors. The fishing is good just about anywhere you drop a line and theFishing On The Salmon River, Photo By Bud, Owner Of Askbud biking and hiking trails are almost limitless. We have some of the best climbing mountains in the world and if you ski/snowboard, our ski hill on Mount Washington regularly has one of the highest snow packs in the world and quite often is open for skiing till July 1st and Mount Cain up in Woss is known around the world for its natural beauty. So get out and see for yourself, what the island has to offer.

    If you just want to go swimming or camping, or maybe you want to cast your line in and fish. Well, we have some wonderful lakes, rivers and campgrounds for your use. Accessing these places is for the most part very easy as we have numerous logging roads that are open to the public but please drive carefully as some of these roads are active logging roads.

 The Island offers many outdoor activities such as canoeing, white river rafting, whale watching or mountain hiking, plus so much more. 

                 Visit the Tourism section  to learn more about Vancouver Island or learn how the site came about.  You can meet some of my friends and visit their pages from the links section or visit the Islands Parks or find Island Trails. You can visit the Islands communities on both the  North Island and the South Island on the Tourism section.

You can visit the Island shores section to learn about the The Bays, The Coves, The Estuaries, The Inlets or TheRed Legged Frog, Photo By Robert Logan, Askbud Photographer Outer Islands.

Harbour Seals, Photo By Robert Logan, Askbud Photographer   Vancouver Island is the largest island on the west coast of North America. It is a little over 32,000 square kilometers in size and is 460 kilometers in length, 35 to 80 kilometers wide. The Island offers up a variety of opportunities for viewing wildlife. From the ocean shore to the tops of the Islands mountains.

 Plus there are many ways to view wildlife during the seasons like the salmon runs in the fall or baby fawns in the spring. All you need to do is step into the forest.

Then there are the marine waters around Vancouver Island with excellent whale watching opportunities, especially for orcas or the Pacific Gray Whale migration along the west coast of Vancouver Island.

All five species of Pacific salmon migrate along the east and west coasts of Vancouver Island and spawn in many of the Islands rivers.

Over a million birds travel the Pacific Flyway and many more live on the Island throughout the year. There is the large spring migration of Brant Geese or the wintering mute Swans.
Black Bear, Photo By Robert Logan, Askbud Photographer

Vancouver Island is home to the endangered Vancouver Island Marmot, with a population of less than 200.

In remote areas of the island, you can see Black Bears, Roosevelt Elk, Bald Eagles, Marmot, Black Tail Deer, Wolves and Cougars.

Chanterelle Mushroom, Photo By Robert Logan, Askbud Photographer In fact, there are several wild animals that are not seen anywhere else in the world. For example, the Vancouver Island marmot and the Roosevelt elk are unique to Vancouver Island.

Vancouver Island has many plants and mushrooms to view and eat, mushrooms have been consumed by man down through the ages. Certain varieties have inspired cooks to create incredible dishes.

Other varieties have deadly qualities sought out by dark souls and yet others have hallucinogenic properties that shamans and healers and more recently recreational drug users have sought out with enthusiasm.

 Finding Chanterelle or perhaps Pines from the high country or maybe some Morels and taking them home for the frying pan is something to look forward to.

Please enjoy your visit.

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