The Island has much to
offer for those who love the outdoors. The
fishing (both fresh and
saltwater) is good just about anywhere
you go and thebiking and
hiking trails are almost unlimited.
We have some of the best climbing mountains in the world and if you
ski/snowboard, our ski hill on
Washington regularly has one of the highest snow pack 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
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 active logging roads.
Island offers many outdoor activities such ascanoeing,
white river rafting,
whale watching or try the best
steelhead fishing in the world.
The Island has some incredible artists (both native and non native) who paint
and carve in a variety of styles. You can
view some of them at our Island
pages. We are getting musicians listed on our artist pages now also.
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
or find Island
You can visit the Islands communities on both theNorth Island
Island on the
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
All five species of
Pacific salmon migrate to the east and west coast of Vancouver Island to spawn
in 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
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
mushrooms to view and eat, mushrooms
have been consumed by man down through the ages. Certain varieties have inspired
cooks to create incredible dishes.
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
Chanterelle or perhaps
Pines from the high country or maybe some
and taking them home for the frying pan is something to look forward to. We have
non edible for
If you know something
about the Island and its not on the site, please e-mail us about it and we will
try to put it up on askbud.ca
There is a free app
that has been created by TrashOut, this app allows you with just
a few clicks, to place on a world map, any illegal dumpsites
that you find. This app is a great tool for recording illegal
dumpsites and can be a motivational tool for others to get a
clean up going.