May 21, 2008 | Tips from Travellers >
We recently spent some time exploring the southern end of Vancouver Island. The simple beauty is overwhelming. Mountains, rivers, the ocean & endless greenery. Flowers! Paradise after the rugged prairie icebox we wintered!
We lucked out & discovered something quite unique. Bluenose Marina! I have never stayed on such a floating dream! Meticulously decorated & absolutely magical. What a fantastic idea we thought, a floating hotel, well your own personal float home for a few nights. Fully equipped & as comfortable as being at home. Take me back to the top deck watching the sunset & the quaint little hub settling in for the night.
There was kayaking, whale watching, mountain biking (another day) & a few funky shops to browse through. They quite possibly host the best bakery on the planet. Completely organic & many varieties to choose from. Slip next door into Hilarys cheese & then grab a nice bottle of local wine. This place really is a hidden gem, the quality of its local products are exceptional. I just had to share.
I almost forgot about the delicious seafood ceaser at Schooners. mmmmm! We'll be back! And Silverside Winery with its blackberry & raspberry wines. Many vineyards to tour as well.