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Museums & Heritage Sites, Indigenous Culture
With up to 20 daily departures, you can fly between Nanaimo Harbour and downtown Vancouver, South Vancouver (YVR) or Sechelt on a scheduled service flight. Want to try flying on floats? Join us for a scenic panorama tour and experience Nanaimo from above! Founded in 1982 with two small seaplanes, Harbour Air is North Americas largest and first fully carbon neutral airline. The companys international seaplane service, which originally began as a service for the forestry industry in B.C., is now a quintessential west coast experience. With a showcase fleet of more than 40 aircraft, Harbour Air offers up to 200 daily scheduled flights, scenic tours, adventure packages, and private flights. With 12 scheduled destinations connecting downtown Vancouver, Victoria, Seattle (WA), Nanaimo, Tofino, Whistler, South Vancouver (YVR), Sechelt, Salt Spring Island, Pitt Meadows, Maple Bay and Comox, B.C. born Harbour Air welcomes 450,000 passengers every year.
All of our candles are 100% handmade with high-quality raw materials. We craft custom candles that are durable, long lasting and have brilliant colour finishes, resulting in long burning candles. Our mission is to supply superb quality handmade candles. We hand pour, finish and produce candles of all shapes, scents and sizes. Our cotton lead-free wicks, quality scents, custom colours and superior Canadian wax, produce a candle that customers can be proud to buy and FBCC is proud to sell. The shop will be temporarily closed from Oct. 29 – Nov. 2nd. Regular hours begin again on Nov. 3rd.
Paddling, Wildlife Tours
Come paddle with Adventuress Sea Kayaking! The scenery is spectacular here with mountain vistas, old growth rainforests, expansive wilderness and our amazing wildlife. What better way to see all of this than to paddle the shores of beautiful Vancouver Island, Canada in a kayak. Rentals, lessons, tours, and multi-day adventures are available from March to September. Tours start as low as $52/person and include instruction, kayak and gear, dry bags and a certified guide; no experience necessary. Double kayaks are available to paddle with a friend or a younger family member. Jan Kretz, the owner, is a certified kayak guide and Paddle Canada instructor and has a Passion for Paddling. Come join us!
2 World Class 18 Hole Mini Golf Courses with spectacular fantasy scenes, lush colorful flowers, waterfalls & fountains. Castle Amusement Centre, Bumper Boats, Ice-Cream Parlour, Gift Shop & Snack Bar, Waterfront RV Park with full hook-ups. Paradise is the place to go for Fun. We are situated overlooking beautiful, sandy Parksville Beach. Fun For the Entire Family!
Art Galleries, Indigenous Culture
I-Hos Gallery presents a collection of traditional and contemporary northwest coast artwork and crafts. Masks, prints, gold and silver jewelry and wood carvings, textiles and clothing produced by First Nations artists are displayed in a distinctive building on the K’omoks First Nation Band lands (located between Courtenay and Comox) on Vancouver Island. There is truly something for everyone and every price range in the gallery.
Canadian Craft Tours is a company of craft beer, spirits and wine fanatics. We love to introduce locals and visitors alike to our world. Our tours focus on the experience at each venue with education on the local libation industry.
Come aboard for a scenic seaplane flight and experience an authentic west coast way of life. Out here, this is how we travel for work, for fun and sometimes just for the view! Join us for a tour or scheduled flight today and see BC the way we do. You’ve come all the way west, the only direction left to go is up!
Boating, Fishing, Wildlife Tours
50North Adventures is an eco-tourism company specialising in small groups offering, intimate tours into Desolation Sound and the Discovery Islands on Vancouver Island British Columbia. Tours though this diverse environment can include Orca & Humpback whale sightings, wildlife encounters, salmon fishing, island hopping and great photo opportunities all of which is accessible only by boat. Size Matters! Small groups with a maximum of 6 guests that allows for a more personal experience. Full customised, private charters are available and families with small children are catered for. TOUR OPTIONS 2019 – 4 Hour Combined whale watching & fishing – Salmon fishing charters – 3 hour Whale watching – 4 hour Desolation Sound & Discovery Islands – Evening Dinner cruises (selected nights during the summer) – Special events – Wedding groups, photography/video, social groups and more! Covered boat with full toilet and washroom facility.
Boating, Fishing, Sightseeing
Salmon Halibut and Tuna sports fishing on Vancouver Island. Come enjoy spectacular British Columbia coastal fishing and scenery with a professional fully certified guide.
Paddling, Bird Watching
Whether youre new to paddling, or you’re looking to get back into it we’ve got the perfect tour for you. With experienced guides (who always serve up some mean pink lemonade) and a variety of half day, full day or overnight tours, you’re sure to get the ocean adventure of your choosing. Come have a look at the fascinating inter-tidal life or float soundlessly by some Pacific Harbour Seals as they relax on the rocks! adventure of your choosing. Come have a look at the fascinating inter-tidal life along the coast, or float soundlessly by some Pacific Harbour Seals as they relax on the rocks.
Parks & Wilderness Areas, Campgrounds & RV Parks
Located on peaceful Denman Island, Fillongley Provincial Park is a short 10-minute ferry crossing from Buckley Bay (located between Qualicum Beach and the town of Courtenay). Fillongley is a popular small campground. It has 10 oceanside, compact campsites. It is 80% reservable and reservations are strongly recommended due to the limited number of campsites available. This is the only provincial campground on Denman Island; campers may camp in the adjacent day-use parking lot overnight when the main campground is full (regular camping fees apply to overflow camping).
Spas & Wellness
The Grotto Spa is the #1 Spa in Canada, offering Signature treatments that go beyond the expected. We are one of the largest spas in BC with 21 Treatment Rooms, Nail Care Room, full service Hair Salon and the Treetop Tapas & Grill Restaurant. Dedicated to providing intimate experiences for individuals and couples, we also specialize in ‘social spa catering to groups and corporate business. Our 3 private ‘Suites for Two’ feature hand crafted copper soaking tubs, plush treatment tables and fireplaces. Spa guests receive complimentary access to the Mineral Pool on the day of their treatments. Designed to emulate a natural stone grotto, this warm water pool is infused with natural minerals to detoxify and rejuvenate the body. After treatments, guests are invited to the Relaxation Lounge to enjoy fresh fruit, teas and coffee. For a unique dining experience, try Endless Tapas at the Treetop Tapas & Grill, overlooking the surrounding forest. We give relaxation a whole new meaning!
Hiking, Sightseeing, Airlines