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Our province is on fire! Thanks to those fighting it from all over the world. Stay safe. 🍁🍁🍁🔥 This pic is from Brentwood Bay BC in the picturesque Saanich Inlet looking towards Mackenzie Bight and Finlayson Arm. #yyj #victoriabuzz #victoria #huffpostcanada #britishcolumbia #canada #explorevancouverisland #vanisle #sharevi #vi #explorebc #vancouverisland #islandlife #summer #boat #boating #ocean #pacific #pnw #pnwcollective #explorevictoria #explorevanisle #outdoors #fires #forest #smoke

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julianapaca

Victoria Symphony Splash, Inner Harbour, August 5 🇨🇦

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tourismtofino

There’s surf culture, and there’s Tofino’s surf culture. A healthy dose of female talent graces our coast 🏄‍♀️. Be a part of it at @queenofthepeak, as a spectator... or a competitor from September 28 to 30! Registration starts September 3. 📷: @kylervos • • • #yourtofino #tofino #QOP2018 #queenofthepeak #explorebc #beautifulbc #explorecanada #vanisle #explorevancouverisland #pnw #pnwwonderland #surf #surfing #coldwaterculture #girlswhoshred #beach #bcisawesome

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misstarr

Guys, someone photoshop this. #adventuregirl and her eagle friend are on some sort of amazing #adventure . . . #excited #soarin #explore #explorevancouverisland #vancouverisland #agirlandhereagle #whatsthat #yyj #coombs #westcoast #photoshopthis

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westcoastwouter

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alexlhels

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royalbcmuseum

**Tickets will go on sale on Friday, September 21 at 10:00 am.** From here to the hereafter. For one night only, we will be waiting for you in the next realm to explore death rituals, make offerings to the spirits and learn about the science behind consciousness. An evening filled with costumes, live music, presentations and adventures awaits in the afterlife. Get decked out in your eerie finery and summon your friends for a night like no other at Victoria’s most anticipated Halloween party. Presented in partnership with @atomiqueevents. 19+ only, two pieces of ID for entry #RBCMNight

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lowlightmike

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parkermarinegroup

We decided to finish summer with a bang and roll out our Parker Marine Employee Pricing event! RH boats up to 20% off. Yes, this is real. #ParkerMarineSales #RhBoats #ParkerMarineEmployeePricing #TeamParkerMarine

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365vanisle

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liamdball

Thinking back to clear nights and gorgeous summer sunsets. Huge thanks to all the people across the province working hard to protect B.C. during this crazy wildfire season.

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saam.c__

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pr1nc3s5aliya

Before the blue skies disappeared 😔

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robs_leftovers

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sookeharbourhouse

Our Victor Newman Longhouse room is always bright and showcases beautiful native art. . . . #sooke #explorevancouverisland #explorebc #westcoastcure #pnwonderland #dreamvacation #dreamhotel #sookeharbourhouse #sookebc #weekendgetaway #localartists

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seaciderevents

A HUGE thank you to all of our event organizers, volunteers, staff and sponsors who helped make @lesdamesbc #ldsummerdine such a success! 🥂 With your help, this amazing event raised over $15,000 for scholarships for women in the culinary arts. THANK YOU 🙏🏼 @spinnakersbrewpub @helijet @foodforthoughtvictoria @l.a._limousines @thebutchartgardens @toquecatering @silkroadtea @camosunculinary @sylranchwinery . . . . . . #yyj #yyjevents #celebratewithcider #lesdamesbc #ldsummerdine #seacider #seaciderevents #bcfarmcraftedcider #explorebc #saanichpeninsula #explorevancouverisland 📸 @mpepperdine @evelyn.a.jordan

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sarahetoile

Five Acre Shaker 2018 wouldn't have been possible without @goldandshadow! I am very grateful for these goons and love them with all my heart. Thank you for everything. ❤️

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salishseamarket

We love these willow and slate tables by @andrewkentwillow So strong, sturdy and elegant! #willowfurniture #coffeetable #handmadefurniture #explorevancouverisland #oneofakind #slate #willow

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rayan__bob

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baileyytheedomm

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victoriabutterflygardens

One of our team members attended an entomology conference in Arizona last week and learned about a neat Longwing Butterfly (Heliconius hewitsoni) behaviour called “nectar/pollen hoarding”. This species purposely hides nectar from competing butterflies by tightly holding its wings against the flower. We witnessed this behaviour today in our very own jungle!⠀ #iecc2018 #psiguria #longwingbutterfly #victoriabutterflygardens⠀ •⠀ •⠀ •⠀ •⠀ •⠀ #vbg #insectarium #victoriabc #yyj #explorevictoria #explorevancouverisland #supportlocal #pnw #pacificnorthwest #westcoastbestcoast #butterfly #hercules #herculesbeetle #butterflies #photooftheday #coloursofnature #naturebeauty #nature_brilliance #jungle #iguana #flamingos #duck #ExploreVictoria #ShareVancouverIsland #VancouverIsland @tourismvictoriabc @sharevancouverisland @ecopoxy @victoriachamber @westshorechamber @hellobc

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tavi_m

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tourismnanaimo

Explore Indigenous culture with a trip to Saysutshun (Newcastle Island), a short water taxi ride from Swy-a-Lana lagoon, in downtown Nanaimo. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ For an up to date ferry schedule, visit http://newcastleisland.ca/ferry-info⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #ExploreNanaimo⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📍 Saysutshun⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📷 Photo by @Mike.Andy⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #ExploreVancouverIsland #explorebc #pnw #wow #ExploreCanada #westcoastbestcoast #westcoast #pnwliving #nanaimoharbour #travelstoke #ocean #sea #sky #totem #totempole #summer #bird #cedar #woodcarving #travel #explore #culture #saysutshun #ferry #boating #island #adventure #beautiful #nanaimo

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jadebrads

Turkey Tuesday 🦃

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gordontolman

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orderlylifestyle

"In today's rush, we all think too much-seek too much-want too much- and forget about the joy of just being"

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wickinnbc

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coloronagreyday

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discoverylaunchwatertaxi

Great day at Pendrell Sound;7 kayaks, 3 paddle boards, oysters on the BBQ..great friends, Great Day ~ thanks Regent . . #explorebc #explorevancouverisland

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nochancenanc

hi friend. #horsingaround

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golandsharkz

Geocaching on gorgeous Vancouver Island has brought us to so many great spots! Including to this secret swing 🕊 Have you been to this spot yet? | #showusyourfind #landsharkz #geocaching #geocachingadventures #geocachers #TFTC #shawniganlake #swing #explorevancouverisland #yyj

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bcrobby

| A M O N G S T | G I A N T S | . . . Always love stopping at Cathedral Grove on my way to the outer coast. These old growth friendly giants are magic. You can almost sense a peace about them. Protecting them all is paramount. #victoriabuzz #victoriahype #sharethecoast #explorebc #explorevictoria #explorevancouverisland #explore #oldgrowth #oldgrowthforest #vancouverislandguide #wonderfulvancouverisland #britishcolumbia #bcisbeautiful #victoriaviews #cascadiaexplored #mec #sitka #trees #opcmag #exploremag #canoncanada #cathedralgrove #vancouverisland #explorecanada #bcparks #sharevi #weathernetwork #gianttrees #docksidephysio

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aprilpointresort

The perfect place to watch the sunset... perhaps with a glass of wine! Did you know, there are red adirondack chairs set in special spots throughout Canadian parks? They are meant to provide a place to sit, connect with others & take in the view 👌 Ours are unofficial but the sentiment is the same!

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trek.west

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taylorheartstravel

This view wowed us every single morning during our stay. It took us approximately five seconds to walk from our cottage to the beach. I think we'll remember it forever 💜 #roomwithaview ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #yourtofino #explorevancouverisland #tofino #tofinobc #tofinotravel #mountainpeopleunite #canadavacations #explorecanada #explorebc #hellocanada #igerscanada #ilovecanada #escapetocreate #lovelywanderings #travelislife #travelismylife #goadventuretogether #myviewfromhere #mylittleboy

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northislandgal

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west.coast.soul

Anakin is sooooo cuddly!!! I think hes just feeling bummed out that hes been locked up sometimes while I have the chicken in the house. Poor baby! Its not often I have a lap cat! #Ahousaht #ahousat #tofino #yourtofino #explorebc #explorecanada #explorevancouverisland #sharevi #sharecangeo #nature_captures #nature_perfection #pnw #pnwcollective #cat #kitten #blackandwhite

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locallovesvi

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deeplovephotography

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tofinofoodtours

Cherie tells you all about the smoked salmon from @docksidesmokedfishstore_tofino Learn about Canada's first and best fast food. Book a Tofino Food Tour at www.tofinofoodtours.com

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princess_ch

Habt du den Blogpost zu Vancouver Island 🇨🇦 schon gesehen? Dort gibts wirklich wunderschöne Unterkünfte. Auch wenn das Wetter mal nicht mitmacht, kann ich mir gut vorstellen dort am Strand mit einer Decke am Feuer zu sitzen. Hach. ❤️ • • #tofino #vancouverisawesome #vancouver #britishcolumbia #sharevi #tofinobound #reisefieber #vancouverbc #travelcanada #exploretocreate #wanderlust #explorecanada #vancouverisland #tofinotravel #bcparks #tofinobc #kanadareisen #mybc #explorevancouverisland #tofinobeach #strand #vancouverislandguide #explorebc #beach #kanada #explorevi #cabins #lodge #woods #canada

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elizpur

Done! Vancouver Island circumnavigation completed on Day 58!! I have so many pictures to go through. I haven’t been able to post any for the last month or so as we seldom had cell service or wifi. More will follow eventually. Here are some (taken by others) of our arrival party back at Island View beach. Not a bad accomplishment, if I may say so myself, for a group of 60+ year olds. #kayaktrip #kayaking #kayakingadventures #retired #retiredlife #vancouverisland #paddlingmixtape #tilleyhat #tilley #bobbyandtheseastars #explorevancouverisland #hellobc

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westcoastwouter

A throwback to the rainy season when you have to watch where you plant your feet to make sure you don't step on one of these banana slugs. #explorebc #beautifulbc #rainforest #westcoast #bananaslug #explorevancouverisland #sharevi #britishcolumbia #imagesofcanada #westcoastbestcoast #hellobc #explorecanada #wonderfulvancouverisland #slime #slug #naturephotography

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creer.creative

Exploring some coastline on Vancouver Island this past weekend when the smoke cleared for a little bit. What is your favorite hideout along the pacific coast? . . . #explorebc #beautifulbc

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detrumbley

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restlessjosie

So maybe we should be thinking of ways to re-use the plastics that wash up on our beautiful coast line? #perspective surfrider #ocean #cleanup #volunteer to #help #keepoceansclean #vancouverisland #westcoasttrail #lululemon #explorevancouverisland @britishcolumbiamagazine

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beachcomberoceantours

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parksvillequalicumbeach

Today’s Instagram Post of the Day is by @crossphoto78: "~Qualicum Beach~ July 26th, 2018 Qualicum Beach, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada. Tyson Cross www.crossphotography.ca #hellobc #tourismbc #beautifulbritishcolumbia #vancouverisland #explorebc #canada #explorecanada #beautifulbc #mypqb #exploremore #getoutside #exploretheoutdoors #beautifuldestinations #beautifulbc #explorebc #explorecanada #explorevancouverisland #tourcanada #enjoycanada #imagesofcanada #ilovebc #sharethecoast #victoriabuzz #earthfocus #awakethesoul #pnwcollective #agameoftones #qualicum #qualicumbeach #qualicumbeachinn" - Thanks for sharing! ** If you have any great photos of Parksville Qualicum Beach you would like to share with us, just use the #MYPQB hashtag and we'll share our faves!

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birdingvi

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volleybashvbc

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bctreehunter21

Well, when tomorrow dawns we will be full time residents of Nanaimo. North Shore, we love you, it has been a great life here. We promise to visit often!😎🌲🗻 . #nanaimo #piperslagoon #northnanaimo #salishsea #northvan #love #optoutside #explorevancouverisland #explorebc #vancouverisland #hammondbay #yallcomevisitnow

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amandakowalko

emerald ocean & evergreen forest

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shivangiv_

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discovercampbellriver

Built in 2015, the Elk Falls Suspension Bridge is truly an experience you don't want to miss. And you're sure to up your Instagram game with stunning views of Elk Falls... just sayin'. #DiscoverCampbellRiver#explorebc #explorevancouverisland ⁣ 📷: @bewildexplore

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taylaurdway

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parkermarinegroup

Who else needs more protein in their diet? #CoupleSlabs @vancouverislandfishclub photo: @nsarkany and @sarkany88

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mybcadventures

You can hike the same trail over and over and still discover new places, like this hidden gem on the Juan de Fuca Trail. A short 2 minute hike down from the campsite, hidden in the woods, took us to this beautiful, rocky beach #nofilter There were over 20 tents set up at Little Kuitshe Creek but only a handful of people discovered this. Lucky we are! . . . . #hikebc #vancouvertrails #hikesnearvancouver #discoverbc #hellobc #travelbc #bctrails #beautifulbc #adventurebc #hikelife #getoutside #mecnation #explorecanada #vancitywilds #vancouverisland #vancouverislandguide #juandefucatrail #juandefuca #westcoasttrail #pacificcoast #pnwlife #outdoorvancouver #bcparks #littlekuitshecreek #sombriobeach #amazingvancouverisland #explorevancouverisland #victoriabuzz #vanisle

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westcoasttandem

Sorely missing fresh air and blue skies. Wish was sitting in these lovely sea caves right now, instead of having difficulties catching a breath under this heavy layer of nasty smoke. Crazy times. #amazingvancouverisland #beautifulbc #bcisbeautiful #cascadiaexplored #explorevancouverisland #explorevi #hellobc #herpnwlife #pnwonderland #pnwcollective #pnwisbeautiful #vancouverisland #vanisle #wearewilderness #welivetoexplore #sharethecoast

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westcoastmantra

Armeggedon is here! All the forest fires burning have resulted in the Island being blanketed in smoke. Am going stir crazy sat indoors with all the windows and doors sealed. Have got dry eyes, a blocked up nose, and a sore throat. The smoke is acrid. Praying for rain soon please Rain Gods ☔☔☔ . . #explorebc #vancouverisland #explorevancouverisland #mypqb #explorenanaimo #nanoose #sharevi #westcoastliving #islandlife #forestfires #bcwildfires #wildfires #adventurevisuals #pacificnorthwest #pnwcollective #pnw #britishcolumbia #wildfire #talltreescoldseas #sharethecoast #nanoose #smoke #bc #explorecanada #hellobc #centralvanisle

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tourismvictoriabc

Where we wish we could wake up on a Tuesday morning👌🏽 who else has Juan De Fuca on their bucket list? Or have you already completed this 47km grind? __________________ 📷: @brookewillson #pnwphotographer #pnwonderland #hellobc #explorevancouverisland #explorebc #explorevictoria #pnw #explorecanada #beautifuldestinations #tourcanada #TLPicks #SharetheCoast #ImagesofCanada #juandefuca

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golfvancouverisland

Luxurious accommodations in the heart of the action, a vibrant city with seemingly endless restaurants, attractions and activities, and truly phenomenal courses you can play year-round. The Victoria Luxury Insanity Golf Special includes 2 nights at the five-star @hotelgrandpacific and rounds of golf with cart at EACH of @highlandpacificgolf and @olympicviewgolf . . #GolfVancouverIsland #ExploreVancouverIsland #ExploreVictoria #GolfBC #VictoriaBC

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sprites_tempest

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thecanadianexplorer

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tranquil.elements

I think I've become a little obsessed with #sanjosephbay but, really, can you blame me! 😍

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lowlightmike

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kayakwithwhales

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stephsnelling

An A-frame in the woods on the way to the trail, that serves up great coffee and veg friendly food... in an eclectic and cozy atmosphere. When can I move in. ☕️

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stasher_bc

Last week I was able to enjoy the experience of a whale and marine tour with @vanislandwhale out of Nanaimo. They are the only whale watching company currently operating out of the Nanaimo inner harbour. I had a wonderful day with them and we managed to see eagles, sea lions and transient orcas. On the boat they had an underwater microphone and we were able to hear the orca in my photo below communicating with the rest of the pod. It was an incredible experience as I had seen whales before but never with the actual sounds in the moment. The one thing I felt was the most important of my day though was the fact that they are an ethical what watching company. We have all seen the news of the mother orca J-35, or Tahlequah carrying her dead calf or the current efforts to feed the malnourished J-50, also known as Scarlet. These whales belong to the sub species of Resident Orcas found around Vancouver Island and the Salish Sea. They are struggling to survive and are an endangered species in Canada. Owners Jillian and Mike who both have backgrounds in marine biology, environmental study and political science have made it their policy to never follow or track the Resident Orca population. I am happy that @tourismnanaimo introduced me to a company that cares so much about protecting our wildlife and fostering a sustainable eco-tourism industry. This is the ethical path we want to embrace and what you can expect to find visiting Vancouver Island. The outdoors is more than just something you see or do, it is a way of life and engrained in our communities. #MindfulExplorer #ExploreBeyondTheUsual #ExploreNanaimo #ExploreBC . . . @hellobc @tourismvancouverisland . . . #ExploreVancouverIsland #TransientOrcas #ResidentOrcas #shareVI #westmakesyouwilder #talltreescoldseas #storiesofthecoast #pnwonderland #pnwdiscovered #cascadiaexplored #wearewildness #ValhallaKingdom #explorecanada #enjoycanada #imagesofcanada #salishsea #gulfislands #vanisle

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wiesnersteve

Rest day today, so one more shot from the Coast Trail run. Will be back in Victoria in a couple of weeks so looking forward to hitting the CT again and doing the Gowlland Tod loop. Any other suggestions? 🇨🇦🇨🇦🇨🇦💪💪💪👟👟👟 #dirtbagrunners #trailrunning #trailrun #trailrunner #trailrunners #happyrunner #runningdad #explorecanada #runforlife #runnersofinstagram #runnerscommunity #wakeupandrun #coasttrail #traillife #runningadventure #livelovecanada #alwaysrunning #runforfun #justrun #trailrunninglife #ohcanada #morningmiles #beautifulbritishcolumbia #vancouverisland #sooke #vancouverislandlife #beautifulbc #protectourcoast #explorevancouverisland #optoutside

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colep93

He protecc He attacc But most importantly He always begs for more snacc #boston #bostonterrier #bt

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new_edge.stang

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yegyogagirl

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beautiful__canada

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crossphoto78

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mybachelordestination

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julianapaca

Stop. Stand here. And breathe in all the things that make you grateful for this life. 🇨🇦

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enidhuang

low-tide strides

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