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RepostBy @gary_j27: "Humpback day! Here are the shots from our staff trip of humpbacks in Blackfish Sound. It is such an incredible place! Humpbacks as far as the eyes can see, common murres squawking as they herd up herring into huge bait balls, gulls diving in at the bait balls and when the group of fish gets big enough, the humpbacks come in with their mouths wide open and take them all. We had both lunge feeding and trap feeding! #whale #whalewatching #wildlife #wildlifephotography #nikon #nikontop #nofishnoblackfish #noplacefortankers #nomorefishfarms #explorebc #explorevancouverisland #sharecangeo #beautifulbritishcolumbia #humpbackwhale" (via #InstaRepost @EasyRepost)

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polinicious

Palm park 🌴#palm#palmtrees#preveli#crete#rethymno#summermemories#tbt#explorevancouverisland#nature#travelling#travelgram

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eldesistemas

RepostBy @gary_j27: "Here are the killer whale shots from our staff trip. We found them on the NW side of Vancouver Island in some really nice water and ground swell as you can see in the last photo. The T055s are regular visitors around the north part of the island but they were cruising with the T140s who are more central coast Biggs killer whales and are not commonly sighted so I was really excited to see them. There was a pretty entertaining bromance going on between the two big boys, T055A and T140B. That's T055A with the big tail lobs and T140B with the upside down swimming. #killerwhale #orca #fightforsrkw #wearetheorca #breachthedams #nomorefishfarms #noplacefortankers #nofishnoblackfish #explorevancouverisland #explorebc #sharecangeo #wildlife #wildlifephotography #nikon #nikontop #beautifulbritishcolumbia" (via #InstaRepost @EasyRepost)

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trevorjharder

Back in the day it was someone's job to live up here and watch for fires. From this vantage point you can see down four differnt valleys. Now with enhancements with technology this fire watch is obsolete. . . . . . . . . #explorebc#explorecanada#neverstopexploring#unruleydreamers#forest#pnw#gonorthisland#explore#themoderndayexplorer#awesupply#stayandwander#exploretocreate#adventurethatislife#cascadiaexplored#nature#adventure#mountains#moody#explorevancouverisland#staywild#wanderlust#natureporn#earthporn#photography#Wethriveoutdoors#justgoshoot#peoplescreatives#theoutbound#lifeofadventure

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lukegordonphotography

The Future. Hatcheries are helping wild salmon populations across the Pacific North-West by allowing genetic diversity to persist, keeping populations healthy and fit in the face of the many pressures they currently face. Another incredibly important arm of work which goes on in these centres is education. Throughout the spawning season and beyond, centres hold a unique opportunity for the general public, especially children, to get up close and personal to these incredible fish. See them, learn about them, connect with them. From dissections of dead fish to watching the fertilisation process all the way through to releasing their very own smolt back to the river system. Here a young child takes a closer look at the salmon smolt he will release into the Nanaimo river system. ——————————————————————————————————“For in the end, we will conserve only what we love. We will love only what we understand. We will understand only what we are taught.” - Baba Dioum —————————————————————————————— @bbanks55 @pacificsalmonfoundation @sea_legacy @canoncanada #salmon #beautifulbc #britishcolumbia #canada #pacificnorthwest #bc #bbcearth #river #vancouverisland #explorevancouverisland #explorebc #wildsalmon #rainforest #salmonconservation #pacificsalmonfoundation #oceanconservation #uwphotography #underwaterphotographer #getfishfarmsout #wildlifeconservation #wildlifephotography #uwphoto #eggs #salmonspawning #smolts #conservationphotography #conservationphotographer #portrait

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lee_on_the_island

Last time I saw this much variety of beauty in every direction I was...nvm #yyj photographers #trees #autumn #beautifulbc #explorevancouverisland #explorecanada #Canada #VancouverIsland #BC #YYJ @thebutchartgardens

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illercrystal

Some fog rolling in...

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illercrystal

Nanaimo fall afternoon walks on the sea wall ❤ Little bit of fog rolling in.

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crafttheway

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divephototravel

#Repost from @gary_j27. 17-year-old T049A1 taking to the sky yesterday afternoon along the Orcas Island shoreline. This has to be my favourite angle for breach shots. #killerwhale #orca #fightforsrkw #wearetheorca #wildlife #wildlifephotography #nikon #nikontop #nofishnoblackfish #noplacefortankers #nomorefishfarms #explorebc #explorevancouverisland

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illercrystal

Shane's ready for winter ❤ #winterscoming

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kalebamcc

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mel.cecile

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_bvphotography

Fight on, fighter Don't let anyone steal your fire Fight on, fighter The Spirit is alive inside ya // Fight On, Fighter - For King and Country #BowenPark #Waterfall #TourismNanaimo #TourNanaimo #ilovemyparksandrec #MillstoneRiverFalls #explorecanada #ExploreVI #ExploreVancouverIsland #travelcanada #DiscoverVI #DiscoverCanada #DiscoverBC #explorebc #travelBC #hike_bc

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hilldrena

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islandhomefurniture

There is nothing better than the ability to curl up on your furniture and feel complete comfort! The Vida by @stylussofas gives you that and so much more! You have the option of configuring this amazing piece exactly to your room! Making it as large or small as you want! Plus choose between hundreds of fabrics and it’s made right here in BC! . . . . #furniture #furnituredesign #modular #sectional #sectionalsofa #bc #feather #explorevancouverisland #interiordesign #style #quality #rawedge #comfort #vancouverfurniture #ihf #nanaimobusiness #local #midcenturymodern #lifestyleblogger #furnitureblogger #livingroomdecor #recroom #loveyourhome #rustic #campbellriverbusiness #centralvanisle #vancitybuzz #winetime #relax

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cclawes

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kaydelkoconnix

the Think Cubes #victoriabc

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shereezielke

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kimarklie

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thrukimslens

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mountwashington

#Throwback @discovercampbellriver with ・・・ "Views from the top of @mountwashington never disappoint."- @@l.u.t.h.e.r_ #DiscoverCampbellRiver #mymw #explorevancouverisland #explorebc

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stasher_bc

Sculpted by time into artistic creations , the intricate beauty of the Malaspina Galleries is an energy that is drawn upon by the locals. This natural beauty of Gabriola Island is the setting for a community renowned for its collective of local artists. Self guided art tours around the island are possible as well as unique artisan shops and many art shows throughout the year. . During my last visit with @tourismnanaimo guided by @viexpeditions we soaked up all that the “Isle of Arts” had to offer. . 📷: Malaspina Galleries🌲 Gabriola Island, BC #ExploreNanaimo #ExploreBeyondTheUsual . . #exploreBC #explorevancouverisland #westmakesyouwilder #talltreescoldseas #storiesofthecoast #pnwonderland #pnwdiscovered #cascadiaexplored #wearewildness #OnMyAltitude #explorecanada #malaspinagalleries #gabriola #gabriolaisland

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crossphoto78

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shawne_wiebe

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vanisle_explorer

Glad to see so many people got out and enjoyed the awesome weather we had this past weekend. Mine wasn’t too shabby either, here’s a snippet to how I spent my weekend . . . . . #vancouverisland#vanisle#vanisland#explorevancouverisland#explorebc#hellobc#wonderfulvancouverisland#sharevi#tourismvictoria#victoriabuzz#victoriahype#cascadiaexplored#pocket_canada#loves_canada#thecanadiancollective#canadagems#beautifulbc#bcisbeautiful#thankyoucanada#enjoycanada#tourcanada#imagesofcanada#thegreatnorthcollective#pnwcollective#discoverbc#wethriveoutdoors#canada#applewatch

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demi.kelly

Crisp autumn mountain air, vibrant leaves, lush mossy dense forest, magical mushrooms, foggy morning mist, revitalizing rivers, steamy hot springs, rushing salmon, humble fisherman. Forever grateful for this amazing earth 🌏 #explorevancouverisland #westcoastbestcoast #explorebcparks #exploretofino #adventuretime #getoutthere

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emiliebert88

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visitporthardy

Waking up early to explore the west coast is well worth it, especially with vistas such as this one. Any northwest coast beach your favourite? #visitporthardy . . Photo by @westcoastlife

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photovanislecoast

This weather is unbelievable! Great day for a paddle and fishing.

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bcatours

Muddy log walks in a sea of green. West Coast Trail beauty at its best! . . . #SeetheBCweSee #WCT #ParksCanada #PacificRimNPR #GoodTimesOutside #ExploreVancouverIsland

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kevin_wheeler_photography

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tana.banana.11

Out for a stroll...I so l❤ve where I live!!

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onedayinacity

Fun Fact: Parksville is home to the warmest water in British Columbia. This is because the tide goes out so crazy far that the sand gets all heated up from the sun and warms up the water when it comes back in. This picture was taken at dusk on the beach by @tighnamara (the awesome resort we stayed at) when the water was at high tide. The next morning we went down to play and we were like...where’s the water?? It was still there, but faaaar away. 🧐 💦 So not so much splashing in the water but lots of fun searching for sea creatures left behind when the tide went out. Swipe left to see how far it went out; both pictures were taken in about the same place. And swipe left some more to see some of the treasures we found. 😄 What do you prefer: high tide or low tide? 🐚 P.S. You can see more pictures of Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort from my stay there in my IG stories. It’s a really unique property that is both rustic and luxurious, and the way it’s set up makes it perfect for family vacations or a romantic getaway. My whole family really enjoyed our time there. #hostedstay #wanttogoback

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pnwprotectors

An amazing & serendipitous encounter from our dear friend @gary_j27 ・・・ I've been hesitant to share this video from last summer as I didn't want people to think that this is how close we get to whales. It's too amazing not to share though and I will preface it by saying that we were viewing them from a distance shut down as they were socializing and that's when, after a dive, T137B popped up right beside us and started interacting with the boat. Her sister, T137D was also below her. A very unusual and incredible encounter. Disclaimer: This is extremely rare and if you are in a boat, you shouldn't try and approach whales this closely. This was a rare case where the whale approached us. Remember to maintain 200m distance when possible and, more importantly, watch your speed around the whales as noise created over 7 knots can be disruptive. Also, ignore my ridiculous baby talk. #killerwhale #orca #fightforsrkw #wearetheorca #breachthedams #nomorefishfarms #noplacefortankers #nofishnoblackfish #explorevancouverisland #explorebc #sharecangeo #wildlife

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hmcgillivray

The fog this week tho 💨 Oceanside is socked in and right across the street sunny and blue sky?!

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alexlhels

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davesbakerycr

Well This Past Saturday, Oct.20, Was Moving Day!!! We Are Still Shooting For The 29th or 30th, Fingers Crossed Everyone!! . We Are Now In Our New Location (2266 South Island HWY, @willows_market ) Setting Up Shop And Finding 'homes' For All Our Stuff!!! . We All Can't Wait To See Your Smiling Faces, We Have Missed You All Terribly!!! 💓 . . #campbellriver #vancouverisland #islandlife #localbakery #davesbakerycr #lunch #yum #campbellrivereats #explorebc #explorevancouverisland #freshfood #sweettreats #gelato #bread #breadislife #soup #indulge #bestgelatointown #bestbakery #bestbread #bestsoup #souptime #bestbreadintown #findyourpassion #foodiesofvancouver #willowsmarket

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fss_philippines

Vancouver is also called “Hollywood of the North”. In North America the city comes second after Los Angeles in TV production and third in feature film production (after Los Angeles and New York). Most productions made in Vancouver are American, whereas most Toronto based productions are Canadian. #fssph #studyincanada #vancouver #canada #vancouverbc #vancouverisland #vancouver_canada #vancouver_ig #ilovecanada #ilovevancouver #explorecanada #explorevancouver #explorevancouverisland #beautifulvancouver #beautifulcanada #everythingaboutcanada #lifeinvancouver #funfacts #factsaboutvancouver

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bino_baby99

Looking over the rock formations #rockformations #explorevancouverisland

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katieschwems

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giacomoedifizi

💧Perfect reflections💧

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amberslovelylife

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k.engholm

Do I live on the set of FernGully? I must, because my mind couldn’t even imagine this place. 🌿⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀#explorebc #victoriatrails #vanisle #vancouverisland #explorevancouverisland #explorevanisle #hikebc #forest #bcisbeautiful #beautifulbc #britishcolumbia #raw_canada #hellobc #holmgrownbc #f4f #followforfollowback #instafollow #instatravel #instadaily #instagood #photooftheday #roamtheplanet #adventure #pnw #pacificnorthwest #westcoast #westcoastbestcoast #getoutside #bcparks

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ediblevanisle

Repost via @vanfoodies - When your co-worker's lunch was so pretty, you had to take a picture. This albacore tuna wrap @realmfoodco in Parksville has seared albacore tuna, avocado, sprouts, beet, carrot, cabbage, marinated kale, chipotle-basil aïoli, wrapped with nori and rice paper. A lot of veggies yet it's hearty and satisfying.

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kingfishersparesort

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giordanasaur

renaissance painting of grips

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jamesjonesphotos

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lee_on_the_island

The tourists from across the Pacific heard of the legendary Lee Harding but could not confirm his existence. It proved harder than pronouncing the R in his name. While they were distracted by more colours than a pride parade, the heterosexual slipped from their sight, leaving them ooing and ahhing at lesser things. I am glad for their sakes they later managed to piggyback on a Sasquatch to their shoreside campsite where they netted and fried some Ogopogo. Like a guitar in the hands of a talented musician, it was stringy but good. Across the sea, grasshopper is told of the great wisdom gained across the great sea: many things can distract us from our goals. Good is the enemy of best! Learn and be wise. #yyj #trees #beautifulbc #explorecanada #explorevancouverisland #vanisle #VancouverIsland #Canada #Victoria #tourismBC #forreal #alltrue @thebutchartgardens

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tahlialudlow

About last weekend. #georgeisforfibreopticcable

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shotbydevan

i love visiting vancouver island. every time i go, @tay.stos shows me something new + i never leave disappointed. we made it up to Mount Tolmie just in time for this sunset + i managed to capture the sun as it tucked itself behind the mountain. then someone complimented my sweater, so that’s a solid two wins 🌞🌄 #ExploreBC #NikonCanada 295/365

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michaelpschubert

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kat_ciuk

Go outside. Don’t tell anyone and don’t bring your phone. Start walking and keep walking until you no longer know the road like the palm of your hand, because we walk the same roads day in and day out, to the bus and back home and we cease to see. We walk in our sleep and teach our muscles to work without thinking and I dare you to walk where you have not yet walked and I dare you to notice. Don’t try to get anything out of it, because you won’t. Don’t try to make use of it, because you can’t. And that’s the point. Just walk, see, sit down if you like. And be. Just be, whatever you are with whatever you have, and realise that that is enough to be happy.  There’s a whole world out there, right outside your window. You’d be a fool to miss it. . Charlotte Eriksson . #wanderess #thosewhowander #explorevancouverisland #myhappyplace #mypqb #centralvanisle #neighborhood #islandlife #simple #lovetobike #artistdate

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harosrestaurant

We are SO excited for our new Fall/Winter drink list with beautiful wines, crafted cocktails by our own bartenders and fun non-alcoholic beverages ☀️🎉🍾🍷🥂🍻🍸🌊 #explorevancouverisland #vancouverisland #yyjeats #sidneypierhotel #sidney #sidneybythesea #sidneypierhotelandspa #ilovesidney #thisissidney #sidneybc #meeteatdrink #vino #cocktailtime #winetime #newmenu #fallready

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kelseymja

} such beautiful sunny weather . . . .

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jennaya_lee

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j.enee

remember to look up ✨🌈

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ky.me.mo

Yesterday's 50km ride on the most splendid Autumn day along #thegreattrail from Duncan to Lake Cowichan and back. #explorebc #explorevancouverisland #pnw#autumn #cycling

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tourismvictoriabc

First illuminated in 1912, 📍Sheringham Lighthouse is just over an hour drive from Victoria and is a very picturesque spot to take in the history of the West Coast. ____________ 📸: @j_gibzzphoto #ExploreVictoria #ExploreBC #HelloBC #ExploreVI #ExploreVancouverIsland #pnw #pnwphotographers #ExploreCanada #beautifuldestinations #tourcanada #imagesofcanada #TLPicks #SharetheCoast #BCisBeautiful

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coastmtnphoto

We’ve been making a new friend in Victoria while capturing some stellar images for a new client this past week. More details to come in our next spring’s newsletter, as this is now classified as a Top Secret! Photo by Brad Kasselman | @coastmtnphoto | coastphoto.com

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hollyberrys_retreat

It’s supposed to rain tomorrow so I took advantage of the day and went to the Lion Rampant Scottish Pub @lionrampantpub in beautiful Maple Bay for lunch. Excellent chicken cordon bleu sandwich. Can’t beat the view! The pub is only 10 minutes from @hollyberrys_retreat. In the summer you can also swim in the bay! Always happy to promote local business hollyberrysretreat.com Airbnb Superhost 🎖

alixlinaker

The best kind of medicine. 🌊☀️ 📸: @meg.pi

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modernhuntermark

What an amazing weekend with @winter.sasha doing some salmon fishing. Took her all of a couple of fish to figure things out and now she slays them like a pro. Thanks @robinsonsvic for the sweet salmon set up. . . . #explorevancouverisland #britishcolumbia #bcosftv #bcoutdoorsmagazine #fieldandstream #whatgetsyououtdoors #fishing #flyfishing #salmon #chum #chinook #river #fall #peace #spawn #westcoastbestcoast #pacificnorthwest #redingtongear

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westcoastwouter

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ryanjcarnahan

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elizpur

When your daughter comes home for the weekend and wants to go for a paddle 😎. We decided to do the Victoria Water Loop #vicwaterloop #victoriawaterloop. This is such a wonderful urban paddle of 15.5 kms. There is an easy one km portage in the middle requiring wheels. We were held up at Tillicum Narrows while watching a rowing race, and eventually ended up using the wheels to get around here also as the race was taking all afternoon. #victoriabc #gettingyououtthere #sharevi #sharevancouverisland #beautifulbc #kayaking #paddlingmixtape #whyipaddle #explorevictoria #explorebc #explorevancouverisland

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