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Cowichan Bay, Vancouver Island (2002)

The first stop when heading north should be Cowichan Bay, situated 55 km north of Victoria. Many houses have been built on stilts because their owners needed more room.

Duncan, Vancouver Island (2002)

A worthwile stop on your way to Parksville is the city of Duncan, 60 km north of Victoria, also known as The City Of Totem Poles. Here, you can take a trail explaining the historic background of totem poles.

Totem Pole in Duncan, Vancouver Island (2002)

One of the totem poles presented in Duncan.

Mural in Chemainus, Vancouver Island (2002)

You will also want to stop by in Chemainus, north of Duncan. The small village is best known for its murals. But there are supermarkets and restaurants as well.

Horsedrawn Carriage with Tourists, Chemainus, Vancouver Island (2002)

You can learn everything about Chemainus during a tour with a horse-drawn carriage.

Petra and Mark in Chemainus, Vancouver Island (2002)

We asked one of the locals to take a photo in front of this historic scene. :-)

Evening Sky, Vancouver Island (2002)

Evening sky at Parksville, close to our motel.

Paradise Sea Shell Motel, Parksville, Vancouver Island (2002)

The Paradise Sea Shell Motel.

Campground at the shore, Parksville, Vancouver Island (2002)

There is a campground next to the Oaradise Sea Shell Motel. It is situated directly at the shore and has a fantastic view.

Coombs, Vancouver Island (2002)

Coombs is situated 9 km west of Parksville. You will find goats chewing up sod on the old country market hall. The market hall is definitely worth a visit!

Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park, Vancouver Island (2002)

Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park invites for a fantastic walk. Here, you get an impression of how the woods of Vancouver Island used to look in the past. You will find it on the your way from Parksville to Port Alberni.

Cameron Lake, Vancouver Island (2002)

Cameron Lake, between Parksville and Port Alberni.

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