Whale watching and hiking in Tofino, Vancouver Island

We planned a full itinerary of activities for our final day in Tofino, starting with a whale watching tour in the morning. There are several available wildlife watching tours in town, but we opted to go with our hotel’s Adventure Centre for the convenience. Spotting whales Following a quick breakfast for me and a Gatorade…

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10 things to do in and around Vancouver, British Columbia

I‘m in full-on planning mode for our upcoming trip to Vancouver — our first long distance travel since the pandemic started. I lived in Vancouver for several years, but Mr. Chuckles has never been out to western Canada, so I will be serving as the ex-local travel guide for this trip. Being the planner that…

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Off the beaten path on north Vancouver Island

One of the great advantages I’ve had is the good fortune to be in a profession that has taken me to some very interesting places. While I was attending medical school in British Columbia in 2011, a couple of my classmates and I were sent over to Vancouver Island for a one month rural family…

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