Vancouver Island, BC
These pictures (see bottom part of this web page)
were taken during a visit to Vancouver Island,
British Columbia (Canada) during Labor Day weekend, 2001.
Dates: August 31 - September 3, 2001.
Here's a map of Vancouver Island, BC. We stayed at
Oyster Bay Resorts,
which is located half way beween Courtenay and Campbell River.
The tour was taken out of Campbell River using
Eagle Eye Adventures.
To get there, we drove to Tsawwassen and took the ferry to
Nanaimo (Duke Point). Note: to get to Victoria, use the ferry
to Swartz Bay (Victoria). Then we drove north on 19 and 19A.
Refer to: http://www.bcferries.bc.ca/
We stayed at
this cabin [184 KB]
at Oyster Bay Resorts, Campbell River.
Very nice! Highly recommended.
Carol inside the cabin [91 KB].
It was truly a nice place.
On Sunday (Sep-2-2001), we took an adventure boating tour.
These boats [102 KB]
were both quick and confortable...
...although it could easily get a bit chilly.
Here's Carol [124 KB]
all dressed up in her survival suit getting ready to go out.
we stopped for some whale watching [141 KB]
after a 30 minute drive.
refer to this map
for the location of the adventure tour. We started at Campbell River,
drove north up the Discovery Passage until we got to the intersection
that's close to Rock Bay. That's where we turned left (east) and
eventually found the Killer Whales at the northern tip of
Sonora Island (close to Thurlow).
Later, we circled the entire Sonora Island, and had our bear sightings
along the shore of the island. Finally, we went back down the
Discovery Passage (same way we came up) and back to Campbell River.
This is a
collage of killer whale pictures [117 KB]
taken from the boat.
Shortly thereafter, we
spotted two bears [123 KB]
on Sonora Island.
We then continued the boating tour through some
cool rapids and whirlpools [87 KB]
as we returned to Campbell River.
The next day, we checked out and
drove south along the shore [128 KB]
back to Nanaimo and the ferry.
stopped here [106 KB]
so that Carol could check out some locals who were digging for clams.
Finally, we stopped in
Qualicum Beach for a walk on the
beach and some lunch.
Author: Jacob Kjelstrup,