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This stuff terrified me as a kid!
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Anyone else share that feeling of loosing your mind as soon as this stuff touched your foot in the lake?


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Always ready to steal hearts || Or always ready to steal treats.


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TOUR SPECIAL: Grizzly Bear Tours by Klahoose Coastal Adventures! 🐻
Travel in our covered boat to Toba Inlet, to experience the best grizzly bear expedition in BC.
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For 25 years, Toba Inlet was closed and the valley was left to the whims of nature. Only in recent years have people ventured back in. The Klite River is a beautiful turquoise tributary river to the main Toba River. Each fall, it fills with salmon and the grizzly bears come down from the mountains to feast! It is the aim of Klahoose Coastal Adventures to provide an intimate experience for a select few guests to witness this fall spectacle. .
After a 2 hr boat ride following the Toba Inlet with its steep walls and waterfalls thundering into the sea, our team of experienced guides will meet up with the Klahoose First Nation guides.
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We will drive you up the valley via forestry roads to the bear viewing areas on this river. There are 4 new bear viewing platforms along the river allowing you to become one of the privileged few to witness the mighty Grizzly Bears going about their fall ritual of gorging on the returning salmon.
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The bears are in their natural habitat and can’t be guided, our tour into Toba is very special and on a small scale, 12 people max. We take great care to minimize the impact of our presence in this habitat!
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Our passionate guides give an information session about grizzly bears that takes roughly an hour, and we use visual materials to educate you. It is important to us that you leave with knowledge about these amazing animals! .
Only available from August 15 until October 15! For rates and more info, call us at 1-888-999-2799


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TOUR SPECIAL: Grizzly Bear Tours by Klahoose Coastal Adventures! 🐻
Travel in our covered boat to Toba Inlet, to experience the best grizzly bear expedition in BC.
.
For 25 years, Toba Inlet was closed and the valley was left to the whims of nature. Only in recent years have people ventured back in. The Klite River is a beautiful turquoise tributary river to the main Toba River. Each fall, it fills with salmon and the grizzly bears come down from the mountains to feast! It is the aim of Klahoose Coastal Adventures to provide an intimate experience for a select few guests to witness this fall spectacle. .
After a 2 hr boat ride following the Toba Inlet with its steep walls and waterfalls thundering into the sea, our team of experienced guides will meet up with the Klahoose First Nation guides.
.
We will drive you up the valley via forestry roads to the bear viewing areas on this river. There are 4 new bear viewing platforms along the river allowing you to become one of the privileged few to witness the mighty Grizzly Bears going about their fall ritual of gorging on the returning salmon.
.
The bears are in their natural habitat and can’t be guided, our tour into Toba is very special and on a small scale, 12 people max. We take great care to minimize the impact of our presence in this habitat!
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Our passionate guides give an information session about grizzly bears that takes roughly an hour, and we use visual materials to educate you. It is important to us that you leave with knowledge about these amazing animals! .
Only available from August 15 until October 15! For rates and more info, call us at 1-888-999-2799 🐻


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Sheringham Point Lighthouse: “It once stood tall and strong in an azure sky, But now stands sterile in a troubled evening against stormy clouds” - Ian Mackenzie. Beautiful, eerie fog and peaceful coastline with kelp forests drifting in the waves.  If you’re swinging by the always fantastic Shirley Delicious, take some time to go down the road and check out this historical site. It was constructed in 1906 after the SS Valencia missed the entrance to Juan de Fuca Strait and struck a reef off Pachena Point. The official death toll was 136 and lead to a massive push to improve the coastal navigational aids. The lighthouse stands 20 metres high where the ocean gives way to the Salish Sea and while it no longer functions, the Sheringham Point Lighthouse Preservation Society is currently restoring the site. The goal is not to make it fully operational but rather to build up the area so visitors can safely enjoy views of the Olympic Mountains from its rocky shoreline. The location is also special for the unique lighthouse design. At the start of the 20th century access to new materials provided a period of innovation in design so that structures could withstand the particularly aggressive winds along our island’s coastline. This hexagonal shape with buttresses that flare out to support the gallery only existed for roughly five years, making Sheringham Point Lighthouse relatively unique worldwide. If you want to see more go check out @sheringhamlight.


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sunbeams + fog 🔮


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when the morning fog starts to clear as the sun rises ☀️


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The simple things.


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coastal playgrounds are my favourite 🌊


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coast coves ✨


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nature is wild 🌊 the evidence of the power the ocean has


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Get out on the water! We have kayaks for rent - for rates and info, see our website (link in bio). The waters around the lodge are teeming with life 🐬🦀🐠🦅


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Gone fishin’ lately? There’s still a couple of days left to enter the @discovercampbellriver Virtual Derby! 🎣
Tag your best fishing photos with #DiscoveryDerby to enter but hurry - contest ends tomorrow August 15th!


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▫️What‘s next? Palma de Mallorca!🌴🌴🌴🌴🌴
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#wanderlust #adventureseeker #doyoutravel #travelmore #wonderful_places #openmyworld #lovetotravel #adventurethatislife #travelbloggers #travelblogging #getoutsideandexplore #mallorca #palmademallorca #fountain #travellingstuff #travelspot #globewanderer #hello_worldpics #placesivebeen #parcdelamar #roamtheisland #greenleaf #bv_travelers #freeyork


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Turtle shorts for the win!


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The downside of always adventuring on your own, of depending on no one but yourself is that you don't leave yourself much to fall back on when things get a bit too hard. Cultivating self-reliance can be a lonely venture.
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Last year I had the opportunity to work with @outdoorwomen 's writing mentorship program to examine my own struggles with self-reliance - and self-criticism. It's been a while now since I processed these experiences (the vagaries of publishing!) but the spirit of it still rings true. Check it out - link in profile
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#neature #lovethewild #keepitwild #talltreescoldseas #mybackyard #outdoorwomen #womenwhoexplore #sheisnotlost #storiesfromthecoast #celebratediscomfort #wildandfree #victoriabuzz #roamtheisland #paradisecanada #pocket_canada #findyourselfoutside #damgooddays #hikevibes #whoamagwhoa #sheexplores #vanisle #vanisletrue


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One of the most beautiful places


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Did you know we are pet-friendly? Yes, the water taxi too ⛴️ Ask us about our pet friendly room options!


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The whalewatching has been incredible this summer - don’t miss out! We have several tours, call and book your spot 🐋


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I'm blessed for what I am, but I believed in it from the begining. Today, the dream is the same, I still want to travel, I still want to entertain and I most certainly still want to have fun discovering new places and people. 🌺✨
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And I'm surely want to still share these unique moments with 📸 @nomad_horizons 💞
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#chinesetemple #chinesegarden #pinktree #pinktrees #travelgirlstyle #travelgirldiary #travelgirlday #travelgirlsgetaways #travelgirlscollective #travelgirlsgo #travelgirl #travelgirlstravel #travelgirlsrock #travelgirls #travelgirlscommunity #travelgirlgo #passionpasseport #roamtheworld #roamtheisland #babestravelling #travellikeagirl #womantravel #ladiestravelto #wanderlustladies #wanderingwomen


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This island never stops surprising me! Walking through this forest felt like being in nature’s cathedral, every sound amplified in the canopy of trees overhead ✨
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This summer has been nonstop! This week we explored Port Alberni while @tylermcave filmed a video & now we are joining friends on a houseboat for a couple of days ☀️


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📷 From @valeriega29


Construido piedra a piedra por los miembros de la comunidad, el santuario dedicado al "Santo Moreno" o "Fray escoba" se erige majestuosamente en Las Tablas de Baní.
. 📍Santuario San Martín de Porres, Baní.
📸 @rsvelti .
#elsur #baní #santuariosanmartindeporres #nature #outdoors #roamrd #roamtheisland #roamitwithrommel #outdoorslife #drhasitall #getoutside #republicadominicana #everchanginghorizon #welive #rd #girlgetoutside #exploringrd #camping


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SPECIAL: Grizzly Bear Tours by Klahoose Coastal Adventures! 🐻
Travel in our covered boat to Toba Inlet, to experience the best grizzly bear expedition in BC.
.
For 25 years, Toba Inlet was closed and the valley was left to the whims of nature. Only in recent years have people ventured back in. The Klite River is a beautiful turquoise tributary river to the main Toba River. Each fall, it fills with salmon and the grizzly bears come down from the mountains to feast! It is the aim of Klahoose Coastal Adventures to provide an intimate experience for a select few guests to witness this fall spectacle.
.
After a 2 hr boat ride following the Toba Inlet with its steep walls and waterfalls thundering into the sea, our team of experienced guides will meet up with the Klahoose First Nation guides.
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We will drive you up the valley via forestry roads to the bear viewing areas on this river. There are 4 new bear viewing platforms along the river allowing you to become one of the privileged few to witness the mighty Grizzly Bears going about their fall ritual of gorging on the returning salmon.
.
The bears are in their natural habitat and can’t be guided, our tour into Toba is very special and on a small scale, 12 people max. We take great care to minimize the impact of our presence in this habitat!
.
Our passionate guides give an information session about grizzly bears that takes roughly an hour, and we use visual materials to educate you. It is important to us that you leave with knowledge about these amazing animals! .
Only available from August 15 until October 15! For rates and more info, call us at 1-888-999-2799


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SPECIAL: Grizzly Bear Tours by Klahoose Coastal Adventures! 🐻
Travel in our covered boat to Toba Inlet, to experience the best grizzly bear expedition in BC.
.
For 25 years, Toba Inlet was closed and the valley was left to the whims of nature. Only in recent years have people ventured back in. The Klite River is a beautiful turquoise tributary river to the main Toba River. Each fall, it fills with salmon and the grizzly bears come down from the mountains to feast! It is the aim of Klahoose Coastal Adventures to provide an intimate experience for a select few guests to witness this fall spectacle.
.
After a 2 hr boat ride following the Toba Inlet with its steep walls and waterfalls thundering into the sea, our team of experienced guides will meet up with the Klahoose First Nation guides.
We will drive you up the valley via forestry roads to the bear viewing areas on this river. There are 4 new bear viewing platforms along the river allowing you to become one of the privileged few to witness the mighty Grizzly Bears going about their fall ritual of gorging on the returning salmon.
.
The bears are in their natural habitat and can’t be guided, our tour into Toba is very special and on a small scale, 12 people max. We take great care to minimize the impact of our presence in this habitat!
.
Our passionate guides give an information session about grizzly bears that takes roughly an hour, and we use visual materials to educate you. It is important to us that you leave with knowledge about these amazing animals! .
Only available from August 15 until October 15! For rates and more info, call us at 1-888-999-2799!


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Crazy to think these little guys are about to swim in that ocean. The ocean looks too wild and the geese too little.


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These folks have the right idea. Get outside and enjoy the island!


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The recent media coverage of the orca whales has the whole world watching. These magnificent creatures must be protected... they are a vital part of our unique ocean ecosystem 💙


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Come treat yourself to a massage in the spa... you’ll feel more relaxed from the moment you walk up the steps!


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Construido piedra a piedra por los miembros de la comunidad, el santuario dedicado al "Santo Moreno" o "Fray escoba" se erige majestuosamente en Las Tablas de Baní.
. 📍Santuario San Martín de Porres, Baní.
📸 @rsvelti .
#elsur #baní #santuariosanmartindeporres #nature #outdoors #roamrd #roamtheisland #roamitwithrommel #outdoorslife #drhasitall #getoutside #republicadominicana #everchanginghorizon #welive #rd #girlgetoutside #exploringrd #camping


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Morning glow on the mountians


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Short-billed Dowitcher on Wizard Island, Bamfield.
Yesterday I finished @noahstrycker 's book Birding without Borders, and I'm nothing short of inspired. I can't help but wonder what my life list would be if I was actually keeping track of what bird species I've seen, or how many different species I see in a year (even if birding takes a back seat to grad school...)
Long story short, I think I'm going to start keeping track of my life list, and year list!
#shortbilleddowitcher
#bamfield #shorebird #birdnerd


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Life's not so bad when you can escape to this on your work break


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It’s the perfect time to get out on the water with us. 🐟
@discovercampbellriver is running the first ever Virtual Derby - Tag your best fishing photos with #DiscoveryDerby to enter to win a number of prizes! Hurry, contest ends August 15!


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Is there anything better than the feeling of a great catch?! Check out this big Chinook salmon 🎣 .
Tag your best fishing photos with #DiscoveryDerby to enter the first ever Virtual Derby from @discovercampbellriver 🐟 there’s lots of prizes but hurry - the Derby ends August 15!


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Trying to get the most out of summer while it’s still here


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Jordan River Power Station: Urban decay in the middle of nowhere and a wonderful example of contrast. Once the main power source for Victoria, it’s now a barren shell hiding out in the forest. The skeleton structure of the 1911 hydroelectric system is frozen in time with decay slowly creeping over every aspect of the building. Despite this, the building is surrounded by ever changing life both inside and out. Lush, healthy forest pushes up against the exterior and falls in through the roof and windows, partially covering the graffiti covered walls. The interior is vibrant and colourful with murals and graffiti that shows both time and talent. The drawing and tags are constantly changing so a visit months later can be a completely different experience. Massive windows and holes in the roof provide access points for light filtered in through the forest, casting sunbeams in the oppressive interior. It’s a study in contrast any photographer should definitely take the time to explore.

#jordanriver #urbandecay #graffiti #abandoned #abandonedplaces #ruins #wildernessisle #pnwdiscoverd#explorebc #amazingvancouverisland#storiesofthecoast #roamtheisland#Victoriabuzz #keepitwild #imagesofcanada#hellobc #wildcoast #happyadventuring#victoriaviews #victoriahype


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Part of the fun of coming to April Point is the water taxi ride! Our covered vessel has indoor and outdoor seating for the quick trip from the Painters Lodge dock. Running every half hour, the ride is $5 each way... but the way home is free if you spend over $10 at April Point!


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TODAY - Come down to the pub today and see the Highland Games piper play at 4 pm! We’re serving up Highland Beers and it’s thirsty Thursday... 🙌🍻


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