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19.10.11

Something you might not know about Vancouver Island...

I've compiled a little list of some things you might not know about Vancouver Island (even if you were born and raised here like me), please feel free to add to my list by adding a comment or two!



  • In Chemainus close to the Western Forest Products sawmill, there is a sunken 737. The Xihwu artificial reef was donated by Qwest Airparts LTD thanks to efforts by Air Canada. It was lowered in the ocean by crane on January 12 2006




  • The small town of Port Alice is home to some very interesting underwater river/cave formations. This is called The Eternal Fountain.



    There are some other interesting under ground river happenings with the Vanishing River and also the Devil's Bath in this area.






  • The Greatest Rainfall (in 24 hours) in Canada EVER was in Ucluelet, Brynnor Mines where 489.2 mm fell on October 6, 1967.


  • Della Falls is a waterfall in Strathcona Provincial Park on Vancouver Island. With the highest total vertical drop, measured at 440[2] metres (1443 ft), Della Falls is the highest waterfall in Canada!

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