We are on the search for some delicious breakfast joints around Vancouver Island (come on now, it's the most important meal of the day!) and what is more satisfying than a wonderful Sunday breakfast/brunch?! Now here is the fun part: we've taken some suggestions from our followers on Twitter and Facebook and compiled them here, our readers will vote and the place with the most votes we will go visit!
Over the next week we will be taking votes on which of these wonderful breakfast places we will be visiting next for a review! Thanks everyone! Tweet us, facebook us or leave a comment and let us know which one YOU suggest :)
Since prawning is open year round (in most areas always check the BC Sport Fishing Guide to learn of possible closures in your area)my dad and I decided to brave the unpredictable winter weather and head out just off of Neck Point Park to drop some prawn traps.
There are actually 6 species of shrimp/prawns that thrive off the British Columbia coast, but we were after the largest of the species; the local spot prawn. Large females can exceed 23 cm in total length! You can tell a spot prawn by 3 distinct white horizontal bars on their head area and two white spots on their first and fifth abdominal segment. Prawns are male in their second and third year, then becomes female in the third or fourth year, eggs can be found on the underside of their abdomen Oct - March. For conservation purposes it is suggested that these egg bearing prawns be returned to the ocean.
You can catch prawns via traps, ring nets or spear while diving. The daily limit for prawns is 200. You must obtain a licence…
As the summer heats up many local Nanaimoites adventure out to Nanaimo river to cool off. Considered one of the best steelhead rivers in the country, it is also a plethora of amazing swimming holes. Some are easy to find and can become quite busy on the sunny hot days, some take a bit of hiking to access but on thing is for sure - it's the best swimming Nanaimo has.
In 2000 The Land Conservancy of Canada acquired a 56 hectare property near the Nanaimo Airport. This park is one of the few remaining natural forests along the lower portion of Nanaimo River. A developed trail network provides the outdoor enthusiast plenty of space to walk, run, cycle and swim.
There are a ton of family friendly spots, including near the Bungy Zone or in Cedar near the fire station where the water tends to be calmer. The "trestle" (up Nanaimo River Rd) tends to be more young adult orientated as well as "Yellow Gate" (the gate is actually red now) these spots used to be less busy bu…