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22.2.12

3 Random Vancouver Island Facts


















  • Nanaimo Bars actually originated in Ladysmith and were called "Mable Squares".....they were sold in many coffee shops along Commerical Street in Nanaimo, where US tourists on cruise ships came to call them "Nanaimo Bars". Either way they are delicious and from Vancouver Island! In 1986, Nanaimo Mayor Graeme Roberts, in conjunction with Harbour Park Mall, initiated a contest to find the ultimate Nanaimo Bar Recipe. During the four-week long contest, almost 100 different variations of the famous confectionery were submitted. The winner was Joyce Hardcastle. Here is her recipe.(If you do happen to make these Nanaimo Bars, it's very important that you send me a few samples!) :D

6 comments:

JIM TAYLOR (Not the famous one!) February 22, 2012 at 8:04 AM  

Blaspheme.........Ladysmith has crossed the line with this bit of creative history re-writing.....

Nanaimo bars came from Ladysmith.. absolutely ABSURD !!!!

vireviews February 22, 2012 at 9:05 AM  

Hahaha well there seems to be some significant proof they originated in Ladysmith ;)

Anonymous,  February 23, 2012 at 7:33 AM  

Where is it??The proof.

vireviews February 23, 2012 at 10:23 AM  

Click on the link above, and do your own digging around - a recipe was submitted back in the 1950's and the square was originally called the Mable Square....;)

Anonymous,  May 15, 2013 at 12:46 PM  

Just a tid bit on the Della Falls

The 16-kilometer trail starts at the west end of Great Central Lake and follows the old railway grade up the Drinkwater Valley to near the base of the falls. Della Falls, at 440 meters, is one of the ten highest waterfalls in the world.
I noticed the editorial failed to mention Della falls is actually located in Port Alberni
(The very edge of Strathcona Provincial Park). Access to Great Central Lake is just off of the Pacific Rim Highway, you will then have to take a boat across the lake to access the start of this all day hike.
If you are unable to make this journey by foot there are several site seeing companies that can take you over the falls by plane. Either way an absolutely beautiful view.

Anonymous,  May 15, 2013 at 12:46 PM  

Just a tid bit on the Della Falls

The 16-kilometer trail starts at the west end of Great Central Lake and follows the old railway grade up the Drinkwater Valley to near the base of the falls. Della Falls, at 440 meters, is one of the ten highest waterfalls in the world.
I noticed the editorial failed to mention Della falls is actually located in Port Alberni
(The very edge of Strathcona Provincial Park). Access to Great Central Lake is just off of the Pacific Rim Highway, you will then have to take a boat across the lake to access the start of this all day hike.
If you are unable to make this journey by foot there are several site seeing companies that can take you over the falls by plane. Either way an absolutely beautiful view.

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