3 Random Vancouver Island Facts
- Emily Carr was born in Victoria B.C in 1871. She was buried in Ross Bay Cemetery (also in Victoria). She was a Canadian artist and writer heavily inspired by the indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest Coast. The Canadian Encyclopedia describes her as a "Canadian icon".
- The tallest waterfall in Canada (arguably) is Della Falls, located in Strathcona Provincial Park..
Photo Credit: Wild Coast Magazine: Della Falls
- 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