personal paradise

Personal Paradise: Sombrio Beach

Sombrio Beach is one of many beautiful beaches along the Juan de Fuca Marine Trail, a B.C. provincial park. Getting there isn’t necessarily quick or easy, but the easy hike…

Personal Paradise: Mt. Douglas Park

Mount Douglas Park is located in Gordon Head and is easily accessible by car (Shelbourne St. to the parking lot on Churchill Drive) or by the 39 bus.

Personal Paradise – Carmanah Valley

The remote old-growth forest of the Carmanah Valley is situated on the southwest coast of Vancouver Island, a two-hour drive from Lake Cowichan.

Personal Paradise: Cordova Bay

These were taken the Cordova Bay beach, off the Agate Lane access road. This is a glorious, long beach, with lots of sand to walk on at low tide and…

Personal Paradise: Point Holmes

This is the beach at Point Holmes in the Comox Valley where families have put up memorial benches for their loved ones to look out on the shores of the…

Personal paradise: Mount Work

This photo of an exotic inlet escape was taken from the Mount Work area near Gowlland Tod Provincial Park, Durrance Lake, and Butchart Gardens.  To find this inlet, go to…

Personal Paradise: Snow on the green

There’s a small golf green behind the West Shore Park and Recreation Centre, and in January 2012 I was able to see it under snow. Personally, I think it looks…

Personal Paradise: Saxe Point

Saxe Point is a great example of how you don’t have to go far in Victoria to see the natural beauty of the West Coast.  Just head down Esquimalt Road, turn…

Personal Paradise: Swan Lake

Swan Lake provides the perfect sanctuary for those who like light walking and hanging out with thousands of birds and small animals along the way. Located on Swan Lake Road…