Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Vancouver Island 2016 Summary

In the spring and summer of 2016 we explored Vancouver Island and Haida Gwaii, which are the former Queen Charlotte Islands..

Click here for the first post of the trip

The map below marks the major places we visited. I can’t seem to get it to start zoomed in on this trip so zoom in on the west coast of Canada. If you then click on a turquois marker you will get a link to the first post for that area.

Favourite Days

While almost everyday of the trip was great and I encourage you to look at them all, these are the ones I consider the most memorable.

If you click on the picture you will be taken the post for the day

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Gwaii Haana Day 2
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Gwaii Haanas Day 3
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Gwaii Haanas Day 1
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Gwaii Haanas Day 4
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Hornby Island
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Strathcona Provincial Park
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South Beach, Tofino
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Horne Lake Caves
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Botanical Beach
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Jack Point
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Newcastle Island
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Butchart Gardens
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Fisherman’s Wharf
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Ammonite Falls
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Kinsol Trestle
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Englishman River Falls
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Little Qualicum Falls
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Campbell River
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Little Husan Caves
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Tow Hill

Statistics

3 1/2 months or 106 days since we left home (April 15 – July 28). We spent another month and a half staying in the RV at our cottage but that doesn’t really count.

Together with other years that makes 936 days we have stayed in the RV.

9000 pictures saved (who know how many taken, at least double). It seems I posted over 3400 to the blog.

Distances

  1. 240 km hiking
  2. 10000 km on the RV
  3. 9000 km on the CRV just in day trips.

Money

I didn’t keep track of the money. We stayed in full hookup campgrounds the entire time which are more expensive.  We usually paid in the range of $40 a night.

The trip up to Haida Gwaii was very expensive (but worth it).

  1. $1000 for the ferry there and back
  2. $500 for the car rental
  3. $400 for overnight accommodations
  4. $3200 for the guided trip into the national park