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Kim Parcher

Hi, I’m Kim, the driving force behind Vancouver Island View. I write about firsthand experiences while living and travelling on Vancouver Island.My passion for immersion travel fuels my love for active engagement on this stunning island. From hikes to cultural exploration to finding the best places to eat and stay, I’m your guide to finding meaningful experiences while exploring Vancouver Island and beyond. Subscribe to our newsletters to stay up to date with what's happening on Vancouver Island!

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Vancouver Island View Bringing you ideas about the best ways to explore the island. This particular newsletter showcases the area I live in: Oceanside. New Post There are so many fun, family-friendly activities to do in and around Parksville. This article shares a full list of ideas, including a few of my favourite kid-friendly restaurants. Read article Spring Flowers Aplenty! Head onto the trails this weekend to immerse yourself in spring flowers, especially the Fawn lilies, Easter lilies...

6 days ago • 1 min read

Vancouver Island View Bringing you ideas about the best ways to explore the island. New Post Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of Greater Victoria on one of these guided tours. From whale watching to walking tours, I've created a full list of my favourites. Read article Fully Updated Venture into the heart of Vancouver Island's springtime charm with a journey through Coombs, where eclectic shops and the famous Old Country Market await your exploration. Read article Plan Ahead Spring...

13 days ago • 1 min read

Vancouver Island View Bringing you ideas about the best ways to explore the island. As we approach the tourist season, I've been cleaning up and updating all relevant articles. For those of us who get to live here full-time, you may also find a few ideas pertain to you. Especially if, like me, you tend to staycation. Whether you wander the island during a long weekend (like this one) or hoping to plan a full week or two vacation, read these articles to help you plan. New Post Are you...

28 days ago • 1 min read

Vancouver Island View Bringing you ideas about the best ways to explore the island. New Post I recently attended a Winemaker's Dinner event at The Beach Club Resort, part of their Pour & Explore Dinner Series. Wowzer! I was incredibly impressed. For a full review and more information, read this newest article. Read article Hidden Gem The March Hidden Gem is up on the Membership side of the website. This Nanaimo gem is still on my mind. It's a pretty special spot. Members Only Don't Forget!...

about 1 month ago • 1 min read

Vancouver Island View Wasn't it just last week that I complained about snow? The swing in weather on Vancouver Island at this time of year is often baffling, but I'll take It. Get out there and soak up that glorious sun! The Herring Run is in full swing, so it's the perfect time to visit the beaches around Qualicum Beach and Parksville to view this amazing phenomenon. Below are a few more ideas to help you get out and about. Fully Updated This archived post has been fully updated to showcase...

about 1 month ago • 1 min read

Vancouver Island View I don't know about you, but I anxiously await spring's arrival. The snow we received this past week really threw me for a loop. Don't get me wrong, I love a good snowfall, but perhaps not in March! Looking out my office window at mounds of snow was a bit ironic as I was feverishly updating all the 'spring articles' on my website. Perhaps because of the cold weather, I was able to get a lot done. This includes the creation of a new Spring Adventure Guide. See below for...

about 2 months ago • 1 min read

Vancouver Island View Bringing you the latest buzz and exciting updates in this week's newsletter. Fully Updated Spring break is just around the corner. For those of us with kids, finding things to keep them busy for two weeks can be challenging. This article showcases tons of ideas for family-friendly activities across the island. Read article Updated This archived post needed a big update. It now includes detailed info about the new Hullo passenger ferry service. Read article Herring Run...

about 2 months ago • 1 min read
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