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5 Must Visit Lakes On Vancouver Island Tag: Travelling Tips

Lake CowichanVancouver Island is home to some of the finest natural landscapes on the west coast, from panoramic mountain ranges to sweeping coastlines. But some of the highlights can be found inland, on more even ground, in the form of the island’s many beautiful lakes.  Whether you’re looking for a fishing spot, some wild swimming, or just somewhere to enjoy a nice walk and a light picnic, we’re sure you’ll find something on this list of some of the best lake day trip destinations on Vancouver Island. 

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Visiting Victoria BC - Things to Note for 2021 Tag: Travelling Tips

Travel to Victoria and Vancouver Island has been booming this summer! After having to stay home to protect our neighbours for months and travel being restricted, vacationers are finally able to get out of their towns and explore this beautiful province. Social distancing rules may be lessening but they’re still recommended, so while travel for summer 2021 is still a little bit different, with the right planning and preparation you can still have a wonderful stay at Salish. 

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Travelling in an RV With Pets? Things to Note Tag: Travelling Tips

Travelling in your RV is a great way to get away from the normal day-to-day, a way to get out and see the road. However for some, that means leaving behind your precious pets - but it doesn’t have to. Travelling with pets, whether it’s dogs, cats, or something else entirely, is possible with the right planning and oversight. You just need to make sure you have everything you need and the means to accommodate your trip and keep your pets comfortable, entertained, fed, and safe. Here we’ll take a look at a few things to consider when getting in an RV with your pets.

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Wildlife You Can Spot on Vancouver Island Tag: Travelling Tips

There is no shortage of amazing wildlife on Vancouver Island. People come from afar to not only enjoy the tranquil scenery, but also to see animals in their natural habitat. There are many to be seen just walking around, or you can take one of many different wildlife tours.  While the summer might be the best time to see the most wildlife, as there is the salmon run which includes orcas, bald eagles, wolves, and bears chasing them, throughout the year there are some great animals to be seen. Here are just a few that you could encounter while staying at Salish. 

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A Short Guide to the Cowichan Valley Tag: Travelling Tips

The Cowichan Valley is one of BC’s most unique and beautiful areas, brimming with beauty and personality. You could plan a whole trip around this area alone! (after exploring Victoria of course).  With so much to do and see, we couldn’t possibly fit it all into one post, but we have selected some of our highlights for the best things to do and see in the Cowichan Valley, which is just an hour or so away from Salish. 

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Top 5 Sushi Restaurants in Victoria Tag: Travelling Tips

With its proximity to a bounty of fresh seafood and fish, it’s no wonder a highlight of Victoria’s food scene is its fantastic array of sushi restaurants. Whether you’re looking for creative modernist cuisine, authentic traditional sushi, or the Pacific Northwest’s own unique take on fusion; you’ll be sure to find something to whet your appetite in Victoria. We know our travellers are often looking for delicious dining options, and we have you covered with our own picks for the best Sushi restaurants in Victoria.

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Top 9 Valentine’s Day Date Ideas In Victoria Tag: Travelling Tips

It’s okay to admit that 2020 wasn’t a great year for romance for many of us — but that doesn’t mean you can’t start 2021 off by visiting one of the most romantic destinations in Canada this Valentine’s (or bookmark this for ideas for a special 2022)! Here at Salish we often get couples from across BC travelling to our idyllic RV haven to make the most of all Victoria has to offer, and to spend some quality time together.  For those people, and anyone else planning Valentines In Victoria, here are our top suggestions for romantic dates in Victoria. 

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How to Make a 5 Star Meal out of Your RV Tag: Travelling Tips

It’s time to do away with the overdone grilled burgers and scrambling to find somewhere where you can get a last-minute reservation. By investing in the right equipment, picking out the right recipes, and committing to the idea, you can make 5 star quality meals straight out of your RV every time you head out on the road.  Now more than ever, we think RV owners should be making meals from scratch, enjoying fresh food and spectacular views instead of being tucked away indoors. This article will look at some of our essential tips about equipment and planning ahead, as well as a selection of our favourite recipe ideas.  

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How To Entertain Yourself When On The Road In Your RV Tag: Travelling Tips

An RV journey to Salish can seem like it's all about the destination, about getting to explore the joys of the Canadian Pacific Northwest, and about settling in to your luxury RV haven before heading out again! But, there are also going to be long hours on the road, time spent passing by beautiful sights and anticipating the holiday to come, so we think it’s good to have a plan on how to make those hours on the road as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. 

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Things to Do in Esquimalt "Place of Shoaling Waters" - Tag: Travelling Tips

Songhees WaterwayLocated on the southernmost point of Vancouver Island, the picturesque township of Esquimalt may be small in size, but it carries a rich history and plenty of sights and activities to take in. We thought it would be a good idea to take closer look our beautiful corner of the Island.  The name Esquimalt is taken from the original indigenous name of “es-whoy-malth”, meaning “the place of shoaling waters” and that should give you some idea of the kind of coastal beauty to expect! A peninsula overlooking the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Gorge Inlet, Esquimalt offers scenic water views from its beaches, harbour, and walkways, opening out into lush green spaces as you move further inland with acres of parkland accompanied by heritage buildings, cultural sites, as well as all the modern-day recreational facilities a traveller could ask for in the form of shops, restaurants, and golf courses.   There is something for everyone in Esquimalt, here are a few activities to do when you visit. 

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