Memories of Vancouver, Part 3 – Vancouver Island and Nanaimo

Vancouver Island and Nanaimo

Monument on Swy-A-Lana Lagoon

Monument detail

One day of my birthday trip to Vancouver, BC, we took the ferry to Nanaimo on Vancouver Island.  I read about the petroglyphs in Petroglyph Park there and wanted to see them.  Ancient historic sites hold a particular attraction for me, I enjoy the mystery and the contemplation of why and who.  We also wanted to visit the historic sites and museum in Nanaimo.  The ferry ride was an experience itself – I had never been on this large a ferry that had a full kitchen and served full hot meals.

View from the Ferry

Along for the ride - maybe some snacks?

 The city of Nanaimo was full of fun and interesting sites. 

Fishing Boats - Nanaimo

The Bastion, Hudson's Bay Company Outpost

Cannons at the Bastion

Seaplane dock/Offices/Restaurant

Sea Planes

Art on the waterfront-Balancing Rocks

Petroglyph Provincial Park

Petroglyph, Petroglyph Park

Petroglyph, Petroglyph Park

"Black Frank", monument to a former Mayor

Totem at the ferry dock

Painted Whale at the ferry dock

Dana and I had a great time in the Vancouver area, a place we hope to visit again someday!

Here are some links to today’s places, should you wish to read more about them:

Vancouver Island

City of Nanaimo

Nanaimo Bars

Recipe for the famous Nanaimo Bars

Petroglyph Provincial Park 

First Nations peoples

Nanaimo Museum and The Bastion


About SallyK

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One Response to Memories of Vancouver, Part 3 – Vancouver Island and Nanaimo

  1. Let’s consider the Nanaimo Bar. Three layers and two of the three contain chocolate. Three of the three contain generous amounts of butter. Is is possible that there exists a person who wouldn’t love a Nanaimo Bar about now?

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