Suppliers: Vancouver Island
Jenny's eclectic store is tiny, colourful and packed FULL of wonderful Artisan Foods, Gifts and Fine Art. Located in Port Alberni BC, Jenny's is a great place to buy a variety of BC Made Gourmet and Health Foods such as Specialty Salts and Spices, Sausages, BC/Quebec Cheeses, Honey, Artisan Chocolate, Locally Roasted Coffee, Loose Leaf Teas. In addition, Jenny's carries Hand Made Pottery, Prints and Original Artwork, Wood Carvings, Glass Art, Natural Incense, Beeswax Candles, Books, Essential Oils, Eco-friendly cleaning supplies, and Health Products such as Natural Skin Care, Herbal Remedies and Medicinal Teas. Jenny's is dedicated to supporting local and eco-friendly suppliers who care about the environment and sustainability. Each and every one of our products have been hand selected to meet our criteria for outstanding quality and uniqueness. Jenny's carries gluten free, dairy free, vegan options.
Guided sea kayaking tours of Vancouver Island, the Great Bear Rainforest, and the Queen Charlotte Islands. We offer day trips, multi-day base camp, and multi-day expedition style kayaking tours. Join us to kayak with orcas, humpback whales and sea otters. No experience is necessary for most trips. Great food and all equipment is provided. Family friendly departures are available.
Lifestyle Markets offer BC wild products, fresh, organic produce including a wide selection of gluten-free foods along with the finest of personal care products and vitamins. Visit us online or at our three conveniently located stores: Lifestyle Markets @ 2950 Douglas St., Victoria 250.384.3388; Lifestyle Markets Cook Street Village, Victoria @ 343 Cook St. 250.381.5450; Lifestyle Select in Sidney @ 9769 Fifth St. 250.656.2326.
Venture into the upper Cowichan Valley to find an abundance of our Vancouver Island produced honey, beeswax & candles. Need jars and beekeeping supplies? We are Vancouver Island's Apiary Supply centre! We also carry maple-tapping supplies to satisfy the Bigleaf Maple tapper in all of us! As well, our farm produces rabbit, duck eggs and lamb. Agriculture starts with a Bee!
Guided kayaking tours, in the Broken Group Islands, Pacific Rim National Park, Barkley Sound and Clayquot Sound. Lessons from certified and knowledgeable guides. Gourmet food, quality equipment and fun for all ability levels. Half day tours, full day tours and multi-day tours. Sea Kayak guide certification courses offered by Dan Lewis and Bonny Glambeck.
Tour the spectacular BC wilderness on a classic tall ship. Watch grizzly bears and spirit bears. Spend time with whales, dolphins and sea otters. Learn about the rainforests and sea life from top BC naturalists. Visit First Nations cultural sites with First Nations guides. Destinations include Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands), Great Bear Rainforest, southeast Alaska, Gulf Islands and Broughton Archipelago. These exceptional small-group trips, accompanied by a chef, are listed as one of Canada's 6 "Best Travel Experiences" by Frommer's Canada. Ranked the #3 adventure cruise company on Earth by the editors of National Geographic Adventure.
Mearnie Summers creates rusic furniture including benches, tables chairs and candleholders. Each piece is informed and shaped by the wood she finds: cedar, fir, yew, juniper and arbutus. Mearnie has been featured in many news stories and is a highly regarded artisan.
Middle Mountain Mead is an artisan honey winery combining the best of ancient and modern techniques to create small lots of premium handcrafted mead combining honey with organically grown fruits and herbs such as salal berries, wild rose hips, blackberries, Oregon grape, arbutus berries, elderberries and elderflower. As well as being a superb wine, mead has been central to rituals of celebration and remembrance down through the ages.
Explore an ancient forest and garden oasis by the sea. Experience the wonder of 28 hectares of unspoiled natural beauty perched on an oceanside bluff overlooking the Strait of Georgia. Stroll the winding pathways and magical surroundings of an ancient coastal Douglas fir forest. Find peace and tranquility meandering the 4 hectares of woodland gardens lined with Rhododendrons, Cyclamen and Trilliums. Open seven days a week Apr 26 to Sep 3, 2012, Thursday through Sunday and holiday Mondays from Mar 29 to Apr 22, and Sep 6 to Oct 8, 10 am to 5 pm, last entry at 4:30 pm.