What Did You Pack for Your Road Trip? 

It’s about that time of year when we pack our things and discover the highways, back country roads and secondary roads of Alberta and British Columbia.

Our destination is Port Hardy on Vancouver Island. Neither of us has been north of Comox Valley. And it’s time to see MORE of this island! 

We’ve done very little research other than a list of towns and possible island activities. 


  • Port Hardy
  • Telegraph Cove
  • San Jose
  • San Josef Bay
  • Tofino
  • Qualcum Beach 
  • Ladys Smith
  • Port Renfrew 


  • Hiking
  • Spelunking 
  • Surfing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain bike riding
  • Hot Springs Dipping
  • Whale watching

The time frame is two weeks, which equates to an exploration time of 168 daylight hours. 

First stop the petrol station, for $37.15 of fuel, our ride a 2012 Hyundai Elantra, our odometer reads 154,855kms with a full tank range of 679kms. 

The next step is enjoying whatever the next fourteen days holds for us because the trip may be bumpy along the way and our destinations will be wonderful.