Nanaimo & Campbell River

Published: July 16th 2021
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A very pretty waterfront on a beautiful day in Nanaimo on Vancouver Island.

Nanaimo was founded on coal mining in the early 1850s. The first permanent structure to be built in the town was the Bastion. It’s design is consistent with the initial fortifications constructed at the HBC trading posts throughout Canada.

The first known recipe for Nanaimo bars was printed in the 1952 Women's Auxiliary of the Nanaimo Hospital Cookbook.

Campbell River is on the east coast of Vancouver Island at the south end of Discovery Passage.

Long before European explorers entered the waters surrounding Campbell River, the First Nations people had known for thousands of years that this was a special place, living in harmony with nature and the life cycles of the salmon. They occupied small villages scattered along the coast, and fished salmon, which had spiritual significance.

What a delightful location for our virtual tour, part of Patrick Twomey’s road trip.

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