Sun, sand and a yurt

We are pretty big on camping (the tenting kind that is), but this year with a toddler and 7 month old in tow, we decided on a family GLAMPING trip! Vancouver Island has so many great options when it comes to finding a nice beach spot, and of course, we needed dog-friendly accommodations! We didn't have to look long before we found Seaview Game Farm. So we packed up the kids and dog and left Nanaimo for a yurt. 

Sunrise from the yurt

Sunrise from the yurt

The yurt was nestled right on the beach, which was basically derserted, save for all the sea creatures. Perfect for toddler and adult exploring alike, with tons of little treasures to be found!

Much to my delight, the farm also had these little darling Scottish Highland Cattle. My absolute favourite! 

Scottish Highland Cattle

Scottish Highland Cattle

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The farm features fresh local vegetables when in season, venison and grass fed beef. They also have goats, alpacas, llamas and a nice little playground for the kids. 

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All and all we had the most fantastic time here. If you are looking for a little local getaway (and love animals), I'd highly recommend the farm. You are also a stones throw away from Miracle Beach,  a meadery and a whisky distillery! 

So long to the yurt and summer, we will see you again next year. 

Beary taking a siesta.

Beary taking a siesta.

Dog Friendly Ucluelet

When the weather on Vancouver Island gets a little rainy and gloomy, I can't think of anywhere better to be than snuggled up in a cabin in Tofino or Ucluelet. 

This year, we decided as a family Christmas present, we would spend a few days in Ucluelet. Being a pet mom, the first order of business was to find a dog friendly rental. Thankfully, Ucluelet is very dog friendly!

We decided to stay at Terrace Beach Resort in a cabin right on the beach. Check out the view!

Twist made herself right at home, which was not only allowed, but encouraged. Blankets, towels, dishes and treats were all provided!

Does this mean I get to go on the furniture at home now?!

Does this mean I get to go on the furniture at home now?!

We lucked out with some wonderful weather, so the beach was the place to be! Twist's nose was either to the ground or up in the air taking in all the glorious smells. The wee man laughed as he ran from the incoming waves or took a spill. I was blessed to grow up on Vancouver Island and going to the beach has always been a staple in my life.

Let's play ball!

Let's play ball!

A boy and his dog.

A boy and his dog.

We explored the Wild Pacific Trail to Amphitrite Point Lighthouse. 

Amphitrite Point Lighthouse

Amphitrite Point Lighthouse

Locks of Love on the Wild Pacific Trail

Locks of Love on the Wild Pacific Trail

Of course, no trip to Tofino or Ucluelet is complete without my favourite halibut fish tacos from Wildside Grill in Tofino. 

Seriously, the best fish tacos in the world!

Seriously, the best fish tacos in the world!

I'm still dreaming of this little gem of a resort we found in Ucluelet. Until next time!