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Stuff of Interest to Vancouver Island Residents

I live on Vancouver Island, BC Canada. This page is for other Island folk (or tourists)... and is a collection of books, resources, links and more specific for Van Isle.

Also see Blifaloo's Guide to Edible Mushrooms on Vancouver Island

Campbell River - Online home to the city of Campbell River, BC. (One of the first websites I made).

Campbell River Resource Page - All the important links, websites, weather, maps and more...all on one page. Everything Vancouver Island - From wild foods, to camping, trails, native species and much more.

Craigslist - Online Classifieds: Comox Valley | Nanaimo | Victoria

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Books a Good Vancouver Islander Needs:

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Plants Of The Pacific Northwest Coast: Washington, Oregon, British Columbia & Alaska

Great full-color field guide. Tells you what is edible, and also aboriginal plant uses.

There are tons of edible berries and plants on the island, this book is worth getting.

National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms -

We are fortunate enough to have a variety of mushrooms that are edible on Vancouver Island.

Picking chanterelles, pines, and 'chicken of the woods' is a fun and delicious fall activity on the island.

Frommer's Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands & the San Juan Islands

Perfect guide so you know where you are, and what you can see on the island.

Geared towards tourists... but islanders will find it useful and informative, as well.

That's all for now. When time permits, I will update this with more resources for Vancouver Island residents.

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