Exploring the BC Coast with Dogs
If you are considering a summer trip with your dog, I would highly recommend Victoria, the Sunshine Coast and the Islands north of Vancouver. This past week I have been on a last minute visit, catching up with family and friends and exploring. We have been on planes, roads and ferries. I could not take Kilo the Pug, but I have been pleasantly surprised just how many people were travelling with dogs.
We flew to Victoria (approximately 5 hours) and spent 2 days there. The weather was spectacular so we were able to walk on beaches with dogs like Caesar and Badu, kayak with seals and my husband went fishing and caught a salmon for dinner.
The water was a bit cold for me but this 11-year-old American Bulldog Buster didn’t seem to mind at all.
Oh Dear – Lunching with locals was quite a treat.
We then drove to Comox, caught a ferry to Powell River, drove to a little town on the water called Lund and caught a water taxi to Savary Island.
We met dogs all along the way including this gorgeous golden waiting for the water taxi. He couldn’t wait to get on board.
The beautiful weather continued except for a quick spot of much-needed rain. We biked, hiked, swam, kayaked and explored on Savary and neighbouring islands with friends including a few seals, dolphins, orcas and a bald eagle. Check out these Barkers:
Spotted this majestic eagle watching us:
So many great activities for dogs and humans to keep fit. Every second person we met had brought their dog or dogs including this adorable puppy.
Next door on one side we had two adorable dogs – Westie – Thomas (15) and Scottie – Bea (18 months).
We had a great time playing tug with their “silly bums” toy and fetch on the beach.
On the other side, we had this athletic and lovable Border Collie mix also enjoying the freedom on the beach.
On the way back down to Vancouver we drove and took 2 ferries. We met the cutest Border Collie St Bernard mix Puppy.
Dogs were out having a quick walk before the ferry as they have to stay in the car for the 50-minute ride.
2 pods of Southern Resident Orcas, dolphins, seals and jumping fish were all out and about too.