Posted by: cherylyoung | January 20, 2013

Day 37 Fly A Kite On Wickaninnish Beach

 

FLY A KITE ON WICKANINNISH BEACH

With fresh Pacific breezes and plenty of elbowroom,

Wickaninnish Beach on Vancouver Island’s west

coast—in the Long Beach unit of Pacific Rim

National Park Reserve—makes an ideal spot to

hoist a kite. Just don’t plan to run the full

22-kilometre length of Long Beach’s famous

sandy shore.

 

Kite flying, to our surprise, is restricted in this

area because of Tofino Airport to the north.

 

Stick to Wickaninnish, though, and you’ll be fine.

When the wind disappears, build sandcastles, surf,

ride a horse, bike, paddle, watch for whales and

sea lions, or explore any of nine rainforest trails

in the Long Beach unit.

 

At low tide, scan the rocky shores for giant green

anemones, purple sea urchins, and tidepool

sculpin—tiny fish that change colour to match

their surroundings.

 

Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, between

Ucluelet and Tofino, is about a five-hour drive

from Victoria.

 

Info: (www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/bc/pacificrim/index_e.asp).

Jenny Manzer For Beautiful British Columbia

Magazine

CHERYL YOUNG, REALTOR

Saanich Peninsula Realty, Sidney BC

www.bcadayatatime.com

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