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Vancouver Island Adventure

Last weekend we went on the most amazing trip to Vancouver Island! We left on the Friday morning and went downtown to pick up our car. There were 8 of us going for the weekend, all of us were Aussie's and we had one token Kiwi along for the adventure! After a few near misses on the way to the ferry (Our driver Wills was still trying to get used to the whole driving on the other side of the road thing!), we arrived at Tsawwassen Bay in one piece. We caught a 2 hour ferry ride over to Victoria, the capital of British Columbia. The views as we wound in and out of the bays on the way to Vancouver Island were incredible.

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We had lunch in Victoria and had a look around, below is a picture of the State Parliament building.

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After we left Victoria, we headed an hour drive north to a place called Sooke. We found a place called China Beach to stay at, it had the most amazing campground by the beach. After setting up our tents, we had drinks on the beach and watched the sunset.

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That night we all had drinks by the campfire, learning too much about each other with multiple games of Never Have I Ever! The next day, we made our way north to a place called Tofino, about 4 hours drive from Sooke. We stopped along the way at many gorgeous lakes and rivers, it was a great drive!

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We caught up with some of the other exchange students staying in Tofino and after visiting them, we tried to find a campground. It was around 10pm by this time and we couldn't find anywhere to stay. We ended up going into the middle of a forest down a logging road and set up camp, was pretty cool. The next day we made our way back to Victoria to get the ferry home. Was a bit of a downer having to think about class the next day! Anyways I'm off, we are hitting up Granville Street tonight with some locals we met! Till next time, Alana xx

Posted by Alana Tapley 19:12 Archived in Canada

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