A Pumpkin Pickin’ We Will Go

I’m trying to decide if Fall is the Cowichan Valley’s best season. Spring has its merits (especially when crocuses pop up at the end of January — gives one hope that the end of Winter is near). Summer too, thanks to many nearby swimming holes. But with Fall’s harvest, and the orange leaves littering the lanes, lit by sun streaming through the morning mist: it’s picture perfect.

Speaking of perfect pictures…. (more…)

The Kinsol Trestle: Before Restoration

After reading a friend’s research project on the Kinsol Trestle, I was intrigued to go see it for myself. The trestle bridge, built in the early 1900s to carry logging trains across a canyon over the Koksilah River, is up for a 3.7-million-dollar restoration after a long debate about its historical value. I had to see what all the fuss was about. (more…)