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Discovery Islands

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_dfwpollard wrote a review May 2019
Victoria, Canada39 contributions6 helpful votes
You can't escape the fact that this is the Island community centre. Great shops, some really neat stuff by way of local, health and other foods. You can get practically all you supplies here for a stay on Quadra Island
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Ryan Griffiths wrote a review Jan 2019
Abbotsford, Canada5 contributions1 helpful vote
A great place for my wife and I to unwind. Very friendly people and a beautiful spot on the BC coast.
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Date of experience: January 2019
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alpinewriting wrote a review Aug 2018
Quathiaski Cove, Canada53 contributions28 helpful votes
Quathiaski Cove is the main commercial hub of Quadra Island. There is a small supermarket, a bulk-foods store, an office supplies/photocopy store, various tourist gift stores, the public library, doctor's offices/medical clinics, bank, bookstore, ICBC office, new drugstore, art gallery, RCMP police station and a garden center. There are three restaurants which includes two coffee shops, and a gas station. This is where the ferry from Campbell River docks every hour as it completes its 12-minute run across from the small city of Campbell River on Vancouver Island. The ferry runs across the ocean passage every hour from 6.30am until 9.30pm, daily. From Quathiaski Cove it is a 12-minute drive over to Heriot Bay on the east side of Quadra, to where the ferry there goes to Cortes Island every few hours. In Heriot Bay is a Post Office, coffee shop/cafe, small supermarket/liquor store, and several gift stores. Quathiaski Cove is a friendly little town with plenty of good food and an easy attitude.
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Date of experience: August 2018
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hayleybell wrote a review Jul 2017
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom144 contributions106 helpful votes
Stopped here for lunch while exploring Quadra Island..lovely outside area with great views. Food was lovely.
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Date of experience: June 2017
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smittysca wrote a review Mar 2017
Abbotsford, Canada33 contributions14 helpful votes
I am a big fan of the Discovery Islands, especially Quadra Island. Travel back in time to the laidback 60's and a simpler, less complicated time. The Island is beautiful surrounded by the ocean, wonderful mountainviews, with plentiful marine and wildlife viewing opportunities. There is a quaint charm on Quadra that is second to none with its' delightful shops, dining to suit all tastes and unique heritage pubs which offer live entertainment and open mike nights. The local people are warm, welcoming and great fun. There is a funky, cool vibe to Quadra with many local artists, musicians and artisans. During high season, make sure to take the local artists' studios tour, hike or bike the numerous trails, and don't miss breathtaking Rebecca Spit Provincial Park. There are many charters available from grizzly bear viewing to whale watching or world class fishing for the adventurous. Kayaking lessons are also available for those curious. This island is definitely worth the trip and only a short 10 minute ferry ride from Campbell River on Vancouver Island. Consider getting an "experience" card from BC Ferries to save approximately 40% off your fare to Quadra Island.
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Date of experience: March 2017
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