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The Reef Restaurant

http://www.thereefrestaurant.com

8 out of 10 stars (1 vote)

A Caribbean 'Jerk' Restaurant in Victoria and Vancouver, featuring live reggae, dub and dancehall events

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Who you calling a Jerk?! 4 out of 5 stars

Ed

Reviewed by: Vingo,

Fun atmosphere, good music, service, and the food was very satisfying. I had Jamaican jerk chicken and some delicous prawns. Well worth a visit.
2 of 76 people found this review helpful
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Terrace Beach Resort

http://www.terracebeachresort.ca

10 out of 10 stars (1 vote)

Terrace Beach Resort - Vancouver Island, Ucluelet, British Columbia, Canada. In the heart of Pacific Rim National Park the resort offers visitors a very comfortable stay in a secluded beach cabin environment

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2 Nights at the Terrace Beach Resort 5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed by: Vingo,

The Terrace Beach Resort is located on a rocky coastline to the south of Ucluelet on the West Coast of Vancouver Island, BC. The town is a short and spectacular 3 hour drive from Nanaimo’s Departure Bay ferry terminal. Thought of as Tofino's ugly sister, Ucluelet’s relative obscurity comes down to the fact that nobody can spell or pronounce the town’s name, and has nothing at all to do with its setting or services.

The resort consists of a number of buildings holding ocean-view lofts and suites as well as 10 small cabins, all with ocean glimpses through the huge fir and cedar trees around Terrace Bay. Our cabin had three floors, 4 beds and a kitchenette, so the value was very good for our two families. The private outdoor hot tub was more than welcome after our blustery nature walks and surfing adventures.

The architecture and engineering is to be commended, with the entire complex being raised on concrete footings and wooden pilings, giving it a bit of a treehouse effect in the heart of the rainforest. The main building is clad with shiny aluminum, an aesthetic departure from the traditional cedar planking of the West Coast style. The cabins are built with local wood in a rustic fashion, some of the beams reaching 8 by 18 inches wide. The rooms are well-appointed and comfortable, though the main attraction lies outside the cabin’s doors.



The resort is literally on the doorstep of the Wild Pacific Trail, a series of short and easily walkable coastal trails around the Ucluelet area. This is west-coast rainforest, best described as unstoppable. There is an eagle nest in one of the trees on the property, and we were awoken by the sound of their early morning cries. We were here in mid-March, just days after the annual Whale Festival took place, and we could hear what my companions swore was the call of the whales at night. In daylight we could see their spray off the shore, though none of the grey whales breached as they proceeded with their annual migration.

March is storm season on the West Coast, and the surf can be spectacular on this rocky part of the coastline. It’s also low-season in the hotels, so the resort was far from crowded, and the rate was roughly half what it would be in July and August. Though we had a chance to surf Chesterman Beach we would have enjoyed more time to explore this wild coast and some of the other many opportunities for adventure and attitude adjustment available here, just steps from some of the last untamed beauty on the planet.
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Stark Raving Tattoo

https://www.facebook.com/Stark-Raving-Tattoo-7485165737/

10 out of 10 stars (1 vote)

Since 1991, Master Tattooist Mike Dick has delivered unique custom tattoo work to the people of Victoria, tribal tattoo, west-coast tattoo artist

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100 new tattoos by Mike Dick and Stark Raving Tattoo 5 out of 5 stars

vingo

Reviewed by: Vingo,

Check out the video on YouTube, this guy's a true artist and gentleman too.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yUiH_KTgx0
18 of 106 people found this review helpful
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Pacific Playgrounds RV & Campground

http://www.pacificplaygrounds.com/

7 out of 10 stars (2 votes)

Centrally located on Vancouver Island , we are your gateway to year round recreation. Relax with round of golf, enjoy world class skiing, or take a romantic walk on the beach - Pacific Playgrounds has it all.

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Great times over 5 days 5 out of 5 stars

Vingo

Reviewed by: Vingo,

We had a great family time here over 5 nights. Lots for the kids to do, a pool, big sports field, fishing dock, bike riding, tubing on the river and Saratoga Beach a stone's throw away. Clean park, lots of sites, groceries and even a pub just a walk away. A little under-staffed but they dealt with it very well. The perfect weather didn't hurt.
4 of 99 people found this review helpful
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Dolphins Resort - Campbell River

http://www.dolphinsresort.com/

Fishing resort and lodge located on Vancouver Island in Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada.

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Stayed here with my hockey team 5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed by: LaRocque,

Stayed here with my hockey team during the March Paint Your Wagon Hockey Tournament. What a place! Hot tub, luxurious beds, room to spread out, sure beats 2 to a room at a crappy hotel.
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