Northern VANCOUVER ISLAND travel vlog | Driving to PORT ALICE, BC

well guys hello good afternoon from
Comox Airport here on Vancouver Island we weren’t really planning to start the
video here or even come to the airport but um George has to go back home due to
personal reasons there’s been a little emergency so we are one man down woman
down unfortunately that we he can’t join us for the rest of the trip but we’re gonna
carry on we’re heading north yeah well I’m really glad he was able to
go back to his hometown Gold River nice he got to see his family friends Joe and Joyce and
so yeah those were the the main things that I think he wanted to do so if
that’s any small consideration consolation I should say anyways we are
continuing the journey up north yeah so our next stop is Port Alice
yeah and a half four hours drive from here yeah and we keep on with the
adventure we are going to in turn ourselves in the wilderness yeah maybe
we’ll get to see a cougar yeah I’m looking for the elk maybe some more bear
maybe some bear or and the thing is the further north you go on the island the
more rugged it gets this much population human population and probably more
animals so but I like our chances we are one man down but the spirit they still
here and we are gonna keep on going yeah there we go onwards right it’s getting warm we stopped at a
beach what beach Sam I’m not sure what beach it didn’t have a name but it was a
long just before a Campbell River yeah it was after miracle beach slightly
after miracle beach so we are at the Salmon capital of the world yeah yeah
and there there are two options to get here we ended up taking the scenic route
which I think was the right idea we got to go along the along the coast and
wasn’t that a beautiful Drive it was nice yeah a little bit of construction
slowed us down but no one’s in a rush and we came to a place called save on
foods yes we’ve done our groceries so we are set for the next four nights in
Portales yeah something to keep in mind guys is Campbell River is the last kind
of big city before you head up north so if you’re gonna do that it’s good it’s a
good idea to load up with supplies these there are some grocery stores up there
but not quite as big as these ones they may not have all the variety and stuff
like that so pray talk up here I would suggest even gasoline here it
should be better yeah yeah that’s next yeah you’re stopping for a little snack a
little sandwich here on the side of the road got some roast beef cheese buns
we’re next to a lake good huh it’s so nice up here we’ve
already passed a few lakes not a soul on the lake yeah you could be out here on
your boat and be the only person just lots of that’s what we keep seeing
logging trucks yeah big trucks with big big logs I mean huge yeah it’s amazing
the north part of the island is where you have a lot of the industry in terms
of that type of industry yeah nature at its best nice clean fresh air beautiful
water crystal clear I mean this is paradise people what can I tell you I
don’t know if you can find many places around this world that compared to this
it’s just wow are you enjoying all this praise about your home islands yes I’m
appreciating it now more that I’m revisiting them when I used to live here
yeah I didn’t know what I had when I lived here that’s usually the case when
you live in a beautiful place like this and you think oh the world out there you
know you always think that the grass is greener on the other side of the fence
when you jump over you find out that the grass is an illusion yeah you know this
is what it was this is the beauty the beauty
I mean I’m impressed yeah I’ve been around areas where you have woods and
forests and stuff like that but around here it is impressive you know it’s
impressive good afternoon everyone we have arrived
at our Airbnb here in Port Alice it’s been a long drive it is now 5:30 p.m. or
all checked in nice little spot with the beautiful deck views of the water check
this out this is gonna be a nice place for breakfast like a morning coffee
maybe enjoying sunset this is pretty cool and yeah the boys are already
working on dinner I think we’re going to be having some pasta
so we’ll see what they’re up to in the kitchen so Sam what is the plan the plan
is we’re gonna make pasta we arrived a little bit earlier we decided not to do
as much sightseeing in here yeah it’s been a hectic day tomorrow it’s been a busy day
with everything that’s going on now love the house so far Port Alice is beautiful
man I’m going to show you guys we might even who knows if we have time maybe
we’ll go for a walk tonight a little bit of a little bit of the downtown area oh
but first food what’s on the menu what pasta did we choose we’ve got ricotta
and kale tortellini and we’re gonna make basically tomato based pasta sauce right
throw on some mushrooms maybe chopped up so we’re gonna go salami you know I
bought some spicy Italian sausage if you want to add that in that’s going in
there for sure he’ll settle in maybe go for a walk and maybe we’ll show you a
little bit of the house to this and there’s some beautiful maps that artwork
here okay yeah and you ready to eat listen ready for the wine I think I
should throw to Hungary on what she said what’s the plan I’ll show you what the
plan this is a plan right now okay I need to recuperate myself I see okay
okay you’ll work on the wine tasting Sam and I will do the cooking do I trust you
will okay I think so okay fine okay daleney baleen and uh oh
yeah what a beautiful drive this was yeah through the forest yeah through the
forest it was like you know what the whole way here it was like when you’re
going into one of those driveways of these properties like States and they
are winding between the big trees and stuff like that that’s what reminded me
of you know when we were driving and you got a wall of green on both sides of the
highway and helium and we have four nights here to explore and enjoy this
area we’re going to explore along okay so all right now cooking let’s go these
ones are not rough on my eyes these ones don’t make you cry these are sweet
onions I make me cry yeah otherwise you’re like Audrey can you come here
chop this there’s actually a little stronger dinner is served and serve a lovely
tortellini with kale not spinach that’s something new I’ve never had tortellini
with a kale also as we call it cheese yes so lose guys here we go
dinner time first dinner in Port Alice oh it’s very good mmm
sauce is awesome I love the mushrooms and oh very spicy
we picked a spicy one and they didn’t let us down so yeah I mean now that
we’re in the Port Alice area there’s so many great things to do
there’s whale watching that which you can take for me to Port McNeil or Port
Hardy you also have the option of doing some island hopping you can go to alert
Bay which is really famous we’re gonna do that for sure we’re also planning to
go to telegraph cove if you have the time you can go to the is it the San
Joseph Bay yeah that’s further in the North Cape Scott
trail and you’ve also got some provincial parks nearby you’ve got the
NIM Kish Nimish Park and then I think there’s a Sean Lake tons of things to do
in and around the area the north part of the island isn’t nearly as visited as
the south part or even the central part and so for those who take the time to
get out here it’s it’s well worth their effort something we have noticed here in
the island is that a lot of people they are geared towards the outdoors doesn’t
matter what age and a lot of people come to this island to retire because of the
weather this is Canada’s mildest weather let’s say area and we’ve been out in the
trails and stuff like that and you see so many but so many people riding
bicycles riding horses jogging tracking I mean every possibility and old ages so
do not be afraid or you know feel that okay maybe I’m a bit older to do this
type of thing because here you’ll just fit in doesn’t matter your age my dad’s
friend Joe’s on his seventies and he’s doing like three four day hikes camping
out in the wilderness yeah he put us to shame no he was training for Nepal okay
yeah but you know he goes out into the wilderness and he sleeps out there and
and you you see all kinds of people you know all ages everything this this area
seems to be relief for the outdoors people like to enjoy life you’re into
the outdoors if you’re into the wilderness this is probably one of the
best parts of Canada I’m obviously biased I’m from the island but I think
it’s the best and it’s my favorite part of Canada and having been gone this long
I’m just so I feel like I’m rediscovering it with new eyes yeah
we’ll continue sharing Port Alice in the surrounding area with you guys over the
coming days but now pasta pasta pasta wine what are you talking about where is
that corner all right guys we’ll see you in the next episode the way yard you

31 Replies to “Northern VANCOUVER ISLAND travel vlog | Driving to PORT ALICE, BC

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  2. 🦋🍃🌿 The drive is so scenic and inspiring! Eye candy! Thanks for sharing your adventures! 😊✨✨

  3. Hi my canadian friends….!!!! Que territorio tan vasto y que prolijo y ordenado se ve todo….!!!! Se los ve. muy contentos y orgullosos de su casa ( pais )….saludos chicos….❤

  4. Hope all is well with the family Sam. Great video you guys! There's a certain look to west coast photography because of the soft light and I really see it in this series. Do you notice it too?

  5. How can you not be an outdoorsy kind of person when the views are so breathtaking! Daniel's right the winding roads shielded with huge trees seemed like a fun drive. Thanks for sharing another great video guys! PS: Hope everything is ok with Sam's dad, best wishes to all.

  6. I am so enjoying your travels, my grandmother grew up in Canada! Audrey always looks beautiful, but Sam is looking really good with longer hair!!

  7. Really interesting to see the cultural differences between countries. Sam states at 6:11 'the plan is we're gonna make pasta'.
    In America this means we are going to buy dried noodles from a supermarket and boil them for 8 to 10 minutes in hot water.
    In Europe it means we are making a fresh dough out of flour, water, salt, maybe eggs and oil, and boil it just for 2 minutes.
    Guess what tastes better.

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