Thursday 12 May 2016

Farming the Wind on Vancouver Island

Coastal regions do tend to experience a fair share of wind, but creating wind farms is not common on the BC Coast. One of the first is operating on the northern tip of Vancouver Island.

The Cape Scott wind farm, originally known as the Knob Hill wind farm, was built in 2011 and became operational in 2013. It sells power to BC Hydro. To read more about this 864+ acres wind farm, check it out here.

Ed was flying over the site recently and got some great aerials of the turbines.

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Thursday 5 May 2016

BCO Coastal Gems: Lund

Located at the end of the Pacific Coastal Circle Route on the Sunshine Coast, Lund is a friendly community that attracts boaters, adventurers and week-end travelers alike and has a resident population of approx. 300. With a gorgeous shoreline, attractive businesses and some unique touches, Lund works hard to appeal to anyone who finds time to spend there.

Lund has a diverse range of accommodation options and some excellent dining options. A number of tour operators operate from the area, offering everything from kayaking to fishing to scuba diving. 

The town itself is pretty and full of interesting history - plenty to entice you to spend a day wandering around or to sit and enjoy the views.

Lund is also the home of Pollen Sweaters, a local company famous for its special wool sweaters.

Lund is well worth a visit, whether by car or by boat. 

It's a Coastal Lifestyle ... Live It!