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Enjoy High Altitude Adventures With Mount Washington Accommodations
From caving excursions to fascinating museums, Mount Washington has plenty to offer for nature and culture lovers. Typical accommodations in the area include large houses with bay windows and comfortable chalets. The surrounding snow-capped mountains and forests make a stay in these vacation homes an experience to remember.
Local Food and Restaurant Recommendations
Pacific Northwest Cuisine is the main culinary influence in Mount Washington. Harking back to the traditions of First Nations People, the most beloved local food is seafood, in particular, salmon and shellfish. As the ocean is close by, seafood typically travels straight from the fishing boat to the restaurant table.
But that's not all. The surrounding wildlife parks and Alpine wilderness provide restaurant tables with a steady supply of game meats such as deer, moose, and elk. Many gastronomes in the area, also gather wild mushrooms and berries to give a special local touch to restaurant menus.
Popular restaurants include the Alpine Lodge Cafe, Ted’s Bar and Grill, and Marmot Express. Further, several local breweries produce excellent beverages, which you can sample at the various cafes in the village, close by to your vacation lodging.
History and Culture of Mount Washington
Visit the Courtenay & District Museum to find out all about the historical background of Vancouver Island, the Comox Valley, and the greater Mount Washington area. From First Nations heritage, to early colonial expeditions, this museum offers great exhibits, including paleolithic treasures.
If you've had enough of the breathtaking view from your comfortable holiday home, you can explore First Nations art at the I-HOS Gallery, which features jewellery, paintings, and sculptures created by First Nations artists from the greater Vancouver area. The Comox Valley Art Gallery is another great venue to discover local, contemporary art.
Activities for Kids in Mount Washington
Head to Strathcona Provincial Park, for a family picnic. You can even camp out here for a couple of days and give your children a chance to fully immerse themselves in nature. There is no shortage of kid-friendly activities to keep your children entertained, from horseback riding to canoeing.
If you're ready for a change of scene, head to the underground world of the Horne Lake Caves. Experienced guides take you through this dark world of hidden treasures, a thrilling adventure for kids. For example, discover the Riverbend Cave with its underwater stream and beautiful crystal formations. The caves have been transformed into an underground fun park with marble passages, waterfalls, and slides. Additionally, adventurous children and adults will enjoy rock climbing on the cave walls.
Top 3 Outdoor Activities in Mount Washington
As you are going to an Alpine resort, you may think that Mount Washington is mainly a destination for mountain lovers. But Mount Washington offers the best of both worlds, since the Pacific ocean is just a short drive away, making it a prime summer vacation destination. If you need a break from the mountains, the waves of the Pacific await, inviting you to surf, swim, or just enjoy the beach.
1. Summer Scenic Chairlift Rides
The Summer Scenic Chairlift Rides at Mount Washington one of the popular summer attractions for Vancouver Island. Beautiful hiking trails of varying distances make for great family excursions, and the modern chair lifts get you up to high altitude as quickly as you wish. Enjoy the unparalleled views over the surrounding mountains and the ocean while having a lunch picnic.
2. Mt. Washington Mountain Bike Park
For the more adventurous, Mount Washington offers a popular mountain bike park. There are many more biking trails throughout the Comox Valley. Set amidst the wild mountain forests, the biking trails challenge your dexterity and get your adrenaline pumping, though of course, there are easier trails for less experienced bikers.
3. Skiing at Mount Washington
In the wintertime, prepare your skis or snowboard and hit the snowy slopes! Local snow sports schools and associations take care of beginners and will help you to hone your downhill skills. With more than 60km of slopes to explore and six modern ski lifts to get you up and down the mountains easily, this Alpine resort ensures an exhilarating and comfortable experience.
Festivals and Events in Mount Washington
There are many festivals to enjoy on Vancouver Island, within easy reach of Mount Washington. Held every year in July, the festival welcomes pop, rock, and country musicians. They also have a special focus on First Nations artists and music.
Alternatively, why not participate in the Vancouver Island Trail Running Series? Held about once a month in various locations on Vancouver Island, these trail races offer the opportunity to test your physical ability on varying terrains, from hard-core cross-country races to more straightforward forest trails.
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