Our earth week vacation destination was the site of celebration: a successful negotiation to stop the logging of ancient forest in Clayoquot Sound took place twenty years ago. Now a UNESCO world heritage site, it's supposed to be protected, but we found that activism is necessary again today.
Check out Clayoquot Sound and subsequent links.
Although we had visited Tofino a few years ago during the fall for much needed rest and relaxation, we'd been inspired to find out more about the activism there after the moving installation, Clayoquot Protest 1993 by Ian Wallace at the Vancouver Art Gallery in 2012-2013 (scroll down)
Nanaimo: Mon Petit Choux Cafe & Bakery --great French pastries including North American sized croissants (larger) and some interesting specialites. We were there Easter Monday, and there were coconut bird nest macaroons with tiny pale blue green marzipan eggs. Very arty.