Description of Cedar By-The-Sea

Cedar is a small community about eight kilometers southeast of Nanaimo. The village was so named because of the profusion of Thuja plicata trees in its vicinity, known as the Western Red Cedar. The town consists of a corner store, liquor store, pub and gas station and is mostly farms and cottages. However the country is changing due to development prompted by the nearby city of Nanaimo.

In the early 1900s Cedar was the setting for the initiation of a new age cult, under the leadership of Edward Arthur Wilson, a former English Sea Captain . Wilson referred to himself as Bother Twelve and lived in "The House of Mystery" on a cliff above the boat ramp on Nelson Road. From here, he relocated his group to De Courcy Island, accessible by private boat and established his group on the island's south end, now Pirate's Cove Provincial Marine Park. It's rumored that he and his companion then disappeared with a large sum of money.

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Saturday, February 16 2019

Here in Victoria the snow is dissipating which we hope is a sign that spring is around the corner. While many others remain locked in winter's grasp, most everyone (except for the die-hard skiers) are thinking of warmer weather. And from my corner of the world, this translates to kayak vacations. In particular, our trips to Haida Gwaii, Johnstone Strait and Broken Group are gathering speed, with a number of departures sold out and some others having one or two seats remaining. Please use our search engine to select a date and trip - if the departure you want is booked please let me know.  If the demand is there, I might be able to put on another departure. more