Texada Island is a magical place just a short 30 minute ferry ride from us that we don't visit often enough. It's predator free (no bears or cougars) so tremendously appealing for hiking and camping. The roads are lined with wildflowers (how about the Queen Anne's Lace?), deer are at every turn and the swimming is top notch. We were there all last long weekend, camping and exploring with friends. For more photos, look here. Hopefully we will return again before summer is over.