If you’re planning your next Vancouver Island getaway or simply driving through over the summer months be sure to stop by Wildflower Mercantile for curated products that capture moments of nostalgia. We would love to share three things to add to your summer bucket list while visiting Vancouver Island.
Pick up local gifts at Wildflower Mercantile
Whether you’re searching for gifts for your loved ones or treating yourself, Wildflower Mercantile provides an excellent range of kids’ toys, decor, and an exclusive jewelry line. The founder and owner, Emily Yewchuk, grows organic flowers from her own small-scale flower farm in her backyard. You can purchase small flower bundles for $15, and they will soon introduce flower crowns and edible flowers for baking. Additionally, if you happen to be in town on a Sunday, they also host workshops where the proceeds contribute to the Wildflower Kids scholarship program.
Try the infamous Bigfoot Donuts
While you’re exploring 5th Street, you’re definitely going to want to drop into this family-owned and operated shop for a coffee and a donut before embarking on your day’s adventure. Make sure to get there early before they sell out!
Enjoy a beach day
Escape and unwind on the shores of Courtenay, and spend a day on the beach enjoying the warm water from the shallow pools of their ocean’s tides, choose from a number of beaches including Kye Bay, Goose Spit and kin beach.