Dinner Bay, on Mayne Island, has an appealing topographical "allure" to it. There is a wide meadow area, picnic tables and an outdoor barbecue space, plus children's playground, and a lovely west facing beach. Old growth trees dot the forested trail that leads from this destination play space to the walled/gated Japanese Memorial Garden.
With all the elements of the traditional Japanese garden design ethic, this is a very tranquil space, indeed, and very beautiful.
Easy to get to Mayne Island from Vancouver's Tsswassan ferry terminal and also from Victoria's Swartz Bay terminal. Also easy to get there from Salt Spring Island.
A lovely moment, regardless of the season, but there is something magical about being there in early Spring, as the magnolias and cherry blossoms, and the rhododendrons and ground cover foliage all blossom forth.
Don't miss this gem, right on our doorsteps -- a great "day trip" gift awaits!
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