This will be an abbreviated Easter holiday version of a future Seaview Game Farm post.
So, for those families who are looking for a chance to get away from the hustle and bustle of crowded stores, Easter egg hunts and other holiday chaos, a leisurely drive out to this gem of local working farm is worth its weight in gold.
Just a few minutes north of town off of the Old Island Highway, Seaview Game Farm is home to one of the largest herds of fallow deer in the area and right on the ocean, with incredible views of the Mainland.
Call ahead to book a farm tour. Kathy out at Seaview said that tours will only run tomorrow (Friday) and Saturday – and you must book in advance (337-5182). But, it’s well worth it to hang with some very interesting creatures including buffalo, llamas and – of course – bunnies.
While you are there, you can also enjoy a brief tour through the greenhouses and learn what this organic farm is growing this season, how the process works and what is effecting farming practices ecologically.
Then, wander into the farm store for some venison sausage or other goodies before heading out to the beach.
Did I mention that it’s supposed to be 19 tomorrow and 17 on Saturday. So, bringing along a picnic to eat at Seaviews rustic, wonderful family picnic area would definitely make a quiet Easter weekend afternoon complete.
Where: Seaview Game Farm, 1392 Seaview Road
Directions: Take the Old Island Highway north out of Courtenay to Williams Beach Road, make a right and follow the road to the end, where a large sign marks the gated entry to the farm.
Tips: Call in advance (337-5182) as they do not allow anyone beyond the store who isn’t registered in advance.
Category: KIDS, NATURE & OUR HERITAGE