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Taking a day trip to Vancouver Island

We hopped a seaplane at the dock in Stanley Park and jetted away to the beautiful ocean carved Vancouver island. Our stop?... to the top of the island, a small coastal village of Tofino. With extremes ranging from mild to wild and glamping to life affirmingly raw, we set out to adventure in nature.

Great for kids and adults alike, Tofino is a quaint town surrounded by the Pacific Rim National park, located in Clayoquot Sound. It was an old fishing and logging town which is now great for kids young and old, due to the amount of activities that are offered in this mesmerizing place. The stunning landscapes and ecological diversity of Tofino’s location allow a range of activities from kayaking, bird watching, surfing (for all abilities), world class fishing and amazing wildlife tours to name a few.


Our choice was backpacking in majestic wilderness parks, marveling at orcas, and hanging out with the locals - black bears, deer, bald eagles and the other furred, feathered and finned wildlife.

After a long day of adventuring in nature we stopped at The Wolf In the Fog for some deliciously fresh seafood.



Krystal Chang

Krystal Chang is a writer and designer of flowers, installations, and landscapes in Los Angeles. Her background in architecture and construction informs the spatial quality of her work. She creates bespoke florals for events and clients including Esters Wine Shop, Lunya, Design Within Reach, and Poketo. She designs landscapes for residential and commercial clients with a focus on native and sustainable gardens.
IG: @krystalchang


Amanda Quinn Olivar, JAM's arts and culture editor, is also the editor at Curator magazine, producer of Seeing is Believing: Women Direct and the play Paint Made Flesh. She has collaborated on Steven Arnold: Heavenly Bodies and an upcoming project with Zandra Rhodes. She sits on the boards of London's Fashion and Textile Museum and The Chimaera Project. As a curator and arts advocate, she received the HeArt Award for her work benefiting A Window Between Worlds. Amanda has curated exhibits at The Cornell Art Museum, The Skirball Cultural Center, Fresno Art Museum, and Brand Art Center. Amanda lives and works in Los Angeles.

Thank you to Imogen Smith and Chloe Copus.