A must stop when travelling on Vancouver Island are the merchants in Coombs, on the Alberni Highway near Parksville. Here one can find everything they need (or don’t need), all accompanied with a touch of whimsy. Many of the locals will come out to the Coombs General store to do some shopping for the eclectic food stuffs the larger stores don’t stock. Whether your taste buds crave for candied salmon, to Oolong tea, you have a good chance of finding it here.
A photo of the whimsical statue greeting you at Coombs.