Friday, August 15, 2014

Pender Island BC

Pender Island BC – is actually 2 islands connected by a one lane bridge, in the Southern Gulf Island Group off Vancouver Island. It is accessible by BC ferry from Vancouver and Victoria as well as private sail or cruise vessels. The 14 square miles of land  is populated by  2400+ residents, which ranges from ocean beaches to farmland to small mountains. The area includes several lakes, parks, hiking trails from casual to vigorous providing a range of activities to cycle, hike, golf, fish, kayak/ canoe, scuba dive, and various eco-tours to fill your day with adventure of all types. The variety of artists throughout Pender make shopping a visual and tactile experience, the Museum gives you history of the area. Bistros, cafes, pubs and restaurants are fulfilling stops, from the conventional amenities of the Driftwood Centre to the specialty items found at Bedwell Harbour and roadside vendors.

The Islands accommodations include B&B’s, inns and vacation rentals to provide you with the best nights sleep ever. The Prior Centennial Federal Park Reserve provides the only public campsites on North Pender and MacKay Precast Products are proud to have supplied 13 new concrete picnic tables (Federal Parks style #PCI 0040) to this park in the Spring of 2014.

Check out or to help you decide to spend a day, a weekend or more in this beautiful community.

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Monday, June 9, 2014

Buccaneer State Park

Mackay Precast Products manufactured and shipped an order for 40 concrete picnic tables complete with Western Red Cedar planks, to Buccaneer State Park in Waveland, Mississippi. This is part of the Hurricane Katrina rebuild taking place in the hard hit southern USA. The contract award from Rod Cooke Construction Inc of Mobile AL was for MacKay’s exposed aggregate concrete picnic tables, which are widely used throughout the West Coast area in municipal and regional parks. Mackay’s are proud to have their products used in the US National Parks as well as locally.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Wild Pacific Trail

The Wild Pacific Trail in the District of Ucluelet is a protected area of old growth forest located on the west side of Vancouver Island BC Canada.

Open to the public are a series of trails along the coastline, some so close to the Pacific Ocean you will feel the spray from the sea as it crashes onto the rocky shoreline. There is always activity on the water throughout the year with spectacular “storm watching” during the winter months and the humbling views of gentle giants breaking the waters surface from May through September.

The system of trails have been developed to have a minimal impact on the forest and shoreline environment and all the work has been done by dedicated volunteers, now under the umbrella of The Wild Pacific Trail Society.  The Society is a registered non-profit organization. All monies received are allocated towards trail enhancement, promotion and further trail construction. Funds are raised by various means, one of which is the purchase of a MacKay Concrete Bench that you will see placed along the trail in a variety of beautiful viewing spots.


MacKay Precast Products are proud to work with the Society providing a sturdy resting place for travellers along the Trail who pause to drink in the wonders of nature around them.