A Picnic in the Park – Our Favourite Places to Eat Alfresco

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June is a funny month here in Victoria. Locals lovingly refer to it as June-uary because of the temperamental weather patterns but we can all agree that no matter how sporadic, the return of warmer weather and our favourite warm weather activities, is a reason to celebrate. One of the best and most relaxing ways […]

Eat Your Greens! The Best Farm Markets to Visit this Summer

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There are so many wonderful things about summertime in Victoria. Days are long and the  weather is perfect for cycling, hiking, kayaking, fishing, shopping, dining…the list is endless in this city. But there’s one thing that you won’t want to miss during your summer stay; the farmer’s markets. With beach days and BBQ’s ahead, you’re […]

Put the Spring Back in Your Step! Stunning Spring Hikes on Vancouver Island

Beautiful view on the hike

On Vancouver Island, there may not be a more beautiful season than spring – especially if you’re a hiker. Whether you prefer easy hikes through the woods or challenging yourself with a climb, the spring provides the perfect mix of warm weather, wildflowers, budding trees and spring breezes. To celebrate the spring, we’ve rounded up […]

Making the Most of Spring is Sidney BC

The Sidney Pier - Matt Lawson

Spring has arrived and with it, the sunshine, flowers and longer days. In the beautiful town of Sidney by the Sea, when spring arrives, the entire town becomes a visual interpretation of Vivaldi’s La Primavera. Cloud-like cherry blossoms abound, the sea glitters, birds sing and gardens everywhere erupt in technicolour blooms. It’s the time of […]

Flights of Fancy – Get a Taste of Victoria’s Incredible Brewery Scene

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Beer. It conjures up images of backyard barbeques, capricious dixie cups filled with the frothy refreshment at a game, discomfiting St. Patrick’s Day memories and unwinding on the couch with a great sipper. It’s both pizza’s and burgers’ loyal companion, second to none when it comes to thirst quenching abilities and so much more. Beer’s […]

Walk-ins Welcome! Top Ten Restaurants in Sidney

Traveling is one of the most exciting things to do – finding your bearings in a new city can be an exhilarating experience. Sometimes though, that sense of adventure can turn into feeling like a fish-out-of-water. You begin to miss your familiar haunts; the grocery store you know like the back of your hand, your […]

Whale Watching on South Vancouver Island

There is no denying that Vancouver Island is beautiful. If you’re a nature-lover or an outdoor enthusiast, Vancouver Island has probably been on your ‘must go’ list of destinations. Here you can surf, ski and everything in between almost year-round. No need for reservations or tightly packed itinerary, here you can grab your board or […]

Cider Anyone? Top Cideries to Visit On Vancouver Island and Beyond

Winter in BC can be a drudgery. In a temperate rainforest, winters are cold and wet where, on average, 1500 millimeters of rain falls per year. That’s rain with a capital ‘R’. The days are dark with looming clouds and it hampers even the toughest outdoor-person’s plans. If you’re a little tired of the coffee […]