Scary Stuff! – The Most Haunted Places in Downtown Victoria

There’s just something extra special about Victoria. It’s beautiful and peaceful, the people are friendly and the food is phenomenal. But beneath the shiny exterior, lurks a shadowy past full of tragic events, callous characters and grim circumstances. In part one of our two part coverage of haunted places in Victoria we are giving you […]

Comfort Food – Our Favourite Ways to Get a Taste of Fall

In the summer, there’s a keen awareness that the heat and blue skies are impermanent and therefore, we try to spend as much time soaking up the sun as possible. In the fall, there’s a change in attitude, a sadness that another summer has passed and what lies ahead are grey days and long nights. […]

Falling for Fall – Our Favourite Ways to Celebrate Autumn

As the summer gives way to fall, it can be tough to say goodbye to the warm weather and endless blue skies. In September though, the weather is usually sunny and warm but crisp with a few sporadic, overcast days. During these late summer, early fall weeks, Vancouver Island is as stunning as ever as […]

View from the Top – Finding the Best Views on Vancouver Island

We’re lucky here on the West Coast with Septembers that are usually mild and sunny. And while the leaves may have started to change, the harbinger of the fast-approaching fall, the weather is still warm and dry. This is the perfect time to get out there and explore, enjoy the late summer breeze and find […]

Harvesting the Last of Summer – Farms to Visit on Vancouver Island

With the end of summer approaching, it’s time to make the most of the long, warm days while they’re around! There are lots of ways to squeeze every last drop of summer before the weather changes but one of the best ways is to visit a local farm and load up on some late summer […]

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 […]