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 […]

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 […]

All Hands on Deck! Kayak and Boat Rentals on Vancouver Island

Vancouver Island is gorgeous – people travel from all over the world to experience the lush wilderness, the gorgeous cities and of course, the ocean. No matter where you are traveling on Vancouver Island, you’re sure to find breathtaking ocean views. The feeling of the fresh breeze as it stirs your hair and fills your […]

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 […]