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 […]

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 […]

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 […]