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 […]

Veggie, Steady, Go! Where to Find Great Vegan and Vegetarian Food on Vancouver Island.

Food is magic. It can cross language barriers, you can make friends over a meal, it can be a way to show love and around the dinner table, families can spend quality time catching up. One of the best things about this modern world is that there are so many food options for everyone no […]

A’si’em nu schala’cha: Experience Coast Salish Culture

There are so many reasons to visit British Columbia, lush forests, beautiful beaches, walkable cities, great shopping, dining and nightlife, and outdoor adventures to last a lifetime. But one would be remiss not to mention that we share this land with Indigenous People who were here long before any Europeans set foot on this soil. […]

Table for Two? Our Favourite Restaurants in Victoria.

There are a few things that set Vancouver Island apart as a travel destination. Undoubtedly, we have incredible natural landscapes, endless outdoor activities that you can do all year ‘round, safe, walkable historical towns and cities, a rich First Nations history and culture plus excellent shopping and dining experiences. What might be surprising though is […]

Cycle, Hike or Ski into the New Year! Winter Adventures on Vancouver Island

Happy New Year! With the holidays behind you and the new year ahead, what better time to shake off that holiday excess with some incredible winter activities on Vancouver Island? The best thing about winter on the island? We’re not known for our long white winters and that means that it is a perfect place […]

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas! Great In-Person and Online Holiday Events Around Victoria

The holidays are a magical time of year – a time where life is filled with gifts for loved ones, heartfelt cards, great food, music and classic Christmas performances. There’s nothing like bundling up for a day of shopping for great local gifts then stopping to support a local charity. Get dressed up and step […]

Lights Up! The Best Christmas Light Displays Around Victoria

Aaaah, the holidays. It’s the time of year that conjures up Rockwellian images of large family gatherings, magical snowmen, copious amounts of hot cocoa, decadent food, the big guy in red and white and a superfluity of Christmas lights that twinkle through the long wintry nights. This year, the holidays might look a little different, […]

It’s Beginning to Look a lot Like Holiday Shopping! Best Local Shops on the Peninsula

Whether you prefer turquoise waters where cold drinks melt in your hand, icy peaks where you feel like you’re on top of the world or invigorating coastlines that make you want to curl up next to a crackling fire, travelling during the holiday season is magical. So is wrapping up the gifts you’ve found while […]

The Perfect Cup!

The Best Little Café’s in Sidney, BC There are few better ways to get to know a neighbourhood than by popping into a local café. From tiny, hole-in-the-wall places to large, bustling coffee boutiques, you can immerse yourself in the daily life of the community by stopping in and grabbing your favourite beverage. In Sidney […]