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 […]

Fall Activities and Virtual Events in the Northwest

Known for its stunning landscapes and fun outdoor adventures, the Pacific Northwest is at its best during the fall. The weather is cool, the foliage is fantastic, and the summer crowds are gone, making autumn the perfect time to get out and explore this pacific paradise. From fall fun events to seasonal outdoor tours, there […]

Explore the Open Road: Discover Unspoiled Frontier in the Pacific Northwest

For many travelers, a vacation begins when you reach your destination. When it comes to the Pacific Northwest, miles upon miles of unspoiled wilderness create a stunning scene through every window, turning your vehicle into a moving stage. Best of all, our conveniently placed rentals provide easy places to stop, start, and rest on your […]

Chasing Waterfalls in the Pacific Northwest

Post provided by NorthwestStays.com which is part of the StaysGroup.com. The band TLC had obviously never visited the Pacific Northwest when they crooned, “Don’t go chasing waterfalls.” The area’s stunning and diverse wilderness includes hundreds of jaw-dropping waterfall wonders that are worth chasing, from small but scenic falls to dramatic drops that leave you breathless. […]