COVID-19 Update EMR Vacation Rentals

Updated August 9, 2021 Its official US travelers can come to Canada for non-essential travel as of August 9th, 2021. Please note non essential travelers from the United States will have to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide other travel details when crossing the border For detailed information and instructions please […]

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 […]

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, […]