More Scary Stuff! Most Haunted Places Around Victoria

The amount of reported hauntings in Victoria is so overwhelming that our two post coverage is just scratching the surface! In part two, we’re covering all the haunted places and ghastly ghost stories around Victoria, outside of downtown!  Shelbourne Street Every day, thousands of people drive down the tree lined Shelbourne St. without knowing that […]

Scary Stuff! – The Most Haunted Places in Downtown Victoria

There’s just something extra special about Victoria. It’s beautiful and peaceful, the people are friendly and the food is phenomenal. But beneath the shiny exterior, lurks a shadowy past full of tragic events, callous characters and grim circumstances. In part one of our two part coverage of haunted places in Victoria we are giving you […]

Out and About in October!

It’s officially October and with it comes longer nights, cooler temperatures and spooky season! It’s the perfect time to fill your calendar with fall events and scary celebrations to get out and about! With ghost walks, cocktail parties, Parisian songbirds and Frankenstein in Craigdarroch, Victoria has events to make your October fun and memorable!  October […]

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. […]

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 […]

Wine Not? Cowichan Valley Wine Tours

The Cowichan Valley is a magical little pocket of Vancouver Island. The name “Cowichan” comes from the Hul’q’umi’num word “shquw’utsun” which means “to warm one’s back in the sun” and “Quw’utsun”, the name given to the valley by the Quw’utsun people. Uniquely located in the only maritime Mediterranean climatic zone in Canada, Cowichan has the […]

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 […]