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 […]

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. […]

Falling for Fall – Our Favourite Ways to Celebrate Autumn

As the summer gives way to fall, it can be tough to say goodbye to the warm weather and endless blue skies. In September though, the weather is usually sunny and warm but crisp with a few sporadic, overcast days. During these late summer, early fall weeks, Vancouver Island is as stunning as ever as […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]