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5 Man-Powered Water Activities to do in Victoria

Oceanside and riddled with various freshwater features as well, Victoria is a go-to destination to experience numerous activities on the water. From exhilarating adventures to a casual float and paddle, below are 5 of the multitude of water-based activities to be found in Victoria, BC.

Top Outdoor Activities in Victoria BC

Victoria boasts temperate climates that allow for outdoor experiences nearly 365-days a year. Alongside the perfect combination of mountains, forests, oceans, lakes and beaches, it’s a safe bet that Victoria is a mecca of outdoor activities. It’s hard to not take advantage of it; the city

Top Places to Catch Live Music in Victoria

There’s nothing like getting to know a city through its music venues and shows. Oftentimes those late nights of live music bring out a contagious vibe and side of a place you may have never experienced before. From concerts and big names to chill nights with a new local face, there are

Jordan River

Although Tofino is notorious for being the top surfing destination in BC, Victoria has a secret: Jordan River. The other weekend the wind was up, the sun was out and the boards were waxed so there was only one thing left to do – go surfing! A quick 70km-or-so later, the car rolled to a stop next to a handful of others who were in on the

Haunted Buildings in Victoria

Old buildings and ghost stories have long gone hand-in-hand and Victoria is far from an exception. Its alleyways, historical sites and old brick buildings are riddled with the footsteps of citizens and residents from long ago, some more so than others. Whether you believe the rumors or not is

Craft Beer Hotspots

It’s only fitting that Vancouver Island Brewery comes first, as it lays claim to the title of being the Island’s first craft brewery. From 6-employee/warehouse roots in Central Saanich, to a production team of over 40 in a shiny new brewery, it’s safe to say the company has grown in the last 30-or-so years.

Cowichan Bay Slow Food Region

Cowichan Bay is a tiny town on the eastern coast of Vancouver Island. With only about 3,000 residents, it would be surprising that anyone who isn’t from the area should know its name; but they do. Foodies from not just Vancouver Island, but internationally have heard of, and flock to, Cowichan Bay. Why?

Artisan Food Products

To many, the whole “artisanal movement” may seem like a passing fad. Maybe they’re even holding their breath for the day they can say “good riddance” to what, on the surface, appears to be either a hippy or hipster (it’s tough to say) movement. However, when you take a deeper look at what it really all means, there’s a lot to love! Just take a peek at the definition:

GOLDSTREAM: THE EPITOME OF “PNW”

Christmas seems to sneak up a little bit earlier every year. November 1st? Get those Christmas lights out, it’s just under 2 MONTHS away! Now, with Christmas just a few days out, those of us who still find ourselves muttering, “Bah humbug”.

10 Reasons to Visit Victoria in 2017

As British Columbia’s capital city, Victoria is an incredible, international hub of food, culture and art. Its temperate climate opens up the door to numerous activities and events, and there are endless opportunities to delve into and discover something new. If you’ve never been, or need some extra encouragement to go back, here are 10 […]