Mother’s Day Giveaway: Free Local Flowers All Summer

Mother’s Day Giveaway: Free Local Flowers All Summer

When four Victoria friends found their yards overflowing with dahlias last summer, they had a bright idea: why not start an urban flower farm? A year later, City Fields Flower Farm is in full swing and is launching a flower subscription service for the months of July, August and September. Here’s how it works: sign ... Read More
10 Picks for Dine Around 2017

10 Picks for Dine Around 2017

So far as winters in Victoria go, this has been a pretty, ummm, enduring one. Thankfully, there’s light on the horizon. No, not actual warmth, but Dine Around — an excuse for locals to get out of their jammies and hit the town for some ridiculously good grub. Here’s how it works: dozens of Victoria’s ... Read More
Love Fernwood Bites? Meet Fernwood Lights (Win tickets!)

Love Fernwood Bites? Meet Fernwood Lights (Win tickets!)

It’s no secret Fernwood Bites is one of Victoria’s standout events of the year: it’s a blissful mix of eats, drinks and hob nob in one of the city’s most cherished neighbourhoods. Our only gripe? Waiting the 12 long months until it rolls around again. Not anymore. It’s as if event organizer Fernwood NRG heard ... Read More
5 Things You Need to Know About Modo

5 Things You Need to Know About Modo

When I moved to the West Coast from Calgary six years ago, I left my little 2001 Volkswagen Golf TDI on the other side of the Rockies. I had visions of cycling around quaint streets carrying an artfully placed baguette in my basket, looking effortlessly chic (while birds serenaded me). The reality was not quite ... Read More
For Rent: Killer Costumes at Langham Court Theatre

For Rent: Killer Costumes at Langham Court Theatre

If you’re a fan of Victoria’s Langham Court Theatre Costume Loft, we’re about to blow your best-kept secret (know we’re torn about sharing, too). If it’s not on your radar, get ready to thank us. The loft is Langham’s epic one-stop costume rental shop that’s open to the public. In the run-up to Halloween, you ... Read More
5 Things to Do in Vic Before Summer Is Over

5 Things to Do in Vic Before Summer Is Over

First of all, please accept our apology for the hiatus. We got really busy with, well, loving the bejeebus out of summer. You know that feeling that you need to make the most of every last bit of sunshine? Yea, that. Now with just a few weeks left of summer, we’ve rounded up five things ... Read More
Six Ways to Get Artsy in Victoria

Six Ways to Get Artsy in Victoria

Victoria has long been spoiled for talented artists, creators, and makers. Now a new creative class is adding to the artsy quotient and upping the city’s game. Here are six ways to better your Victoria ‘AQ.’ 1) Trounce Alley Gallery is a new addition to the historic downtown laneway that shares its name. Small and vibrant, ... Read More
On the hunt for big trees? Let Daytrip Drea be your guide

On the hunt for big trees? Let Daytrip Drea be your guide

“Looks like we’re the only ones here,” Drea Gibson says, switching off the engine of her 1994 Mitsubishi Delica turbo-diesel Spacegear L400. As the dogs clamour for the doors, we three passengers grab our daypacks and tumble out behind. We’re standing in a rough cul-de-sac carved off the side of a logging road a half-hour’s ... Read More
Vancouver Island’s First Tea Farm Debuts

Vancouver Island’s First Tea Farm Debuts

A life-long love of tea has taken me to some of my favourite exotic landscapes: the Zomba plateau (Malawi); the lush interior hills of Sri Lanka (Ceylon); south India’s Western Ghats; and the misty Himalayan foothills of Darjeeling. While it’s the exact same plant (Camellia sinensis) that blankets these and so many other hills from ... Read More
5 Reasons We Love Fernwood Bites

5 Reasons We Love Fernwood Bites

June is jam-packed with amazing events in Victoria — from Friday nights on the barge to FernFest to Car Free YYJ — but we’ve got to admit there’s one event we’re most stoked for: Fernwood Bites on June 19th (5:30 to 8 p.m.). This community fundraiser features the best food and drink Victoria has to offer ... Read More