Yearly Archives: 2016

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
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
10 Questions With Sam Weber

10 Questions With Sam Weber

If you haven’t heard of Victoria musician Sam Weber yet, you’re about to thank us. The 23-year-old Vancouver Island songwriter has played more than 150 shows in the past two years, including appearances at Canadian Music Week, Tall Tree Music Festival, Rifflandia and SunFest — and we’re willing to bet that he’s about to blow ... Read More