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Dear Harry and Meghan: here are a few things you should know about life on Vancouver Island

Dear Harry and Meghan: here are a few things you should know about life on Vancouver Island

Dear Harry and Meghan (may we call you that now?), Welcome to Vancouver Island, a place that combines the best of England and Canada on one lush rock in the Pacific Ocean. You’re not the first Brits to be lured here after a holiday and you certainly won’t be the last. As an import to ... 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
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
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
8 Sweet Victoria Patios

8 Sweet Victoria Patios

It’s official: it’s patio season. With the record-breaking temperatures this week, who could resist indulging in a cold bevvie or two in the sunshine? Here are eight of our favourite Victoria spots to soak up some rays with a cold one in hand. 1) Canoe Brewpub is the most obvious choice downtown, because its patio ... Read More
Tall Tree Announces 2016 Lineup (Win Tickets!)

Tall Tree Announces 2016 Lineup (Win Tickets!)

If the glorious weather this past week has got you dreaming about the epic adventures summer will bring, behold the lineup announcement for Tall Tree Music Festival. Tall Tree is as classic West Coast as it gets — picture thousands of people camping on a mountain-top in Port Renfrew while an incredible lineup of musicians ... Read More