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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
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
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
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
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
5 Things to Do on Salt Spring Island

5 Things to Do on Salt Spring Island

One of the best things about living in Victoria is easy access to the southern Gulf Islands. From Swartz Bay, you can hop on a wee ferry and be on Salt Spring Island in just 35 minutes. (Pssst, if you haven’t been there before, going to Salt Spring is basically like visiting The Shire. Think: ... 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
Meet The Victoria Ladies Behind These Cats That Kayak

Meet The Victoria Ladies Behind These Cats That Kayak

Ever heard of a cat going hiking? How about sailing? Or snowshoeing? Or kayaking? If your answer is no, it’s time you met Victoria’s famous adventure cats Bolt and Keel. The 10-month-old brothers have amassed more than 21,000 Instagram followers in four months. The kittens also have their own website and YouTube channel and have ... Read More