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Soup Sisters: A Party With a Purpose

Soup Sisters: A Party With a Purpose

There was a festive table. Wine. Fresh bread. Smoked salmon mousse in waffle cones. Yet somehow it was far from a fancy affair. Although set in one of Victoria’s premier cooking schools, this was a roll-up-your-sleeves, onion-chopping, get ‘er done experience. And it was for women in need. I’m referring to Soup Sisters, a monthly ... Read More
Matheson Lake: A Hidden Gem on Victoria’s Outskirts

Matheson Lake: A Hidden Gem on Victoria’s Outskirts

Looking for an awesome hike within an hour’s drive of Victoria? Skip Thetis Lake, drive right by clogged Witty’s Lagoon and head toward Sooke for Matheson Lake Park. Set in a thick rainforest at the base of steep Mount Matheson, Matheson Lake has a lot to offer for the perennial hiker and nature-lover: a stunning ... Read More
Chow Down at Victoria Food Truck Festival All Year Long

Chow Down at Victoria Food Truck Festival All Year Long

It’s Friday, approaching lunchtime and it’s one of those clear blue-sky days when Victoria shines, postcard-style. The water is sparkling and the Olympics sharp against the skyline. I’m downtown and I’m hungry. Reluctant to get myself into a sit-down restaurant affair, I wander down to one of Victoria’s top seafood vendors on the water — ... Read More