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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
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
Four Things to Do in Victoria During the Rainy Season

Four Things to Do in Victoria During the Rainy Season

Well, it’s official: the rainy season is here. And we all know what that means: Netflix. Lots of Netflix. While there isn’t necessarily anything wrong with spending a little extra time in sweatpants, it doesn’t hurt to get out of the house now and again. Here are four things on my to-do list now that ... 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