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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
UVic’s Ideafest: 50 Ways to Challenge Your Thinking In Six Days

UVic’s Ideafest: 50 Ways to Challenge Your Thinking In Six Days

The University of Victoria is set to throw open its doors for Ideafest (March 7-12), the annual festival showcasing campus research, art and innovation. It’s not just for academics; the public is welcome at all 50 events on this year’s roster. And get this: They’re. All. Free. Before you think ho-hum microscopes and petri dishes, ... Read More
10 Ways to Be A Tourist In Your Own Hometown (For $15)

10 Ways to Be A Tourist In Your Own Hometown (For $15)

Isn’t it funny how once you live in a place for a while, you sometimes forget to stop and smell the roses? Well, this is your chance to right that wrong. This upcoming weekend (Feb. 27 and 28), $15 will get you access to a ton of Victoria’s major tourist attractions. The Be a Tourist ... Read More
10 Go-To Spots in Up-and-Coming North Park

10 Go-To Spots in Up-and-Coming North Park

Let’s face it: North Park is a bit of an underdog when it comes to the neighbourhoods of Victoria. It’s not gentrified Fairfield or trendy Fernwood. Hell, sandwiched between downtown and Fernwood, North Park is simply a place to pass through for many people. But this plucky inner-city quadrant is on the up and up. ... Read More
Radar-Worthy: Three Things to Do This Weekend in Vic

Radar-Worthy: Three Things to Do This Weekend in Vic

Looking for something to brighten up your weekend in Victoria? We’ve got a few ideas for ya. Let’s start with a free one, the season opener of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria’s Water + Pigment + Paper: Experiments in Watercolour exhibit. We’re planning to hit the free public reception from 8 to 10 p.m. ... Read More