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Get Your Zen on At Float House Victoria (Bonus: Win a Free Float!)

Get Your Zen on At Float House Victoria (Bonus: Win a Free Float!)

When I arrive at Float House Victoria in Chinatown, I’m pleasantly surprised that it isn’t one of those patchouli-scented hippie dens, which Victoria has so many of. Nope, this place is positively chic — polished concrete floors, a ten-foot high tropical plant wall, a cozy window seat and cushy beanbag chairs. It’s a Friday night ... Read More
Paper Street Theatre Co. is Killin’ Christmas

Paper Street Theatre Co. is Killin’ Christmas

It may be the season of sparkly lights and scented firs, but let’s face it: Christmas can also set the stage for family tiffs and botched traditions. Now, it’s downright lethal. Scrappy Victoria-based improv company Paper Street Theatre Co. is set to unleash its Lethal Christmas: An Improvised Action Movie at Intrepid Theatre Club Dec. ... Read More
Victoria’s Raucous Christmas Past

Victoria’s Raucous Christmas Past

Don’t be fooled by all of those postcards featuring dainty tea sets and saluting pinkies; Victoria was once a hard-drinking, hardscrabble frontier town, where street brawls and opium dens set the tone. If you’re unconvinced, consider at one time there was a rifle range at Clover Point and a bear pit in Beacon Hill Park. ... Read More
3 surefire ways to feel like a kid in Vic this Christmas

3 surefire ways to feel like a kid in Vic this Christmas

Judging by Victoria’s jam-packed calendar, there’s more than a trio of holiday happenings to make the 20-plus crowd feel like the under-10s this season. We’ve handpicked a few events guaranteed to leave you feeling festive—and spry. Get Your Gingerbread On at the Cottage Bakery  Cottage Bakery & Café 1267 Fairfield Road December 5 & 12 ... Read More
Foraging for Wild Mushrooms on Vancouver Island

Foraging for Wild Mushrooms on Vancouver Island

If you haven’t explored the coastal forest in search of fungi yet, you’re missing out. Our west coast is famous for growing some of the world’s best mushrooms. I’m not a mushroom whisperer by any means, but most weekends this fall I’ve gotten out into the woods for some soul-soothing foraging. What I can tell ... Read More
Victoria’s Super Cool Solar-Powered Surf Shop

Victoria’s Super Cool Solar-Powered Surf Shop

If there’s anything more quintessentially Victoria than two 20-something surfers selling boutique clothing and surf boards out of a solar-powered shop on a lot once used as a dumpster staging area, I’ve yet to see it. That’s the scene I stumbled upon on Saturday when I parked on Discovery Street to scoot into Capital Iron ... 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