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Love Fernwood Bites? Meet Fernwood Lights (Win tickets!)

Love Fernwood Bites? Meet Fernwood Lights (Win tickets!)

It’s no secret Fernwood Bites is one of Victoria’s standout events of the year: it’s a blissful mix of eats, drinks and hob nob in one of the city’s most cherished neighbourhoods. Our only gripe? Waiting the 12 long months until it rolls around again. Not anymore. It’s as if event organizer Fernwood NRG heard ... 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
Saltchuck Pie Company Is Nicer Than Pie

Saltchuck Pie Company Is Nicer Than Pie

It’s lunchtime and the Saltchuck Pie Company in Rock Bay is bustling. The simple décor — retro signage, Formica tables, bright orange floor — and the sunlight streaming in makes for a cheerful, beachy vibe. It’s the right tone for a spot serving up Kiwi/Aussie-style savoury pies of the sort that take pride of place ... Read More
Three Picks for Victoria Beer Week

Three Picks for Victoria Beer Week

With the third annual Victoria Beer Week fast approaching, it’s time to get your thirst on. The nine-day series of events (from March 4 to 12) will feature more than 50 craft breweries from across British Columbia this year. The schedule is jam-packed with fun events for the beer-lovers among us, but here are our ... Read More
10 Picks For Dine Around 2016

10 Picks For Dine Around 2016

Here’s the thing: there are only a couple months left before Victoria’s streets and restaurants are crowded with tourists — which sure, is nice in its own way. But in the winter, us locals also appreciate having the city more or less to ourselves. And that’s part of the idea behind Dine Around & Stay ... Read More
La Taqueira Opens in Victoria

La Taqueira Opens in Victoria

If you’ve been following along with The Vic Life for awhile, you probably think we’re obsessed with tacos. Well, you’re not wrong. And that’s why we were so excited when we heard that Vancouver transplant La Taqueria Pinche Taco Shop was opening its doors on Fort Street. The first thing you’re likely to notice when ... Read More
Five Victoria Taco Spots You’ve Gotta Try

Five Victoria Taco Spots You’ve Gotta Try

What’s the perfect food to pair with … well pretty much anything? Why tacos, of course. Thankfully, Vic is home to a bounty of great taco spots, ranging from the traditional to the downright experimental (think: deep fried avocado). Most of the best places take a bit of finding, but fear not: we’ve got the ... Read More
Eat Your Gluten Free Heart Out at Victoria’s Origin Bakery

Eat Your Gluten Free Heart Out at Victoria’s Origin Bakery

If I had to say one thing about Origin Gluten Free Bakery in Stadacona Centre in Victoria it would be this: Origin will immortalize sourdough like Proust immortalized the madeleine. My gluten intolerant friends, prepare to be flooded with memories of a doughy, flavourful past one slice at a time with this rare celiac-friendly delicacy. ... Read More