Vancouver Island

BC’s Best Coffee Shops

With its abundance of scenic roads and highways, it’s no wonder why road-tripping is a popular pastime in coastal British Columbia. Of course, the secret to truly...

Side-Tripping in Sidney

Just a 10-minute drive from the Swartz Bay ferry terminal sits the welcoming town of Sidney. Not only does this picturesque place offer up impressive views of the Gulf...

Frying Tonight

With a fully stocked larder of freshly caught seafood available, it’s no surprise that BC is a tartar-slathered hotbed of great fish and chips. But while you don’t...

Weekend Escape to Parksville Qualicum Beach

A short ferry ride from Horseshoe Bay to Nanaimo, and a 30-minute drive north, brings weekenders to Parksville and its quieter neighbour, Qualicum Beach. The adjoining...

Crafty Sips

B.C.’s dew-frosted fall is waiting in the wings, but there’s still plenty of time to raise a glass to our golden summer finale. And while craft beer has dominated...

Experience the BC SUP Cup Series

For the last seven summers, stand-up paddle boarders of all levels have travelled around British Columbia to participate in the BC SUP Cup. This stand-up paddle boarding...

Summer Sound Bites

The space is small, intimate and packed. There’s a warm glow in the dark, retro lounge as the microbrew-pint-clutching crowd grooves along with the five-piece band...

Feast Your Eyes

1. One of my favourites is Botany Bay, in Botanical Beach Provincial Park, just past Port Renfrew. After a 20-minute walk on a trail through the forest, you come to a...

Meet Oyster Jim

He’s the man behind the Wild Pacific Trail, a network of accessible gravel paths that cuts through dense forest and offers panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean. It’s...

Sharing Cultures

I’m in a small tour boat near the northern end of Vancouver Island when six orcas cruise past, their sleek dorsal fins slicing through the waves. “Aboriginals...