Vancouver Island

Brunch in Victoria

The city is heralded as the Brunch Capital of Canada and is home to a multitude of restaurants offering variations of brunch fare. Here, Rebecca Wellman, author of the...

Unique Stays

Free Spirit Spheres Qualicum Bay Imagine sleeping in a cocooning orb, gently swaying in a forest canopy. Now meet Eve, Eryn, Melody, Luna and Gwynn, five spherical tree...

The BC Summer Games

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the BC Games, a competitive multi-sport event (with both a winter and summer version) that supports the athletic development of...

Winter Wonders

From November to March, winter storms pummel the western coastline of Vancouver Island, and their dramatic effects are truly a sight to behold. Since the 1990s, Tofino...

Winter Diving in BC

Snow sports aren’t the only reason to gear up and head outside during BC’s fleece-hugging winters. This is also the favoured season for dive fans to plunge beneath...

The Queen of Tea

Victoria has long been steeped in tea; both British and Chinese tea traditions have been honoured in the city for well over a century, the venerable Fairmont Empress...

Road-tripping on Vancouver Island

There is air, there is fresh air, and then there’s the brisk, briny, oxygen-thick air that rides in on wild ocean waves. That’s the air you’ll breathe as you...

Craft Cider’s Comeback

It’s a sun-dappled Sunday in Vancouver Island’s Cobble Hill community, where several chatty visitors are raising their glasses at Merridale Cidery’s winery-style...

Canada 150

The official 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation may have passed, but the nation’s sesquicentennial is being celebrated all year long. In honour of Canada 150,...

Creative Capital

Something is going on in Victoria. There’s a new kind of energy here, a sense of invigoration and innovation that is forcing a rethink of the city’s reputation as a...