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Pumpkinfest at Galey Farms

by hwilde October 10, 2013

If you’re looking for something fun to do with the kids (or grandkids) in October, you should check out Pumpkinfest at Galey Farms; running each weekend from now until the end of the month, this event offers family friendly entertainment for people who are living in Victoria. Galey Farms is a family-run business dating back […]

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The Saanich Fair – A Victoria BC Tradition

by hwilde August 28, 2013

August is winding down, Labour Day long weekend approaches and the return to school looms for children (and some adults) in Victoria BC.  It must be time for the Saanich Fall Fair!  This agricultural fair has marked the end of summer in Victoria for 145 years and is a not to be missed tradition for […]

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June Events in Victoria BC | Esquimalt’s Buccaneer Days

by hwilde June 5, 2013

It’s June – time for Buccaneer Days in Esquimalt!  This unique community event owes its theme to the naval tradition of Esquimalt, one of the oldest municipalities in Victoria BC.  Buccaneer Days has been a fun-filled family tradition with folks who are living in Victoria for over 60 years. One charming tradition of Buccaneer Days […]

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Local Economy Snapshot – Victoria’s Tourism and Retail Sectors

by hwilde April 3, 2013

A report in the March edition of the Victoria Chamber of Commerce publication ‘Business Matters’ takes the pulse of several major local economic sectors.  Here is a synopsis of the information about Victoria’s tourism and retail sectors from that report. Tourism Victoria BC Always a major contributor to Victoria’s economy, in 2012 our tourism sector […]

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Goldstream Provincial Park

by hwilde March 13, 2013

Ask almost anyone who is living in Victoria to name a nearby provincial park and nine times out of ten they will answer with ‘Goldstream Provincial Park’.  This spectacularly beautiful park is a world famous local treasure that has offered visitors the opportunity to experience west coast wilderness close to the city for many decades. […]

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The White Heather Tea Room in Victoria BC

by hwilde February 13, 2013

What could be more ‘Victorian’ than visiting a tearoom?  Very little, I say!  Victoria BC is steeped (pun intended) in British tradition and there are several establishments serving an authentic tea service.  Tourists and people who are living in Victoria, me included, love to stop for a cuppa and delicious fresh-made goodies at the White […]

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Volunteering in Victoria BC

by hwilde January 23, 2013

Newcomers to Victoria are usually thrilled to be able to move here and you can’t blame them!  With undeniably the best climate in all of Canada, a friendly atmosphere and access to all sorts of recreational pursuits moving to Victoria is at the top of many people’s wish lists. Starting a new job in the […]

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Mount Wells Regional Park in Victoria BC

by hwilde January 2, 2013

Mount Wells Regional Park sits just a half hour drive west of Victoria, yet this regional park is the gateway to the Sooke Hills Regional Park Reserve, the largest regional park in the area, covering 4100 hectares of land. These parks are part of the Sea to Sea Green Blue Belt, a corridor of protected […]

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Lone Tree Hill Regional Park in Victoria BC

by hwilde December 12, 2012

Lone Tree Hill Regional Park is located in the rugged district of Highlands and is a prime example of wilderness near the city.  This 31 hectare, undeveloped park offers a moderate to challenging trail leading to the summit of Lone Tree Hill, where you’ll discover amazing views of the Highlands, Malahat, Victoria and in the […]

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Island View Beach Regional Park in Victoria BC

by hwilde November 20, 2012

Island View Beach Regional Park stretches along the eastern shore of the Saanich Peninsula in Central Saanich.  The park boasts a long sandy beach, perfect for sunbathing, relaxing and swimming on a warm summer day.  There is a small, self-contained campground with sites for r.v.s and tents that is open between the Victoria Day long […]

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