4 Breathtaking Hikes Close to Victoria

Vancouver Island’s rainforests are some of the most beautiful in the world and luckily for us, are usually only a twenty minute drive away at the most. Here are four of the best hiking spots around Victoria with short but sweet approaches. Mt. Finlayson                          …

10 Mind-Boggling Facts About Canada

Here are 10 interesting facts about Canada that you may not have known about! Snag, Yukon has a record lowest temperature of -63 C in 1947. That’s almost as cold as Mar’s surface. We have an estimated 3 million lakes, which is 60% of the total lakes on Earth. Our nation’s size is bigger than…

Lifestyle for Rent

If you don’t use something everyday, you should rent it. I recently took a stand up paddleboarding course on a whim.  The course was a blast, and of course I thought about how nice it would be to have my own paddleboard to take out whenever my heart desires.  So let’s take a look at…

Your Victoria Bucket List

Your Victoria Bucket List   If you’re dreaming of a life of adventure, but can’t make it out of Victoria at the moment, there are a surprising number of amazing experiences you can have here in the city.  I’ve compiled a short ‘Victoria Bucket List’ of microadventures you can take here in the Garden City,…

10 Sensational Parks to Visit in September

It’s still summer, but the leaves have started to drop, and their shades have transformed from lush verdant greens to multiple interpretations of smouldering flame. Leaves on the trail path seem to invite us, like natural carpets, woven leaf by leaf, readying for our visit. Here are ten favourites that might be right around the corner from…

The 20 Most Popular Baby Names in Victoria

There are certain names that become more commonly used than others. We’ve compiled a list of the 20 most common baby names for boys and girls in Victoria. They are in order of popularity. Boys:  Ethan Liam Lucas Mason Logan Noah Alexander Benjamin Jacob Jack Owen Ryan Daniel Oliver James Nathan Jayden Samuel Matthew William…

Top 10 Most Stolen Vehicles In B.C.

According to ICBC, here are the top 10 most stolen vehicles in B.C. Ford F-250 SD 4WD PU 2007 Ford F-350 SD 4WD PU 2007 Ford F350 SD 4WD PU 2006 Ford F250 SD 4WD PU 2005 Ford F250 SD 2WD PU 2000 Ford F250 SD 4WD PU 2006 Dodge/Plymouth NEON 2DR 1998 Ford F350…

Top 10 Restaurants in Victoria

Making a top ten list is always hard, but especially harder when food is involved. At the end of the day, one’s taste in food is solely dependent on the individual. The restaurants listed below are in our opinion, the top ten best places to eat here! Brasserie L’Ecole IL Terrazzo Ristorante OLO Restaurant John’s…

Victoria Ranked Most Romantic City in Canada

For the fourth year in a row, our beautiful city, Victoria, B.C. has been awarded the top spot in the ranking list of the most romantic cities in Canada. According to annual rankings done by Amazon.ca, the people of Victoria buy more romance novels, relationship books, romantic comedies, romantic music, jewelry and sexual wellness products than any…

Victoria Ranked as Best Place for Women in Canada

When it comes to pay, jobs, and safety, men and women still don’t get equal treatment in Canada. A latest report takes stock of the gender gaps in our country’s biggest cities—so we can close them. The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives stated the following on their website in regards to this study: This study…

Top Ten 10 Rainy Day Activities in Victoria

Finding yourself bored because of the rainy weather? Here are the top 10 things you can do when there appears to be no end to the raining! Watch a hollywood blockbuster or adventure documentaries at the IMAX theatre Take a tour of the Craigdarroch Castle Attend a concert or watch a theatre performance Go for a swim…

Victoria Ranked Most Romantic City in Canada

This is the 3rd straight year in a row where B.C.’s capital, Victoria has been named the most romantic city in Canada. Amazon conducted a survey where they viewed the number of romantic products sold in each Canadian city. Victoria was at the top of the list for nearly all measured category. Some of the…

7 Things You Must Do During the Holiday Season in Victoria

The holiday season is upon us, and many families will soon be having some more free time. As such, here’s a list (inspired by the Live Young and Free website) that highlights 7 things you should definitely set some time aside to do during this holiday season! Attend the Festival of Trees and a Festive Afternoon…

Top Ten Shopping Destinations in Victoria

We’ve compiled the top ten best shopping destinations here in Victoria! 10. Munro’s Books 9. Trade Roots 8. Madrona Gallery 7. Roberta’s Hats 6.  Button and Needlework Boutique 5. Beehive Wool Shop 4. Rogers’ Chocolates 3. Mayfair Shopping Centre 2. Market Square 1. The Bay Centre

Top 60 Employers in BC

Below is a list of the top 60 employers in British Columbia! The list was composed by CanadaStop100.com, so it is very accurate! You can visit their website by clicking here. 1 800 GOT JUNK? 6S Marketing Inc. AbeBooks Inc. ACL Services Ltd. BC Assessment BC Hydro BC Public Service British Columbia Institute of Technology…

15 Most Stolen Vehicles in B.C.

The following cars are the 25 most stolen vehicles in our province of British Columbia. If you own one of them, be careful! Ford F-Series 2004, 2006 Honda Civic 1993, 1998 Honda Accord 1990, 1992 Chevrolet/GMC Silverado/Sierra 1995, 1997 Chrysler (Dodge/Plymouth) Ram 1996, 2001 Chrysler (Dodge/Plymouth) Caravan/Voyager 1994, 1995 Jeep Cherokee/Grand Cherokee 1995, 1995 Ford…

Victoria Ranked 2nd Most Dangerous City in Canada

According to the latest rankings from Maclean’s magazine, the most dangerous cities in Canada are in the western part of the nation. With that in mind, Victoria was unfortunately ranked the second most dangerous city in Canada. Western cities have always dominated the “most dangerous cities in Canada” headlines, but this is quite a shocker. It’s hard…

25 Foods from Childhood That Are Now Extinct

Here are 25 foods from our childhood that are now extinct! 1. Crispy M&M’s: 2. Trix shaped like Real Fruit: 3. Sour Altoids: 4. Surge: 5. French Toast Crunch: 6. Planters Cheez Balls: 7. Wonder Ball: 8. Butterfinger BB’s: 9. Oreo O’s: 10. P.B. Crisps: 11. Sprite Remix: 12. Fruit String Thing: 13. Clearly Canadian: 14. Squeezit: 15. Tan M&M’s: 16. PB Max: 17. Crystal Pepsi: 18. Orbitz: 19. Skittles Gum: 20. 3D Doritos: 21. Rice…

10 Most Popular Cell Phones in Victoria

According to some recent studies that were done by analyzing which cell phones were used to access Facebook in specific cities, it was determined which cellular devices are most popular within particular regions. As such, the list below will give you the current 10 most popular cell phones in Victoria. iPhone 5s Samsung Galaxy S5 iPhone 5 HTC One M8…