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…

B.C. Will End Relocation of Dangerous Carnivores

British Columbia will no longer be relocating large carnivores once they have been in conflict with humans or habituated to human food. According to Time’s Colonist, “an updated Ministry of the Environment policy says the animals will be destroyed if aversion measures to promote fear of people cannot be implemented.” Over 700 black bears were…

The Great Trail Comes to Victoria

The Great Trail, also known as the Trans Canada Trail, has a goal to fully connect the trail by 2017 to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday and the 25th anniversary of the trail itself. The trail is over 20,000 long and is already 87% connected. In Victoria, the trail arrives from Langford to downtown Victoria via…

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…

Police issue cougar warning in Esquimalt

The Victoria police are warning people in Esquimalt to cautious of a possible cougar that could be roaming around. There were a number of sightings yesterday evening. Victoria police and military police responded to a call by a couple who claimed to have had a clear look at a large cat (the cougar) in their…

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…

New Mall Sells ‘high’ Quality Marijuana Products

At Canna Mall in Victoria, every store solely sells marijuana products. This is the very first time we’re seeing a mall of this type in Canada. The mall opened in April, and services offered include vapour lounges and hydroponics equipment. Victoria plans to eventually regulate marijuana dispensaries. Ashley Abraham, who is the owner of Green…

Royal Couple Will Spend Most of B.C. visit in Victoria

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be making their much-anticipated visit to Victoria next month! There will be a special welcoming ceremony will held on September 24 in Victoria (according to Heritage Canada). Although not yet confirmed, the pair’s children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, are expected to accompany them on the trip. This is their…

Vancouver Island Athletes at Summer Olympics 2016 Rio

The Olympics are always fun to watch! Below, is list of athletes, who are from Vancouver Island and competed at the summer Olympics this year.           And there you have it! These athletes are from Vancouver Island and represented Canada at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. Source: Times Colonist Popular Articles:

Malahat Traffic Angers Commuters

Commuters are frustrated with the constant bottleneck traffic heading northbound through Langford. With temperatures rising, the 3 kilometer stretch between Millstream and Lee road has become a nightmare for many drivers. The main issue according to a majority of the drivers is 3 lanes trying to leave the city, which all congest into one. The…

Saanich Ranked as Vancouver Island’s Best City

Saanich has been declared the best city to live in on Vancouver Island. MoneySense magazine has determined Greater Victoria’s Saanich municipality as the best place to live on Vancouver Island. The report is based on a number of measurable factors, such as: amenities, income, weather, and affordability. The report looked at 219 communities across the…

Campfire Ban Will Begin On Vancouver Island

At noon on Wednesday, August 17, 2016, campfires and open burnings will be banned in the majority of areas of the Coastal Fire Centre. The Coastal Fire Centre is taking these precautions because of increasing temperatures with no rain expected any time soon in the region. The following activities are prohibited: Campfires, as defined by the…

Deadline for Victoria Tent City Campers on Monday

The deadline is very close for campers at Victoria’s tent city due to a Supreme Court order for them to vacate the camp by this Monday. The homeless have been living here since the fall, but last month it was decided by the Supreme Court that the camp will be closed based on safety concerns….

Protesters Tried to Stop Duncan Maple Being Cut Down

Kim Walter’s family once owned the Duncan land that the Duncan Maple stood on. During the final hour when the tree was about to be cut down, a frustrated and disappointed crowd that went through five weeks of fighting, gathering over 1700 signatures of support to stop the cut, witnessed the tree being brought down….

Sooke Manhunt Ends with Drive-By Shooting Suspects Arrested

The following was posted on CBC News: A six-day long manhunt for suspects in a drive-by shooting has ended with the arrests of two men near Victoria, B.C., last night. Members of the Sooke RCMP detachment made the arrests, they said, after a lengthy standoff outside a home on Kirby Road near Sooke Potholes Regional Park…

New Ferry between Victoria and Vancouver Launching in 2017

If you were hoping to have an alternative ferry to BC Ferries in your trip from Victoria to Vancouver, you’re in luck. The Victoria Clipper will be launching its high-speed service between Vancouver and Victoria in the spring of 2017 next year, according to CEO Meredith Tall. The new service will start with one round-trip a day,…

Top 11 Summer Festivities This Year in Victoria

Looking for some fun stuff to do this summer in Victoria? Here, we’ve compiled a list of 15 upcoming summer festivities that you can partake in! Alcheringa Gallery Artists’ Exhibition Dates: April 20, 2016 to May 31, 2016 Venue: Alcheringa Gallery America Wild: National Parks Adventure IMAX® Film Dates: April 01, 2016 to June 30,…