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Victoria Dining Guide

Victoria Dining Guide

Wondering where to dine in Victoria? I LOVE trying new restaurants, and I've been compiling my BIG list of favourite eateries for more than a decade. Click the fork-and-spoon image to read my Victoria Dining Guide.

See Gorgeous Christmas Trees and Gingerbread Houses for FREE in Victoria


Could you use a great big dose of holiday cheer this season? I can recommend two excellent budget activities full of Christmas spirit. Both are annual fundraisers at elegant downtown Victoria hotels: the Inn at Laurel Point and the Fairmont Empress. Admission is by donation.


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Where to Find Good Used Toys in Victoria

The joys of Christmas shouldn’t be dragged down by the woes of credit-card debt in the New Year. Sure, it’s fun to give and receive, but maybe our holiday gifts don’t have to be quite so costly.

Reader Tracey L. sent me a great question this week: “I am looking . . . → Click to read full blog


Victoria’s Best Christmas Lighting Displays: Victoria, BC

One of my favourite scrimping activities over the holidays is to tour around to see Victoria’s best Christmas lighting displays. The warm, cheery glow of the coloured bulbs invariably leaves me with the same feeling inside.

It seems the least we can do to pay homage to the homeowners and . . . → Click to read full blog


Christmas Tree Recycling in Victoria, BC

How long do you keep your Christmas tree up after December 25?

It’s a matter of personal taste, really. Some families take their festive trees down before New Year’s rolls around, while others like to extend the holiday spirit into mid-January.

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IMAX $46 Annual Pass is the Deal of the Year: Victoria, BC

Whether it’s for yourself or a gift for someone else, the IMAX annual pass is an unbeatable bargain at this time of year. Buy before December 31, 2011, and you get a year’s admission to IMAX for a person of any age for $46 plus taxes.

You don’t have to . . . → Click to read full blog