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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.

The Secret to a Good Walk is Knowing When to Stop: Victoria Bench by Bench


My idea of a good walk assumes a certain amount of laziness. Don’t get me wrong. I’m no slug when I go for a stroll; I move along at a pretty good clip. But for me, the whole reason for taking a walk is to punctuate the journey with stops . . . → Click to read full blog


92 Secret Beaches of Greater Victoria


Sometimes an idea comes along that seems so obviously good, we wonder why no one has thought of it before. Theo Dombrowski’s new guidebook, Secret Beaches of Greater Victoria, is one of those ideas. Victoria book publisher Heritage House has released the book, along with Dombrowski’s companion title, Secret . . . → Click to read full blog


Guided Summer Hikes in Victoria-area parks: FREE!


Free and natural. It sounds like an ad for Covergirl makeup. Or a nudist camp. But no. Today I’m highlighting free guided hikes offered all summer long in the parks of the Capital Regional District.

Locals know to escape to Victoria’s lesser-known regional parks when the crush of summer visitors . . . → Click to read full blog