The 20 Best Things to do on Salt Spring Island

View from the summit of Mount Erskine

Summit View at Mount Erskine  Salt Spring Island is a year round destination with a wide variety of unique experiences to offer. Immerse your senses in nature, enjoy idyllic afternoons browsing boutique shops and restaurants, join a creative workshop or rest and restore at a wellness retreat. We’ve outlined the best thing to do on Salt […]

Everything to Know about Salt Spring Island

Boats in Ganges Harbour

Where is Salt Spring Island? Salt Spring Island is located on the West Coast of Canada between Vancouver Island and Mainland British Columbia, in the Strait of Georgia. Of the 10 major Southern Gulf Islands in BC, it is the largest and most inhabited.  The Island is accessible via BC Ferries and is a quick […]

East Sooke Park

Rocky bluffs with ocean below in East Sooke Park

East Sooke Regional Park, located 40km west of Victoria, boasts spectacular ocean views and rugged west coast wilderness. The park encompasses 1,434 hectares of remote rainforest and offers something for everyone. Enjoy the 50km network of interior and beach trails rated easy (Aylard Farm) to challenging (Coast Trail), pocket beaches, and picnic areas. Drive Time: […]

Mount Douglas Park

Mount Douglas Park Summit View

Mt. Douglas Park is an urban forest on the Saanich Peninsula that offers panoramic views of Victoria and the coastline below. Conveniently located 20 minutes from downtown Victoria, it is a hot spot for day hikes and outdoor activities boasting 188 hectares of forest, 21 km of trails and beach access.   Parking and Directions […]

The 11 Best Chinese Food Restaurants in Victoria

Chinese Food Victoria

If you’re set on finding the best Chinese food in Victoria you have come to the right place. From local favorites, newcomers, extra-casual cheap eats, and traditional style Chinese – here’s the best Chinese food Victoria is serving up right now.   1. JJ Wonton Noodle House JJ has been a staple for Chinese comfort […]

8 Best Bubble Tea Shops in Victoria

Bubble Tea Victoria BC

Sweet, rich and chewy – it’s easy to see why bubble tea shops have taken over Victoria. Originating from Taiwan in the 1980’s bubble tea is classically made with tea, milk, sugar and tapioca balls. Today, you’ll find it in every possible variety, including swapping out tapioca balls for popping boba, chewy jelly, sago or […]

Mount Douglas Beach

Mount Douglas Beach

Mount Doug Beach This rocky stretch of coastline known to locals as Mount Doug Beach offers sweeping views of Mount Baker and diverse marine life to explore. It is part of Mount Douglas Park located at the edge of Gordon Head and Cordova Bay, a short 25 minute drive from downtown Victoria.    Getting There […]

The 15 Best Restaurants in Victoria

Woman eating at fine dining restaurant

Whether you are looking for white linen fine dining or a cheerful neighborhood eatery, there are a lot of contenders for Victoria’s best restaurant. Regardless of what you are in the mood for this list has you covered. From old favorites, new trail blazers, and must-go places, here are our picks of the best restaurants […]

A Guide to Victoria’s Chinatown

Street Scape looking down Victoria's Chinatown

Victoria’s Chinatown is located 550m northwest of the downtown core and is the oldest Chinatown in Canada. The area has had a major facelift in recent years while still maintaining its old town charm and rich history dating back 150 years. It really is a must see while visiting Victoria.  At its peak Chinatown stretched […]

The 6 Best Walks in Victoria

forest trail with large trees and ferns

Make the most of Victoria in the great outdoors and wander along some of the many trails and scenic walks. Check out the 6 best walks in Greater Victoria below. Map of Best Walks The following map shows the locations of the best walks in Victoria BC. 1. Mount Douglas Mount Douglas or “Mount Doug” […]