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 […]

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 […]

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 8 Best Places to Get Lunch in Victoria

Rustic breakfast sandwich with bacon and egg in wax wrap

There’s no shortage of places to grab a quick bite for lunch in Victoria, but these are some of the best the City has to offer. 1. Tacofino From its humble beginnings in a food truck, this Tofino favorite has expanded to Victoria and serves up some of the freshest, west coast inspired mexican fusion […]

7 Best Coffee Shops in Victoria

3 lattes in a row on wood table

Victoria’s love affair with coffee is hardly up for debate – it seems like there is a coffee shop on every corner. We are sharing the 7 best coffee shops in Victoria for your morning dose.   1. Union Pacific Coffee Shop Nestled in the north end of Chinatown, this local favorite coffee shop has […]