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Victoria to Salt Spring Island - Day Trip

posted on Mar 12

Salt Spring Island is the biggest of the southern Gulf Islands, a group of islands that are scattered between the lower mainland of British Columbia and Vancouver Island. It is a haven for artists, hippies, movie stars and organic farmers. If you’re interested in alternative lifestyles you’ll…

Early Spring In Victoria

posted on Mar 02

Yesterday and today have been amazingly mild for this time of the year.  Yesterday the temperature rose to a balmy 14C + degrees (57F) and the early spring flowers and blossoms are making their presence known everywhere. This photograph shows a lovely blanket of blooms in Beacon Hill Park, isn't…

New Tax Rates In BC

posted on Jan 30

Death and taxes are definitely inevitable!  In British Columbia, the latest round of tax changes will have an immediate effect on the Accommodations Sector of the Hospitality Industry in this Province.  Effective on April 01, 2013, BC will be reverting from the existing "Harmonized Tax" (HST)…

Victoria’s “Funkiest” Theatre Location

posted on Jan 30

The church spire in this photo is not a church, it is actually the Belfry Theatre, possibly the best little live performance theatre in Victoria.  The neighbourhood where it is located is one of Victoria's most "eclectic" (some would call it "funky") neighbourhoods, the Fernwood Village. In…

Victoria, BC via BC Ferries

posted on Jan 05

There are many ways of reaching Victoria, BC. You can fly in to Victoria International Airport (YYJ) or in to Victoria's Inner Harbour via Harbour Air or Kenmore Air, you can travel by ferry from Seattle, Port Angeles or Anacortes in Washington State. But our favourite way is on a BC Ferry from the…