A Harbour Air seaplane comes in for a landing in Victoria’s Inner Harbour near the Ogden Point breakwater.

Seaplanes offer bird’s-eye view

Whether for sightseeing or transportation, flying brings new perspective

  • Jul 4, 2013
A Harbour Air seaplane comes in for a landing in Victoria’s Inner Harbour near the Ogden Point breakwater.
Marianne Heine and Remi Potvin chat in the spring sunshine while reclining at Gonzales Beach

Romance blooms on Greater Victoria beaches

Ahh, romance. Snuggling with your significant other on a sandy beach, with the sunset painting the sky pink and orange.

Marianne Heine and Remi Potvin chat in the spring sunshine while reclining at Gonzales Beach

Diamonds in the rough

Beach glass collectors in Victoria running out of material

  • Jul 4, 2013
A Fisgard Street parking meter is almost completely obscured by a shipment of fresh produce to Jia Hua Trading in Chinatown.

Chinatown businesses draw on past

Meats, herbs among the offerings in Canada's oldest Chinatown

  • Jul 4, 2013
A Fisgard Street parking meter is almost completely obscured by a shipment of fresh produce to Jia Hua Trading in Chinatown.
A woman runs alone along a path on Dallas Road. There are many solitary activities available to residents around Greater Victoria

Flying solo in Victoria

Region has plenty of offerings for those exploring the sights alone

  • Jul 4, 2013
A woman runs alone along a path on Dallas Road. There are many solitary activities available to residents around Greater Victoria
Tessa Hamelin walks through Cook Street Village with her dog

Cook Street Village, a place that says neighbourhood

It’s more than simply a neighbourhood commercial district.

Tessa Hamelin walks through Cook Street Village with her dog
Amanda Komen and Amy McClay wear vintage clothing sourced from Empress Jade Vintage and Sam’s Sideshow boutique. Props were sourced from Vintage Fair Victoria. Victoria’s Vintage Expo takes place Sept. 27 and 28 at Crystal Garden.

Fashion forward, vintage inspiration

Classic clothing offerings from numerous Victoria clothiers

  • Jul 4, 2013
Amanda Komen and Amy McClay wear vintage clothing sourced from Empress Jade Vintage and Sam’s Sideshow boutique. Props were sourced from Vintage Fair Victoria. Victoria’s Vintage Expo takes place Sept. 27 and 28 at Crystal Garden.
A Canada flag flies in a rural field

8 Photos That Will Make You Stay in Canada This Summer

From the North to the Prairies, B.C. in the West and the Maritimes in the East – not to mention Ontario and Quebec...

A Canada flag flies in a rural field
A Canada flag flies in a rural field

13 British Columbian-ish Things To Do for Canada Day for 2013

Play in the water. Take a road trip. Take any trip. Watch a Lions game, or any baseball game. Watch a movie. Enjoy your Canada Day, B.C.

A Canada flag flies in a rural field
Victoria Clipper onboard supervisor Christi Smither serves champagne to Brianne Reda

Deals leave tourists coming and going

Travel companies increasingly entice visitors here with package promotions

Victoria Clipper onboard supervisor Christi Smither serves champagne to Brianne Reda
The MV Coho sails into Port Angeles

The view from the U.S.

This is no secret: American visitors love Greater Victoria

The MV Coho sails into Port Angeles
Public art at Nanaimo's Swy-a-lana park

Artistic ideas

Take in a studio tour or visit an artist-in-residence

  • May 9, 2013
Public art at Nanaimo's Swy-a-lana park
Tahsis Inlet

Out and about on the north island

From the Comox Valley to Campbell River & Quadra Island and north to Alert Bay and Port Hardy, fun and adventure abound

  • May 9, 2013
Tahsis Inlet
Nanaimo's waterfront

Come explore the central island

Shopping, birdwatching, cycle-touring and more are just a day-trip away from Victoria or Vancouver

  • May 9, 2013
Nanaimo's waterfront
Totems in downtown Duncan

Ancient cultures come alive for visitors

Learn about Vancouver Island's rich Aboriginal heritage

  • May 9, 2013
Totems in downtown Duncan

A taste of the Island

From beautiful cheese and exotic meats to homemade breads, seafood and wine, the Island is a culinary delight

  • May 9, 2013
Quiet coves throughout the Gulf Islands are a favourite place to unwind for locals and tourists alike.

Discover the Gulf Islands

With stunning scenery, award-winning wineries and numerous artists and artisans, the Gulf Islands are among the most popular getaways

  • May 9, 2013
Quiet coves throughout the Gulf Islands are a favourite place to unwind for locals and tourists alike.
BC Ferries has been transporting locals and visitors between the mainland

Set sail for Vancouver Island

The ferries provide a spectacularly scenic experience and a chance to experience Vancouver Island’s charming communities.

  • May 9, 2013
BC Ferries has been transporting locals and visitors between the mainland
Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre

Where to go what to see and do on the Island

From North to South, this list of attractions will

  • May 9, 2013
Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre
Tubing on Lake Cowichan

Sunny days on the South Island

See the murals in Chemainus, kayak the waters of Ladysmith or try tubing in the Cowichan River

  • May 9, 2013
Tubing on Lake Cowichan