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Discover Victoria

Explore the Garden City, and British Columbia’s capital

  • Apr 22, 2020
A group fishing off Greater Victoria had a once-in-a-lifetime encounter with a trio of young orcas on Jan. 17. (Courtesy Craig Twidale)

VIDEO: Young orcas caught showboating off Greater Victoria

Group fishing near Race Rocks films rare encounter with killer whales

Dine Around and Stay in Town Victoria returns to the B.C. capital Jan. 20 to Feb. 5, featuring more than 40 restaurants and 11 hotels.

Dine Around, Stay in Town Victoria brings delicious deals to the B.C. capital

Featuring over 40 restaurants, the program gives restaurants a chance to shine

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How to fly: A peek behind the curtain at heli-ski piloting, one of Revelstoke’s biggest industries

Mountain Mavericks was featured in the latest edition of the Revelstoke TIMES magazine

For a run-with-a-view, jog along Victoria’s extensive waterfront. You may have dip between dogs, cars and cyclists if you’re going for more than a few kilometres, but the ocean and mountain scenery is sure to inspire. Photo courtesy Destination Victoria.

A runner’s guide to Victoria, BC

It’s winter in Canada, which means that across the country runners must…

  • Jan 3, 2023
For a run-with-a-view, jog along Victoria’s extensive waterfront. You may have dip between dogs, cars and cyclists if you’re going for more than a few kilometres, but the ocean and mountain scenery is sure to inspire. Photo courtesy Destination Victoria.
Travelling from London’s Natural History Museum, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2022 exhibition is at the Royal BC Museum through April 16. © Dmitry Kokh, Wildlife Photographer of the Year. Photo courtesy the Royal BC Museum

Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition brings the world to the Royal BC Museum

One of the most-anticipated events of winter has returned to Victoria, to…

Travelling from London’s Natural History Museum, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2022 exhibition is at the Royal BC Museum through April 16. © Dmitry Kokh, Wildlife Photographer of the Year. Photo courtesy the Royal BC Museum
Southern resident killer whale calf, named K45, has been identified as a girl. (Courtesy of Fisheries and Oceans Canada)

Girls just want to have chum: New southern resident killer whale a female

The whale, named K45, is the first born to K-pod since 2011

Southern resident killer whale calf, named K45, has been identified as a girl. (Courtesy of Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
Victoria is the second-best small city to visit according to the 35th annual Conde Nast reader awards. Black Press Media file photo

Victoria named the 2nd-best small city in the world in Conde Nast readers’ choice awards

Visitors call Victoria the second-best small city in the world to visit…

Victoria is the second-best small city to visit according to the 35th annual Conde Nast reader awards. Black Press Media file photo
In Tofino, autumn unites the best of both seasons with hiking, arts and culture, wildlife viewing, a renowned food scene and of course, world-class surfing. Photo courtesy Hotel Zed

It’s Back to Cool time in Tofino

Hotel Zed welcomes visitors with fun + funky fall promotion

  • Sep 26, 2022
In Tofino, autumn unites the best of both seasons with hiking, arts and culture, wildlife viewing, a renowned food scene and of course, world-class surfing. Photo courtesy Hotel Zed
Flowers bloom in a garden bed outside Government House. The residence is noted for the gardens on its grounds. (Black Press Media file photo)

Government House gardens recognized in national list

Listed as one of the 100 Garden Moments in Canada as part of celebrations for the Year of the Garden

Flowers bloom in a garden bed outside Government House. The residence is noted for the gardens on its grounds. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Mungo Martin longhouse, built in 1953 in the Kwakwaka’wakw big house style, is located in Thunderbird Park next to the Royal BC Museum. Don Denton photograph

10 things to see and do in Greater Victoria for summer 2022

Some of the most incredible sights and attractions in B.C. can be…

The Mungo Martin longhouse, built in 1953 in the Kwakwaka’wakw big house style, is located in Thunderbird Park next to the Royal BC Museum. Don Denton photograph
The Resonance Consultancy rankings recognized Victoria for its mild temperatures and diverse geography which allows its residents to “surf, mountain bike, and put in eight hours at the office all in one day.”

Victoria named Canada’s best small city

Nanaimo, Saanich, Kelowna also recognized in the Resonance Consultancy rankings

The Resonance Consultancy rankings recognized Victoria for its mild temperatures and diverse geography which allows its residents to “surf, mountain bike, and put in eight hours at the office all in one day.”
A community of 1,396, Galiano Island saw an estimated 80,200 visitors in 2007 (John McKinley file)

Galiano Island’s ecological footprint swells from tourism: study

Community’s footprint ‘much larger’ than other B.C. locales

A community of 1,396, Galiano Island saw an estimated 80,200 visitors in 2007 (John McKinley file)
People walk up stairs to the entrance of the Royal BC Museum in Victoria, B.C. Premier John Horgan announced June 22 they are stopping their $789-million plan to rebuild the ageing building, and sending things back to public consultation. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Victoria’s Royal BC Museum to remain open as Province seeks input on future plans

The Royal BC Museum will remain open as the Province evaluates how…

People walk up stairs to the entrance of the Royal BC Museum in Victoria, B.C. Premier John Horgan announced June 22 they are stopping their $789-million plan to rebuild the ageing building, and sending things back to public consultation. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Mark Pavesic reels in a small mouth bass from Elk Lake, near Victoria, BC. Kelsey Pavesic photo

Let Outdoors West be your guide to the great outdoors this summer!

Magazine shares the how-to and where-to of exploring Western Canada’s natural spaces

Mark Pavesic reels in a small mouth bass from Elk Lake, near Victoria, BC. Kelsey Pavesic photo
Victoria has been found to be one of the world’s top remote work vacation spots. Black Press Media file photo

Considering a ‘workation’ destination? Meet Victoria!

B.C.’s capital ranked sixth out of more than 100 global cities to work away from home, Kelowna 15th

Victoria has been found to be one of the world’s top remote work vacation spots. Black Press Media file photo
Strathcona Mounted Troop, coming to the Victoria Highland Games in 2022.

Holy haggis! 159th Victoria Highland Games Celtic Festival is back

World-class festival returns to Topaz Park May 21 and 22

  • May 11, 2022
Strathcona Mounted Troop, coming to the Victoria Highland Games in 2022.
Measures have returned to protect southern resident killer whales in BC waters. Black Press Media file photo

Transport Canada introduces added measures to protect southern resident killer whales

The Canadian government is once again putting measures in place to protect…

Measures have returned to protect southern resident killer whales in BC waters. Black Press Media file photo
The Victoria Clipper approaches its berth in the Inner Harbour after sailing from Seattle on Friday, April 15, for the first time since the fall of 2021 and for what is hoped to be the return of normal crossings, which were disrupted for two years by pandemic border restrictions. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Demand strong as Victoria Clipper brings first passengers from Seattle in months

Ferry line hopes staffing woes will soon be resolved to accommodate surging demand

The Victoria Clipper approaches its berth in the Inner Harbour after sailing from Seattle on Friday, April 15, for the first time since the fall of 2021 and for what is hoped to be the return of normal crossings, which were disrupted for two years by pandemic border restrictions. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
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