British Columbia

best beaches in victoria bc for swimming

7 Best beaches in Victoria, BC, for swimming in summer

By Janice and George | June 7, 2018

Pssst… Wanna know the top swimming holes and lakes in Victoria? Here’s our beach chair report on the 7 best beaches in Victoria, BC.

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Best Airbnb in Victoria, BC? These 3 are utterly charming

By Janice and George | May 15, 2018

Best Airbnb in Victoria, Canada? We’ve stayed at several Airbnb’s in Victoria and these three qualify – an Art Deco manor, a bright garden suite and a James Bay cottage.

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Whistler or Blackcomb: Which has better skiing?

By Janice and George | December 23, 2017

You know Whistler is a top ski resort. But what you really want to know is – which mountain is better for skiing and snowboarding? Whistler or Blackcomb?

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5 reasons why Victoria is the best city to visit in Canada

By Janice and George | August 16, 2016

It has great restaurants and a lovely island vibe, and it’s blooming pretty! Just 3 of 5 reasons why Victoria is the best city to visit in Canada.

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Paddling Whistler’s River of Golden Dreams

By Janice and George | August 10, 2016

Isn’t the River of Golden Dreams a dreamy name? Well, this river in Whistler really is like its name. And the summer is perfect for paddling a canoe or kayak down it.

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We’re moving to Victoria!

By Janice and George | June 22, 2016

We’re moving from Vancouver to Victoria! The city is a cyclist’s dream, and we’ll buy stand-up paddleboards. We can even walk from our house to downtown!

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biking Stanley Park

Biking Stanley Park and 5 best Stanley Park bike rentals

By Janice and George | May 23, 2016

Nothing beats biking Stanley Park (and around False Creek) on a sunny Vancouver day! Lots of beaches and parks. A public market and craft brewery too at Granville Island.

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Ciao! Whipping up an Italian feast at a Vancouver cooking class

By Janice and George | May 5, 2016

Black pepper fettuccini in a white-wine cream sauce? Lemon zested veal? No, I’m not in Italy. I’m grating cheese and boiling fresh-made pasta at a Vancouver cooking class!

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Harbour Ferries Victoria

Explore the Gorge on a fun pickle boat with Victoria Harbour Ferry

By Janice and George | April 13, 2016

What fun! Tour the Gorge Waterway on a Victoria Harbor Ferry “pickle boat.” See the tidal falls and learn about the daredevil divers.

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Reliving North Vancouver’s shipyard history at the Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier

By Janice and George | April 4, 2016

See cool yellow cranes and maritime artifacts in the old shipyard building site outside the Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier, a great 4-star hotel in North Vancouver.

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Chilko Experience

Chilko Experience: Luxury in British Columbia’s wilderness

By Janice and George | March 29, 2016

Think of pristine wilderness with awesome grizzly bear viewing, fishing, ATVs, rafting, horseback riding and more. Now add the luxury Chilko Experience Wilderness Resort. Nice, eh?

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Sailing away from the Vancouver cruise port

By Janice and George | November 5, 2015

No wonder 1 million cruise passengers love the Vancouver cruise port each year! You can walk to shops, cafes and parks. Our city is particularly beautiful when seen from a cruise ship.

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Vancouver Theaters: The Stanley is a lovely grand dame!

By Janice and George | September 22, 2015

Dear Stanley Theatre, we want to tell you what a classy lady you are. A picture house in 1930, you fell on hard times. But now you’ve had a facelift and are a beloved live performing venue.

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Patio party at the Pan Pacific Hotel Vancouver

By Janice and George | August 14, 2015

Summer is here! Vancouver patios like the one at the Pan Pacific Vancouver are great for cooling off with a cocktail. Try the Kale Gimlet.

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