Vancouver Island

Things to do in Victoria, BC

A local’s guide to the top things to do in Victoria, BC

By Janice and George

We have great restaurants, parks (can you say Butchart Gardens?) and attractions. Check out our insider guide to the best things to do in Victoria, BC!

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Things to do in Parksville: Rathtrevor Beach

9 Crazy fun things to do in Parksville & Qualicum Beach

By Janice and George

Rathtrevor Beach is great. But there are other super fun things to do in Parksville and Qualicum Beach too. Explore Horne Lake Caves. See the goats on the roof in Coombs. And more!

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Victoria BC gardens

It’s blooming at these top 5 Victoria, BC, Gardens

By Janice and George

Dubbed the “City of Gardens,” Victoria blooms with colorful flowers and show-stopping gardens. Even in November, hanging baskets of pansies brighten the city’s picturesque Inner Harbor.

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best airbnb in victoria bc - art deco manor

Where to stay in Victoria, BC? Utterly charming Airbnb’s and hotels

By Janice and George

Where to stay in Victoria, BC? We’ve stayed at several utterly charming Airbnb’s and hotels – like this Art Deco manor and historic B&B.

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best beaches in victoria bc for swimming

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

By Janice and George

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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Harbour Ferries Victoria

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

By Janice and George

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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storm watching on Vancouver Island

‘Tis the season for… storm watching on Vancouver Island

By Janice and George

Bad weather means storm watching on Vancouver Island. With rainboots and slickers, you can witness the awesome fury of winter storms.

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