How to Experience Holiday Magic at The Butchart Gardens

“Crunch.” “Crunch.” “Crunch.” The satisfyingly solid, yet, squeaky crunch of fresh powder breaks the silence as I stroll through a world blanketed in…

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9 Picturesque Spots to See Victoria’s Fantastic Fall Colors

For us, fall’s arrival means two things: vibrant, multi-hued foliage, and the excuse to unapologetically step on, erm, jump into crunchy mounds of…

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Summer Weekend Escape: Exploring San Juan Island by Kayak

"Okay. Before we head out, we're going to do a quick affirmation as a group, so we trust each other." Our intrepid San Juan Outfitters kayaking…

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Escape the City: 7 Unforgettable Outdoor Adventures in Victoria, BC

While Victoria is often thought of as the urban hub of British Columbia, it’s also the gateway to adventure. One look around and you’ll find paddle…

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From Flowers to Fireworks: An Insider’s Guide to Exploring The Butchart Gardens

It's show time! The world-renowned The Butchart Gardens is all decked out in its summer splendor, just waiting to dazzle and amaze. Considered one of…

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Hidden Paradise: The Inside Guide to Southern Vancouver Island’s Secret Gardens

For us, summer on Vancouver Island means two things: tons of beautiful blooms in mesmerizing colors, and the excuse to spend as much time outside as…

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From Greenhouse to Heirloom Blooms: Behind the Scenes at The Butchart Gardens

“Visual masterpiece!” “Just like a dream!” “Absolutely gorgeous!” “A gardener’s paradise!” Over the top? No. These are just a few of the phrases…

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From Greens to Clubhouse: How to Plan the Ultimate Victoria Golf Getaway

“Boom!” My friend exclaims as he whacks the ball off the tee at Westin Bear Mountain’s Championship Course. For an avid golfer, playing on this epic…

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