A WHALE OF A TIME

Have you ever been whale watching? It’s one of those activities that absolutely must be crossed off the old ‘bucket list’ and few places offer a better chance to see orcas in their natural habitat than Victoria! Our local Southern Resident Killer Whale population is considered endangered by the US Fish & Wildlife Service, though…

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VICTORIA FILM FESTIVAL 2017

Once again first two weeks of the most romantic month of the year will see our local theatres showcasing a diverse selection of films from across the globe as Victoria’s premier film festival returns this February 3rd through 12th! It’s the perfect time for cinephiles and movie fans to experience Victoria, while the downtown core…

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It’s that time of the year again – and we’re not referring to Christmas! No, it’s time to reconnect with loved ones, family, and friends – and the best way to do that is to break bread together, to enjoy delicious food and drink. The question then becomes ‘where do we go?’ Fortunately, Victoria has…

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BRING IN THE NEW YEAR IN STYLE

How will you be ringing in the new year? Off in some faraway paradise, surrounded by sands and tropical waters? In some distant rainforest, the sounds of the jungle as your ambiance? Or perhaps in a cozy city, overlooking a spectacular skyline? If beautiful sunsets and a perfectly-convenient location are what you desire, we can…

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MAMMOTHS AT THE MUSEUM

“Millions of years ago, giants roamed the earth…” We’ve always been fascinated by what remains of these past goliaths that once roamed our world. Dinosaurs continue to inspire awe and wonder today, often in films like the Jurassic Park franchise. But in addition to these massive reptiles there have been gargantuan mammals like the Woolly…

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What are your plans this Halloween? What about this winter? Thanks to the incredible weather we experience in Victoria (at least, by Canadian standards) we are fortunate to have outdoor weather all year long. We also have far fewer rainy days than either Vancouver or Seattle, so we are able to go outside and enjoy…

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Victoria loves food. Sure, one could argue that all places love food, but in this city it really is an integral part of our culture – and we have one of the highest restaurants-per-capita ratios in the world. We love to go out and eat here. We love doing brunch. We love meeting with friends…

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AUTUMN TRAVELS

One of the benefits of the unique climate around Victoria is that we never really truly experience winter. Once per decade it might snow and last for a day or two, with the occasional anomaly creating a large amount of snow, but 9 years out of every 10 there’s not a snowflake to be found,…

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Sometimes what you’re looking for – what you really need – is just a great spot to lean back in the sunshine and enjoy a drink. Luckily for you, there is no shortage of beautiful sunshine or fine patios in Victoria! Right outside the doors to the Victoria Regent you’ll find The Local and Darcy’s…

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