Month: July 2011

Historical Pub Tour Of The Harbour City

With the expansion of the railway from Victoria to northern points on the Island, Nanaimo was once one of the Island’s fastest growing cities. Sitting on a hot bed of coal, the Harbour City expanded rapidly and, with… Read More

Horne Lake Caves Will Be Canada’s First Wheelchair Accessible Underground Site

In eighth grade I visited Horne Lake Caves with my Outdoor Education class. We donned helmets, grabbed flashlights and made our way into the myriad of underground abysses. While it was easy for our adolescent bodies to make… Read More

Hornby Festival 2011

Home to so much natural beauty, it comes as no surprise that the residents of Hornby Island have a lot to celebrate. Since 1982, the annual Hornby Festival has been drawing bigger crowds each summer to this well-loved… Read More

Hudson’s Bay Co. In Victoria – Then And Now

Long before KitchenAid created the stand mixer, before Ralph Lauren designed ladies’ dresses and before Levi Strauss & Co. produced denim overalls, the Hudson’s Bay Company set up shop in Victoria. In fact, in the early 1840s, the… Read More

Saloons, Scandals & Sweets

Few Canadian cities incite intrigue into its past more than Victoria. Though now a modern city in its own right, Victoria holds strong to the history that shaped and molded BC’s capital. Historical buildings, century-old cemeteries, cobbled streets… Read More