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A tasty visit to Victoria

Have a tasty visit to Victoria! Your visit should satisfy all the senses: seeing the sights, smelling the roses at the Butchart Gardens, hearing killer whales on a whale-watching boat hydrophone,  touching camera buttons; but what about taste? It’s an … Continue reading

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Hiking Trails on the Saanich Peninsula

Hiking trails on the Saanich Peninsula can be arduous or can be a relaxed stroll, but all offer lovely views in the natural settings of southern Vancouver Island. We’d like to suggest some favourite walks, though there are dozens more … Continue reading

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The Lakes and Beaches of Victoria

Relaxing at the lakes and beaches of Victoria should be included in the itinerary of any visit to southern Vancouver Island. Slow down the pace of life for a while. We can not promise you white beaches and palms but … Continue reading

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Saanich Peninsula – the joys of life

The weather on the Saanich Peninsula was simply glorious for the Easter weekend at the end of March. I daresay it was for much of Vancouver Island. We were reminded how wonderful this place is. It is easy to take … Continue reading

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Sip and Savour a Souvenir

Vancouver Island wine tours have risen in popularity greatly in recent years, matching the growth in local wineries. Within two miles / three kilometres of where I am writing this are five vineyards and a distillery. These family vineyards on … Continue reading

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Visiting Victoria in the Spring

Visiting Victoria in the Spring makes good sense. 2013 is no exception, especially after the mild winter on southern Vancouver Island. Avoid the crowds, stay at low season rates at Victoria B&Bs and enjoy the new life all around as … Continue reading

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Victoria BC weather – what to expect

Prospective guests often ask us what Victoria BC weather will be like to help with their travel plans. This is a fair question since their travels may take them from California to Alaska, from BC to the Prairies in addition … Continue reading

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Your Victoria B&B hosts

It might be said that your Victoria B&B hosts are a motley crew. This photo is surely proof of that. Further, we represent a motley selection of bed and breakfasts. Here you see most of us, Victoria B&B hosts, members … Continue reading

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Blue’s Bayou Café

You might think the name of Blue’s Bayou Café is a reference to a genre of Louisiana music. Blue is actually the name of chef and owner Blue Benoit who operates Blue’s Bayou Café together with his partner Lorill Fraser. … Continue reading

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Satisfy your senses …

Satisfy your senses here in Victoria by visiting Church and State Wines in Brentwood Bay.  They are situated on the Saanich Peninsula close to both Butchart Gardens and Butterfly Gardens. I hear you … “I realise my taste buds will … Continue reading

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