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Nothing is finer than tea at the Empress

Victoria's historic hotel serves more tea each day than hotels in London, England.


In Parksville, life really is a beach

Vancouver Island resort town is loaded with beaches, spas and family fun.


This Vancouver Island cider house rules

Merridale Ciderworks is the first of its kind in BC and is making this old-fashioned drink chic.


Butchart Gardens blooms all year

August is a special time to see Vancouver Island's botanical jewel, Kathleen Kenna explains.


Why Victoria is Canada’s ‘fittest city’

Residents of BC's capital live like Olympians every day of the year.


Victoria comes out of its shell

British Columbia's capital isn't as staid and old-fashioned as it once was.


‘Big trees’ of Avatar Grove are pure magic

With a name inspired by Hollywood, this Vancouver Island star is pure magic.

Klahowya Village Stanley Park Vancouver BC

First Nations art, legends in Stanley Park

Klahowya Village turns Vancouver's gem into a place of eagles, bears and even Sasquatch.


Vancouver Island sweetens up to mead

Mead, the world's oldest alcoholic drink, finds new life on Vancouver Island, Kathleen Kenna of writes.

Discover First Nations cuisine in Vancouver

First Nations-owned Salmon n' Bannock, one of the Top 50 Restaurants in Canada, is tremendously unique, Kathleen Kenna reports.

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Indigenous art dazzles this summer