Dining

Explore the Best Dining Spots In Nanaimo On Vancouver Island, BC

Guest Blog: There are plenty of great attractions waiting for you at Nanaimo, the second largest city on Vancouver Island. Also called the Harbour City and the City of Parks, Nanaimo boasts of more than 200 parks, a long stretch of fishing pier, and exciting annual events like the World Championship Bathtub Race. But if you ask travelers who have been to Nanaimo, they’ll tell you that apart from t...

Check Out What’s Brewing at Tofino Brewing Company

Guest Blog: Are you an avid beer drinker? If so, you should take time to visit the Tofino Brewing Company.This beer company provides the perfect balance of high quality small batch beers and warm, friendly service. Local Beer with World-Class Taste If it is your first time in Tofino, BC, this local brewery is a necessary stop on your way in to town.Whether you want to grab a Growler for takeout, o...

When looking for some fabulous eats, check out Mad Chef Café.

Guest Blog: Bite Into Some Crazy Goodness at Mad Chef Café in Courtenay, BC Mac Chef Café is one of those familiar places I frequent every time I’m in Courtenay, BC. First off, you don’t go there just for some great food, but more importantly for the overall experience it offers.As you step into its interiors, you’d instantly feel right at home with its sleek, minimalistic appeal. It’s one of thos...

Discover the Top 5 Must-Try Restaurants in Courtenay, BC

Guest Blog: While Courtenay may be a relatively small city, you will be surprised to discover that it actually boasts a string of some of the best and the finest international restaurants Vancouver dining has to offer.Whether you are craving for Italian, Mexican, Greek, Japanese, Chinese, Thai or Middle Eastern – you name it, weekend getaways will not be complete without sampling some of these cho...

Great Food and More at Nanaimo’s Longwood’s Brew Pub

Guest Blog: When planning a trip to a certain destination, we all look up for information on two important things: the popular tourist attractions and favorite food destinations. In Nanaimo, there are a number of great places to eat, but when you are on a limited visit, you naturally want to cut down the chase and pick the best restaurant in town. A Favorite Local Hangout Well, its best to allow t...

See what’s in season at the Duncan Farmer’s Market

Guest Blog: Visit Duncan Farmer’s Market for Local Crafts and Fresh Produce Handcrafted products, homemade food, and fresh local produce – there is always something charming about the sight of all the local vendors lined up at the Duncan Farmer’s Market. If you are planning to visit Duncan, make sure to venture out along Ingram Street in the downtown area on a Saturday. As you near the market, you...

Visit Unique Local Wineries in Vancouver Island’s Cowichan Valley

Vancouver Island and the Gulf Island enjoy the mildest temperatures in Canada. With its sunny and warm summers and rolling hills the Cowichan Valley is ideal for growing wine grapes. From mountains, pastures and ocean views, the landscapes around the vineyards are alone worth the trip. The Cowichan Valley has long dry summers along with ideal grape growing soils which make it just right for vineya...

Roger’s Amazing Chocolate on Victoria’s Inner Harbour

When I first heard Roger’s Chocolates Mission Statement – To enrich people’s lives by creating cherished memories – one chocolate at a time! – I was touched.  First of all, I’m in favour of enriching peoples’ lives, by any means, and creating memories, but to be honest, it really is the ‘one chocolate at a time’ part that most piqued my interest. The more I’ve learned about this ‘yummy’ company, t...

Afternoon Tea at the Inner Harbour, Victoria B.C.

In the mood for something elegant, something genteel, something that takes you back to a time that was more refined, more social, and definitely slower than the average instantaneousness of texting? Then you will be happy to know that right on the Inner Harbour, in the Lobby of the Fairmont Empress, is a true Victoria ‘don’t miss’ experience: an amazing traditional Afternoon Tea.

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