For nearly one hundred years the Fairmont Empress Hotel in Victoria has been a regal monument of elegance and luxury. The most popular activity at the historic hotel would have to be its world-famous Afternoon Tea, enjoyed by tourists, locals, globetrotters and celebrities alike. Thanks to an invitation to tea by the Empress on Twitter, […]
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During my stay in Victoria with Keira we were booked to to a tea workshop at Silk Road Tea in Chinatown. Recently expanded along Government Street Silk Road is a tea shop, tasting room, and spa rolled into one. Upon entering we were greeted with samples of their Westcoast Peppermint and were surrounded by infusers, […]
Chelsea Barr from the City of Nanaimo has been promoting the city’s latest (and sweetest) attraction. She’s put together the “Nanaimo Bar Trail” in honor of the famous 3-layer chocolate dessert invented in (and named after) Nanaimo. Photo credit: edwardkimuk on Flickr Normally served up in bar form with a layer of vanilla custard between […]
For most of my life, the only time I had ever spent in the Nanaimo are was either at Departure Bay or Duke Point ferry terminals. Nanaimo is a port for vessels carrying tourists, travellers and commuters however in recent years its own downtown core has become known as a great place to eat, shop, […]
The Ross Bay Cemetery is frequently mentioned on tours around Victoria as big buses and double-deckers cruise past the historic resting place that sits beside the ocean. It wasn’t until this past weekend that I had the chance to get out of my vehicle and take a frosty walk around to pay my respects to […]
While we were on Vancouver Island this past weekend we received an invitation to dine at Black Rock Resort. Located in Ucluelet, it was about 40 minutes away from where we were in Tofino and definitely worth the trip. The main dining room at Black Rock is called Fetch, and it features a fresh menu […]