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Parkside Victoria Resort & Spa

Comments 4 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Located across from historic St. Ann’s Academy on Humbolt Street, I’ve stayed at Parkside Victoria twice in the last year and realized that I haven’t written a word about it. The hotel, that also has residences, is one of the capital city’s newest accommodations and has LEED® Platinum Certification on top of its designer touches […]

BC Travel Tuesday: Week 12 Swans Hotel & Brewpub

Comments 252 by Rebecca Bollwitt

This is the final installment of the BC Travel Tuesday series. Over the last few months I’ve worked with Brian from backyardbc to bring my readers options for local getaways and have been able to award prizes to a dozen winners from Vancouver Island and Squamish to the Okanagan. backyardbc is a new travel website […]

Victoria Fringe Festival 2011

Comments 1 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Victoria Fringe Festival kicks off next week as 72 international and local theatre companies take to various venues and stages across the capital city. Victoria Fringe is one of the oldest in Canada and this year they celebrate 25 years of providing affordable, alternative entertainment from around the world. BFA The Musical. Photo: The […]

BC Travel Tuesday: Week 10 Oswego Hotel Victoria

Comments 260 by Rebecca Bollwitt

There’s only one thing on the mind of everyone in BC right now and that’s hockey. However, after the dust settles tonight (and heart rates return to normal) wouldn’t it be nice to get away? I’m a little late for our BC Travel Tuesday feature but we still have a few properties to go in […]

Red Fish Blue Fish Victoria

Comments 3 by Rebecca Bollwitt

There are many options for fish and chips in Victoria, from brew pubs to float-through windows at Fisherman’s Wharf – and I’ve explored most of them. Red Fish Blue Fish has been at the top of my list since Karen Hamilton told me about it years ago and this past weekend I was finally able […]