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Nanaimo Summertime Blues Festival


Wednesday, July 27th, 2016 — 3:18pm PDT
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The Nanaimo Summertime Blues Festival is coming up August 26th to 28th at Maffeo Sutton Park on the waterfront, with special performances at The Queens downtown. I met Gerold Haukenfrers, president of the Nanaimo Blues Society, and musician Lazy Mike on my last trip to Vancouver Island’s blues capital. I made Lazy Mike work pretty […]

2 Days in Nanaimo: Plan a Festival Getaway


Thursday, July 21st, 2016 — 11:39am PDT
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2 Days in Nanaimo: Plan a Festival Getaway! Suggestions for a few things you can experience while you’re in town for a festival this summer. Eat, drink, play!

Nanaimo Marine Festival & World Championship Bathtub Race


Monday, June 20th, 2016 — 11:21am PDT
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It’s a Nanaimo thing. World Championship Bathtub Racing is a high-thrills, adrenaline pumping sport that’s been a tradition on Vancouver Island since 1967. I had the chance to go out on the water with a bathtub racer earlier this spring to learn more about the sport, its history, and the community festival that has been […]

Feastival Nanaimo Feed Your Body and Spirit


Wednesday, May 11th, 2016 — 6:31am PDT
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Nanaimo’s annual festival of food, Feastival returns for the second year, June 17-18, 2016. It features a tradeshow event, family cooking classes, celebrity chefs, and Sips at Feastival, featuring local craft breweries, small-batch island wineries, local artisanal spirit producers. I recently wrote a story for FestivalSeekers about another major component of the festival: the third […]

Summer at the Magnolia Hotel in Victoria


Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016 — 12:28pm PDT
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Contributed by Steffani Cameron of FullNomad.com, follow her on Instagram @snarkysteff. I had the good fortune to live in Victoria for 3.5 years, so when I had the opportunity to enjoy some promotional time in Victoria on behalf of both Tourism Victoria and Miss604.com, I leapt at it. One of two places I stayed at, […]

Where to Eat and Drink in Victoria, BC


Tuesday, April 19th, 2016 — 8:19am PDT
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The following has been contributed by Steffani Cameron, who is in the middle of a 5-year worldwide adventure that she is chronicling at FullNomad.com. A photo posted by Steffani Cameron (@snarkysteff) on Apr 20, 2015 at 6:45pm PDT Where to Eat and Drink in Victoria, BC There are people who will tell you that Victoria […]