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Can you spot all 12 Days of Christmas displays at the Butchart Gardens? Jen Blyth photo.

The magic of Christmas returns to the Butchart Gardens

Some events cancelled due to COVID-10 but 12 Days of Christmas will brighten the season

 

Victoria, Vancouver Island earn global ‘Safe Travels’ Stamp

Victoria, Vancouver Island earn global ‘Safe Travels’ Stamp

Tool helps travellers identify tourism experiences that meet health and safety protocols

 

TESS VAN STRAATEN: Tess takes an autumn art adventure

TESS VAN STRAATEN: Tess takes an autumn art adventure

Salt Spring National Art Prize attracts top-notch artists from across the country

  • Sep 27, 2019

 

Server Kim King stands next to a wall of tea cannisters at the Westholme Tea Farm near Duncan. Photo by Tess van Straaten

TESS VAN STRAATEN: It’s tea time in Cowichan!

Monday’s intrepid columnist makes a unique escape just north of Victoria

  • Aug 25, 2019
Server Kim King stands next to a wall of tea cannisters at the Westholme Tea Farm near Duncan. Photo by Tess van Straaten
A holiday season scene in downtown Ganges on Saltspring Island. Photo by Bob Rogers/Saltspring Photography Club

Tess van Straaten: Getting away to the Gulf Islands

Escaping the hustle and bustle of the holidays is within reach for you

  • Nov 24, 2018
A holiday season scene in downtown Ganges on Saltspring Island. Photo by Bob Rogers/Saltspring Photography Club
Tess van Straaten: Falling in Love with Cowichan

Tess van Straaten: Falling in Love with Cowichan

Monday columnist gets wined and dined in the Valley

  • Oct 31, 2018
Tess van Straaten: Falling in Love with Cowichan
TESS VAN STRAATEN: Taking a Walk on the Wild Side

TESS VAN STRAATEN: Taking a Walk on the Wild Side

Monday’s intrepid adventure columnist tests the waters of Port Renfrew

  • Aug 3, 2018
TESS VAN STRAATEN: Taking a Walk on the Wild Side