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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

Annual display opens Nov. 27; timed ticket reservations available now

 

Brayden Boyd and Michelle Fonseca had plans for a big wedding with family in Mexico, when COVID made that impossible. Nanaimo’s West Coast Helicopter stepped in and offered to marry them on a Vancouver Island mountaintop.

COVID-19 cancelled their wedding plans, so they married on a B.C. mountaintop

Ceremony was live streamed to friends and family around the world

  • May 29, 2020

 

Chef Philippe Lavoie shows off a dish of Prawns on Garlic Toast with a Lemon Aoli and a Balsamic Syrup inside the Osborne Bay Pub and Cafe. Don Denton photography

Chef Philippe Lavoie shares recipes from the Osborne Bay Pub and Cafe

New menu and live music added to Crofton, British Columbia venue

  • Dec 5, 2018

 

The Art and Heart of Artist Lucie Marlo

The Art and Heart of Artist Lucie Marlo

Painter creates unique and distinct abstract works of art

  • Oct 25, 2018
The Art and Heart of Artist Lucie Marlo
In the Lap of Luxury at two Relais & Chateaux Hotels

In the Lap of Luxury at two Relais & Chateaux Hotels

Spending time at Vancouver’s Wedgewood Hotel and Tofino’s Wickaninnish Inn

  • Oct 10, 2018
In the Lap of Luxury at two Relais & Chateaux Hotels
Artist Nicole Sleeth Paints the Figure

Artist Nicole Sleeth Paints the Figure

Challenging the viewer with her paintings of women

  • Sep 28, 2018
Artist Nicole Sleeth Paints the Figure
Fall Fashions Meet Vintage Decor

Fall Fashions Meet Vintage Decor

Minimal designs with luxurious details showcased in unique Victorian Gothic house

  • Sep 26, 2018
Fall Fashions Meet Vintage Decor
The Bold Colours of Painter Michael Tickner

The Bold Colours of Painter Michael Tickner

Artist paints the landscapes of British Columbia

  • Sep 21, 2018
The Bold Colours of Painter Michael Tickner
David Coulson, Designing Homes For Life

David Coulson, Designing Homes For Life

Vancouver Island designer, architect and craftsman designs for a sustainable future

  • Sep 19, 2018
David Coulson, Designing Homes For Life
Home Sweet Home for Technical Writer

Home Sweet Home for Technical Writer

A peaceful sanctuary in South Oak Bay

  • Sep 14, 2018
Home Sweet Home for Technical Writer
Inspired Style with Kate Gray

Inspired Style with Kate Gray

Victoria real estate agent talks fashion, beauty tips, art and life

  • Sep 10, 2018
Inspired Style with Kate Gray
Savouring Sidney’s Restaurants and Markets

Savouring Sidney’s Restaurants and Markets

Dining out or shopping for the food fan in this Vancouver Island seaside town

  • Sep 7, 2018
Savouring Sidney’s Restaurants and Markets
Shopping Around Nanaimo’s Old City Quarter

Shopping Around Nanaimo’s Old City Quarter

Historic district offers unique sights, scents and flavours

  • Sep 7, 2018
Shopping Around Nanaimo’s Old City Quarter
At Home with Writers Esi Edugyan and Steven Price

At Home with Writers Esi Edugyan and Steven Price

Award winning Canadian authors enjoy Vancouver Island lifestyle

  • Sep 6, 2018
At Home with Writers Esi Edugyan and Steven Price
Category 12 Brewing Pushes the Boundaries of Beer Making

Category 12 Brewing Pushes the Boundaries of Beer Making

British Columbia brewery provides a variety of craft beer styles

  • Sep 4, 2018
Category 12 Brewing Pushes the Boundaries of Beer Making
Vancouver Island’s Tigh-Na-Mara Resort Renovates to add to Dining Experience

Vancouver Island’s Tigh-Na-Mara Resort Renovates to add to Dining Experience

Chef Eric Edwards uses new Wood Stone oven to enhance cooking and eating options

  • Aug 30, 2018
Vancouver Island’s Tigh-Na-Mara Resort Renovates to add to Dining Experience
European Elegance in Cordova Bay Home

European Elegance in Cordova Bay Home

Dream house offers ocean views

  • Aug 29, 2018
European Elegance in Cordova Bay Home
Author Chevy Stevens is a powerhouse of her genre

Author Chevy Stevens is a powerhouse of her genre

Vancouver Island writer is a New York Times Bestseller

  • Aug 29, 2018
Author Chevy Stevens is a powerhouse of her genre
Inspired Chef Interview with Duncan’s Ian Blom

Inspired Chef Interview with Duncan’s Ian Blom

Hoping to lead the Cowichan Valley culinary scene

  • Aug 24, 2018
Inspired Chef Interview with Duncan’s Ian Blom