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Stein & Dine

Living in BC offers craft beer fans an impressive selection of brews to choose from at any given time of the year, but have you ever wished you could take your love of ale one step further? Hasn’t every beer lover always wanted to travel to the Fatherland, don some lederhosen, and join in the … Continued

Is Victoria the geek capital of Canada?

“So, how did you get yourself featured in Teen Vogue?” That was the question posed to Taylor Kennedy, founder of Sirene Chocolate – a Bean-To-Bar, direct trade, custom chocolate workshop right here in Victoria. His answer: “I don’t know.” I might have some insight into that. As the Owner of Bike Tours Victoria, I see … Continued

Bringing a new vibe to Downtown Victoria

A lifetime of travel and adventure is a dream to many of us, but for John and Megan, owners of a brand new eatery in downtown Victoria, it was a lifestyle. “We spent many years traveling to different places, exploring cultures and cuisines; our aim is to bring the best of each world to Victoria,” … Continued

Without art, we have nothing to frame

Growing up in Victoria I have known and met so many talented artists over the years. As a working artist for many years, I have very much enjoyed creating my art, but found it difficult to learn how to reproduce and professionally market. There are many galleries and places for artists to show and sell their … Continued

A United Force Downtown

After many years of working at The Bay Centre, I have had the pleasure to work with many of our non-profit community partners. We are privileged to have some exceptional not-for-profit organizations that work tirelessly to round out the community support services that are offered by the public and private sectors. It is these collaborative … Continued

Downtown Victoria Buskers Festival shows environmental leadership in first year

The Downtown Victoria Business Association is proud to share that the first Downtown Victoria Buskers Festival was a Carbon Neutral Event. Emissions were measured by local carbon accountants at Synergy Enterprises and offset with Offsetters in Vancouver. “Through the planning process, our festival team was thoughtful about the lasting impacts of the festival,” says Kerri … Continued

The Food Eco District Continues to Flourish

This past summer was a season of growth for the Food Eco District (FED), a local restaurant organization with a vision of creating a sustainable dining destination in downtown Victoria. In late July, FED planted over 50 square feet of new urban garden space near restaurant members across the city, including Yalla, and Olive the … Continued