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Emily Carr: A Canadian icon from Victoria, BC

In the annals of Canadian art history, few figures loom as large or as hauntingly as Emily Carr. Her life was a tumultuous journey marked by sadness, triumph, and an unyielding passion for painting and writing. Born in 1871, the same year that saw the birth of the province of British Columbia as it joined…

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April 3, 2024

Navigating the Geological Tapestry and Ancient History of Harding Point in Victoria, BC

  In the heart of the Juan de Fuca Strait, where the Azure Dragon meets the Snowy Tiger, lies a geological marvel and a repository of over 5000 years of history. Harding Point, once part of the enigmatic Strait of Anian, unveils a captivating tale of natural wonders and ancient mystique. Join us on a…

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March 8, 2024

Oldest Chinatown in Canada in Victoria, British Columbia

Victoria’s Chinatown, nestled within the heart of Vancouver Island in Victoria, British Columbia, stands as a testament to the city’s rich history, cultural diversity, and heritage preservation. This vibrant neighborhood offers a unique experience, inviting travelers to explore its intriguing past, hidden alleys, and the remarkable integration of the Chinese community into the fabric of…

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February 22, 2024

Chronicles of Spring: Exclusive Coastal Wonders on Vancouver Island

Part of Victoria’s urban bird sanctuary Chronicles of Spring  Our expedition unfolds from the pulsating heart of Victoria, nestled within the embrace of the inner harbor. Here, the melding of history and modernity creates a vibrant tapestry that sets the stage for our exclusive journey. Our inaugural stop, the Gorge Waterway, transcends time and holds…

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January 27, 2024

Victoria, BC in November: An Epic Day Trip Exploring Salmon Spawning, Scenery and Wildlife

Victoria, British Columbia, is a place of natural wonders, and one of its most awe-inspiring annual events is the salmon run close to Victoria, BC Every fall, many thousands of salmon make a heroic journey from the open ocean to their birthplace in the rivers and streams.  This remarkable migration marks a crucial stage in…

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October 30, 2023

Victoria, BC: 10 Fun Facts of Canada’s Garden City

  Nestled on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, Victoria, BC is a city brimming with natural beauty, rich history, and a vibrant culture. Known as Canada’s Garden City, Victoria has plenty to offer for visitors and residents alike. The City of Gardens: Victoria earned its nickname, the “City of Gardens,” for a good reason….

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July 18, 2023

Exploring Juan de Fuca Strait on Vancouver Island

Embark on a journey through the southern tip of Vancouver Island, where the vibrant city of Victoria acts as a gateway to the breathtaking Juan de Fuca Strait. Nestled in a region rich in maritime history and surrounded by lush vegetation, this picturesque stretch of water offers a perfect blend of adventure and tranquility, making…

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May 29, 2023

Discover the Magic of Abkhazi Gardens

Victoria, British Columbia is renowned for its picturesque gardens, and Abkhazi Gardens is one of the most charming and distinctive ones. Nestled in a peaceful neighbourhood near the ocean, this garden tells a love story that spans continents and cultures and invites visitors to slow down and appreciate the marvels of nature. It is a…

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April 21, 2023

Essential Packing List: What to Bring for a Memorable Trip to Victoria

Victoria, the capital city of British Columbia, Canada, is a destination visited by travelers from all around the world. With its stunning natural beauty, rich history, and vibrant culture, Victoria offers an unforgettable experience. However, packing for a trip can be overwhelming, so here are some tips on what to bring to make the most…

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March 29, 2023

EV Tours First Blog of the Year

  “Tour guiding in the time of Covid” is the title that comes to mind as I write my first personal blog ever. After 10 years of contemplation and severe writer’s block, I decided to give writing a go on the auspicious first day of 2022. But I missed that day. Fortunately I have a…

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February 1, 2022

Beyond Victoria, BC: A Fabulous Destination Worth Exploring

Victoria, BC and Beyond – fabulous place to visit Victoria, BC Inner Harbour My home is on the southernmost tip of Vancouver Island in a neighbourhood of the city of Victoria, BC called James Bay.  It is one of the oldest residential areas in the Pacific Northwest with charming heritage homes preserved and still intact. …

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March 3, 2020

Wild About James Bay

Wild about James Bay He was walking along the streets of Victoria and into beautiful James Bay. A first time visitor, he felt his weary soul invigorated by the sea wind and gulls, the lovely gardens of fresh water,  peacocks and ducks.  He was looking to relocate to James Bay, a big move for him….

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February 16, 2020