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Maritime Museum of BC announces new temporary home

The Maritime Museum of British Columbia has found a new interim location beside the Victoria Conference Centre while it continues to search for a...
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MakeShare: amplifying local creatives

MakeShare is a project of the Local Arts + Culture Society of Victoria that was built by local creatives for local creatives.  The MakeShare concept...
Totems at Thunderbird Park in Victoria, BC. Photo: Indigenous Tourism BC.

BC tourism celebrates Indigenous History Month with free virtual events

June is National Indigenous History Month and Indigenous Tourism BC (ITBC) is hosting a series of free virtual events to celebrate. The workshops provide...
Ramona Johnson of I-Hos Gallery in Courtenay BC

Indigenous tourism operators troubled by federal budget allocation

When the Government of Canada released Budget 2021: A Recovery Plan for Jobs, Growth, and Resilience, their plan to complete the fight against COVID-19...
Peter Wood and family, owners of Bear and Joey restaurant

Victoria restaurant owner lobbies to Save Startups during the pandemic

Peter Wood, owner of Bear & Joey, has a message for new small businesses who are not eligible for wage or rent subsidies during...
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Co-op Community Spaces is accepting applications for projects that bring people together to meet,...

Accessible, outdoor spaces that bring people together and create social connections are more important than ever  — right now they are some of the...
K'odi Nelson of the Nawalakw Lodge and Healing Village

A Vision for the Future: K’odi Nelson of the Nawalakw Lodge and Healing Village

Nawalakw means supernatural in Kwak’wala, the language that has been spoken in the Kwakwaka’wakw Territory in the southern Great Bear Rainforest for thousands of...

Welcoming Snowbirds to the West Coast

While Canadian snowbirds have always eyed B.C. for its mild climate, in the winter of 2020 as pandemic restrictions keep US borders closed, it’s...

A Sip of History: Royal Roads University Unearths 1900s Era Beer, Soda Bottles

Four fully intact beer bottles, embossed with “Victoria Brewing Co.” and “Silver Springs Brewery” and estimated to be more than 100 years old, were...

Maple Leaf Adventures Pivots to Save Beaches

Maple Leaf Adventures has been offering specialized small ship cruises highlighting the natural and cultural history of the Canadian and Alaskan coastal regions since...