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A New Year, A New Change

Happy New Year from Breakwater Magazine! As we press reset on a new year, we want to share with you an important update.

By Breakwater Mag

All Of Breakwater's 2019 Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guides

The holidays have a way of sneaking up on you, and if you’re like us, you’ve probably left gift buying to the last minute. Lucky for you (and us), we’ve put together a series of last minute gift guides for every type of Vancouver Islander in your life.

By Breakwater Mag

Just Like Baba's—Taking in the Friday Night Supper at the Ukrainian Cultural Centre

Writer and photographer Rachel Rilkoff takes in one of Victoria's hottest nights of dining: the once-a-month Friday night Ukrainian Supper.

By Breakwater Mag

Island Diaries: Sarah Neufeld, violinist for Arcade Fire and Bell Orchestre

I found a lot of music when I was 17 that struck me: this could not have come from here. This has been made in a place so different, from a harder place.

By Breakwater Mag

The Pie Lady of Vic West

She loves the colour hot pink and makes delicious pies. Meet Victoria's inimitable "Pie Lady," Dawn Morgan.

By Sierra Skye Gemma

On Hangover Poutine and the kind of Greasy Spoon that Never Judges

In Stands and Shacks, we document our affinity for the most unassuming places to eat on Vancouver Island. First up: Esquimalt's glorious La Belle Patate.

By Julia Crawford

 

Yayu, a New Plant-Based Cafe Now Open in Ucluelet

The cafe opened its doors in early July and is already popular with the locals.

By Dre Turner

Designer Taylor Leigh On FOE Magazine and How BMX Shaped His Design Career

We ask Taylor, the person responsible for the look and feel of Breakwater, about how his former BMX career influenced his design career, the best trick he ever did on a bike, and how design shapes our daily lives.

By Julia Crawford

Island Diaries: Adam Buskard of the Tofitian and Tofino Time Magazine

When I first moved to Tofino I lived on a boat. Noah Cohen’s father was this legendary character named Dutch. He was fucking legit, this tiny little guy with a beard and a corncob pipe. He had three boats: the Orca Four, the Waltzing Matilda and the Tilted Hilton, and I lived on all of them.

By Breakwater Mag

Whistle Buoy Brewing Now Open in Victoria's Market Square

Victoria’s newest brewery, Whistle Buoy, opened in Market Square over the Canada Day long weekend.

By Julia Crawford

An Interview with Zoë Jordan of Zoë’s Bakery and Cafe

We talk with Zoë Jordan about her upbringing on the other side of B.C., the challenges of running a bakery in Ucluelet and how she turned a former Lucky Lager-soaked bar into one of the Pacific Rim’s best bakeries.

By Dre Turner

Bones from the Deep: The Articulation of Orca Whale T-44

Victoria-based photographer Taylor Roades captures the Cetacea team at work rebuilding the skeletal remains of transient orca T-44.

By Breakwater Mag