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Shed Tofino's Playlist is like a Road Trip From Vancouver Island to California

Tofino's Shed restaurant is 900-songs-long, and features throwback favourites like Bran Van 300's "Drinking in L.A." and Skee-Lo's, "I Wish." Plus, Shaggy.

By Breakwater Mag

What the Kelp? A Cultural Exploration of this Humble Yet Mighty Seaweed

There was a time when one of my greatest fears was seaweed. Floating in the middle of a deep, dark lake, my limbs outstretched on the surface, I would imagine the slimy grip of a seaweed tendril grabbing me from below.

By Dre Turner

What's Happening This Week: August 16 to August 24

A list of cool events happening on Vancouver Island from August 16 to August 25. Mark your calendars.

By Breakwater Mag

Spend What's Left of Summer on One of These Victoria Beaches

Summer isn't over yet. Find the perfect beach in Victoria to soak up the last of summer's rays.

By Julia Dilworth

Here’s The Country-Heavy Playlist of Wheelies Motorcycle Shop and Cafe

For the most part, the playlist at Wheelies Motorcycles is akin to "sitting by the river, throwing rocks into the water." Unless you happen to show up on a Friday afternoon.

By Breakwater Mag

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

 

Good Tunes and Good Design at Victoria's Saint Cecilia Cafe

A nod to Saint Cecilia—the holy patroness of musicians—this Victoria-based cafe is a great place to work and linger.

By Julia Dilworth

Unplug and Undress to Decompress in Tofino

Sheltered from wind and prying eyes (read: no need for clothes) Lagoon Float Camp feels a world away from civilization rather than the quick boat ride that it is.

By Dre Turner

An Interview with Britt Buntain of Picot Collective

We chat with Britt Buntain, founder of Picot Collective, about moving to Victoria, where she got the inspiration to start her business and what’s next for Picot.

By Julia Dilworth

Island Diaries: Designer Kyla Bidgood of Bidgood and Co

The recession hit in 2008 and I was laid off. It was shocking, but it was kind of a sign. Like—okay, now I’ve got nothing to lose, so I may as well see what I can do on my own. It was probably the most challenging time to start a business.

By Breakwater Mag

The Breakwater Guide to Good Beer in Victoria

In need of a guide to craft breweries in Victoria? Look no further. Here's the Breakwater guide to craft breweries in the city.

By Rob Mangelsdorf

Just Opened(ish): Land and Sea Brewing in Comox

Land & Sea Brewing, Comox’s first craft brewery, opened its doors late last year, and judging by the enthusiastic response, it was long overdue.

By Rob Mangelsdorf