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What’s Happening: December 9-16

Cancel on the awkward work Christmas party, you’ve got smutty storytelling, a drag holiday showdown and a couple of delicious-sounding dinners you won’t want to miss.

By Breakwater Mag

This self-serve bakery cottage in the Comox Valley is worth a road trip

I’ve come for the pies. More specifically, the coconut cream pies at Just Like Mom’s—an unassuming yet delightful self-serve bakery stand between Fanny Bay and Union Bay along Highway 19A.

By Julia Crawford

Island Diaries: Misty Lawson of Atleo Air

I don’t take where we live for granted... Sometimes I’ll paddleboard across the channel to work when the weather is calm and think about how this is what’s normal for me. How this is what some people spend their year working to be able to do on their two weeks of vacation.

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

Marta Cafe and Pantry is a Little Bit of Paris in Victoria

Marta Cafe and Pantry is a French-inspired, country-style restaurant that's doing breakfast right. Our look at this newly-opened Victoria spot.

By Julia Dilworth

Affordable A-Frame Cabins in Tofino

Storm season in Tofino is almost here and what better place to take it in than these A-frame cabins perched right on the inlet?

By Julia Dilworth

 

Tofino Councillor Andrea McQuade on Local Politics, Slinging Noodles and Community

We caught up with Andrea to talk all things local politics, competitive sport fishing, and life in Tofino.

By Dre Turner

What’s Happening: October 21-27

It’s your weekly list of things to do on Vancouver Island, and we’re not going to lie to you, Halloween might come up.

By Breakwater Mag

Victoria's Newest Taproom Expands the City's Selection of B.C. Beers

A look at Refuge Taproom, Fort Street's latest watering hole, which opened its doors earlier this summer.

By Julia Dilworth

What’s Happening: October 15-21

Here are some cool Island events that caught our eye this week.

By Breakwater Mag

Six Vancouver Island Beers to Get You Through Fall

There’s a chill in the air, the leaves are starting to drop, and there’s hardly a tourist to be seen, which can mean only one thing: it’s time to drink dark, malty beers.

By Rob Mangelsdorf

What’s Happening: October 7-13

We've got events dedicated to every kind of fascination this week: geek-chic burlesque, soup, mushrooms, fresh hopped beers, and Vancouver Island’s infamous cult leader Brother XII.

By Breakwater Mag