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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

 

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

Q&A with Chef Warren Barr of Pluvio Restaurant and Rooms

In case you missed it, Pluvio made headlines earlier this spring as one of En Route Magazine's nominees for "Canada's Best New Restaurant." We caught up with Chef Warren Barr to see what the buzz is all about.

By Julia Dilworth

No Sad Drapery Here—Kwa’lilas Hotel is a Stylish and Comfortable Place to Sleep

Kwa’lilas Hotel means “a place to sleep," and for those staying in Port Hardy, this First Nations-owned hotel is a pretty nice one to do just that.

By Julia Dilworth

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