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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

 

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

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