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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

 

What's Happening This Week: August 26 to September 1

For the last week of August and into Labour Day long weekend, we’re all about long table dinners, salmon festivals and Island-wide-paloozas.

By Breakwater Mag

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

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