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What's Happening (This Weekend): November 15-17

A jam-packed weekend of holiday markets, longtable dinners, and experimential art.

By Breakwater Mag

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

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

Three Vancouver Island Chefs Give us Their Version of the Ubiquitous Grilled Cheese

Vancouver Island chefs let loose on a comfort-food classic.

By Julia Dilworth

Vancouver Island Pubs Worth Travelling For

Our resident beer expert, Rob Mangelsdorf, gives his pick for the best Vancouver Island pubs worth travelling for.

By Rob Mangelsdorf

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

 

On Pasta Pop-Ups (And the Kind of Dessert an Angel Would Eat)

In Victoria, Pasta di Hugo's pop-up pasta dinners hearken back to old-world Italian trattoria meals.

By Julia Serena Ready

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

Finding Hot Tubs and Ocean Views in Shirley

Are people still overlooking Shirley as one of the Island’s best local getaways?

By Julia Dilworth

The Ever-Changing and Always Cool Woods on Pender

Summer camp keeps getting better. We take a look at Woods on Pender's always evolving property.

By Julia Dilworth

Welcome to Breakwater Magazine

Our idea to launch Breakwater was sparked when we asked ourselves what seemed to be a simple question—"Why are we proud to be brewing on Vancouver Island?"—and discovered there was no simple answer.

By Breakwater Mag

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