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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

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

The Best Part of the Malahat Is This Roadside Burger Shack

The Malahat Burger Shack is not a fast food joint, and yes, the burgers are delicious.

By Julia Dilworth

What does this playlist by Île Sauvage and Whistle Buoy have in common?

Île Sauvage Brewing is known for their wild and sour beers, but there isn't anything sour about the playlist they just dropped.

By Breakwater Mag

 

The Best Part of the Malahat Is This Roadside Burger Shack

The Malahat Burger Shack is not a fast food joint, and yes, the burgers are delicious.

By Julia Dilworth

Q&A With Cumberland-Based Illustrator Alex Maertz

We chatted with Alex to learn more about her process, her inspiration, and some fun facts about her dog, Roo.

By Julia Crawford

What's Happening This Week: September 17-22

Rain got you down? Here's a list of Vancouver Island events to keep you from feeling the fall blues.

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

What's Happening This Week: September 9-15

On your to-do list: a sexy film festival, live-action art battle, Port Hardy's first-ever Pride festival, the fall fair, outdoor wine dinners and more.

By Breakwater Mag

What does this playlist by Île Sauvage and Whistle Buoy have in common?

Île Sauvage Brewing is known for their wild and sour beers, but there isn't anything sour about the playlist they just dropped.

By Breakwater Mag