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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

 

Vancouver Island Icons: Who Are They Really?

Can Yonni accept his fate as a tantalizing doughnut whose pretty exterior is used to entice customers? Will Howard the Gnome ever be resurrected?

By Julia Serena Ready

What's Happening This Week: September 3-8

Start September off right.

By Breakwater Mag

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