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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: 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

Bones from the Deep: The Articulation of Orca Whale T-44

Victoria-based photographer Taylor Roades captures the Cetacea team at work rebuilding the skeletal remains of transient orca T-44.

By Breakwater Mag

 

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

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

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

Bones from the Deep: The Articulation of Orca Whale T-44

Victoria-based photographer Taylor Roades captures the Cetacea team at work rebuilding the skeletal remains of transient orca T-44.

By Breakwater Mag

Island Diaries: Designer Kyla Bidgood of Bidgood and Co

The recession hit in 2008 and I was laid off. It was shocking, but it was kind of a sign. Like—okay, now I’ve got nothing to lose, so I may as well see what I can do on my own. It was probably the most challenging time to start a business.

By Breakwater Mag