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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

Q&A with Chef Warren Barr of Pluvio Restaurant and Rooms

In case you missed it, Pluvio made headlines earlier this spring as one of En Route Magazine's nominees for "Canada's Best New Restaurant." We caught up with Chef Warren Barr to see what the buzz is all about.

By Julia Dilworth

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

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 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

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

 

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

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