October 2013

There are 10 blog entries for October 2013.

Modest Home in VictoriaIf you want to live a modest life, you can do it in Victoria, British Columbia Canada. While it's commonly known as a more expensive area, there are lower priced options, as well. Focusing on those will help anyone with a modest budget choose the place that's great for them. Homes in the $100,000s are possible, and a bigger budget than that will get you more house and more updates. It's possible to find homes there that range all the way up into the millions, but you don't need that kind of a budget to find a place that feels like home.

You can choose something that costs less and still have a wonderful life in the area. There's so much natural beauty to focus on, and it's all-free. There are parks and green spaces you can enjoy, and plenty of space for

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AdrenaLINE provides excellent tours with eight ziplines ranging from 150 to 1,000 feet in length. Two suspension bridges are also found within the facility and they provide a completely narrated tour of the area rainforest. These tours are guided by professionals with plenty of knowledge. Step into the seat harness and find yourself on one of the most unique adventures in the area.

The tour is about 90 minutes long and includes transferring from one zipline to another. You will get to the course in a four-wheel drive, all-terrain vehicle and enjoy the round trip tour throughout. After a walk through about the safety features of the equipment, you'll be off on your tour with a professional guide.

Specialty Tours

Along with the regular daytime tours,

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Miniature World Victoria - Photo Credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ruocaled/8460101030/

Victoria is home to one of the most unique places in the world called Miniature World. This attraction is known as, "The Greatest Little Show on Earth" and provides a look into the tiny. With over 80 displays, there's something everybody can enjoy. You'll find all kinds of fun at this attraction, which is one of the top choices for both locals and visitors in the area.

What You'll Find Here

As you walk through the facility, you can enjoy fiction, fact and fantasy as your childhood dreams come alive. Some of the attractions include:

  • Two of the World's Largest Doll Houses from 1880
  • World's Largest Model Railways including the Canadian Railway
  • Avian 1 Spaceship
  • The Big Top
  • Grand City Parade
  • Enchanted Valley of Castles
  • Frontier Land
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Elk and Beaver Lakes - Image Credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/andymsmith/8508502519/Victoria may not seem like somewhere you'd worry about going to the beach, but there are some great beaches throughout the area. The summer season is a great time for a trip to the beach or one of the many lakes throughout the community. Here's a list of the top choices for your next outdoor adventure in Victoria.

Botanical Beach Provincial Park

This park is about two hours outside of Victoria and provides a great place for the entire family. You can spend time on the Juan de Fuca Marine Trail, at the Botanical Beach, enjoying the rock formations and even taking in the many plants and animals.

Cordova Bay Beach

Cordova bay is just a short drive from Victoria and provides a sand and pebble beach with seaside cottages and restaurants close by. It's

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Fisherman's Wharf - Image Credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/amanderson/2635578052/Finding the best local spots isn't always easy when you move to a new area. Locals have spent years learning their city and finding the perfect places for food, shopping and fun. Plugging yourself into Victoria after relocating requires a sense of curiosity, if you want to find the best kept secrets in the city.

One of those secret areas not everybody is familiar with is Fisherman's Wharf. This is a unique destination with food, shops, tours and more. You can enjoy a great lunch of fresh seafood right off the boat, enjoy the vessels as they come in and leave or just spend time shopping throughout the area. Some of the places you can get your seafood at include:

  • The Fish Store & More
  • Hi Gear Crab Sales
  • Moka House Coffee & Bistro
  • Barb's Fish &
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Golf CartIf you love to play golf and you want to play year-round, Victoria is the right place for you. The climate encourages golfers to hit the links any day of the year and the many courses found in Victoria and Vancouver Island provide the perfect mix of challenge and beauty.

Victoria is home to the Vancouver Island Golf Trail, which provides 11 great courses. Whether you're a highly skilled golfer or you just enjoy breaking 100, you'll find the right courses for all your needs.

Golf Courses near Victoria

  • Arbutus Ridge Golf Course - A Four Star course with plenty to offer, only 20 minutes from Victoria.
  • Bear Mountain Golf & Country Club - Hosted the 2010 TELUS World Skins Game and provides two 18-hole courses from the Nicklaus Design team located in
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BikersIf you love riding your bike casually or you're a serious cyclist, the terrain found throughout British Columbia provides plenty of challenge and beauty. Victoria is specifically a great place for bikers with plenty of trails, parks and biking options.

It doesn't matter your skill level, you will find the right type of trail for your needs in this part of Canada. With many bike parks and single-track trails gaining features in top biking magazines, there's plenty to enjoy throughout the area.

Whether you choose to spend time on your bike in the backcountry or you prefer a high alpine area, you can find exactly what you're looking for throughout British Columbia. Spend time biking through a rainforest or head to the mountains. Casual riders can even

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Found not far from Victoria, Central Saanich provides an area for both rural and urban living. No matter what type of lifestyles you prefer, you can find both here. This beautiful area provides bountiful countryside with a mix of agriculture, farmland, rural community and plenty of close amenities. Just a short drive lands residents in Victoria and the airport isn't far either.

The area includes Brentwood Bay, many parks and Saanichton. With a population just under 17,000, this is a great small town just outside of the larger Victoria. Some of the main features include:

Brentwood Bay

This is a village with plenty of amenities including waterfront restaurants, a marina, plenty of shopping and a great place for canoeing, kayaking and mountain hiking.

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If you want to live in the lap of luxury, it's certainly possible in British Columbia. Victoria is one of the best choices for luxury living, since there are so many quality homes to be found there. Whether you want to build or buy, you can find a place there that feels just like home. When you locate that kind of place, it's a beautiful feeling that just can't be beat. Of course, you'll be looking for the level of luxury you want, and that might mean taking some time to find just the right property.

Building your own home can provide you with something created to your exact specifications. You can get the size and style you want, along with the fixtures and appliances. Most of these homes cost $1 million or more, but it's possible to get a smaller

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Victoria BCAnytime you're looking for a new place to call home, it can be stressful. However, one of your best picks for a new location may be Victoria, British Columbia. The natural beauty of the area, coupled with great homes and plenty of things to do, is a winning combination that's hard to beat. If you like to be close to nature, you'll have plenty of opportunities there. Many parks and green spaces are available to you, along with places to hike and bike, as well as just walk and jog.

If you want to do something indoors, there are museums, theaters, and other options to consider. You can always find something that interests you. If you're single, going to different places will give you the opportunity to make friends in your new location, so it can start to

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