June 2014

There are 8 blog entries for June 2014.

LimoWhen the occasion calls for a charter service you are in luck. Victoria has some outstanding chartering service businesses that will fulfil all your needs. You never have to worry about being left stranded, because  these services are there when you need them. Here are some to choose from when the occasion calls for a charter service in Victoria.

International Stage Lines - 4171 Vanguard Road, Richmond

International Stage Lines provide motor coach services for any size group. You can use their service for sightseeing tours, day trips, airport or ferry transportation and conference shuttles. They will accommodate groups that are travelling to Vancouver, Whistler and Seattle. International Stage Lines has been serving the Victoria region since 1978.

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FishingIf you think of the west coast of Canada and think of beautiful mountains, ocean and a 30 pound Chinook salmon on the hook, Victoria is your place to be. Fishing in the Pacific is amazing, and off Victoria on Vancouver Island, you will have access to year round fishing for a variety of fish and shell fish.

There a number of great charter companies to take out of Victoria to make sure you get that big fish to remember.

Springtide Whale and Fishing Charters

Springtide Whale and Fishing charters is a great company to take, they offer a 46' charter that includes all equipment, bait and warm drinks. The experience is second to none with a four rod set up, an expansive back deck and a comfortable interior.

Kuroshio Charters

Another company that one

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ChurchThere are plenty of great churches and temples throughout the Victoria area. Many of these places of worship are historic and provide incredible architecture. Whether you're planning to attend one of the churches on a regular basis or you prefer just to enjoy the view, you can find plenty of options throughout the area. Here are a few of the best choices.

Anglican Church of St. Mary the Virgin - 1701 Elgin Road, Victoria

This parish began back in 1911 and many have found it to be the right type of home for their worshipping needs. The church is a beautiful choice and hosts many concerts throughout the year.

Christ Church Cathedral - 930 Burdett Avenue, Victoria

This gothic cathedral provides plenty of interesting architecture. It was built in 1929

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SeafoodWith the ocean near the city, it's not hard to find great Seafood in Victoria. However, some restaurants are certainly better than others. Here are some of the top seafood restaurants found throughout the city.

Markus' Wharfside Restaurant - 1831 Maple Avenue S, Sooke

A fine dining experience with plenty of great choices, Markus' provides some of the best seafood in the area. Chef Markus Weiland provides a Mediterranean influence with seafood in nearly every dish. From delicious swordfish to the many shellfish options, this is certainly a restaurant to add to your list. Reservations are recommended, however.

Ferris' Oyster Bar & Grill - 536 Yates Street, Victoria

With over 20 years of experience in Victoria, Ferris's Oyster Bar & Grill has been

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Victoria, Canada is a beautiful place. Located on the water, most of the city can be accessed by a short walk. Vancouver is only a ferry ride away, and there are many restaurants, hotels, and entertainment that you can enjoy while in Victoria.

In the centre of town are many luxury and affordable hotels. You will be able to relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery that Victoria has to offer its visitors. Here are some of the hotels you can stay at when visiting Victoria.

Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour- 728 Humboldt Street, Victoria

When staying at the Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour, you can enjoy the Pacific Ocean and Olympic Mountain views. This hotel is close to the inner harbour, the Royal London Wax Museum, Craidarroch Castle, and the Governement

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Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/mie_journal/61824578The best of Victoria is waiting for you. The summer’s in Victoria hold many promising events that can be enjoyed by all ages. Best of all, you can be inspired by the beauty that lives with in Victoria. Breathtaking landscape and stunning views, will have you feeling like this is the best summer you have ever had. Here are some of the summer events that are taking place in Victoria.

Art and Culture

Culture will be made available to you in the streets of Victoria.

  • Victoria International Buskers Festival – Actors will hit the streets to entertain you  in an old world fashion. They will perform for money or tasty treats. Street performing can be a fantastic way to learn about young talent, and mystical tales. This festival is in July.
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When you first arrive in Victoria, it may be a good idea to do a little sight-seeing. This will help you get acquainted with your new city. Here are some of the things you should check out as soon as possible.

Point Ellice House - 2616 Pleasant Street

This historic house provides a look at what Victoria is all about. It’s an Italianate villa that overlooks the Gorge Waterway and the Upper Harbour. If you're looking for a romantic spot, this is one of the best choices. You can take an audio tour to learn all about the house and even enjoy afternoon tea in the garden.

Beacon Hill Park - East of Douglas Street and South of Southgate

This may be the best park in the city and provides a great play to enjoy the outdoors. It covers 200 acres of hilly

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Victoria is a great area for new residents. When you first arrive, you may be wondering where you should spend your time shopping. There are many great shopping centres throughout the city full of excellent stores. Here are the top shopping centres choices in Victoria.

The Bay Centre

Known as one of the best shopping destinations throughout the city, you'll find three floors packed with great shops and boutiques. This shopping centre features a central fountain, which is perfect for a rest before you go back to your shopping. Enjoy finding everything you're searching for in great shops, such as Culture Craze, The Body Shop, Lenscrafters, JACOB, Guess, Sunglass Hut, Rogers Plus and more.

Market Square

Another great place with plenty of history and

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