August 2014

There are 9 blog entries for August 2014.

If there is one thing Victoria is known for it's the very unique and significant statues and landmarks it is home to. These statues and landmarks will give you a very personal look into the culture and history of this amazing city. If you take a tour of the city you will get the opportunity to see many of these wonderful landmarks. Here are just a few you should see the next time you go to Victoria.

Emily Carr Statue - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/56705607@N00/5892896310


Confederation Garden Court

The Confederation Garden Court is located right across from the Legislative building. It sits between Menzies Street and Belleville Street. The space is quite unusual and it is the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia that is responsible for maintaining it. This landmark sits in a large concrete plaza with a waterfall. The

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Public Markets in Victoria are a great way to experience local goods in one place. It’s a chance to get away from grocery stores and chain restaurants and experience authentic, local, home-grown food and goods. Public markets are a fun way to socialize and bring home food for your family. Try these public markets for specialty food from farmers, bakers, butchers, and much more.

Victoria Public Market at the Hudson

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The Hudson, 6 – 1701 Douglas Street
Victoria, BC

Head to the well-known Hudson Building and you’ll find the Victoria Public Market on the ground floor. It’s 18,000 square-feet in size and sits where the oldest department store chain and founding frontier business in Canada once was, The Hudson Bay Co. The market is located between Fisgard

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Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/hershman/531041974Victoria is the name of the capital city of the province on the western coast of Canada called British Columbia (BC for short). It is one of the largest and most well-known cities in British Columbia. It is no surprise that so many people have an interest in exploring and possibly moving to this city.

The question is: What are the best ways to explore this city?

Use Your Feet

It might sound kind of cheesy, but Victoria is a very walkable city. You can get anywhere you need to go, just by using those feet. The best part of walking and exploring is that you have the opportunity to stop and look at anything for as long as you want. The people of Victoria are so friendly, that you should feel no shame about asking for help if you get lost.

Take a

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Home ConceptPeople buy homes for all sorts of reasons. It is safe to assume there are both good and bad reasons for buying a home. Here are some of the better reasons why a person decides it is time to buy a home.

Becoming a Homeowner

There are a lot of great feelings that come attached to becoming a homeowner. You earn this level of respect from people. You get to call yourself a homeowner. Most importantly, the freedom associated with being a homeowner. You don't have to call someone every time you want to make changes to your home. You can just paint those walls or change that flooring any time you want.

A New Job

What better time or reason to purchase a home than because you get a new job? People move all the time because they were offered a much better

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CyclingVictoria, Canada has hundreds of kilometers of bike paths, which cause it to be called the cycling capital of Canada. Not only does Victoria have bicycling paths but you can also find here BMX tracks and mountain biking trails. Victoria even hosts the annual Victoria International Cycling Festival. BikeSense, BC Cycling Rules, and Capital Bike and Walk Society are all interested in educating the public on the bicycling life in Victoria, and recognize these places as some of the best bike rentals and biking areas in the region.

CycleBC.ca Rentals

685 Humboldt Street
Victoria, BC

This popular shop offers bike rentals to visitors in order to enjoy the beauty of Victoria by bike. They are the oldest bike rental in the city and recommend riding through

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Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/panr/4931395793Victoria in Canada has some great and unique lodging options for your next getaway. For locals looking to explore their city to visitors to the area, try one of these great lodging options for a memorable experience in Victoria.

Hostelling International Victoria

516 Yates Street
Victoria, BC

To stay near some excellent restaurants, night life and shopping, check out Hostelling International Victoria. They offer a game room with a pool table, TV room, fully equipped kitchen in the hotel, and organized events for guests like city tours and pub nights. What a great way to check out local attractions like the beautiful inner harbour or the Royal BC Museum.

Turtle Hostel

1608 Quadra Street
Victoria, BC

For a location by the beach, try this funky,

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Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/bahman2005/309144619The legacy and heritage of the First Nations people lives on in Victoria. They honor the legacy and heritage by having a number of different dances, ceremonies and pottlatches. This type of experience is unlike any other experience you have ever had. It will add a ton of value to your visit.

This year the city welcomed the Aboriginal Cultural Festival to town for the first time. It took place from June 19th to June 21st. The Aboriginal Tourism Association of BC and the Esquimalt and Songhees First Nations partnered together to host this amazing event.

This, like all other annual events in the area, will help increase engagement in the community. There will be singing, dancing, storytelling and great food. These three days will be full of fun and

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Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/bcpaterson/9499328232You never have to worry about getting around in Victoria. There are plenty of ways to get to the places that you want to see. You have the option to use these forms of transportation during your whole trip, or just to get to a place you want to go. The shuttles and taxicabs are  ready and willing to meet all your Victoria destination needs.

BlueBird Cabs Ltd. - 2nd Floor, 2612 Quadra Street, Victoria

BlueBird provides outstanding service in a car that is clean and comfortable to ride in. All drivers are professional, kind, and ready to take you to the places you want to go. BlueBird has proudly serviced the Victoria area for 54 years. It is their goal to be prompt, friendly, and safe when delivering you to your destination. They have set the standards

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There are a variety of souvenir and gift shops all around the Victoria area where you can pick out gifts for any occasion. The shops listed below offer unique and interesting items that you won't find anywhere else.

Cowichan Trading - 1328 Government Street, Victoria

Located on Government Street, Cowichan Trading has a large selection of handmade items such as unique Native artwork like soapstone sculptures and hand-carved and painted masks. You will also find clothing and footwear items like moccasins, t-shirts, and sweaters, as well as jewelry, and other souvenirs.

The Good Planet Company - 764 Fort Street, Victoria

This neat little shop can be found on Fort Street. They offer a variety of natural and organic products such as organic bedding,

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