April 2015

There are 5 blog entries for April 2015.

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The Creatively United for the Planet Earth Week Festival will be held on April 25th through April 26th at the English Inn. You can come enjoy all the events offerings on Saturday from 12pm to 9pm, and Sunday from 12pm to 4pm. Admission is free and the street address to English Inn is 429 Lampson Street Victoria.

Residence look forward to this Eco friendly celebration. This is the fourth year for the festival, and it continues to grow in offerings. This event is completely free, and great for all ages. Public transportation is available and are wheelchair accessible. Parking is close by, and there are some events that require tickets or a donation.

There will be over 35 local musical acts, 60 displays, electric assist bicycle test rides, electric

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The winner of the Trip Advisor Award for Excellence, Ithaka Greek Restaurant is one of the finest Greek restaurants in all of Victoria. The restaurant isn't huge, but provides huge flavours within the many authentic Greek dishes service. With an emphasis on fresh ingredients and traditional Greek cuisine, you will find everything from amazing main courses to incredible desserts here.

The Menu

The menu starts with plenty of authentic appetizers, such as:

  • Tzatziki and pita
  • Houmos and pita
  • Saganaki opa!
  • Kalamari
  • Dolmades
  • And more!

They also offer both fassolada and avgolemono soup by the cup or bowl. The selection of salads is quite generous, as well with a Greek salad, Maria's house salad, Caesar salad, Kalamari salad

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With something for everybody to do including excursions and free events, the Active Pass Nature and Arts Festival will be a fun event for festival goers to enjoy. It will take them to special places in the Southern Gulf Islands, include plenty of great food and introduce them to all kinds of entertainment.

This is a "must attend" event for anybody that enjoys visual art, nature, birds, photography and other activities. It's perfect for families, children, couple and individuals. Some of the things you will enjoy at this year's festival include:

  • Plenty of local artists showing off their works
  • Expeditions on both boat and land
  • Incredible Island food
  • Excellent live theatre and musical entertainment
  • Family-oriented activities
  • Tours
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Found not far from Victoria, the Saanich Peninsula is a popular spot to go for a great view. This spot provides some of the most amazing views and pictures you will find. Here are some of the top spots to enjoy if you want to look out at an incredible view.


This beautiful town sits on the sea and provides amazing walkways. The views form the walkways are quite incredible and you will also find stunning views form the main pier. Whether you love the ocean or just want to feel one with nature, this area will take your breath away.

Island View Beach

A long, sandy beach with some of the finest view in the area, Island View Beach provides great landscape. This is also one of the top spots for birdwatching because of the many seabirds

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An award-winning restaurant where food is art, Matisse is one of the top choices in the Victoria area. This restaurant has been highly rated by Zagat the Mobil Travel guide and many local publications. Here's what you will find at Matisse.

The Menu

When you receive your menu, you will find soups, salads, appetizers, entrees, desserts and a prix fix menu. Some of the favourites include:

  • Baby Bib and Blue Cheese Salad
  • Hearts of Palm
  • Escargots
  • Filet of Beef
  • Rabbit du Jour
  • Venison Noisette
  • Flourless Chocolate Cake
  • Grand Marnier Bread Pudding
  • And More!

The Prix Fix Menu includes the following:

  • Soup du Jour
  • Choice of Seasonal Salad, Crepe of the Day or Pate Maison
  • Catch of the Day, Rabbit du Jour,
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