Top 5 Ocean Beaches on Southwestern Vancouver Island

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Beaches You Can’t Miss While Visiting Victoria, BC

Vancouver Island has plenty of nature you can enjoy. The Island is covered in rainforest. Of course, being an island it is surrounded with natural beaches that have all you need for that idyllic and serene vacation you’ve always dreamed about.

In fact, there are so many surreal beaches on Vancouver Island, we’ve had to limit this article to just the southwestern portion of the island. This is the section around the BC capital of Victoria, BC. The following are 5 of the top beaches you can visit while you’re here!

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7 Reasons to Love a Bed & Breakfast

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Why You Should Start Staying at Bed & Breakfasts

Bed and Breakfasts (B&Bs) offer a great alternative to the traditional hotel, especially for those looking for a relaxing escape. Guests always get a private bedroom that is cozy, warm, and uniquely decorated. Not too mention, your B&B will likely beat that pricey hotel.

If you are scheduling a trip as a couple, family, or with friends, take note of these 7 great reasons to love your B&B!

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Your Guide to the Best Christmas Events in Victoria, BC [2017]

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What to do in Victoria, BC at Christmas

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Whether you’re an all-out Christmas fanatic who starts celebrating in June… Or you’re more laid back with only one or two traditions (and after December 1 thank-you very much). There’s good news for you! Victoria, BC has a Christmas time activity for you!

Grab an eggnog or a mug of spiced apple cider and blast your favourite Christmas music, because it’s that time again!

11 Don’t-Miss Events This 2017 Christmas:

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9 Must-See Natural Landscapes of Sooke, BC

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Your Guide to Retreat into Nature

Whether you’re looking for a rigorous hike, a serene place to take in the breathtaking beauty of the ocean, or to go exploring and find wildlife, Sooke has it all. From ocean beaches to freshwater pools, whatever your activity level, you won’t want to miss visiting Sooke, BC. And if bike riding is more your thing, be sure to check out the bike park!

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Your Guide to Experiencing Victoria, BC This Fall [2017]

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Great Victoria Events Happening this Fall

Grab a hot chocolate or pumpkin spiced latte as the cool, as the crisp Fall air starts to descend upon Victoria, BC. Throughout Victoria, the lush green vegetation begins to turn a multitude of shades of red and gold as the leaves are swept into a prismatic torrent of colour that swirls around making it one of the most beautiful places to visit in the fall.

While the cooler weather might make you think it’s time to head indoors again… Don’t be fooled! Victoria stays warm in comparison to the rest of Canada. Not to mention this packed collection of don’t-miss events will get you going!

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7 Spectacular Gardens to Visit in Victoria, BC

Step into Another World and Let Your Imagination Roam

Victoria, BC is known as the “City of Gardens.” It’s a well-earned title!

You can discover beautiful gardens everywhere – big and small. Find everything from world renowned attractions to hidden gems that even the locals might not know about.

Each garden has its own feel. Some incorporate animals and their habitats to invoke wonder and imagination, some wind paths throughout and provide sitting spaces to draw you into it’s rejuvenating tranquility, while others focus on practicality, research, and education.

Here’s a list of the top 7 gardens to visit in Victoria, BC:

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14 Great Ways to Have Fun at the Beach

Take Your Beach Day from Okay to Epic!

Are you looking for some fun in the sun this summer? The beach is the perfect place to spend the day with sun, water, snacks, and games! Whether you love splashing in the water or basking in the warm summer sun on the sand, the beach is where great summer memories are made.

Here are 14 great ways to have fun at the beach!

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The 6 Reasons for a Corporate Retreat

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Does Your Staff Need a Retreat?

Have you heard the word “corporate retreat” and wondered, why do other companies do that? Why would I shell out money for my employees to go on a “vacation?” Don’t I pay them to work? What about everything that won’t get done while we’re all away?

Actually, there’s a lot of benefits to hosting a retreat for your staff. Here are just 6 reasons to throw a corporate retreat:

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Things to do in Victoria, BC this Summer 2017

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Victoria’s Must-Know List of Summer Events

It’s almost summer and what better place to enjoy the sun than picturesque Victoria, BC! You can enjoy a multitude of gardens, hiking, and walking trails hidden throughout the city.

It’s not summer without a little beach time and Victoria is blessed with both ocean and fresh water beaches. Whether you’re looking to swim, sunbathe, windsurf, or paddle-board, there’s a perfect fit for you.

And if you’re looking for a little entertainment we’ve got you covered. Here’s a few things to do in Victoria, BC this summer of 2017.

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6 Easy Steps to Make Your Corporate Retreat a Great Experience

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How to Ensure No One Leaves Thinking their Time was Wasted

Retreats are a great way to generate excitement and wake people out of the autopilot we all find ourselves in from time to time.

When you throw a corporate retreat or company workshop, you have the opportunity to engage people that may not normally come into contact with each other. For example, people from different departments might get a rare chance to interact. These occasions can give them a chance to network and build new relationships. As well, they will hear different perspectives on familiar problems as you brainstorm as a group.

Ultimately, the cost of a disenfranchised work force is much greater than throwing a corporate retreat and the benefits will continue to surprise you long after.

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