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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Island Hopping Guide to the Gulf Islands

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Soak Up Victoria, BC’s Island Life this Summer

Do you remember as a kid playing “the floor is lava” or “swamp monster” and you’d try to hop from one piece of furniture to the next without touching the floor? It was always an epic challenge to see how many pieces of furniture you could touch. The game usually ended when someone tried to leap a bit too far and ended up falling to the floor where they were inevitably swallowed by lava or the swamp monster.

Well, we have the adult version minus the child-eating monsters, although we do have some beautiful whales in our ocean. When you visit Victoria, not only will you have the opportunity to enjoy the wealth of natural beauty, art, and adventure in Victoria, but there is also a plethora of activities available to explore on the Gulf Islands. Just like playing “swamp monster,” you can see how many islands you can visit while you’re here.

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2017 Spring Time Events in Victoria, BC

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Things to Do During the Spring on Southern Vancouver Island

Victoria, BC is gorgeous all year round, but springtime is when the city explodes in colour. Long before the snow melts and the ice thaws throughout the rest of the country, Victoria residents are treated to cherry blossom trees that seem to erupt in pinks and white overnight. In turn, daffodils and tulips dazzle in floral gardens throughout the city as an intoxicating fresh, spring scent lingers in the air.

And let’s not forget the return of the sun! Nothing makes local Victorians smile more than the warm sun after a winter of dreary rain. If you’ve been hibernating this winter, visit Victoria and return to the great outdoors!

Whether you’re looking for culture or adventure, Victoria has you covered. Here are just a few of the treats that lie in store this spring.

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The Benefits of Off-Season Travelling

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Great Weather, in the Winter, in Canada!?

We’ve just passed the shortest day of the year and summer seems like a distant memory. But you don’t need to be trapped indoors. Did you know that Victoria, BC, while beautiful in the summer, is a treasure trove in the winter?

Most people avoid the off-season in Canada erroneously thinking that the weather will be crummy or they’re afraid the tourist attractions will be closed, but they’re actually missing out.

Victoria, BC is the perfect place to visit in the winter. Here are just a few reasons why:

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Why Stay at a Bed and Breakfast?

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An Experience Like No Other

If you’ve never stayed at a Bed and Breakfast, then you are missing out! According to the Federation of Ontario Bed and Breakfast, the number one reason people choose a B&B is the experience. From their location and individual character to the personal attention you’ll receive, staying at a B&B will be the highlight of your vacation.

B&B’s can be found all over. In Cuba they are referred to as Casa Particular, while in Germany and Austria they are called a Zimmer Frei, Privatzimmer, or Gästezimmer. France has chambres d’hôte, Hungarians have what’s referred to as Panziό or Szállό, and in Israel they go by zimmer. In Scandinavia they’re called a rom or hus um, and in Denmark they go by a værelser.

While B&B’s vary greatly throughout the world, in North America you can usually depend on a few key elements.

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