Top 10 Victoria Christmas Activities

Greater Victoria has plenty of ways to get you into the holiday spirit. Here are 10 great reasons to make the trip. #1. Butchart Gardens The Magic of Christmas at the Butchart Gardens is truly that…magical. Stroll through the Twelve Days of Christmas display, and be wowed by all the colourful lights. You can sing […]

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Mid-Vancouver Island Christmas Activities

Updated for 2019! The following list is a round-up of the best Mid-Island Christmas activities and events happening in the Nanaimo and Oceanside areas. Oceanside Christmas Activities & Events Parksville Holiday Light Up Location: Parksville Community Centre – 132 Jensen Avenue When: Friday, November 29 at 6:00 pm Tour the Festival of Trees in the […]

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Christmas Craft Fairs and Markets – Mid Vancouver Island

Start making that list and checking it twice. The beginning of November correlates with the start of the many local Christmas Craft Fairs. During November and December, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to shop locally. Read below for a comprehensive list of holiday fairs and markets found in the Mid-Vancouver Island area. This list has […]

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Vancouver Island Halloween Activities and Events

When rounding up all the Halloween activities on Vancouver Island, I was amazed at the vast variety I found.  We definitely like to celebrate this crazy pumpkin-infused ‘holiday’ here.  No matter if you are looking for a ghoulishly good time or a family-friendly event, you will be sure to find something interesting near you! This […]

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Etsy Made in Canada Event and Giveaway!

Join in the celebration of our local talent with Etsy: Made in Canada! Etsy: Made in Canada is a national, community-led initiative celebrating the crafters, collectors and artisans in local communities across the country. From coast to coast, Canadian cities and towns will be participating in this event powered by local Etsy Teams. And yes, it […]

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Fall Fairs on Vancouver Island

Sadly summer is coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean the fun needs to stop! Fall brings new beginnings, crisper weather, and the ability to reap what we sowed in those warmer months. No matter where you live on Vancouver Island, you will find fantastic Fall Fairs geared to celebrate the bounty of the […]

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Canada Day Celebrations on Vancouver Island

Oh, Canada! Our home and native land… Vancouver Islanders sure know how to celebrate this glorious country we live in. If you are looking for something to do on July 1, head to any of the below-mentioned festivities to help get you in the Canadian spirit. The list of Canada Day celebrations on Vancouver Island is arranged […]

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Top 5 Finalists

The Vancouver Island Photo Contest has come to an end! And, thanks to your votes, the top 5 finalists have been chosen. Over the last five weeks, we’ve asked you to vote for your favourite photo from each of the five topics. (You can view all the semi-finalists by heading to the gallery page. ) […]

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Vancouver Island Photo Contest Voting Page

Vote for your favourite photos from the Vancouver Island Photo contest here! Vancouver Island View hosted a month-long photo contest (April 29 – June 2). During the contest, each week a new topic/theme was presented. Amateur photographers sent in a photo that related to the current week’s theme. At the end of each week, the […]

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Vancouver Island Photo Contest

The Photo Contest is now over! Thank you to all who entered!! The Details The Vancouver Island photo contest has begun! When: from Monday, April 29 – Sunday, June 2, 2019 Each week we will announce a theme. You will then send us your best Vancouver Island photo that relates to the week’s topic or […]

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Mid-Island Farmers Markets

Are you looking for fresh, organic produce? How about a wide selection of locally made goods? A Farmers Market might just be the place for you. Luckily for us, Vancouver Island has a great many of them to choose from! Find all the locations for the Mid-Island Farmers Markets right here. They are arranged from […]

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A Vancouver Island Mother’s Day Market

Vancouver Island Market is gearing up to host yet another fantastic event, this time honouring Moms. It is the ONLY Mother’s Day market on Vancouver Island, and sure to please everyone! VIM is More Than Just a Craft Market Vancouver Island Market (VIM) is a full-time market planning organization that supports not only local creatives, […]

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Easter Events on Vancouver Island

Are you looking for Easter events on Vancouver Island? This extensive list will give you all the up-to-date information on events and activities happening throughout the Mid-Island. Cowichan Valley Events Easter Eggspress When: Saturday, April 20 – Monday, April 22 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Where: BC Forest Discover Centre – 2892 Drinkwater Road, […]

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Vancouver Island Spring Market

Vancouver Island Market is back this month for what’s bound to be another successful ‘Grow, Bake, & Make’ show. Passionate about supporting a thriving local market scene, Vancouver Island Market (VIM) brings together the best of the Island’s growers, bakers, and makers under one roof. Who or What is VIM? VIM started as a passion […]

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