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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Local Artisan Spotlight – Sticks and Stones Gallery

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, we are showcasing a local spotlight who captures love in a very special way. Sticks and Stones Gallery Angie Bisset, the talent behind Sticks and Stones Gallery, has a special knack for setting all of life’s special memories into beautiful pebble art. She was born and raised on Vancouver […]

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Local Artisan Spotlight – Falvai Creative

If you are a dog lover, and/or someone who likes to fish, this local spotlight is especially for you! Local Artisan Spotlight – Falvai Creative   The Man behind Falvai Creative Mark Falvai is the owner and designer of Falvai Creative. If you get a glimpse of Mark, you may recognize him from the HGTV […]

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Unique Locally Made Mother’s Day Gifts

Mother’s Day is a day to celebrate that special Mother figure in your life. Sure you can buy her the go-to flower arrangement (like you do every year). But I’m sure you agree that tends to get a bit monotonous for all involved. This year I urge you to think outside the box and offer her […]

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The Cowichan Valley Flavour Trail – The Ultimate Foodie Road Trip on Vancouver Island

Vancouver Island has much to offer. There are beaches to explore, trails to hike, lakes to swim, waterfalls and massive trees to gawk at, and plenty of scenic drives to partake in. But why not experience our beautiful island a different way? As you drive through that countryside or pass by that city you can be […]

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Coombs, More than just Goats on the Roof

Coombs is synonymously known as “Goats on the Roof”. More than a million visitors arrive each year to see the goats who live on the roof of the Old Country Market. While some of these visitors stop only to marvel at the permanent four-legged tenants, others stay to immerse themselves in the many unique galleries, […]

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Local Gift Ideas for Her

    If you have been following along during the last few weeks, you will already know that we have been compiling lists of the best of the best of local artisans. The first article features ‘Gifts for Men‘, the second ‘Gifts for Kids‘, and now, ‘Gift Ideas for Her’. This third instalment of the Vancouver […]

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Local Gift Ideas for Kids

    Supporting local, independent businesses and artisans helps keep our community strong and prosperous. Studies have shown that when you buy from an independent, locally owned business, rather than a nationally owned business, more of your money is used to make purchases from other local businesses, service providers, and farms. This domino effect ultimately […]

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Vancouver Island Gift Guide – Ideas for Him

      We are quickly coming into the season of giving (and receiving). Maybe you have already started writing a list of Christmas gift ideas? You may even have started shopping. Before you complete that list I want to give you some great alternatives to those big box stores. I present to you your Vancouver […]

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