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Must-See Craft Breweries in Victoria

Driftwood Brewery Fat Tug Beer by the waterKnown as the cradle of Canada’s ‘craft beer revolution’ and one of the most storied brewing hotspots in North America, Victoria has a long history of noteworthy craft brewers. Beginning with what was Canada’s first brewpub Spinnakers (which opened in 1984) and stretching to a recent blossoming collection of forward-thinking modern breweries, there’s something to be found for aficionados and rookies alike.  Coming up alongside Victoria’s equally renowned local food movement, Victoria’s craft brewery scene has always placed an emphasis on taste and locality, offering an experience that visitors won’t soon forget, truly a moment to savour, and drink it all in!  To help you do just that, we’ve profiled 5 of our favourite must-visit craft breweries in Victoria, with instructions on how to find them.

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Top 5 Seafood Restaurants in Victoria

Victoria is famed for its glittering coastline - and alongside it, a fantastic selection of freshly caught seafood. With all those amazing ingredients at their doorstep, it’s no wonder many of Victoria’s best chefs and restaurants choose to spotlight seafood, and we don’t think it’s possible for anyone to visit us at Salish and not be lured in by that siren temptation! The only question remains, which seafood restaurant to choose? Here are our top seafood restaurants in Victoria, from fine dining to gourmet casual. 

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Things to Do in Esquimalt "Place of Shoaling Waters" -

Songhees WaterwayLocated on the southernmost point of Vancouver Island, the picturesque township of Esquimalt may be small in size, but it carries a rich history and plenty of sights and activities to take in. We thought it would be a good idea to take closer look our beautiful corner of the Island.  The name Esquimalt is taken from the original indigenous name of “es-whoy-malth”, meaning “the place of shoaling waters” and that should give you some idea of the kind of coastal beauty to expect! A peninsula overlooking the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Gorge Inlet, Esquimalt offers scenic water views from its beaches, harbour, and walkways, opening out into lush green spaces as you move further inland with acres of parkland accompanied by heritage buildings, cultural sites, as well as all the modern-day recreational facilities a traveller could ask for in the form of shops, restaurants, and golf courses.   There is something for everyone in Esquimalt, here are a few activities to do when you visit. 

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Don’t Leave Your RV Gathering Dust: Give It A Makeover Instead!

RV under starry blue skyWith your RV parked up and stowed away, it may very well be a case of ‘out of sight, out of mind’. But what if this was an opportunity, what if there’s never going to be a better moment to give your RV a true ‘home’ makeover? This is your chance to put a personal touch on your RV, to up your comfort, style, and luxury levels, to install new furniture, gadgets, art, and more! To help you get started, this blog is going to look at some of our favourite RV makeover starting points and tips. 

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Best Cycling Paths On Vancouver Island

2 people cycling on pathVancouver Island has some of the most exquisite scenery in North America, and cycling your way across coastlines, forests, and mountain ranges is an exquisite way to enjoy it. Let the world come to you at your own pace, and stop to enjoy the views along the way. Here’s our guide to some of the best cycling trails on Vancouver Island, as well as some other must-see places and activities you can take in while you’re there.

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A Comprehensive Guide To RV Maintenance Part 2: Interior And Mechanical

RV at HomeJust because your RV is securely stowed away doesn’t mean you should be leaving it alone. You should be making sure you’re keeping on top of all the necessary maintenance, that way your RV will be ready to roll when it’s time to get back onto the road. We’ve already looked at exterior maintenance and scheduling in a previous post here, and now it’s time to look under the hood and make sure the interior and mechanical components of your vehicle are in working order. 

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A Comprehensive Guide To RV Maintenance Part 1: Exteriors And Scheduling

RV with awningRV Maintenance can seem daunting—these are large, complicated vehicles, and you can think that there's simply too much to manage. But think again. With the right planning and knowledge, you can keep your RV running smoothly for every journey. However difficult problems may seem now, if you need to make repairs on the road or while you’re travelling things are liable to be even more difficult, and expensive. With that in mind, we’ve prepared a guide covering our best tips and strategies for RV Maintenance, beginning with planning and exterior maintenance in this post. In future posts we will cover interior maintenance, electrical, and other essential components.

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The Best National Parks in the Pacific Northwest To Visit When RVing

Blue lake with mountainsThe Pacific Northwest is one of the true wonders of the world—and nothing showcases these qualities better than the array of National Parks the region as to offer—which is what makes our location here at Salish the perfect spot for RV holidays. From here you can easily reach any number of amazing National Parks, and we’ve highlighted three of our favourites: Pacific Rim, Olympic, and Garibaldi. 

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Things to Know When Renting an RV

RVs in Parking LotAn RV holiday is a wonderous adventure—but like all good adventures, you need to plan and prepare beforehand! Here’s our essential guide to what you need to know before renting an RV and embarking on your journey. 

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