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Must-See Craft Breweries in Victoria Category: Activities

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 Category: Activities

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" - Category: Activities

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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Best Cycling Paths On Vancouver Island Category: Activities

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

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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Winter Activites in Victoria for 2019-2020 Category: Activities

High TeaWith one of the most mild climates in Canada, even Victoria's "chilly" winter months have plenty of outdoor and indoor activities for all ages to take part in. Here we've collected a list of some of the most popular places and events in the city for you to explore during the winter — let us know which ones are your favourites!

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Destinations To Explore On Vancouver Island Category: Activities

There is a magic to finding that perfect vacation spot — somewhere where time seems to fly by, where each day brings something new and exciting, and when the times comes to leave, you wish you could stay and enjoy more new experiences! For many of the visitors who come to our RV haven that place is Vancouver Island. And it’s easy to understand why. Vancouver Island is the ideal destination for any traveller, with a plethora of destinations showcasing natural beauty, adrenaline-pumping activities, delicious food, culture, and more. With that in mind, here are few of our favourite destinations and experiences on Vancouver Island: 

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Tips & Trips For Autumn RVing in BC Category: Activities

Credit Arkansas Highways @ahtd on Flickr.When planning an RV trip, the first thought that comes to most rig owners' minds is "summer". Vacation days, warm weather and sunshine come together for prime RVing opportunities. Which leaves the next greatest RVing season sadly overlooked: Fall. We love fall here at Salish Seaside, and we want our fellow RVers to love it too. So here are our tips on how to have a great caravan adventure in BC during the autumn months.

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Fishing With Kids Category: Activities

School kids on a fishing charter in New South Wales. Photo credit Henk Tobbe @vk2gwk on Flickr.When you hear the words “fishing charter”, the first thought that comes to mind isn't usually children. Parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles looking for kid-friendly activities worry about long trips, rough waters, sharp hooks, adult-sized gear, and whether kids can even handle a large fish in the first place. But you might be surprised — it turns out kids of all ages can enjoy a fishing charter. All that's needed are a few special preparations, and some minor adjustments to your game plan. You can give those your budding anglers the trip of a lifetime while getting them hooked on a sport that's healthy, educational, and fun.

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Visiting Family In Victoria (Or: How To Get An RV To Victoria BC) Category: Activities

Cars approaching Canada Customs at Douglas, British Columbia from Blaine, Washington. By dherrera_96derivative work: Blueiculous (talk) - Flickr, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?cSummer months and holidays are some of the best times to visit family and friends, especially on Vancouver Island! And when it comes to accommodations, many family members know that motorhomes are the way to go. Bringing an RV and reserving a space in a park keeps your amenities, belongings, and personalized space with you. It also means no hotel fees, no parking in driveways or along curbs, no sleeping on couches or guest beds, and no sharing groceries — or bathrooms. But one question we often get is: How do you get a motorhome to Victoria, which is on an island? It's easier than you think, whether you're coming from the BC mainland or the United States.

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