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Victoria Day

Victoria DayHappy Victoria Day! Van Isle Marina is open today from 8 – 4:30 and the Fuel Dock is open from 8 – 8.

Cover of Canadian Yachting West

Canadian Yachting Cover Page-page-001Our awesome Yacht Park and two 53′ Riviera Enclosed Flybridges made it to the cover of Canadian Yachting West! How exciting!

Sip & Savour at Mary Winspear

Sip and Savour posterAwaken your taste buds to the variety of food and beverages grown and made on the Saanich Peninsula. Sip & Savour will showcase products to promote eating and drinking locally.

At the opening reception, enjoy a glass of wine, spirit or cider. This portion of the event features a variety of local wineries, distillery and a cider house. Here, you will be able to indulge in the Peninsula’s finest beverages and find your new favourite.

Then, enjoy a meal prepared with local produce and meats. The buffet dinner, prepared by Red Seal certified Chef Graham Little from Island Culinary Services, will highlight the exceptional foods produced on the Saanich Peninsula. Be prepared for an evening of culinary excellence from quality local products!

Please click here for more information.

Be A Tourist In Your Own Hometown

Tourist passportBeginning tomorrow Febuary 27th until Sunday March 2, 2014, purchase a passport for $12.50 and climb aboard a double decker, hop skip and jump your way through The Butchart Gardens, or discover that there’s more than butterflies at the Butterfly Gardens! Step foot on the helm of the Coho, and step off in time for a tour of the BC legislature, or shake hands with an octopus at Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre!

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Dine Around and Stay In Town 2014

Dine AroundOne of Victoria’s most anticipated dining event of the year returns in 2014 with Dine Around & Stay in Town from February 20 to March 9.

Presented by Tourism Victoria and the BC Restaurant & Foodservices Association (BCRFA). Dine Around & Stay In Town brings together participating Victoria restaurants offering select three-course menus for $20, $30 or $40 per person.

Come for a bite, stay the night!

It’s a delicious reason to visit Victoria!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Anchor Valentine

Happy Valentine’s Day! It looks like a perfect day to be out on the water or enjoying the beautiful views from Sea Glass Waterfront Grill!