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The Must Be Victoria blog shares with you all I love about Victoria and Vancouver Island: our latest articles, the breathtaking places of our pacific paradise, travel advice and essential information you need for planning your next West Coast adventure.

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Major League Rugby Game to be Played in Langford

The Toronto Arrows, Canada's only major league rugby team will play a "home" game at Starlight Stadium in Langford on Feb 11, 2022. I hope they're ready for a raucous crowd - folks out here are avid fans! It's going to be an electrifying evening.

Tofino BC: Magical. Enchanting. Remote.

A magical destination so remote that is lterally at the end of the road. Tofino BC is for everyone who needs to recharge.

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Chemainus BC: Discover the Charming Seaside Town

With over 40 large murals throughout the town, the charming seaside town of Chemainus BC beckons you to come explore!

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Guide to Vancouver Island Essentials: Know Before You Go

From nice to know, to need to know, our handy guide to Vancouver Island essentials will help you make the most out of your vacation

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City of Colwood Closes Gates at Esquimalt Lagoon Following Tsunami Advisory

The City of Colwood has closed the gates at either end of Ocean Boulevard along the Esquimalt Lagoon following the tsunami advisory this morning. Avoid the area until given the all clear.

Be Prepared for an Emergency: Timely Advice Following Tsunami Advisory

A tsunami advisory was issued for Vancouver Island on the morning of Saturday January 15, 2022 following a volcanic eruption near Tonga Islands. If you're travelling to Vancouver Island, it is important to be prepared for all emergencies. Learn more here.

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Victoria BC Shopping

Victoria BC Shopping: Everything You Need and Everything You Want

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Tours in Victoria BC: Find Your Thrill!

Whether you want a luxury excursion in a private vehicle or Hop On Hop Off Bus trip, we can help you find the best tours in Victoria BC for your budget and interests.

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What to do in Victoria BC: Updated for 2022

What's the weather like? What should you wear? What is there to do in Victoria BC? Our handy 2022 month-by-month planner answers all those questions and more!

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Spas in Victoria BC

For the ultimate in luxurious pampering, indulge in treatments at one of the health and wellness spas in Victoria BC.

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Victoria Vacations: Must See and Must Do Recreation and Entertainment

Your local guide directs you to our must see and must do entertainment and recreation activities for memorable Victoria vacations.

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Greater Victoria Breweries, Distilleries and Cideries

Find Greater Victoria breweries, distilleries and cideries

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Victoria in March 2022: Discover the Spectacular Things to See and Do

Your one stop travel guide to Victoria in March 2022 with tips on what to wear, foods that are in season and things to do.

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Victoria in January 2022: Discover Spectacular Things to See and Do

Everything you need to know to plan your visit to Victoria in January 2022

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What To Do in Victoria BC?

If you are wondering what to do in Victoria BC, wonder no more! Find tours, lessons and rentals for all the most popular activities.

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Whale Watching in Victoria BC | Must Be Victoria

Whale Watching in Victoria - an essential West Coast bucket list item. Everything you need to know to choose the right tour!

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Victoria Tourist Attractions - 16 Must Sees | Must Be Victoria

If you want to experience our beautiful coastal town, you simply must get out to see as many of these Victoria tourist attractions as possible.

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Victoria Performing Arts and Culture

The Victoria performing arts and culture scene offers a diverse range live performances for everyone.

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Camping in Victoria BC: Find Your Wild

Camping in Victoria BC: Find RV and tent camping options located within one hour of Victoria's Inner Harbour.

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Relaxing Things for Couples to do in Victoria BC

Find relaxing things for couples to do in one of the most romantic cities in Canada.

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Kite boarding in Victoria BC and Southern Vancouver Island

Kite boarding Victoria BC: Find the best spots and where to get gear or lessons. Plan your kite boarding adventure today!

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8 Fun Things for Kids to Do in Victoria BC | Must Be Victoria

Keep the kids entertained with these fun things for kids to do on your family vacation in Victoria BC

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French Beach: A Victoria Day Trip | Must Be Victoria

French Beach Provincial Park: A easy day trip from Victoria that is worth including in your itinerary.

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Francis King Park: A Cool Reprieve on a Warm Day

With towering trees and a well packed easy trail, Francis King Park is a delightful destination for toddlers and those with mobility concerns.

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Esquimalt Ribfest

Esquimalt Ribfest: Enjoy yummy goodness and help build E-towns Field of Dreams

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Esquimalt Lagoon: Discover the Beach Art! | Must Be Victoria

Discover an impressive array of beach art at Esquimalt Lagoon

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Esquimalt Farmers Market: A Hip Spot for Locally Fresh Eats and Drinks

Esquimalt Farmers Market: Worth Crossing the Bridge For

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Planning to drive around Victoria? Quirky things you need to know!

It's not like driving in Toronto but we do have some quirky things you need to know to drive around Victoria BC

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Dallas Road Waterfront Trail: Our beauty will take your breath away

The picturesque Dallas Road waterfront trail comprises several kilometres of Pacific Ocean beauty. Come experience for yourself!

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City of Langford: Live, Work and Play | Must Be Victoria

How the City of Langford won me over to become one of my favourite places to enjoy nature, dine and shop.

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Cathedral Grove Vancouver Island: A Magical Treasure to Explore

Cathedral Grove Vancouver Island is one of the most accessible stands of giant Douglas fir trees on the island. Make it a day trip from Victoria.

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Essential Camping Checklist

Never be caught saying "we forgot" while driving down the road on your next camping trip. Use our handy camping checklist to ensure you pack the essentials.

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Cadboro Gyro Park: An Oceanfront Destination Playground

Enjoy the amenities of one of the world's most unique playgrounds at Victoria's very own Cadboro Gyro Park

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Butchart Gardens in Victoria BC: Is it Worth Your Time and Money?

Butchart Gardens in Victoria BC have been blooming for over 100 years and declared a National Historic Site and yet some people still wonder if they should go.

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Best Wings in Victoria

If you're looking for the best wings in Victoria BC, look no further. Our guide lists the best of the best!

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Best Restaurants in Victoria BC

With so many restaurants how do you choose? We've narrowed it down to 55 of the best restaurants in Victoria BC that locals and visitors can't get enough of!

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Victoria Arts and Crafts | Must Be Victoria

Join the fun or make a purchase. Find Victoria arts and crafts activities and vendors.

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Top Adventure Water Sports and Activity Ideas in Greater Victoria

Your one stop for adventure water sports in the Victoria. Find the best spots to do, the equipment you'll need and where to find tours, lessons and rentals.

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Fisgard Lighthouse and Fort Rodd Hill: Must See Heritage Attractions

Two of the finest heritage attractions in Greater Victoria - don't skip a visit to Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites

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Stay in Victoria BC: The Definitive Guide

The definitive guide of where to stay in Victoria BC written by locals

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Vancouver Island Travel: Discover the Island You Never Knew Existed

Create the Vancouver Island travel itinerary of your dreams with spectacular destinations you never even knew you needed to see.

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Victoria Night Life | Must Be Victoria

For concerts, shows, pubs or the casino - whatever you're interested in, the Victoria night life scene delivers.

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Swans Hotel and Brewpub: What Every Traveller Needs to Know

Don’t risk being disappointed with your Victoria BC accommodations. Get unbiased and trusted information about Swans Hotel and Brewpub from a verified local.

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Huntingdon Manor: What Every Traveller Needs to Know

Don’t risk being disappointed with your Victoria BC accommodations. Get unbiased and trusted information about Huntingdon Manor from a verified local.

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Fishermans Wharf Victoria BC: Fun for the Whole Family!

Fishermans Wharf Victoria BC - If you visit just one place while you're here, make sure this is it!

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Hotel Grand Pacific Victoria

Don’t risk being disappointed with your accommodations. Get unbiased and trusted information about Hotel Grand Pacific Victoria from a verified local.

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Embassy Inn Hotel

Don’t risk being disappointed with your Victoria BC accommodations. Get unbiased and trusted information about Embassy Inn Hotel from a verified local.

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Double Tree Hotel Victoria

Are you skeptical of online reviews? Don’t risk ruining your trip. Get trusted accommodation information about Double Tree Hotel Victoria from a verified local.

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Victoria in November: Discover the Spectacular Things to See and Do

Victoria in November: what to pack, what to do, what the weather is like and more!

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  1. Major League Rugby Game to be Played in Langford

    Jan 19, 22 03:18 PM

    The Toronto Arrows, Canada's only major league rugby team will play a "home" game at Starlight Stadium in Langford on Feb 11, 2022. I hope they're ready for a raucous crowd - folks out here are avid f…

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  2. Tofino BC: Magical. Enchanting. Remote.

    Jan 17, 22 11:39 PM

    A magical destination so remote that is lterally at the end of the road. Tofino BC is for everyone who needs to recharge.

    Read More

  3. Chemainus BC: Discover the Charming Seaside Town

    Jan 16, 22 01:17 AM

    With over 40 large murals throughout the town, the charming seaside town of Chemainus BC beckons you to come explore!

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