Sunday, August 31, 2008

Classic Boat Festival

The Classic Boat Festival is a great way for summer to end. The Inner Harbour is alive with activity. There are lots of old boats to view and explore. There is a blues bash going on at Ship's Point and the causeway is very busy. This is as festive as Victoria gets. Next year plan to attend.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Secret Playground

Looking for a place where you can crawl, slide, swing, bump, jump, shoot or kick balls, and a whole lot more, check out the Family Fun Park at Eagle Ridge Community Centre in Langford. The Park has an great indoor play apparatus shown to the right, as well as a brand new mini golf and a ballarama, which is a place with 4 cannons that shoot very soft balls at targets. It is pretty cool and there will soon be a water park there as well. If you are in Greater Victoria and have children, this is one place you will want to visit.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Sooke - A place to eat.

Sooke is a small community about 45 minutes west of downtown Victoria. It is a wilderness area that has much to offer. There are not a lot of places to eat in Sooke but there are some good ones. The Sooke Harbour House is world famous and serves up incredible food. Markus' Wharfside is a great place for dinner. For down home cooking try Mom's Cafe (shown to the right). It is legendary. Enjoy yourself in Sooke.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Symphony Splash

This weekend British Columbia is celebrating its 150th birthday. There is three days of celebration and entertainment in the Inner Harbour. Today, Symphony Splash is happening and it is one great concert. The Victoria Symphony play musich to thousands of people who line the Inner Harbour and the lawn of the Provincial Legislature. The harbour is also full of every kind of boat, kayak and canoe you can imagine. Everyone wants a good seat. If you are in Victoria on the long weekend in August be sure to take in this fantastic event. The event finishes with fireworks. Wow what a performance!