Author: Natalie Gates

Dine Around and Stay in Town 2021

If you live in Victoria, Dine Around and Stay in Town 2021 is an excellent excuse to support some of the city’s best restaurants. This year’s event will run from January 14 through February 7. With over 50 of Victoria’s restaurants offering $20, $30, $40, or $50 set three-course menus, Dine Around and Stay in … Continued

Chasing Waterfalls and Craft Beer in BC

Waterfalls and craft beer are a winning combination. They both light your sense of adventure, bring you into the moment, and turn a mundane weekend into something to celebrate.   Let’s face it. In many parts of BC, November can bring a lot of rain. But, this is what makes chasing waterfalls an ideal fall activity. … Continued

Get spooky this Halloween on the BC Ale Trail

Do you hear that? The sound of werewolves howling, witches cackling, and…kegs being tapped?  The spookiest time of year brings delicious seasonal brews like inky black stouts (that pair well with rare meat) and spiced blood-red ales (perfect for aiding your Jack-o-lantern carving). Many breweries are also holding safely-distanced Halloween events and offering special deals … Continued

Heading Home to A-FRAME Brewing

Living in Victoria, the “Cradle of the Craft Beer Revolution,” I’m blessed for craft brewery choice. That said, there’s a special sense of nostalgia when I go back to the breweries in my hometown, Squamish. Walking into A-FRAME Brewing feels like coming home, though I may be a bit biased. I grew up in Squamish … Continued

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