Our local recommendations

The South Island Home Team loves living, working & playing in Victoria and the surrounding area! With the mildest climate in Canada and the rugged natural beauty of the Pacific, Victoria offers incredible opportunities for year-round fun & adventure! The local community is vastly rich in its diverse history, culture, cuisine, artistry, festivals & vibrant atmosphere. Whenever they are not hard at work, these are the local haunts you may find them at:

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Victoria

Mike's Pick
  • Bubby Rose’s Bakery & Restaurant
  • Meat & Cheese festival
Rhys's Pick
  • Dallas Rd Beach
Jenn's Pick
  • Mt.Doug for scenic hikes
  • Prima Strata Pizza
Emily's Pick
  • J&J Wonton Noodle House (AKA JJ’s by the locals)
  • John’s Place Restaurant
Sarah's Pick
  • Red Fish Blue Fish
Laurie's Pick
  • Il Terrazzo Italian Restaurant
  • The Royal Theatre

Vic West

Mike's Pick
  • Westside Village Shopping Centre
Rhys's Pick
  • Vicwest Community Centre
Jenn's Pick
  • Banfield Park Community Orchard
Emily's Pick
  • Fol Epi Dockside Bakery
Sarah's Pick
  • Bike rides along the Galloping Goose
Laurie's Pick
  • Fantastico bar-deli

Oak Bay

Mike's Pick
  • Nicholas Randall
Rhys's Pick
  • Willows Park
Jenn's Pick
  • White Heather Tea Room
Emily's Pick
  • Winchester Galleries Ltd.
Sarah's Pick
  • Ottavio Italian Bakery & Delicatesse
Laurie's Pick
  • The Teahouse at Abkhazi Garden
  • 4Cats Arts Studio Oak Bay

Langford

Mike's Pick
  • Olympic View Golf Course
Rhys's Pick
  • YMCA
Jenn's Pick
  • Glenwood Meats
  • Goldstream Provincial Park
  • Capital Iron
Emily's Pick
  • Cascadia Liqour
Sarah's Pick
  • Sante Spa @ Bear Mtn
Laurie's Pick
  • The Cloth Castle
  • Bin 4

Colwood

Mike's Pick
  • Thrifty Foods
  • Wild Play Element Park
Rhys's Pick
  • Q-Centre for Shamrocks games
  • Bitez Sandwich Bar
  • Juan De Fuca Rec
Jenn's Pick
  • 328 Taphouse
  • Fisguard Lighthouse
Emily's Pick
  • Colwood Creek Park
Sarah's Pick
  • Colwood House of Nutrition
Laurie's Pick
  • Great Victoria Public Library
  • Red Barn Market

Sooke

Mike's Pick
  • Little Vienna Bakery and Café
Rhys's Pick
  • Sooke brewery
Jenn's Pick
  • East Sooke Provincial Park: beaches, hiking,
  • caves, petroglyphs
Emily's Pick
Sarah's Pick
  • Adrenaline Zip Line adventures
Laurie's Pick
  • Whiskers and Waggs Pet Store

Saanich

Mike's Pick
  • Uptown
Rhys's Pick
  • Church & State Winery
Jenn's Pick
  • Mutsuki-An Japanese Restaurant
Emily's Pick
  • Commonwealth Pool
Sarah's Pick
  • Panorama Rec Centre
  • Beaver and Elk Lake
  • Lochside Regional Trail
Laurie's Pick
  • Broadmead Village
  • Mattick's Farm

Sidney

Mike's Pick
  • Chuck's Burger Bar
  • Bistro Swiss
Rhys's Pick
  • Fish On Fifth
  • Tulista Park
Jenn's Pick
  • Lolly Gobble Sweet Shop
  • Mineral World and the Scratch Patch
  • Butchart Gardens
Emily's Pick
  • Toast Café
Sarah's Pick
  • Rumrunner Pub & Restaurant
  • Mary Winspear Center
Laurie's Pick
  • Shaw Ocean Discovery
  • Cameron Rose
  • Tanner’s Books
  • Butterfly World

Malahat & Area

Mike's Pick
  • Merridale Cidery + Distillery
Rhys's Pick
  • Unsworth Winery
  • Shawnigan Lake
Jenn's Pick
  • Villa Eyrie: amazing resort, restaurant, spa & views!
  • Bridgemans Bistro
Emily's Pick
  • Two Hoots Gift Gallery
Sarah's Pick
  • Kinsol Trestle Bridge
Laurie's Pick
  • Pioneer House Restaurant

Metchosin

Mike's Pick
  • Witty’s Beach
Rhys's Pick
  • Sugar Shack Ice Cream and Bakery
Jenn's Pick
  • Mychosen café & pizza
Emily's Pick
  • Mychosin Pottery
Sarah's Pick
  • Metchosin Soap Works
Laurie's Pick
  • Metchosin School Museum
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