March, 2014

  1. Wheelies Motorcycles

    March 28, 2014 by Tessa Bousfield

    Welcome to Wheelies Motorcycles.

    Located in the heart of Victoria’s industrial Rock Bay neighbourhood, this brand new shop/cafe/eatery is truly something unique.  Built from an auto repair shop that first opened in 1948,  you are greeted at the door by a smell of freshly seasoned chicken breast, rich organic coffee and a sweet tinge of motor oil.  Thanks in part to a facelift that took nearly 5 months to complete, the style gives Wheelies its swagger.

    The food is the highlight of the entire experience. Chef Kai Musseau prides himself on only using the best, locally sourced ingredients to create a fresh menu that evolves weekly.

    If pulled pork sandwiches and freshly brewed espresso don’t turn your head, the Wheelies U Wrench program just might.  Have a bike you want to wrench on but have no space or tools?  Wheelies let’s you rent time (hour, half day, full day etc) to do just that.

    With a parking lot that is begging for a pig roast and a location strong enough to anchor an entire block party, Wheelies may have accidentally positioned itself to transform a whole neighbourhood.

  2. Hotel Zed

    March 21, 2014 by Tessa Bousfield

    Calling all ‘rebels against the ordinary’ – Welcome to Hotel Zed.

    This colourful, funky hotel has been re-built from the old Blue Ridge Inn on Douglas Street and is sure to turn a few heads when it opens up this spring.  Unique offerings such as a VW shuttle bus, typewriter stations and vinyl listening area are sure to make it stand out from your average holiday-inn.

    Combining a retro theme with a high-tech presence, Hotel Zed aims to offer amenities that they believe every hotel should offer for free.  Parking, local phone calls, high speed internet and even comic books in the bathroom will all be offered at no cost.

    Contact for more information, or dial 1-800-997-6797.

  3. Tall Tree Music Festival – Early bird tickets on sale now

    March 14, 2014 by Tessa Bousfield

    Tall Tree Music Festival offers a west coast concert experience that is truly like none other.

    Presenting attendees with the ability to enjoy artistic creativity in a stunningly beautiful environment is what makes this festival unique.  Located on Browns Mountain in Port Renfrew, British Columbia, forget about cell service or sleeping in a stuffy hotel room.  Camping in a tent or rv allows concert goers to enjoy the complete outdoor experience.

    2014 will mark the 5th anniversary of the festival, an event that has sold out the past two years.  Don’t miss out on the limited amount of discounted early-bird tickets on sale here.

    We will see you on the mountain!


  4. Vic42 – Celebrating Victoria and the people that make it great

    March 7, 2014 by Tessa Bousfield

    Vic42’s vision is simple – Build community and celebrate it.

    Co-founders Alan Smith and Teresa Lindsay have built Victoria’s first local archive that brings continued awareness to the amazing people living in our own backyard.

    Victoria is home to amazing people, from musicians to magicians, athletes to CEO’s, Vic42 features them all.

    Everyone can celebrate, contribute and support the Vic42 community.  Help celebrate by submitting names of talented individuals who are living beyond the norm and fulfilling their passion.

    See the entire gallery here.