May 2017

Found 7 blog entries for May 2017.

Retreat Island - A Narrative

Retreat Island is a 7 acre island, just off  the west side of Galiano Island; it faces across Trincomali Channel toward Fernwood on Saltspring Island.  Access is a by small boat from Retreat Cove public dock, which is a very short distance away on Galiano.  Retreat Island is what makes Retreat Cove into a cove.  Its native old growth forest has never been logged.  Large 500 year-plus old growth Douglas Firs grow on the northeast side of the island, which slopes gently down to the shore and a rich eel grass bed in the shallows between Retreat and Galiano.  The southwest facing side of the island is a steep drop-off, above which is a healthy Garry Oak and Arbutus meadow with spring wild flowers of sea blush (plectritis

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Victoria’s local and artisanal beer scene is unique, handcrafted, and cannot be missed. The city itself is not only famous for it’s top notch beer, ciders and spirits but the festivals themselves are attractions beer lovers around the world come to partake in. “With thirteen craft breweries right in town and several handfuls of unique restaurants whose menus are built to showcase local beer, it is clear that a dedication to high-quality, locally-made brews is a key component of Victoria's distinctive culture, (source).” Beer has been brewed in Victoria longer than anywhere else in British Columbia, dating all the way back to 1858. This is when Victoria Brewing was founded by a German man who came north from San Francisco during the Fraser Canyon Gold

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http://www.timescolonist.com/news/local/coast-guard-navy-respond-to-boater-in-distress-off-ten-mile-point-1.86390

 

Ten Mile Point is a diverse and stunning neighbourhood in East Saanich that is located close to the shops of Cadboro Bay Village, yet untouched enough to be close to salmon fishing, scuba diving and ocean kayaking.  Ten Mile Point is a beautiful, green oasis and is the epitome of West Coast living.

History

“Cadboro Bay is bounded on three sides by water, and contains three neighbourhoods: the Village, Queenswood, and Ten Mile Point. Historically, the Cadboro Bay shoreline was home to the Songhees First Nations, and a number of archaeological sites have been identified along the shoreline, (source).” Ten Mile Point was so named because

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131A Kingston Rd, Victoria BC

 

3 bed Townhouse for sale | James Bay | Victoria BC Real Estate

 

Located in James Bay, this 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom townhouse for sale is in a perfect spot if you are looking to live close to downtown Victoria BC.The Townhouse in Victoria BC features new bamboo flooring, custom ceramic tile that is heated through an electrical radiant flooring system, as well as new carpets on the staircase and bedrooms.The renovated kitchen includes, quartz countertops and stainless appliances! The kitchen eat in area has access to a full patio just outside the front of the townhome for all of your outdoor needs, including a small garden.

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131A Kingston St

 

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This James Bay Townhouse for sale is part of a

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Victoria BC is not only beautiful but has a thriving culinary scene! With endless local options, chefs have the ability to create west coast inspired dishes for everyone to enjoy. Part of the beauty of having such a diverse landscape and ecosystem is the food and drink that arises from it. The rise of artisanal dishes and drinks have made way for the growth of a foodie community and increased support for local farmers.

From local farms in the Saanich Peninsula to fresh seafood caught off the coast there is truly something for any palate!

Feast of Fields: Interested in local eats? This festival is for you. With a spectacular collection of local farms from the Saanich Valley this festival seeks to showcase the best

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5556 Old West Saanich Rd | Home & Acreage for Sale | Stephen Foster

Live and enjoy country living minutes to all the amenities of Victoria BC. Farm to table lifestyle is a growing trend for folks wanting to grow their own food and have space to breath around them. Fruit trees, irrigated pastures & a greenhouse to start your own food supply make this home a rural sanctuary.

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5556 Old West Saanich Rd

This home and acreage for sale on Old West Saanich Rd tick so many boxes for this type of living. With a combined living floor space of 3541 sqft featuring 3 bedrooms, 2 bath in the main house and kitchen with 2 bed & bath in the additional in-law accommodation, as well as an additional 938 sqft of workshop space for your projects, you have

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Victoria Real Estate Market Inventory Edges Up, Sales Still Constrained

May 2, 2017  "The numbers we saw in April are a further indication that the market is gradually moving towards a more balanced state compared to the record setting pace of 2016." says 2017 Board President Ara Balabanian.

A total of 885 properties sold in the Victoria Real Estate Board region this April, 31.2 per cent fewer than the 1,286 properties sold in April last year. The ten year average for sales in April is 772 properties.

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