10 non-fiction books about Canada to read before you visit (or move there!)

  For this particular books about Canada post I have included only a non-fictional selection. I seem to have chosen books of a more humorous nature of which there seem to be quite a few! If you want to BE Canadian this list will certainly help you – though the constant marrying together of the words […]

Things to do on Vancouver Island – an insider’s guide!

Vancouver Island

(This guide to things to do on Vancouver Island was updated in March 2019)   Vancouver Island is located on the south-west coast of Canada and is famed for it’s diverse geography and natural beauty. At 400 km long and 100 km wide, with a population approaching 800,000,  it is the 43rd largest island in […]

Top 10 things to do in Victoria Canada

(This post about things to do in Victoria Canada was updated in 2019)   Victoria is the capital of the Canadian Province of British Colombia and is the main city on Vancouver Island. With a population of  approximately 344,615 this Canadian city was named after Queen Victoria. As well as having high tea at the […]

A guide to visiting Butchart Gardens on Vancouver Island


(This post about visiting Butchart Gardens was updated in 2019)   One of the absolute must visit places on Vancouver Island are the very beautiful Butchart Gardens. The gardens receive over 1 million visitors a year who come to admire the colourful display of flowers. Spread over 55 acres they include the Sunken Garden, Rose […]