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Canada

Coffee Calgary

Phil & Sebastian Coffee Roasters Black & Tonic (Drink of the Week)

Not many coffee companies were hatched in a lab, but that’s the case with Phil & Sebastian Coffee Roasters. The famed Calgary roaster can be traced to former college lab partners Phil Robertson and...
Vancouver Island

Tofino Food Worth Seeking

Tofino is a bohemian surf town with a surprisingly good culinary scene on Vancouver Island’s south shore. According to A Brief Tofino History, Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations people have lived along beautiful Clayoquot Sound for...
Sculpture Victoria

Victoria Food Worth Seeking

Victoria, the capital of British Columbia and the largest city on majestic Vancouver Island, was renamed in 1843 in honor of Britain’s Queen Victoria. Restaurants in this quaint, walkable city across the Strait of...
Nanaimo Bar Nanaimo

Nanaimo Bars from Mon Petit Choux + Bocca Cafe

Nanaimo, a town on the northeast coast of British Columbia’s Vancouver Island, is the birthplace of the Nanaimo bar, a chilled square crafted with layers of chocolate, buttercream, and a base made with ingredients...
Craft Beer Vancouver Island

Category 12 Brewing Simplicity (Drink of the Week)

During my most recent trip to Vancouver Island, hyper-local Sooke Harbour House featured several beers from nearby breweries, including Category 12 Brewing. Michael Kuzyk brews in the agricultural hotbed of Saanichton and runs Category...
Ramen Tofino

Kuma House Ramen (Dose of Vitamin P)

Tofino is a beautiful town with an indie spirit at the end of a peninsula on Vancouver Island’s south central coast. Tofino only had 1,876 permanent residents as of 2011, but tourists flood the...