Summer

A server sets up the outside patio for Frankie’s Modern Diner in this file photo. The Picnics and Patios campaign is returning for the month of June in Greater Victoria to help encourage residents to shop and eat local for a chance to win a free meal. (Black Press Media file photo)

Picnics and Patio campaign returning to Greater Victoria

Diners will have a chance to get a free meal out in the sun

 

Colwood is hosting its first beach food day of 2022 on Friday, May 6 at the Ocean Boulevard beach opposite Esquimalt Lagoon, followed May 7 by the first beachfront music offering of the season, Soul Shakers. Photo shows visitors gathering for the Eats and Beats festival in 2018. (Black Press Media file photo)

Food trucks, live music return to Colwood this summer

Events run May through August; hosted at various city parks, Esquimalt Lagoon

 

The Camp Qwanoes Screamer zipline is a favourite with campers. (Photo submitted)

Island children’s camp returns to day sessions after positive COVID-19 tests

Final week at the site of the summer season

 

Cst. Darren Regush of the Oceanside RCMP cools off at the Lions Ventureland Playground splash park on Thursday, July 29, 2021. (Facebook photo)

VIDEO: RCMP officer beats the heat, delights kids at Vancouver Island splash park

Cst. Darren Regush joins the fun, cooling off on a hot day in Parksville

Cst. Darren Regush of the Oceanside RCMP cools off at the Lions Ventureland Playground splash park on Thursday, July 29, 2021. (Facebook photo)
Local artist Gillian Redwood and avid local pianist Carl Ivey pose with a painted piano at Turkey Head during a past summer. (Courtesy of Oak Bay Parks, Recreation and Culture)

August to see return of community painted pianos in Oak Bay

Play your favourite tunes outdoors this summer, in five different locations

Local artist Gillian Redwood and avid local pianist Carl Ivey pose with a painted piano at Turkey Head during a past summer. (Courtesy of Oak Bay Parks, Recreation and Culture)
Participants can tune in to what it was like to work in a field hospital during the First World War. (Courtesy of Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse NHS)

Fort Rodd Hill summer programs bring the past to light

Programs welcome all ages, include a taste of life at Fisgard Lighthouse

Participants can tune in to what it was like to work in a field hospital during the First World War. (Courtesy of Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse NHS)
Sparks Lake wildfire. (BC Wildfire Service)

‘Heat is just relentless’: Meteorologist warns of hot, dry summer ahead for B.C.

Environment Canada isn’t expecting any significant rain until the second half of August

Sparks Lake wildfire. (BC Wildfire Service)
Locals enjoy the many offerings of the Oaklands Sunset Market in this photo from a past year. The Wednesday evening event features fresh local produce and other goods, entertainment and a beverage garden. (Courtesy of Oaklands Sunset Market)

Oaklands Sunset Market kicks off biggest year yet in Victoria

Market to run Wednesdays until Sept. 1, features over 50 vendors, beer garden

Locals enjoy the many offerings of the Oaklands Sunset Market in this photo from a past year. The Wednesday evening event features fresh local produce and other goods, entertainment and a beverage garden. (Courtesy of Oaklands Sunset Market)
A man relaxes under a tree in a park in Montreal, Thursday, July 5, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Record-breakingly hot temperatures forecast for B.C. this weekend

An ‘exceptionally strong’ ridge of high pressure building Friday to Tuesday could leave parts of the province dangerously warm

A man relaxes under a tree in a park in Montreal, Thursday, July 5, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Tanning at a beach. (Pixabay photo)

76-year-old heat record broken in Victoria

Heat advisories over, smoke bulletins still in effect

Tanning at a beach. (Pixabay photo)
Six-month-old Finn Boyle (middle left) and 18-month-old Lucas Anderson enjoy the sights and sounds of the splash park with moms Natasha Boyle and Ashley Anderson at Langford’s Centennial Park. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Kids, parents cool off at Langford splash park

Centennial Park is home to a popular water feature

Six-month-old Finn Boyle (middle left) and 18-month-old Lucas Anderson enjoy the sights and sounds of the splash park with moms Natasha Boyle and Ashley Anderson at Langford’s Centennial Park. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
Campers + leaders ready for a summer full of FUN

Campers + leaders ready for a summer full of FUN

Saanich summer camps inspire kids with new activities, new friends and lots of fun

  • Jun 22, 2020
Campers + leaders ready for a summer full of FUN
(Pixabay photo)

Cottage communities eye summer season constrained by COVID-19 measures

Non-essential travel has largely stopped all over the country

(Pixabay photo)
The Tube Shack owner Aaron Frisby. (Malcolm Chalmers photo)

Town of Lake Cowichan bans tubing on Cowichan River this summer

“We have to do it, unless something changes”

The Tube Shack owner Aaron Frisby. (Malcolm Chalmers photo)
The District of Saanich is moving forward with summer camp registration for 2020. (Saanich Parks & Recreation/Facebook)

Saanich moves forward with summer camp registration despite COVID-19

District to give full refunds if camps are cancelled

The District of Saanich is moving forward with summer camp registration for 2020. (Saanich Parks & Recreation/Facebook)
Summer on Ice, Recipes for Fruity Frozen Desserts

Summer on Ice, Recipes for Fruity Frozen Desserts

Peaches and other stone fruits are the ideal addition to ice cream

  • Aug 31, 2018
Summer on Ice, Recipes for Fruity Frozen Desserts