Vancouver Island

Bald eagle swoops down and steals fish off fisherman's boat; video

It’s not everyday that one gets to see a bald eagle in the wild. And it’s not everyday that one has a bald eagle steal fish from your boat.<p>But that’s …

Fishing

In Sleepy Victoria, Canada, a Housing Market Wakes Up

Grant Harder for the Wall Street JournalThe picturesque city of Victoria—with its lively harbor and wooded roads—is beset with home buyers.The …

Business

U.S. view: ‘Sleepy’ Victoria a real-estate bargain

It’s always fun to find out how others see us. The Wall Street Journal put its magnifying glass over Victoria’s real estate market to describe it as …

Victoria, BC

10 hot spots in Canada for live music

Tunes, culture and history are on offer at these venues<p>There are few better ways to connect with a city than by immersing yourself in its thriving …

Music

Fairmont Empress Hotel Reopens Following Restoration

Fairmont Empress, named in honour of Queen Victoria, will celebrate their official Grand Opening on June 28 following a stunning restoration. The …

Hotels

The BCBR Experience: Powell River and Earls Cove to Sechelt

This week we are releasing two instalments of our BCBR Experience both on the Sunshine Coast; Day 2 in Powell River and Day 3 from Earls Cove to …

Mountains

Guitar heroes: Vancouver festival to celebrate luthiers and their craft

Linda Manzer remembers it like it was yesterday, even though it happened in 1996. She moved her spray gun slowly from side to side, passing a blue …

Canadian News

Police believe Saanich home invasion was targeted

Several people are in custody after a targeted home invasion in Saanich Wednesday morning that left one man with injuries.An unknown number of people …

Crime

Fundraisers launched in memory of slain Sunshine Coast men

While the outpouring of grief over the shocking deaths of two young men in the small Sunshine Coast community of Lund continues, two online …

Canadian News

After Years of Neglect, One Dog Becomes a Photographer's Muse

Photographer Troy Moth has the life he always dreamt of as a teenager, and he shares it with his rescue dog. Together, he and Nikita the dog have …

Photojournalism

Video shows eagle stealing filet o' fish off B.C. boat

Bird swooped down and shocked everyone on board<p>A family out fishing last week caught more than salmon.<p>Ashton Phillips was on a fishing trip last …

Fish

Magnitude-4.6 quake rattles central Vancouver Island

An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.6 has rattled an area of central Vancouver Island.<p>Natural Resources Canada says the shaker hit at 10:22 a.m. and was centred 41 kilometres west of Gold River.<p>A release from seismologist Alison Bird says residents reported feeling the quake lightly across the …

Earthquakes

Exploring the Best Things to do in Victoria BC, Canada's West Coast Tourist Gem

Why I love Galiano Island: A Guide to the Best Place to Visit in British Columbia<p>How to Spend a Weekend in Charlotte<p>7 Top Day Hikes Around Phoenix …

Victoria, BC

Man, 19, held in double homicide north of Powell River

A 19-year-old has been arrested and is in custody after double homicide discovered Saturday morning near Powell River.<p>Powell River RCMP said they …

Crime

Top 11 Modern Glampgrounds

Raised tents, tipis, Airstreams, and yurts are set up for camping on mountains, along riverbeds, and in rain forests and redwoods—just waiting for …

Travel

Environmentalist with B.C. ties fired in Alberta

An Alberta cabinet minister is flatly denying that the firing of a controversial environmentalist from a government-appointed committee is due to her …

Victoria, BC

Jason Foulds charged in Lund, B.C., deaths as community grapples with tragedy

Police say 19-year-old man from Powell River faces 2 counts of murder and 1 count of attempted murder<p>Jason Foulds, 19, has been formally charged in …

Crime

Filming for Deadpool heads to Vancouver Island for scene at X-Men castle

When foul-mouthed anti-hero Deadpool comes knocking, it’s no surprise no one’s around to answer.<p>Production on the sequel to the unconventional …

Canadian News

Apologies to our readers for undelivered copies of The Vancouver Sun

We’d like to apologize to our readers who missed their morning Vancouver Sun on Saturday.Owing to major production issues at our press, our run …

Canadian News

Happy Father’s Day, Dad — You’re An Inspiration. ❤

You know the sepia photo filter? Well, that’s how my dad, Andrew, sees the world. He was born colorblind… yet never, ever let it be a handicap in his …

Parenting

Endangered white pelicans venture to Vancouver Island, thrilling bird watchers

VICTORIA — A rare sighting has bird watchers on Vancouver Island aflutter.<p>American white pelicans have been spotted in several areas of the Island, …

Nature

Burds win Race to Alaska

Ketchikan, AK (June 15; Day 5) - The final day of the Race to Alaska was a tightly fought battle between the 27-foot trimaran Pure & Wild/Freeburd …

Victoria, BC

Mayor Helps says she doesn’t benefit from Airbnb suite in duplex

Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps says she does not benefit from an Airbnb rental suite in the house where she lives, despite social media posts to the …

Victoria, BC

Cross-country convertible road trip celebrates Canada 150

Mercedes-Benz cross-Canada tour<p>Canada has a big birthday coming up on July 1, when we turn 150 years old. That’s a great excuse for a road …

Canada

Jolly Hopper Imperial IPA – Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub

From Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub in Victoria BC comes the “Jolly Hopper Imperial IPA”. The beer pours a deep amber with a tan head. The aroma consists …

Victoria, BC

Horror detailed in Aust, UK tourist deaths

Sydney electrician Raveshan Pillay, his British girlfriend Danielle Hooker, her father Nigel and 21 other tourists were watching sea lions on a reef …

British Columbia

45 minutes elapsed before help notified in fatal whale-watching sinking: report

Print<p>VANCOUVER — It took 45 minutes before search-and-rescue crews learned that 27 people had been dumped into the frigid waters off Vancouver Island …

Canadian News

Creative Ideas in Hospitality From Radical Innovation’s 2017 Finalists - Design Milk

<b>Vertical Micro-Climate by Arno Matis Architecture Inc.</b><br>A mountainous spa like retreat, this resort will be situated near the southern tip of Vancouver …

Hospitality

Seaspan opens $44M Duke Point terminal for growing ferry freight load

DUKE POINT — Seaspan Ferries officially opened its new $44-million ferry freight terminal on Monday as the company responds to rising demand on …

Canadian News