Beginning July 1, a shuttle service will connect Cowichan Bay and Mill Bay, with stops at several wineries, restaurants, and other attractions along the way. Riders pay a single fee and can hop on off at as many places as they’d like during the day. See www.cowichanshuttle.com for details.... Details
The Cascade Bay Grill & Store has been remodeled inside and out. There is new inside seating, a remodeled kitchen area, a patio deck and a small smokehouse built for new menu items. Initial reports are very good.... Details
Hastings House is offering a new Bistro Menu featuring the chef’s multi-course small plate dinner in the early evening as an additional alternative to their full menu dinner service. The Bistro Menu items are reasonably priced for this iconic upscale restaurant and inn.
Just below Hastings House is Moby’s Pub, o... Details
New owners Mike and Dan Byzyna continue improving the property. In place of the white marina buildings, now look for the newly renovated buildings in dark green with an attractive natural stained trim and fascia. The store looks great, with many new items. The book section has been expanded and there is a selection of ... Details
New dock space was added over the winter at this popular destination. The snack bar is open for breakfast and lunch with an interesting menu provided by a semi-retired cook who is a liveaboard in the marina.... Details
Earlier in the year we reported that poultry and eggs were not allowed from Canada into the US. In mid-June this restriction was eased. Now, poultry and eggs from any province other than Ontario are permitted into the US. To avoid hassles, be sure a country and province of origin is printed on the packaging of poultry ... Details
There is a significant change on the waterfront in Alert Bay this year. The imposing brick building, St. Michael’s Residential School, which stood next to the U’mista Cultural Centre has been razed, and the site is now an open field. The school had unhappy memories for many in the area. For decades, the Canadian go... Details
This was a new location in the 2015 Waggoner Guide. After a visit, we can highly recommend it.
The tribal people of New Vancouver, or Tsatsisnukwomi Village, were forced out of the area in the 1960s by the government. Through much red tape, their ancestral chief, William Glendale, got permission to repatriate the si... Details
While we previously reported that the restaurant was closed, Chris is cooking special meals, served buffet style, on Friday, Sunday and Tuesday. Call ahead for the special for that day and to make a reservation.... Details
From the last week in June through the first week in September, a courtesy shuttle is running four times a day from Westview Marina to the town’s mall. The schedule is posted at the head of the gangway and in the harbour master’s office. Safeway, Save-On Foods and Quality Foods also offer grocery delivery to boats.... Details
This summer, boaters visiting Vancouver’s False Creek can pump out holding tanks free of charge at two city-owned marinas on the waterway. The service is offered as part of a city campaign to reduce high E. coli bacteria levels in the creek and English Bay. Pump-out stations at Burrard Civic Marina, under the Burrard... Details