Sooke Christmas Lights Map 2015

Last night, I piled the family in the car and went out in search of the best Christmas lights displays in Sooke. While I didn’t have time to drive every street in Sooke, I think I covered a lot of ground, from up Otter Point Road, over to Broomhill, down Whiffen Spit, and Sunriver Estates. I’dContinue reading “Sooke Christmas Lights Map 2015”

Hallowe’en 2015 In Sooke

Happy October, and Happy Hallowe’en! The big night is almost here, and it’s nice that it is on a weekend so we can all enjoy it. I’m not sure the weather is going to cooperate for the little ghouls and ghosts trick-or-treating, but there are still lots of fun family activities going on. Read on…Continue reading “Hallowe’en 2015 In Sooke”

Hikes in Sooke – Bluff Mountain Ridge Trail

What a beautiful day we had in Sooke this past Sunday. Sunny, warm, and still just mid-February. It’s no wonder my Saturday was spent showing folks from Alberta around our gorgeous region! My wife (who is 8 months pregnant), our 2-year old daughter and I decided we’d get outdoors and do a hike.

Valentines Day in Sooke – Top 5 Ideas For Romance

It’s Valentines Day – are you stuck for ideas for romancing your sweetheart? Here are 5 top places and activities to ignite the candle of romance in your life. Even if you’ve already got plans, bookmark this page for the next time you’re looking to impress that special somebody.

Take a Gorgeous Flight Over Southern Vancouver Island [Video]

With all this dreary, wet, rainy weather, it’s hard to believe that scarcely 2 months ago it was still gorgeous and sunny. I watched this video last night and was instantly warmed as I smiled from ear to ear at the sheer awesomeness of this rock we call home. This video is from a Nanaimo-areaContinue reading “Take a Gorgeous Flight Over Southern Vancouver Island [Video]”

As The 2011 Playoffs End, So Does My Playoff Beard

Wow. What a ride. The Vancouver Canucks’ 2010-2011 season was nothing short of spectacular. While I am obviously not happy about the result last night, and I won’t even get into the idiocy in downtown Vancouver that followed, I’ve never enjoyed watching my team play hockey more than this season and playoff run. Thanks boys!Continue reading “As The 2011 Playoffs End, So Does My Playoff Beard”

Life in Sooke: Starry Skies

One of the things I love about living in Sooke is the lack of light pollution from a big city. We’re close enough to Victoria, but far enough away that its lights don’t interfere with stargazing. Every August, I sit out in my yard at night and am marveled by the yearly Perseids meteor shower.Continue reading “Life in Sooke: Starry Skies”

Led Zeppelin Tribute Act Whole Lotta Led In Lake Cowichan

Not exactly Sooke related, but if I was going to be in town next weekend I’d definitely make the drive up the Malahat to check out this show. Whole Lotta Led is quite simply the best Led Zeppelin tribute band in the world. Hailing from Whistler, BC, the band has played shows all over theContinue reading “Led Zeppelin Tribute Act Whole Lotta Led In Lake Cowichan”

Staying Away from The Vancouver 2010 Olympics? Forget It! Go!

I was one of those people before. I had no interest in taking the ferry to Vancouver and braving the crowds, lines and security to hang out downtown. What’s the big deal? I was wrong. I returned from Vancouver yesterday totally energized and excited about the Games. The city is simply buzzing with activity 24Continue reading “Staying Away from The Vancouver 2010 Olympics? Forget It! Go!”

Sleeping Around In Sooke – Reb Stevenson’s Toronto Star Column [Video]

I love Twitter. I also love living in a town with a unique name. It’s easy to monitor the goings-on in the online world with a search for Sooke saved as an RSS feed or in one of the many Twitter desktop clients like Tweetdeck. A month or so ago I discovered that travel andContinue reading “Sleeping Around In Sooke – Reb Stevenson’s Toronto Star Column [Video]”