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Your West Coast Culture. A magazine about the people and places that make the Saanich Peninsula the little piece of paradise we call home.

Posted On July 26, 2018By seasideIn Regulars

First Word with Sue Hodgson

I’ve been thinking a lot about Lara Gladych’s column “Word on the Street” for this Travel Issue. In it, she asks locals “what’s your favorite vacation, ever?” For me, that’s a tough one to answer. As a child growing up in the Maritimes, we didn’t have a lot of money to spare, so we didn’t travel much – just to the U.S. and only as far as Bangor, Maine to shop when our dollar was doing well. Now and again we’d also take a road trip to Montreal to visitRead More

Posted On July 26, 2018By seasideIn Regulars

Trendspotting – Travel Near & Far

  Always on the lookout for amazing local products, Seaside’s Trendspotter Cassidy Nunn brings you unique items to inspire you to travel, whether it be in your own backyard or around the world! Deluxe Pet Carrier $74.99. Bosley’s Sidney. 250.656.6977 UV Protection Hat $40. Waterlily Shoes. 250.656.5606 Travel Tag $8.99. Papyrus Cards and Gifts. 250.656.1358 Magnetic Hangman Game $10.25. Toying Around. 250.658.2721 Auto Survival Kit $74.95. Total Prepare. 778.265.5331 Journey Dish Set $39.95. Kimberley Dawn’s Baby Boutique. 250.655.7270 Anti-Theft Heritage Tote $105. A Stable Way of Life. 250.658.3052 Wet/Dry 1qtRead More
by Lara Gladych –  Seaside Magazine wants to live up to our slogan of being “the voice of the Saanich Peninsula,” so, in every issue, we’ll be asking people to answer a question. We’re looking for responses from all ages and across the diverse neighbourhoods that form our community. Travel. It has a way of evoking so many feelings and pictures in the mind’s eye. We recall the experience of our favourite travel destinations through all five senses: how the air smelled; what colours were prevalent; what tastes still lingerRead More

Posted On July 26, 2018By seasideIn Regulars, Top Stories

Salish Sea News – Travel Near

by Tina Kelly – To me, a good trip requires a plane, train, boat or other mode of transportation I don’t use on a regular basis; for me this includes a car. Ideally my destination exposes me to experiences connected to history, culture – architecture, people, museums – and nature or green space. That is the travel trifecta I am seeking. London would do. Toronto fits the bill and that other Sydney has it in spades. But you hardly need to venture that far; hop on a boat and travelRead More
by Paula Kully –  What do Anacortes, Washington; Cairns, Australia; and Niimi, Japan have in common? These three communities are seemingly unrelated, but their commonality is that they are all three sister cities to Sidney. The “sister cities” or “twin towns” initiative began after the second World War in 1947 as a means to foster friendships and understanding between different cultures and countries that were once at war. Sidney’s first Sister City Agreement was established in May 1984 with Cairns, Australia. The second was Anacortes, WA in June 1996 followedRead More