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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.

photos and story by Janis Jean – I returned to Bullock Lake Farm, one of Salt Spring Island’s many hidden gems, for my second mid-summer workshop focusing on Farm to Table food photography. The workshop, taught by the talented women behind the Eat Creative team, is intended to inspire a photographic story that connects people, and the food on their table, to their local farmer. For three magical days we dug into local farming practises and developed a deeper appreciation for local organic food production, the importance of family farmsRead More

Posted On August 25, 2020By seasideIn Regulars, Top Stories

FROM THE KITCHEN – Preserving Summer

by Joan Saunders – As both my parents were teachers, we spent summers either here on the Island or in the Interior camping in a heavy, old canvas tent trailer. At the end of our journeys through the Okanagan we would load up the station wagon with boxes of fruit for mom to can when we got home. The trip back was heavily laced with the sweet, rich scents emanating from pounds of peaches, apricots, pears or cherries. Fruit is ready when it’s ready, so mom then spent hours canningRead More

Posted On August 25, 2020By seasideIn Regulars

OUT FOR A … HIKE – All Trails Lead to Horth

by Gael Hannan – Horth Hill is one of the jewels of the Saanich Peninsula. Other hikes may have more lookouts, or may be longer, harder or easier, but locals love their Horth, addicted to its quirky paths and stunning trees and rocks. Hikers and dog-walkers can enter Horth from many side streets such as Hillgrove, Wilson and Hedgerow, but you may have to look closely for the unmarked entrances. From where I live on Wain Road, it’s a level 1.4 km hike along a forest path that starts atRead More

Posted On August 25, 2020By seasideIn Regulars


by Sue Hodgson – For most of my early life, I was largely unconscious when it came to food, eating whatever was in front of me based purely on taste. Taste lingers far longer in the mind than it does on the tongue, and anyone who remembers special family dinners can attest: food memories rarely exist in a vacuum. They are intimately tied to where you had that unforgettable bite and the personal connections you made. I can honestly say that most of the memories that are really vivid forRead More
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Posted On August 25, 2020By seasideIn Regulars


Seaside Magazine welcomes your feedback! Send letters to the editor via or post your comments on our Facebook wall!Letters may be edited for space and content. For Brian Case – [A Small Step Toward Reconciliation; August 2020] What a lovely article you submitted. Your gesture to the young couple was so authentic and no matter how they appeared to react, I am sure they gave your short conversation thought afterwards. Great you went on to do research on Kuper Island. Sad to hear about its history. I wonder aboutRead More