Thanks to our mild, West Coast weather and fantastic trails and walkways, the people of Victoria are pretty darn fit and healthy—it's not an uncommon sight to see joggers and walkers out pounding the pavement year-round.
To help you truly experience Victoria the way the locals do (and to help you keep up your healthy habits while on holiday), we've created a selection of walking and running route maps, varying from 3 - 15 km in distance and all starting and ending at Parkside.
When asked what activities visitors would most like to do in Victoria, many will list "tea at the Empress" near the top—so it makes since to hold North America's largest public tea festival in Victoria, the "tea capital of Canada!"
The festival features "tea tastings, delectable tea-food selections, complimentary presentations on a variety of topics, opportunities to purchase hundreds of teas, tea-related products, and exquisite tea wares."
Shaw TV Lifestyles Specialist Karen Elgersma revisits Canada's greenest resort to explore the latest updates, which include a complimentary iPad Bar for guests and owners, as well scenes from the first ever film premiere hosted in Parkside's HD movie theatre.
With the sweet surround sound of birds chirping, rain falling, and two wheels ripping across beautiful landscapes, Parkside's HD movie theatre delighted more than 100 people during Victoria's first official screening of Life Cycles on Saturday (Jan. 8).