Are You Interested in Honey Bees or Honey Bee Keeping and Making Your Own Honey?

Are You Interested in Honey Bees or buying Local Honey in Victoria, BC? Or  maybe even having your own Honey?

Urban Bee Honey at 6440 West Saanich Rd has a little something for everyone at their Farm. This Spring they Sell Seed and Bulb kits for your garden so everyone can easily do their Best part to help feed the Bees.

Learn the Fundamentals of Beekeeping on April 7-8/2018.

Taught by Lindsay Dault and Julia Common at the Mary Winspear Community Centre in Sidney BC , Tickets are Available online on Everbright.

Are You Interested in Honey Bees or Bee Keeping and Making Your Own Honey?

Free Things to Do in Victoria: 20 Activities That Will Cost You $0

Among the things to do in Victoria, the world-class attractions are worthy of a prominent place on your travel itinerary—Butchart Gardens, say, or the Royal BC Museum. For visitors on a budget, however, there are plenty of free things to do in Victoria. Here are some of our $0 favorites:

#1 FREE THING TO DO IN VICTORIA: Stroll the Causeway
The Causeway is the bustling pedestrian walkway circling the Inner Harbour. It’s repeatedly voted the best people-watching spot in Victoria and offers beautiful views of the water, the Parliament Buildings and the skyline. Here, you can grab the Harbour Ferry for a 45-minute tour of the Gorge Waterway.
• The Inner Harbour and Causeway, near the intersection of Belleville St. and Government St., map

#2 FREE THING TO DO IN VICTORIA: Take in the docks
The docks at Fisherman’s Wharf are home to charming fishing boats, float homes and a wonderful new children’s playground. If you are willing to spare a bit of cash, there are other things to do at this Victoria landmark, such as sample yummy ice cream and fish and chips.
• Fisherman’s Wharf, near the intersection of Erie St. and Dallas Rd., fishermanswharfvictoria.commap

#3 FREE THING TO DO IN VICTORIA: Tour the natural parks
The Capital Region—that is, the Greater Victoria area and the Gulf Islands—is home to an excellent collection of natural parks, from the beach-front Island View Regional Park on the Saanich Peninsula to the wild and rugged East Sooke Park on the West Coast. A variety of free, drop-in programs are scheduled throughout the year (see the events calendar here).
• Victoria’s parks, various locations, 250-478-3344, crd.bc.ca/parks

#4 FREE THING TO DO IN VICTORIA: Tour Chinatown
The colourful shops and sidewalks of Canada’s oldest Chinatown are sure to brighten your visit no matter what the time of year. Admire the historical murals, walk Canada’s narrowest street and browse the eclectic shops for hints of the community’s fascinating past.
• Victoria’s Chinatown, around Herald St. and Government St., map

Free Things to Do in Victoria

Free Things to Do in Victoria: see Canada’s oldest Chinatown (Photo: Alex R. Proimos)

#5 FREE THING TO DO IN VICTORIA: Beacon Hill Park
This 183-acre park in downtown Victoria offers plenty of things to do, including a playground, year-round gardens and duck ponds, plus a seasonal water park and 18-hole putting green. A petting zoo welcomes guests from spring through fall for a small admission fee.
• Beacon Hill Park, south shore along Dallas Rd., beaconhillpark.com
• Map and reviews

#6 FREE THING TO DO IN VICTORIA: Jump in the lakes
Come summer, visitors can cool off at one of the region’s many fine lakes. Local favourites include Elk and Beaver Lake Regional Park on the Saanich Peninsula, Thetis Lake Regional Park in the community of View Royal (15 minutes from downtown) and, a little further afield, Matheson Lake in Metchosin.

[RELATED: 20 Things to Do With Kids in Victoria]

#7 FREE THING TO DO IN VICTORIA: Window shopping
The ideal window shopping destination in the city is historic Government Street. It’s an excellent place to pick through souvenirs, peruse top-notch retail stores and to see the remnants of the city’s 19th century start as Fort Victoria.
• Government Street, between Herald St. and Humboldt St., map

#8 FREE THING TO DO IN VICTORIA: Snap a picture with totem poles
Head to the Royal BC Museum grounds and explore the many totem poles at Thunderbird Park. Mostly carved by Gitxsan, Haida and Kwakwaka’wakw artists, these striking artefacts are deeply associated with native culture of the region. Of all thing things to do in Victoria, this is one of the most memorable—and quintessential.
• Thunderbird Park, Royal BC Museum, 250-356-7226, website
• Map and reviews 

#9 FREE THING TO DO IN VICTORIA: Walking the breakwater
Located just a few minutes from the Inner Harbour on the James Bay waterfront, the breakwater offers a different view of the city and gives visitors a chance to take in Na’Tsa’ Maht – The Unity Wall, which depicts the history of the Esquimalt and Songhees First Nations.
• James Bay Breakwater, access from Dock St. and Dallas Rd., map

Free Things to Do in Victoria

Free Things to Do in Victoria: walk the breakwater (Photo: daveoratox)

#10 FREE THING TO DO IN VICTORIA: Watch bald eagles and the salmon run
The best place to watch the autumn salmon run is Goldstream Provincial Park, in Victoria’s West Shore neighbourhood. The park offers walking and hiking trails past waterfalls, and the river where the fish return upstream to spawn. Winter brings majestic bald eagles to the park, visible on and above the treetops. You can learn about all these species at the Nature House, located on-site.
• Goldstream Provincial Park, Trans-Canada Hwy, just north of the village of Goldstream, 250-478-9414, goldstreampark.com 
• Map and reviews

#11 FREE THING TO DO IN VICTORIA: Admire BC’s awesome art
Browse the stunning works of art on display at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, which offers pay-what-you-can days on the first Tuesday of every month. The permanent exhibit of Emily Carr works showcases British Columbia’s premiere artist.
• Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, 1040 Moss St., 250-384-4171, aggv.bc.ca
• Map and reviews 

#12 FREE THING TO DO IN VICTORIA: See the view from a mountain top
Victoria offers plenty of uphill hikes that pay off with gorgeous vistas. Mill Hill Regional Park‘s easy 200-metre climb is a great choice that’s close to town. More experienced hikers may want to try Lone Tree Hill Regional Park and Mt. Finlayson in Goldstream Provincial Park. Be sure to pick up a trail map before departing and leave plenty of time to return before dark.

#13 FREE THING TO DO IN VICTORIA: Drive the Scenic Marine Route
Capture the city’s picturesque oceanfront with a leisurely drive or cycle along the well-marked Scenic Marine Route.

#14 FREE THING TO DO IN VICTORIA: Walk the history
A stroll through downtown takes on a whole different meaning when you follow the Signs of Lekwungen. These bronze markers provide an interpretive route along the Inner Harbour and surrounding areas that honours the art, history and culture of the Coast Salish people who have resided in the Victoria area for generations.
• Signs of Lekwungen, throughout downtown Victoria, website

#15 FREE THING TO DO IN VICTORIA: Go fish
For anglers, near-the-city opportunities include Elk Lake (on the Saanich Peninsula) and Langford and Thetis Lakes (in the West Shore community). The pier at the foot of Sidney’s Beacon Avenue is another popular saltwater spot. Check with local outfitters for license requirements.

Free Things to Do in Victoria

Free Things to Do in Victoria: visit Bastion Square, the “most haunted place in Victoria” (Photo: Jaypeg21

#16 FREE THING TO DO IN VICTORIA: Take a ghost tour
Victoria is known as the most haunted city in British Columbia, and you can enjoy a self-guided ghost tour for free by picking up a guide at the Inner Harbour Visitor Centre. Stops include the Old Burying Ground, Ross Bay Cemetery and Bastion Square—formerly a courthouse ruled by “the hanging judge,” Sir Matthew Baillie Begbie, and considered by many to be Victoria’s most haunted spot.

[RELATED: 15 Places to Experience Haunted Victoria]

#17 FREE THING TO DO IN VICTORIA: Bike the geography
Experience every aspect of the Capital Region’s picturesque landscape, from rolling agricultural lands to West Coast forest, by taking a bike trip along the Lochside and Galloping Goose multi-use trails which are set up along a former rail lines.

#18 FREE THING TO DO IN VICTORIA: Surfing and skimboarding
Skimboarders can take advantage of the open expanse of flat, sandy beach at Witty’s Lagoon in Metchosin (just be sure to check the tide tables before heading out), while surfers watch for the perfect waves to appear at Jordan River and Sombrio Beach.

[RELATED: A Beer-Lover’s Guide to Victoria’s Top Brewpubs]

#19 FREE THING TO DO IN VICTORIA: The sculpture walk
In the charming Sidney-by-the-Sea, which is a quick drive north of Victoria, you’ll find the Sidney Sculpture Walk—a waterfront walkway that leads past several evocative outdoor works of art.
• Sidney Seaside Sculpture Walk, foot of Beacon St., Sidney, sculpturewalk.ca 

#20 FREE THING TO DO IN VICTORIA: Go kayaking
To experience the natural West Coast environment, paddlers should hit up protected oceanfront waters. We recommend Cadboro Bay on the Juan de Fuca shore near the University of Victoria.
• Cadboro Bay, at the foot of Sinclair Rd., cadborobayvillage.com 

Easter Long Weekend 2018

Easter long weekend is just around the corner! Are you looking for a fun getaway for the whole family?  It just so happens that the beautiful Salt Spring Market opens just in time! Delicious local food, fresh produce, coffee shops and boutique shops. The best part is, is that you can catch the ferry in the morning, and be back in Victoria by the evening.

Click here for more information –> Salt Spring Farmers Market

Click here for ferry schedule & fees –> Ferry Schedule

 

 

 

VICTORIA BC|DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME STARTS SUNDAY at 2 AM

VICTORIA BC|DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME STARTS SUNDAY at 2 AM

Remember to move your clocks ahead one hour and Check and Change your Smoke Alarm Batteries

Spring Starts too in a few weeks March 11.

Are you Setting your Clocks ahead before you go to bed ? Or maybe Sleep in and Lose and an hour after you get up, after all it’ll be Sunday!

 

DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME STARTS TOMORROW at 2 AM

DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME STARTS SUNDAY at 2 AM

Bungalow For Sale in Victoria, Victoria, BC

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5 Bed 2 Bath Home

•  2217 sqft , 2 bath , 5 bdrm bungalow SALE PENDING 689000 CAD . NEW LISTING 570 WHITESIDE ST NEAR UPTOWN MALL
MLS® 374148

NEW LISTING, 5 Bed 2 Bath Home, 3 bedrooms on the main 2 bedrooms down, Great Bones in this 1958 Home, Nicely Updated over the last 12 months on the main floor. New Laminate Floors throughout the main, Professionally Painted, Plaster walls and ceiling. Gorgeous New Kitchen with Breakfast area leading off to 11×14 New sundeck, Formal Size Living room and wood burning fireplace. South Facing Bright home, Family room down with two bedrooms Bath and Kitchen area for Mum & Dad, Private Back yard, includes New GreenHouse and Storage Shed, Fruit Trees Berries and Raised Garden area, Bring your decorating ideas for downstairs. Located Near Transportation and Schools. Uptown Shopping just minutes away, Quiet Friendly Neighbourhood

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For Sale in Victoria, Victoria, BC

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5 Bed 2 Bath Home

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2217 sqft

,
2 bath

,
5 bdrm


FOR SALE 

689000 CAD .

NEW LISTING COMING

MLS® NEW Feb 16

NEW LISTING, 5 Bed 2 Bath Home, 3 bedrooms on the main 2 bedrooms down, Great Bones in this 1958 Home, Nicely Updated over the last 12 months on the main floor. New Laminate Floors throughout the main, Professionally Painted, Plaster walls and ceiling. Gorgeous New Kitchen with Breakfast area leading off to 11×14 New sundeck, Formal Size Living room and wood burning fireplace. South Facing Bright home, Family room down with two bedrooms Bath and Kitchen area for Mum & Dad, Private Back yard, includes New GreenHouse and Storage Shed, Fruit Trees Berries and Raised Garden area, Bring your decorating ideas for downstairs. Located Near Transportation and Schools. Uptown Shopping just minutes away, Quiet Friendly Neighbourhood

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7 ESSENTIAL STEPS TO HOME SELLING SUCCESS

7 ESSENTIAL STEPS TO HOME SELLING SUCCESS

Knowing and using these 7 essential, yet simple steps is crucial to achieving the best deal possible – whether you decide to sell your home yourself or hire a professional real estate agent to help you.

Take a look at the seven-step system I have outlined in this report. Then, if this new approach to marketing your home makes sense and you want to learn more, I’ll show you how to skillfully and specifically apply each of these critical steps to get your home sold for the most money in the shortest amount of time!

7 crucial steps you must take to get top dollar for your home in today’s technically savvy world!

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1. Understanding the “Total Market” concept of positioning your home to attract the greatest number of buyers.

2. Using the “Total Market” concept to accurately appraise the value of your home. (The standard CMA is simply not enough!)

3. Pricing Your Home to Appear lower than market value, yet actually asking for more
than market value (This one crucial step will get buyers and agents flocking to your door!)

4. Properly advertise and market your home – Using New Technology (Don’t use the same old boring ads everyone else is using, and that nobody looks at!)

5. “Detailing” your home for sale. (Your goal is to set your home apart from every other home on the market – instantly attracting buyers to your home.)

6. Learn how to qualify buyers and negotiate offers. (Since we are talking about your money here, the risks of not knowing how to properly qualify and negotiate are too great to ignore or leave to chance!)

7. Understanding and helping the buyer obtain financing, removing contingencies, and closing the sale. (You need a strategy to avoid and eliminate potential problems in escrow, which can undermine your sale!)

The better you understand and systematically apply these seven steps, the better the results you will get. And better results means more money, in less time, with the least amount of hassle possible. Isn’t that what you ultimately want, whether you decide to sell your home yourself or use the professional services of a licensed agent to help you?

Please let me know if I can help you implement these steps for you.

7 ESSENTIAL STEPS TO HOME SELLING SUCCESS

11 REASONS TO LIST YOUR HOME FOR SALE DURING THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS

 

  1. People who look for a home during the Holidays are more serious buyers!

 

  1. Serious buyers have fewer houses to choose from during the Holidays and less competition means more money for you!

 

  1. Since the supply of listings will dramatically increase in January, there will be less demand for your particular home! Less demand means less money for you!

 

  1. Houses show better when decorated for the Holidays!

 

  1. Buyers are more emotional during the Holidays, so they are more likely to pay your price!

 

  1. Buyers have more time to look for a home during the Holidays than they do during a working week!

 

  1. Some people must buy before the end of the year for tax reasons!

 

  1. January is traditionally the month for employees to begin new jobs. Since transferees cannot wait until Spring to buy, you must be on the market now to capture that market!

 

  1. You can still be on the market, but you have the option to restrict showings during the six or seven days during the Holidays!

 

  1. You can sell now for more money and we will provide for a delayed closing or extended occupancy until early next year!

 

  1. By selling now, you may have an opportunity to be a non-contingent buyer during the Spring, when many more houses are on the market for less money!

This will allow you to move and sell high and buy low!

 

Call Fred Carver P.R.E.C. today to get your home listed and be ready to Move into your next home in the Spring