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Christmas Newsletter – Featured Businesses

Christmas is a wonderful time of year, but it can be stressful trying to feed and gift everyone adequately. Luckily there are numerous businesses on Vancouver Island that can assist with helping you create the perfect Christmas, so everyone can enjoy it.

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Tourism Newsletter – Featured Businesses

Transformative. Relaxing. Memorable. That’s what you want in a good holiday, and we are lucky enough to live in a part of the world where wonderful experiences can be had every day. Whether it’s on the water, good restaurants, or comfortable accommodation, Vancouver Island has got you covered.

In this newsletter we highlight our clients that are in the memory-making business, so whether it’s just an evening or a weekend getaway, you can enjoy everything that this splendid Island has to offer.

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Stay-cation 2015

Stay-cationThis summer our family decided on a ‘stay-cation’. Luckily we live in Victoria and there are a zillion things to do. Each of us added to a list of things we wanted to do.

Note to those of you that left our beautiful city or decided not to visit you didn’t miss too much – just everything! Here’s an incomplete list: Continue reading

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Shop Local this Victoria Valentine’s Day

When Valentine’s Day rolls around it can be tempting to just grab some chocolates or jewellery from the nearest big name department store. But there are benefits to shopping locally — it strengthens Victoria’s economy while keeping our communities healthy and happy. Here’s a list of some of our favourite ~*~romantic~*~ local offerings.

Pristine Gemstones

photo of a 14k white gold and diamond ring set with a green emerald

Pristine Gemstone’s website is sparkling with images of their beautiful jewelry and gemstones, available through their online store.  Rogerio Graca, gemcutter and wholesaler of 20 years, offers wholesale loose gemstones and finished jewelry to the public.

What would Valentine’s Day be without a little bit of flash and glam? Pristine Gemstones offers a wide selection of gemstones and jewelry, either pre-made or custom sculpted to order. Shop online or give them a call at 250-661-0967 to arrange a viewing.

You might be interested in: Wedding bands, Engagement rings, Cocktail rings, Pendants & necklaces, Earrings

(Pristine’s selection doesn’t carry quite what you’re looking for? Try Fortner custom jewelry or Susan Koch’s beach glass collection.)

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New Website Launched: BeasleysFishingCharters.ca

For over 20 years, Darren Beasley has been a well-known fishing guide throughout the waters of Vancouver Island. His company, Beasley’s Fishing Charters, has marketed its services online for years, using a website that was designed about a decade ago. We were delighted when Darren came to us requesting a fresh redesign of his website with responsive capabilities. Continue reading

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New Website Launched: Victoria Harbour Ferry

The Victoria Harbour Ferry Company was founded in 1990 with just two ferry boats. Today, they own and operate a fleet of 14 small 12 passenger ferries and two 40 passenger vessels.  They have travelled over 60,000 kilometers a season in the harbour and complete over 90,000 stops a season in the harbour! Continue reading

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New Website Launched: Victoria Party Bus

L.A. Limousines was pleased to present Victoria with the 1st Party Bus in 2003 with a debut showing at Bridal Fair. And, today they launched the new Victoria Party Bus website. Whether it be for weddings, stags, stagettes, wine tours or proms & graduations with Victoria Party Bus you will arrive in style! Continue reading

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New Website Launched: Victoria’s Finest Bed & Breakfasts

Victoria's Finest Bed & Breakfast

Victoria’s Finest Bed & Breakfast

Victoria’s Finest Bed & Breakfasts’ new website features Bed & Breakfasts from the Victoria area, as well as tourism information, links, and recipes shared by the Bed & Breakfasts. Continue reading

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New Mobile Page: Hiking Trails Books

Hiking Trails Books Mobile

Hiking Trails Books Mobile

Hiking Trails Books now has a mobile-friendly home page. Mobile users are greeted with a page that displays at the width of their mobile device and offers large click-areas, a simple navigation menu and content that is organized so that it is easily read on a hand-held device. Continue reading

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Website Launch: Vancouver Island Travel Planner

vancouverislandtouristinformation.com

vancouverislandtouristinformation.com

The Vancouver Island 2012 Travel Planner is for both residents of British Columbia and Alberta, plus the short-haul and long-haul visitors to our region looking for a comprehensive guide that is readily available and filled with useful information on accommodation, transportation, attractions, adventure tourism, festivals and events, food and beverage, tourism services and general information.

We are pleased to announce the launch of their new website, VancouverIslandTouristInformation.com, which includes information for both readers and advertisers. A custom client upload area allows advertisers to send larger files to Vancouver Island Travel Planner that would be unsuitable for email. The website is also supported by our robust Content Management System, allowing Vancouver Island Travel Planner staff to update their website 24/7.

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New Website Launched: Sooke Vacation Rental

Sooke Hills Vacation Rental

Sooke Hills Vacation Rental

Sooke Vacation Rental is a single page website featuring information and photos of a beautiful vacation rental in the Sooke Hills.  The design uses natural/earthy colours that gives this website an outdoorsy feel.

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Website Re-Design: HikingTrailsBooks.com

We have just launched the new design for the Vancouver Island Trails Information Society, which is a non-profit society dedicated to providing information to the public about parks and trails on Vancouver Island since 1972. The look of their earlier website was very out-dated and they came to us wanting to bring their website presence up to 2010 standards. As well as an update to the design of the website, we also upgraded the back-end of the website allowing them to more easily update all the content and photos on their website.

HikingTrailsBooks.com

HikingTrailsBooks.com

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