The Islandist

The Islandist, Vol. 1

20 Places

A compendium of food and culture news from The Islandist, Scout's upcoming sister publication covering Vancouver Island.

Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort on Hunt for Chef de Partie

Further Afield Trips

Tripping Further Afield With Jesse Keefer

9 Places

The Bodega Ridge's Jesse Keefer is at the helm of this week's day-long eating, drinking and exploring experience on Galiano Island.

Blue Grouse Estate Winery Releases Summer Event Calendar

Blue Grouse Estate Winery Continues to Reinvent

On Foraging for Beers and Keeping Cool with the Family Behind Mayne Island Brewing Co.

Big things are brewing with this family-run nano operation, including a collaboration dinner with Acorn Restaurant on April 10th.


The World’s Best Contemporary Gin is Made in BC (and This Is Where You Should Drink Some)

6 Places

Sheringham Distillery's Seaside Gin just won a huge accolade in London, so we've mapped out where it's mixed into cocktails locally.

Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort on Hunt for Chef de Partie

The Maritime Route That Sounds Like It Could Also Be a Psych-Rock Band

"One of my life goals is to travel the Inside Passage from Victoria all the way north to Skagway and then back again..."

The First Movie Ever Made in British Columbia Had an Entirely Indigenous Cast

"When I was little I was astonished by the canoe arrival clip looped from In the Land of the Head Hunters in the Royal BC Museum..."

Field Trip

Exploring the Pacific Marine Circle Route

24 Places

We drove from Victoria to Sooke and Port Renfrew before cutting across to the Cowichan Valley, and this is what we saw.

Sunset View Through a Porthole in the Salish Sea

We love posting photographs that reveal the views through the windows of our readers. We hope you'll consider sharing yours!

We’d Carry This One Room Cabin From New York to the Cowichan Valley

Designed by NYC firm JacobsChang, this place cost just $20,000 (USD) to build with the job being done over a weekend by the owners.

Galiano Island’s Bodega Ridge Opens Brand New Property, Bodega Cove

Usually around this time of year everything worthwhile has already been booked up, but we’ve got some good news...

Several Positions Open at Sonora Resort

Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort on Hunt for a Staff Cook