DALLAS ROAD BEACH (100 COOK ST.)
On the foot of Beacon Hill Park is a rocky beach where dogs enthusiastically play in the ocean. On a clear day, you have a gorgeous view of the Georgia Strait and the Olympic Mountains. On a grey and stormy day you can watch the waves pound against the rocky beach. One of my favourite summer spots to bring some pals, a blanket and a very large but incognito bottle of cider.
Character Craftsman-style houses are framed by white and pink cherry blossom trees that lead all the way down to the ocean. A couple of houses have big Sitka spruces that are probably close to 400 years old. Every Saturday, the street is occupied by local organic farmers selling their fresh produce. If you ever need to daydream about not being a broke musician, look no further.
(1717 QUADRA ST.)
I have a small record collection that has been slowly increasing thanks to my favourite vinyl stop in Victoria. Vinyl Envy is one of our newest record shops, and they have quickly become a sanctuary for the community to enjoy all-ages shows that range from punk rock to jazz.
COLD COMFORT (1115 N. PARK ST.)
Ice cream is my favourite thing in the world. Cold Comfort takes that love to the next level. Every pint and ice cream sandwich is handcrafted with love and organic ingredients. Favourites include the Phillips root beer flavour and, of course, the peach bourbon ice cream sammies.