Island Escapades: A Never-Ending Carousel of Novelty in 2023

Vancouver Island is poised for an exciting 2023, with fresh culinary delights like Francis Bread's new bakery, the expansion of vegan fast-food with Odd Burger, enhanced connectivity via the Nanaimo to Vancouver foot passenger ferry, and the serene wellness

As the calendar turns its pages, Vancouver Island embraces the spirit of renewal and the thrill of what's yet to come. The island basked in a year of fresh beginnings in 2022, with a bouquet of new shops, tantalizing eateries, and memorable escapades. The upcoming year, 2023, is poised to sprinkle even more excitement as a host of new businesses eagerly await to fling open their doors to an expectant audience.

Among the anticipated openings, Salt Spring Island's cherished Francis Bread is rising to the occasion, promising to knead life into a new bakery that will serve up their signature wood-fired breads and pastries. Plant-based palates are in for a treat as Odd Burger, a pioneering vegan fast-food chain, plants its roots in Nanaimo and Victoria. Meanwhile, the Vancouver Island Ferry Company is charting a course for convenience with their new foot passenger ferry service from Nanaimo to Vancouver, set to slash travel times to just over a

As the calendar turns its pages, Vancouver Island embraces the spirit of renewal and the thrill of what's yet to come. The island basked in a year of fresh beginnings in 2022, with a bouquet of new shops, tantalizing eateries, and memorable escapades. The upcoming year, 2023, is poised to sprinkle even more excitement as a host of new businesses eagerly await to fling open their doors to an expectant audience.

Among the anticipated openings, Salt Spring Island's cherished Francis Bread is rising to the occasion, promising to knead life into a new bakery that will serve up their signature wood-fired breads and pastries. Plant-based palates are in for a treat as Odd Burger, a pioneering vegan fast-food chain, plants its roots in Nanaimo and Victoria. Meanwhile, the Vancouver Island Ferry Company is charting a course for convenience with their new foot passenger ferry service from Nanaimo to Vancouver, set to slash travel times to just over a