Award-Winning Design: Swanwick Ranch

Vancouver Island is home to many significant architectural marvels, but most are remnants of our colonial past. Instances of inspiring contemporary architecture are rare, let alone ones recognized as provincial and national treasures. Just such an example of iconic Canadian design sits on the shores of the Salish Sea, hidden from the gaze of those travelling the winding coastal roads surrounding Metchosin on Southern Vancouver Island.

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Elevated Living: The View At Willis Point

There’s something about infinity pools, especially those boasting epic backdrops, which leave us all wanting to take a dip. Usually tantalizing us on our Instagram feeds, these inspiring pools are often seen in exotic locales far from home. Breaking that mold is an incredible specimen perched high on a hilltop in Central Saanich.

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Through The Eyes Of A Living Legend

On the evening of June 21st, VILL correspondent, Emily Dobby attended the VIP launch of the Robert Bateman Centre’s latest exhibit, Into the Arctic. Read more about her conversation with Bateman, and this incredible exhibit showcasing over 50 original oil paintings and three films by Cory Trépanier, a Canadian explorer, filmmaker and painter named one of Canada’s Top 100 Living Explorers by Canadian Geographic Magazine.

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