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Welcome to Brentwood Bay!

In this weeks episode I interviewed Cathy Larson, co-owner of Departures Travel in Sidney. She has lived on Vancouver Island for the last 30 years and now lives in the lovely neighbourhood of Brentwood Bay. Watch this episode to find out if Brentwood Bay is a place you would like to live or visit! In the second half of this interview Cathy tells us about herself and how she started her company Departures Travel. She has great information on finding out what kind of travel is right for you...


Welcome to Broadmead!

Sue Maitland moved from Ontario 27 years ago and hasn't looked back. She has settled in the neighbourhood of Broadmead on Vancouver Island and gives us an overview of the neighbourhood including close by amenities, beaches and more. Sue is a Life Transitions Coach and is also a Relocation Specialist. If you are thinking of moving to Victoria Sue has a ton of tips for you! Listen to this podcast, you will not be disappointed! View the video at


Welcome to Central Park!

Ann Squires Ferguson is a commercial Interior Designer at Western Interior Design Group located in Central Park Victoria BC. She was raised in a log cabin on the riverbank in Canada's far north, with no electricity, no running water and even had a dog sled. After many moves she eventually settled on Vancouver Island. In the first half of the podcast Ann talks about the Central Park area and all the perks and charm of the neighbourhood. Ann has great recommendations for places to eat and...


Welcome to Estevan Village!

Michele Davis left her job of 12 years to become a sightseeing and shopping tour guide for tourists, locals and new comers to Victoria. One of her favourite places for shopping is Estevan Village in Oak Bay. This neighbourhood has it all. Listen to this podcast and find out some of Michele's secret shopping spots! Follow her on facebook or go to her website for more information.


Welcome to James Bay!

Pamela has travelled all over the world and now resides in beautiful James Bay. She is a #1 best selling author as well as a Creative Life Coach. James Bay is one of the nicest places to live in Victoria. It's filled with wonderful parks, heritages homes and close to absolutely everything including the down town core. Listen to this podcast and Pam will tell you all about her love of the James Bay area as well as her very interesting career and how she got where she is....


Welcome to Denman Island!

Magdalena Anna is originally from Poland. She re-located to France at a young age and stayed for a number of years until moving to a few different places around the world and eventually settled in on Denman Island, BC with her daughter. In this video Magdalena tells us many interesting things about living on Denman and all about the different activities and people who live there. It seems the island collects people from all over the world for different events. Now you might wonder where...


Welcome to Vic West!

Beth Bates is a physiotherapist and the owner of Lab Health located in Vic West. In this episode we learn how Beth moved from working in a corporate company environment to opening her own business and eventually employing a team of 6! Beth not only works in Vic West she also lives in the area with her husband and beloved pet dog. Both her and her husband are very athletic and know all the best trails, walks and areas to play sports. In the second half of the podcast Beth talks about how...


Welcome to Metchosin!

Charmaine Welch is a long time resident of Metchosin and is known as the local fudge fairy. She has 52 different flavors of delicious fudge that she sells at the end of her driveway located at 4736 William Head Road, Metchosin BC. She also makes custom bow ties and loves to use creative and colourful fabric. She can even make you a bow tie out of an old t-shirt or dads old tie. Google Fairy Sew Cute to find her bow ties online or call Charmaine directly at 778-922-8455, she loves phone...


welcome to Colwood!

Jane interviews Joanna who chats about living in Colwood with her husband and Finney her spoiled dachshund. Finnegan is the inspiration behind Joanna's clothing line for Dachshund lovers. Listen to this podcast and see if Colwood is the place you would want to be on Vancouver Island.


Welcome to Sidney!

Jane interviews Wendy Burton, the founder of World Tree. She has recently moved to Sidney and talks about why she chose this area and how the demographic is changing. She is also a bit of a foodie, so she has a lot of recommendations on the best places in Sidney to eat! In the second half of the video Wendy goes into detail about her organization World Tree which promotes investing in a sustainable future using the Empress Splendor tree. Learn more, watch listen to this podcast!


Welcome to Highlands!

Lori Frank moved from cozy Fernwood to the outdoorsy Highlands. The Highlands offers trails, wildlife, tons of surrounding nature and still has a sense of community. Lori and her family much prefer this out in nature lifestyle and are still very close to all neccesary amenities. In the day her and her family commute to downtown for the kids school and her work and take advantage of the time to listen to podcasts or books together as a family, no time wasted. Lori has a very interesting job...


Welcome to Royal Bay!

Jane interviews photographer Linda Mackie who is a resident of Royal Bay. The Royal Bay Area in Colwood has been an up and coming area for a while and many families are moving out that way for the community and affordable homes. Linda talks to us about her experience raising a family in Royal Bay as well as maintaining her photography business. Listen to this podcast to learn all about this wonderful neighbourhood as well as a bit about Lindas strategy to being a highly requested...


Welcome to Oaklands!

In this podcast Jane Johnston interviews real estate invester Elizabeth Milder. She has her own podcast Queens of Expansion as well as owner of Expansion Properties. She lives in the Oaklands area of Victoria and invests in near by real estate and absolutely loves it. Watch this video and learn more about the Oaklands area and about Elizabeth. If you would like to be a guest or sponsor on an upcoming podcast please fill out the forms below. Sponsor Form...


Welcome to Vic West!

Jane Johnston interviews Sue Ferriera who is a resident of Vic West. Sue refers to Vic West as the forgotten jewel of Victoria and shares with us why she is in love with this area that she calls home. Beautiful ocean and mountain views, walking trails, a short walk to downtown, close to all amenties and plans for the future development of the Roundhouse Market as well as the super yacht marina are just some of the things Sue talks about in this podcast. We also learn about Sue's most...


Welcome to Ladysmith!

If you have ever wanted to know what life is like in Ladysmith this podcast is for you!. I interview Rosemarie Barnes on her life and lifestyle as well as her career. This podcast has tons of fun information about things to see and do in the lovely town


Welcome to Fernwood!

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live in one of Victorias funkiest neighborhoods? In this podcast I interview my friend Leslie, a long time resident of Fernwoodd. With over 25 years spent in Fernwood with her family, Leslie knows a ton of fun tid bits about what makes this community great. If you would like to know more about this gem of a place listen to my podcast and get taken on a tour of Fernwood!


Introducing Your New Host Jane Johnston

Meet Jane Johnston. The Host of Vancouver Island Time. Wondering what life is really like on Canada's wild and crazy West Coast? This podcast series is all about the people, the places and Vancouver Island Time. Together we'll explore this island paradise, a combination of ocean city and country living. You will meet the fabulous locals such as the fudge ferry and the chicken lady who have chosen Victoria and Vancouver island as their home and we will learn what makes this place unique and...