I ducked out briefly on family fun to enjoy great coffee, company and a three-hour amble around Victoria, thanks to the Pedaler, the provincial capital's new – and superb – gastro-cycle touring company. Stops included Bows & Arrows artisanal roastery, a tea flight at Silk Road and a wasabi-and-white-chocolate pastry at Bon Macaron. Paired with the Buskers Festival, it made for the perfect welcome back to Vancouver Island.
A delicious danish from Fol Epi at Victoria's Dockside Green, a mixed-use, LEED-Platinum community. Image copyright www.amandacastleman.com.