There’s a little bit of KANO/APPS math for you. Vancouver Island is a spectacular place, surrounded by the grand blue sweep of the Pacific, draped with rolling mountains, shaded valleys and ancient forests. The view out the KANO/APPS window makes a compelling case for lacing up your shoes (or hiking boots, or hell, sandals) and heading outside. Throw in the fact that the West Coast winter is a slap on the wrist compared to most of Canada, and there’s no excuse for not getting lost for a time in the beautiful splendour in and around Victoria. With the gloomy winter weather rolling out and spring and summer approaching, it’s time to pump the tires on your mountain bike, dust off your running shoes or slip into a swimsuit.

We never forget at KANO/APPS how incredibly fortunate we are to live and work in a this place. As a head start to your summer, we’ve  thought about some of our favourite outdoor activities–biking, running, hiking, skateboarding, snowboarding and skiing, rock climbing and, of course, swimming–and compiled a crash coure to summer fun in and around Victoria. Read on to see.

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