Victoria

The Best Sushi Restuarants In Victoria

I never really liked Sushi until about 7 years ago. For some reason it never appealed to me.

That was before I developed a pallet. Now I enjoy food from so many different countries. Sushi is one of those foods I really like.

So here’s my list of the best Sushi places in Victoria.

Shizen Sushi

I heard so many of my friends rave about Shizen. For good reason as I found out upon my first visit there earlier this year. The food is fantastic and the atmosphere is great as well.

1706 Government St, Victoria, BC V8W 1Z5 ‎

(250) 381-8228 ‎

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Chiba Sushi

Chiba always outperforms on the value scale. You get more quality that what you pay for. Try the chopped scallop rolls. The service isn’t the best but I’m not too concerned as it’s all about the food for me.

2706 Government St, Victoria, BC V8T 4R1 ‎

(250) 383-9886

Yoshi Suzhi

One of the more expensive places in the city, it’s always great quality and has bigger portions. Rumour has it there weekend lunches are 20% off. I have to go to confirm that.

771 Vernon Ave #604, Victoria, BC V8X 5A7 ‎

(250) 475-3900

Itami Sushi

One of the things that hindered this place from being great was the decor. They made a huge upgrade there. This place now has both great atmosphere and food. The Phoenix roll is fantastic and this another place that over delivers when it comes to value.

708 View St, Victoria, BC V8W 1J8 ‎

(250) 381-8868 ‎

Hope you enjoyed this list of the best Sushi restaurants in Victoria. Agree or disagree? Let me know in the comments below!

 

The Best Golf Courses in Victoria BC

Golf is near and dear to my heart. I first learnt how to play the game at the age of 8. I would watch my father play all the time.

Anything my father did, I wanted to try. Within 2 years I was hooked! I stopped playing baseball is the summers just so I could play golf everyday.

I’m not exaggerating when I say I played every day. Golf became and addiction. I wanted to get better and better.

This addiction turned me into a good player. When I was 18 I moved to Victoria and started working at Victoria Golf Club.

What a dream job this was. I got to play a great golf course and met so many wonderful people during my time there.

Now since I have lived in Victoria for over 13 years, I feel I have a pretty good sense of what the best golf courses in Victoria are.

Here is my list.

Victoria Golf Club

It’s a private club but I have no doubt it is best in Victoria. The seaside holes are fun and the greens are challenging. If any wind picks up, this course and it’s mere 6100 yards can play extremely tough.

Royal Colwood Golf Club

Another private club that belongs on this list. It’s layout in challenging and the course provides one of the most beautiful walks in all on golf in Canada. It’s like walking through a giant park and the massive trees provide a great backdrop for golf shots.

Bear Mountain – Mountain Course

I’ll be honest, I hated this course the first few times I played it. And despite having 5 holes I really wish they could blow up, I still feel the course is one of the best in Victoria. This a a public course where you must ride a cart.

Cordova Bay Golf Course

It had been a few years since I had played Cordova Bay earlier this summer. Boy did I forget how good the course was! The fairways and greens were in the best shape I had ever seen them in. The course is an easy walk, very forgiving and has surrounding flower beds manicured to perfection.

There are about a dozen other courses in the city. But I feel these are easily the best courses in Victoria.

If you’re looking for golf tips, be sure to visit my golf instruction blog as well. Also contact there if you want suggestions and reviews on other golf courses in Victoria and on Vancouver Island.

Best Residential Electricians in Victoria

Are your searching for the best residential electricians in Victoria BC? You have come to teh right place as we will list who we believe the best is.

Our last post was on the best lighting stores in Victoria. Many people building a new house or doing renovations should consider them if they’re budget conscious. You can alway shop at those places as they do sell to the public.

No matter what though, you still need a Victoria electrician to install them and hook up your wiring.

This post will help you determine who the best residential electricians in Victoria are. It’s based off my experience working at Wesco which is an electrical wholesaler.

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Jaycox Industries was one of those electrical contractors who I dealt with at Wesco. Milton is the owner and was previously working for another contractor in town but decided he wanted to start his own company.

And here he is today. Jaycox Industries provides residential services for those needing:

  • Installing receptacles in exterior walls
  • installing receptacles in soffits
  • Installing interior receptacles
  • Upgrading range feeders for modern kitchens
  • Upgrading to tamper resistant receptacles
  • Reducing shock and arc dangers with GFCI Plugs and Arc Fault breakers
  • Making Knob and Tube Wiring safe
  • Installing Range hoods
  • Replacing exhaust fans
  • Replacing Fixtures
  • Energy efficient lighting upgrades
  • Landscape lighting and architectural lighting
  • Landscape Receptacles
  • Wiring outbuildings and shops
  • Wiring residential renovations
  • Full electrical installations for new houses
  • Full electrical installations for commercial spaces
  • Trouble shooting and electrical problems and idiosyncrasies
  • Trouble shooting and repairing heating and cooling systems
  • Inspecting wiring and device installations
  • Service Upgrades
  • Panel upgrades
  • Rental suite feeders and panel installations
  • Data cabling and terminations

You name it and then do it. So if you are looking for the best residential electricians in Victoria BC, you can contact them below.

Jaycox Industries
2953 Shakespeare St
Victoria BC, V8R 4H5
Jaycoxm@jaycoxindustries.com
250-514-0031

Best Lighting Stores In Victoria

Many people allow their electricians to buy their lighting products.

This can be a costly mistake. Many electricians markup any materials they buy anywhere from 15-50%!

Often times you can buy those very same materials for almost the same as they are charged. All you have to do is visit these fine lighting stores.

Wesco

Not many people know about Wesco. They are a lighting and electrical wholesaler buy they do sale to the public. If you’re looking for pot lights, track lighting or any other lighting for your home, Wesco can get anything you want from brands like Cooper Lighting, Juno Lighting, and Philips Lightolier.

For a full range of light products Wesco carries, please visit WescoDirect.ca or contact Jordan Caron at the Victoria branch by email or telephone at 250-382-7265.


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Albrite Lighting

Albrite sales all types of lighting accessories and lamps. Most of the lamps they stock are for various residential lighting fixtures. They do have a $25 minimum charge for those customers who do not have an account.


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McLaren Lighting

McLaren has far more residential lighting fixtures than Alrbite. However they don’t stock many bulbs and lamps.


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Illuminations

Illuminations is much like McLaren as they tend to stock a lot of fixtures.


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