Welcome, advertisers!


Click here for 2017 rate sheet

ADS CAN BE PLACED IN THE PRINT/PDF ISSUE of the weekly newspaper, or ONLINE, or BOTH.  Inquiries:



WEST SHORE VOICE NEWS ~ A weekend reader for attentive, inquisitive readers on the west side of Vancouver Island and beyond.  

  • All deadlines 5pm on the *Wednesday* ahead of each Friday publication date, unless stated otherwise. Friday print/PDF publication dates:
  • NOVEMBER 24 (start of holiday season)
  • DECEMBER 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 (all holiday season issues) … book ad before Nov 24 for bulk discounts

ALL Display Ads booked for the print edition appear both in print and the online PDF version. Ads are posted on a rotating basis in the sidebar on this website. Ad RatesInquiries: 250-217-5821 or 


  • We appreciate your support of this locally-owned and operated news-insight publication that serves a ‘west side of the island’ readership and beyond. The print/PDF edition has been published weekly since 2011. News is posted daily online or as events and issues arise.
  • The pages of West Shore Voice News provide an opportunity for businesses, government, community leaders and others to reach a distinct audience of attentive, inquisitive readers on the west side of Vancouver Island, and beyond. We focus on current local news, BC/national news that affects local communities, and we often drill down on certain topic areas such as socio-economics, health and wellness, education and sustainability.
  • Our pages here at get over 64,000 page visits per week, at last count. That’s almost 270,000 page visitors per month!
  • Ads placed in the print/PDF edition also get news-based exposure on Twitter (& Facebook with larger ad buys). Ads can also be posted directly on this website, with a link to website or email.
    • Ad bookings include basic design/setup (or submit publish-ready). Additional ad design charges for more complex designs or multiple changes may apply.
    • Ads will be linked to your website or email (some exceptions apply).
    • All ads are in colour.  (If you live in Sooke, Langford, Colwood or View Royal, you may see the greyscale print edition floating around at coffee shops, but digital and colour is what 95% of our readers see.)
  • Need some creative newswriting to help promote your product or service? Any ad-buy over $115 gets a newsy blurb alongside their ad. With copywriting expertise we also offer features about businesses (but they’re not ‘advertorials’ — call for details).


RINT/PDF ADVERTISING RATES: Click here for 2017 full rate sheet

  • Ask about discounts and special packages!  Long-term repeat advertisers get deep discounts and special page positions, plus feature articles. Fee-based organizations get 13% off. Non-profits get 21% off.
  • All Print/PDF ads are also Tweeted with newsy blurbs to three (3) or more online audiences: local, regional, BC/national, and others. All ad buys over $115 are also featured with news on Facebook.
  • Inquiries:
  • Here are the ad sizes and position options for our Print/PDF format (as shown on the rate sheet), with some special offers — take a look!


SIZE [width x depth]

Tech:  RGB colour, 300 dpi; jpg or PDF


  • Ask about discounts (10% frequent repeater; 13% service organization; 21% non profit).
  • Additional design charges may apply.
  • Sidebar or custom page placement on website: print ad price + $15.95 per week; or $55/week online only

A-1 top left

2.0″ x 2.5″ $95
A-2 top right page 1 2.5” x 2.0” $95
A-2 lower down on page 1 2.5” x 2.0” $75
A-3 ultra-top right page 1 2.15” x 0.7” Was $95 on rate sheet, now $75
B-3  [inside or back page] 2.0” x 1.5” $33.95
B-4  [inside or back page] 2.5” x 2.0” $59.95
B-5  [inside or back page] 2.5” x 2.5” $89.95
B-5 front  [called A-4] top right page 1 2.5” x 2.5” $155
B-6  [inside or back page] 2.5” x 3.5” $115
B-6 front  [called A-5] top right page 1 2.5” x 3.5” $159.95
B-7  [inside or back page] 4.5” x 2.5” (or 2.5” x 4.5”) $145
LARGE SIZE: 2.5” x 2.0” $59.95
C-9  [lower on page 1] 5” x 7” [or 4.75” x 7.25”] $395
C-9  [inside or back page] 5” x 7” [or 4.75” x 7.25”] $295
C-10  [lower on page 1] 4” x 5” (plus bonus additional white space margin) $275
C-10  [inside or back page] 4” x 5” (plus bonus additional white space margin) $195
BACK PAGE within ‘What’s Going On’ Events Section: D-11 3.0″ x 1.5″ $43.95

See full rate sheet


WSV-Sidebar-Screenshot-Aug3116-400webONLINE AD PRESENCE

ONLINE ADS (can be same ad from print/PDF, or custom size and message), for posting on this website on specific dates:  $55/week or $7.95 per day.

All print ads are also featured in the sidebar of this website, on a rotating basis. Additional weekly sidebar fee $15.95/week.