Victoria's mild climate and scenic surroundings are just part of the reason why the city is known as a year-round vacation destination. Spring in Victoria is especially lovely, and brings celebrations of everything from boating to theatre.
Arts & Culture
Storytelling comes to life during the Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival. See 5,000 performers and students of music, dance and the dramatic arts take over local stages March-May. Be the first to experience new works by Canada's finest performers at the Belfry Theatre's SPARK Festival, which features shows, readings and workshops. To be at the forefront of independent theatre, add Uno Fest to your calendar. You'll see innovative multidisciplinary work and renowned solo performers.
History & Heritage
If kilts, bagpipes and feats of strength are your thing, experience the impressive athletic-strength competitions of the nine-day Victoria Highland Games and Celtic Festival, where Scottish culture, art and sport take centre stage.
Sports & Outdoors
The visually stunning Swiftsure International Yacht Race features mono- and multi-hull vessels of every size racing in the Strait of Juan de Fuca, along a breathtaking coastline fraught with challenging winds and currents. It's anyone's race right until the end. Celebrate the birthdays of Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II with the Victoria Day Parade, which has been gracing the city's streets since 1898.