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Whether you're planning a wedding or coming to Victoria for one of the city's many annual events, Victoria draws visitors from all over the world. We have events you will not want to miss including celebrations for Canada's 150th anniversary, booming music festivals like Rifflandia and an assortment of food and beverage festivals to tempt all types including Victoria Beer Week and Dine Around & Stay in Town.

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Salt Spring Island February Festival

Dates: February 01, 2017 to February 28, 2017
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: Various - see website
Location: Various - see website
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During the month of February, Salt Spring Island is playing host to musical and arts performances at various locations including local galleries, pubs and concert halls, and at ArtSpring, our 259 seat arts & cultural centre. Enjoy family weekend performances, workshops, culinary events, wellness and yoga gatherings ... more

2017 Dine Around & Stay in Town

Dates: February 17, 2017 to March 05, 2017
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Location: Various restaurants around town
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Victoria's most anticipated dining event, Dine Around & Stay in Town, takes place February 17 through March 5, 2017. Tickle your tastebuds and dive into Victoria's culinary scene at over 60 participating restaurants. Restaurants will offer three course menus costing $20, $30, $40 or $50 per person. Don't just com... more

Degustation: A Dine Around Special Event Menu at The Butchart Gardens

Date Range: February 17, 2017 to March 04, 2017
Upcoming Dates: February 24, 2017 , February 25, 2017 , March 03, 2017
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Friday, Saturday
Venue: The Butchart Gardens Ltd.
Type: Special Events
Time: Regular business hours
Location: The Butchart Gardens Ltd.
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Dine Around and Stay in Town is back! Enjoy "Degustation", a special dinner event at The Butchart Gardens. Reservations are recommended!  Click the "Visit Website" link above to view the full menu.   more

Drink with People You Love

Dates: February 21, 2017
Venue: Nourish Kitchen & Cafe
Type: Special Events
Time: 7pm-11pm
Location: Nourish Kitchen & Cafe
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One thing we love so much is the incredible sense of community in the Victoria hospitality scene which is why we wanted to host an industry party. Non-industry people are welcome as well; anyone who parties on a Tuesday night is basically one of us anyway. So... it's time to rip it up at Nourish house-party style wit... more

Dine Around Dinner Event at The Cellar in The Westin Bear Mountain

Date Range: February 23, 2017 to March 02, 2017
Upcoming Dates: February 23, 2017 , March 02, 2017
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Thursday
Venue: The Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort & Spa
Type: Special Events
Time: Regular business hours
Location: The Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort & Spa
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Available only on February 23 and March 2, 2017, The Cellar at The Westin Bear Mountain is pleased to offer a special five-course dinner menu to coincide with Dine Around & Stay in Town, Victoria's favourite culinary celebration. Enjoy delightful dishes with expertly selected wine pairings.  Click the &qu... more

On-Going Events

Black History Month Community Recognition Awards & Closing Gala

Date Range: StartedFebruary 27, 2016
Upcoming Dates: February 25, 2017
Recurrence Recurring on the last Saturday of February
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Starting: 6:30 PM
Location: Cedar Hill Recreation Centre
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Every year, Canadians are invited to participate in Black History Month festivities and events that honour the legacy of black Canadians, past and present.Canadians take this time to celebrate the many achievements and contributions of black Canadians who, throughout history, have done so much to make Canada the cultur... more

Thousand Dollar Thursdays

Date Range: StartedApril 07, 2016
Upcoming Dates: February 23, 2017 , March 02, 2017 , March 09, 2017
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Thursday
Venue: View Royal Casino
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 8:30pm Draw

Win $1,000 Cash every Thursday! Get a FREE draw ballot every Sunday through Thursday at 1, 3, 5 & 7pm Draw barrel opens Thursday @ 6pm Draw Thursdays @ 8:30pm *Must be present to win more

Community Yoga at Imagine Studio Café

Date Range: StartedMay 18, 2016
Upcoming Dates: February 21, 2017 , February 22, 2017 , February 28, 2017
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
Location: Imagine Studio Café
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Join us Tuesday and Wednesday nights for Hatha style yoga. Surround yourself with plants and art as you immerse yourself in your practice. Limited space available so reserve your spot online.  more

Nothin' But Swing Lindy Hop Dance

Date Range: StartedAugust 13, 2016
Upcoming Dates: February 25, 2017 , March 11, 2017 , March 25, 2017
Recurrence Recurring every 2 weeks on Saturday
Venue: Centennial United Church
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 8pm - 12am
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Nothin’ But Swing is brought to you by the Swing Dance Association of Victoria! NBS is our weekly swing dance on Saturday night at the Centennial United Church at 612 David St, Victoria. Doors open at 8:15pm and we have our regular drop-in lesson from 8:30pm – 9:15pm and then we dance the night away until 1... more

Chinatown Walks - Walking Tours

Date Range: September 17, 2016 to May 27, 2017
Upcoming Dates: February 25, 2017 , March 04, 2017 , March 11, 2017
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Saturday
Venue: Chinatown Walks
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 10:30 am
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Discover the history, architecture, food and current culture of Canada's oldest Chinatown with an experienced guide. Visit the oldest Chinese temple, an herbalist shop, Fan Tan Alley and Dragon Alley on a leisurely tour that lasts about 90 minutes. No reservations are needed. Tours take place rain or shine. Purch... more

Wildlife Tour & High Tea

Dates: November 16, 2016 to March 31, 2017
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: SpringTide Whale Watching & Eco Tours
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From 12.30pm - 6.30pm
Location: Gatsby Mansion
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Looking for the perfect gift? Give your loved ones the gift of adventure and relaxation all in one. Join SpringTide for an exhilarating 3 hour Marine Wildlife Tour on a high speed open Zodiac. Return to the city to relax and warm up with a delicious High Tea at the Gatsby Mansion. Experience the best of Victoria ... more

Comedy at The Mint

Date Range: StartedNovember 23, 2016
Upcoming Dates: February 22, 2017 , March 01, 2017 , March 08, 2017
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Wednesday
Venue: The Mint
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 8 pm
Location: The Mint
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Join us at the Mint every Wednesday for some of the best comedy Victoria has to offer. Phillips products are only $5 and Platters and Prawns are on special also. Doors are at 7pm and the show starts at 8pm. Comedy at the Mint, a great way to spend your Wednesday evening! Find out more at www.PhillipsComedyNight.com more

Robert Bateman Centre: Boxed Sanctuary

Date Range: December 06, 2016 to February 28, 2017
Upcoming Dates: February 21, 2017 , February 22, 2017 , February 28, 2017
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday
Venue: The Robert Bateman Centre
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 10 am - 5 pm
Location: The Robert Bateman Centre
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Our 2016 winter exhibit will feature a collection of local artists’ work as they explore their personal expression of Sanctuary. This exhibit will be a precursor to the Robert Bateman Centre’s 2017 Urban Sanctuary Project – the one hundred year celebration of the Migratory Bird Sanctuary spanning the In... more

Mini Self-Care Retreat

Date Range: January 16, 2017 to March 20, 2017
Upcoming Dates: February 20, 2017 , March 20, 2017
Recurrence Recurring monthly on the 3rd Monday
Venue: The Union Club of British Columbia
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 5:15 pm - 8:15 pm (includes supper at 7 pm)
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If you’re a busy professional woman, give yourself permission to take an evening off and discover why practicing self-care is so important for you AND everyone else in your life. Learn why so many women don’t make taking care of themselves a priority and the impact this has on themselves and others. Experi... more

Fridaymusic

Date Range: January 27, 2017 to March 31, 2017
Upcoming Dates: February 24, 2017 , March 03, 2017 , March 10, 2017
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Friday
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 12:30 PM
Location: Phillip T. Young Recital Hall, MacLaurin Building, B-Wing
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Take an afternoon break to enjoy a concert of varied repertoire and instruments featuring UVic School of Music students. Jan. 27 - Various Instruments / Feb. 3 - Strings / Feb. 10 - Piano / No concert Feb. 17 / Feb. 24 - Voice / Mar. 3 - Woodwinds / Mar. 10: Brass / Mar. 17: Student Composers / Mar. 24 - Guitar / Mar. 31... more

ChaChingGo Game Show! Win up to $6,000!

Date Range: February 01, 2017 to March 29, 2017
Upcoming Dates: February 22, 2017 , March 01, 2017 , March 08, 2017
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Wednesday
Venue: View Royal Casino
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 8pm
Location: View Royal Casino
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Saturday night at 8pm we will draw one name to play the ChaChingGo Game Show! The selected winner will win up to $6,000 cash. more

Elton John Raffle Fundraiser

Dates: February 06, 2017 to March 03, 2017
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 2:00pm
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Men's Trauma Centre and Vancouver Island Person with AIDS/HIV Society have partnered together to hold a fundraising raffle event. Win one of two pairs of Elton John tickets for March 12th with an additional VIP package for first prize which includes a suite at Chateau Victoria and Dinner for two at Il Terrazzo. All pro... more

Movie Night @ the Oak Bay Beach Hotel

Date Range: February 07, 2017 to February 28, 2017
Upcoming Dates: February 21, 2017 , February 28, 2017
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Tuesday
Venue: Oak Bay Beach Hotel
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 6:00pm-9:30pm
Location: Oak Bay Beach Hotel
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The Oak Bay Beach Hotel is thrilled to once again welcome back a long standing tradition of movie nights in the David Foster Foundation Theatre. Upcoming Movies:   February 7 - Florence Foster Jenkins February 14 - Arrival February 21 - Allied February 28 - Manchester By The Sea   ... more

Sin City Improvised Serial

Date Range: February 07, 2017 to March 28, 2017
Upcoming Dates: February 21, 2017 , February 28, 2017 , March 07, 2017
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Tuesday
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 8pm Tuesday
Location: Victoria Event Centre
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Hilarious improvised theatre with a continuing story performed by Canada's wittiest comic actors. The action takes place at the fictional Oasis Casino in Las Vegas circa 1962: gamblers, showgirls, entertainers and cardsharps in the era of The Rat Pack and The Mob. Each episode promises laughter and stands alone as a gr... more

Winter Salon at Eclectic Gallery

Date Range: February 07, 2017 to March 31, 2017
Upcoming Dates: February 20, 2017 , February 21, 2017 , February 22, 2017
Recurrence Recurring every week day
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 10 am - 5:30 pm, Tues - Sat.
Location: Eclectic Gallery
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Features new work by a dozen talented artists. This display of creativity covers quite a range of styles and technical achievement. Encaustic paintings by Alanna Spareness are sublime in their brilliance and other worldly nature. To achieve this effect she combines bees wax with resin, oil pigment and photo transfer. Usi... more

IMAX® Victoria Film Festival

Dates: February 10, 2017 to March 12, 2017
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: IMAX Victoria (Inside the Royal BC Museum)
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 10am-7pm
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Enjoy six films on the Biggest Screen in BC! Films in the festival include Space Station, Under the Sea, Meerkats, Deepsea Challenge, Amazing Mighty Micro Monsters and Robots. All titles are available in 2D or 3D. Save on all six films with a Festival Pass for $41.25+gst, or enjoy the festival and remaining films in 2017... more

African Drumming Workshops

Date Range: February 11, 2017 to February 25, 2017
Upcoming Dates: February 25, 2017
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Saturday
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 10am and 11:30
Location: University of Victoria school of music (MacLaurin Building)
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Saturday, Feb. 11 10 am BALAFON (Saran) 11:30 am Djembe & Bass Drums (Saran) Saturday, Feb. 18 10 am BALAFON (Yeke Yeke) 11:30 am Djemeb & Bass Drums (Yeke Yeke) Saturday, Feb. 25 10 am BALAFON (Saran NEW patterns) 11:30 am Djembe & Bass Drums (Djaa)... more

Raven Visiting: An Art Show

Dates: February 11, 2017 to February 25, 2017
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Alcheringa Gallery
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 10am-5pm
Location: Alcheringa Gallery
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A specially selected exhibition of rare graphic works by Haida artist Don Yeomans. Available for a very short time only. more

Pacific Baroque Festival 2017 - Choral Evensong

Dates: February 16, 2017 to February 19, 2017
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Christ Church Cathedral
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 4:30pm
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A Choral Evensong Service with the Pacific Baroque Ensemble and the St Christopher Singers featuring the music of Telemann and other north German composers. Pacific Baroque Festival 2017 will recognize the 250th anniversary of the death of Georg Philipp Telemann, one of the most prolific and best-loved composers o... more

Pride & Prejudice

Date Range: February 17, 2017 to March 25, 2017
Upcoming Dates: February 22, 2017 , February 23, 2017 , February 24, 2017
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Venue: Chemainus Theatre Festival
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Various - see website
Location: Chemainus Theatre Festival
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Best Selling Classic Mrs. Bennet simply must secure suitors of a certain social standing for her five daughters. Despite her clever efforts to tie the knots, her family’s future becomes increasingly entangled in Lizzie and Mr. Darcy’s amusing attempts to find true love. “It’s a fascinating, fres... more

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