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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

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

Date Range: February 23, 2017 to March 02, 2017
Upcoming Dates: 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

Grand Opening: The Very Good Butchers

Dates: February 25, 2017
Venue: Victoria Public Market at the Hudson
Type: Special Events
Time: 10am
Location: Victoria Public Market at the Hudson
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The first Vegan Butcher Shop on Canada's West Coast is here and we're kicking things off with a bang! We'll be providing Free Vegan Appies, Samples, and other refreshments all day long! We'll also be donating 10% of the proceeds to 2 amazing local charities. Rasta Sanctuary (http://rastarescue.org/) Victoria W... 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: March 02, 2017 , March 09, 2017 , March 16, 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 28, 2017 , March 01, 2017 , March 07, 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

Robert Bateman Centre: Boxed Sanctuary

Date Range: December 06, 2016 to February 28, 2017
Upcoming Dates: 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

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

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 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 28, 2017 , March 07, 2017 , March 14, 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 24, 2017 , February 27, 2017 , February 28, 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

Pride & Prejudice

Date Range: February 17, 2017 to March 25, 2017
Upcoming Dates: February 24, 2017 , February 25, 2017 , February 26, 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

February Cooking Explorations at Snowdon House

Date Range: February 21, 2017 to February 28, 2017
Upcoming Dates: February 28, 2017
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Tuesday
Venue: Snowdon House Gourmet & Gifts Ltd.
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 1:00-2:30pm & 6:00-7:30pm
Location: Snowdon House
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Come gather at the farmhouse for the first in our 2017 series of cooking explorations featuring our Snowdon House Gourmet products! Tomato & Pomegranate Salad Fresh Ricotta Cheese on Garlic Crostinis topped with Ginger Coconut Dahl Lavender Lemon Dessert Waffles Topped with Lavender & Rose Sorbet Ta... more

Afghan Female Boxers: Paintings at Gage Gallery Victoria

Dates: February 23, 2017
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 5pm - 8pm
Location: Gage Gallery - Oak Bay Village
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Tompalski's Boxers were inspired by the Female Afghan Boxing Club in Kabul Tompalski's new work is based on and inspired by pictures of the Afghan women who train in the basement of the Kabul stadium where the Taliban used to publicly execute women accused of adultery. Sadaf Rahimi, a female boxer from Afghanistan who... more

Truth, Lies & Memories at Russell Books

Dates: February 23, 2017
Venue: Russell Books
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 7 PM to 9 PM
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Join us at Russell Books on February 23rd for 'Truth, Lies & Memories' with authors Miji Campbell, Trisha Cull, and Nikki Tate. This event is open to the public and is free to attend. There will be discussions about memoir and storytelling and snacks and beverages provided. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. more

Applied Linguistics Fair

Dates: February 24, 2017
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Student Union Building, Upper Lounge
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Greetings from The Applied Linguistics Department of the University of Victoria. We are excited to be hosting our Applied Linguistics Information and Resource Fair Friday February 24th. This is an event for anyone considering language teaching in Canada or abroad. Learn about our One-year Diploma Program. Meet repres... more

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