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Victoria Events

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 the hilarious family fun of the Victoria International Buskers Festival, booming music festivals like Rifflandia and a smorgasbord of food and beverage festivals including Victoria Beer Week.

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Chinese New Year Afternoon Tea - Hotel Grand Pacific

Dates: January 30, 2016 to February 11, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Hotel Grand Pacific
Type: Special Events
Time: 12pm-4:30pm
Location: Hotel Grand Pacific
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The Pacific Restaurant will be offering a special Chinese New Year Afternoon Tea service from January 30th until February 11th. This tea will feature Chef Rick Choy's dim sum items, savoury and sweet items inspired by the Chinese New Year as well as rare limited edition Chinese teas from Silk Road. January 30th until ... more

Becoming BC Gallery at the Royal BC Museum

Dates: February 02, 2016 to February 11, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Royal BC Museum
Type: Special Events
Time: 11:00am-11:30am
Location: Royal BC Museum
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In honour of Chinese New Year, join one of our knowledgeable guides for a thirty-minute spotlight tour of the Becoming BC Gallery on the third floor. Stops in Chinatown, the railway and the cannery will help illustrate the contributions of the Chinese community to the history of our province. Tours will take place... more

On-Going Events

Island Inspired tasting

Date Range: StartedSeptember 22, 2015
Upcoming Dates: February 10, 2016 , February 11, 2016 , February 12, 2016
Recurrence Recurring every week day
Venue: Camille's at 45 Bastion Square
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 5:30PM to 7:00PM
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Local, seasonal & sustainable menu for you to choose from. Camille's has always been a "go to" for locals, tourists & friends to celebrate great, farm fresh food and amazing BC wine. We encourage you to try our Island Inspired (choice off ala carte) special of 3 courses from our local dishes for $40... more

Green Tours

Dates: November 02, 2015 to April 10, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Bear Mountain Golf Club & Academy
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Daily, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Explore the local flora and fauna on our Valley Course with a Green Tour. These fun, self-guided tours allow guests to rent a golf cart for the afternoon and take a leisurely tour of our beautiful Valley Course. Tours are only $29 per cart & includes: - Golf Cart with GPS - Tour Book - Hot Tea - Lap Blan... more

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Dates: December 04, 2015 to April 04, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Royal BC Museum
Type: On-Going Events
Location: Royal BC Museum
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A visitor favourite every year, Wildlife Photographer of the Year returns in 2015 with a brand new selection of 100 of the most stunning images from around the world. From the adorable to the elegant, Wildlife Photographer of the Year showcases award-winning images that tell astonishing stories of our natural world wh... more

CRD Regional Parks Nature Outings and Events - 8 years+

Dates: January 01, 2016 to March 31, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Various
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Saturday, February 6 | 1–2:30pm What’s That Evergreen? (Guided Walk) –8 years+ Francis/King Regional Park (Saanich) Come take a closer look at the survival strategies of our local plants. With a CRD Regional Parks naturalist, you’ll learn about common evergreen species, what keeps these plant... more

CRD Regional Parks Nature Outings & Events - 5 years+

Dates: January 01, 2016 to March 31, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Various
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Sunday, February 21 | 1–2:30pm Early Signs of Spring (Guided Walk) –5 years+ Witty’s Lagoon Regional Park (Metchosin) Join a CRD Regional Parks naturalist on a walk down to the beach. Look for birds, plants and other early signs of spring along the way. Meet at the Nature Centre off Metchosin Road. B... more

CRD Regional Parks Nature Outings & Events - All Ages

Dates: January 01, 2016 to March 31, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Various
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Friday, February 19 | 11am–2pm Going Batty! (Drop-in Event) Francis/King Regional Park (Saanich) Drop into the Nature Centre between 11am and 2pm and discover the world of bats! Enjoy a “bat walk” through the park at 11:15am and 1pm with CRD Regional Parks naturalists. Meet at the Francis/King Nat... more

CRD Regional Parks Nature Outings and Events - Adults Only

Dates: January 01, 2016 to March 31, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Various
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Saturday, January 9 | 11am–12:30pm Wonderful Woodpeckers (Guided Adult Walk) –18 years+ Francis/King Regional Park (Saanich) Discover all of the tricks of the woodpecker trade. What makes them so good at what they do? Join a CRD Regional Parks naturalist and learn how to identify different woodpeckers by s... more

Gallery Artists Exhibition

Dates: January 04, 2016 to February 09, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Alcheringa Gallery
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Monday to Saturday 10am - 6pm, Sunday 12pm - 5pm
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Featuring the work of Catherine Blackburn, Ron Hamilton, Dorothy Jarvis, Edward Joe, Gillian McMillan, Chris Paul, Susan Point, Mark Preston, Richard Sumner, Angelina Gumowe, Dennis Nona and others more

Art Exhibition featuring Lisa Riehl

Dates: January 10, 2016 to February 26, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: On-Going Events
Location: Fairfield Gonzales Community Centre
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Please join us at the Fairfield Gonzales Community Centre. A selection of Lisa Riehl's West Coast-inspired paintings are on display until February 26th. You'll be glad you came! Lisa Riehl is an artist from Victoria, BC. She loves nature and finds no shortage of inspiration for her West Coast style acrylic landscapes. L... more

Offerings/Offrandes

Date Range: January 15, 2016 to February 20, 2016
Upcoming Dates: February 10, 2016 , February 12, 2016 , February 13, 2016
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
Venue: Open Space Contemporary Arts Society
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Opening: Feb. 15 at 7:00 pm
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OFFERINGS/OFFRANDES is a collaborative multimedia installation exploring the meaning of gifting and offering. It provides an opportunity for artists and community members to collaborate and create a unique artwork that is continually evolving. The artwork is grounded in collaborative authorship and relational aesthetic... more

Art Exhibit: Winter Saon

Date Range: January 27, 2016 to February 26, 2016
Upcoming Dates: February 10, 2016 , February 11, 2016 , February 12, 2016
Recurrence Recurring every week day
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Mon thru Sat., 10 - 5:30 pm
Location: Eclectic Gallery - 2170 Oak Bay Avenue
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Winter Salon at Eclectic Gallery through February. Winter Salon at Eclectic Gallery features pottery and paintings by many of our finest regional artists. Seeing familiar places through fresh eyes these painters view the West Coast capturing the dynamic energy of our locale. On exhibit through February. Contact: Joh... more

February Festival

Dates: February 01, 2016 to February 29, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Times vary for each event
Location: Salt Spring Island - Locations vary for each event
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Join us for the new Salt Spring Island February Festival! During the month of February, 2016, Salt Spring is playing host to musical and arts performances at various locations including ArtSpring, our 265 seat arts & cultural centre. Enjoy family weekend performances, workshops, culinary events, wellness and ... more

Go Out to Meet Them: An Art Show

Date Range: February 02, 2016 to February 16, 2016
Upcoming Dates: February 11, 2016 , February 16, 2016
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Thursday
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 1:00 to 4:00
Location: The Little Fernwood Gallery
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Solo Show OPENING: January 30th 1 – 4 Show runs to February 16th, hours: Tues/Thurs 12 – 4. RAFFLE: Mt Baker Painting/Free Lesson w/Jean! Door Prize: Yogurt Maker! Emily Carr on life experiences: We have to go out to meet them! Enjoy original "en plein air" paintings & share some of... more

2016 Victoria Film Festival

Dates: February 05, 2016 to February 14, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Various
Location: Various
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The Victoria Film Festival is Vancouver Island’s largest and longest-running film festival. Celebrating 22 years, the Victoria Film Festival screens more than 150 films over 10 days. With a selection of films from local, Canadian and international filmmakers, the Festival offers a variety of films for every taste. ... more

The Victoria Tea Festival Revival

Date Range: February 08, 2016 to February 12, 2016
Upcoming Dates: February 10, 2016 , February 11, 2016 , February 12, 2016
Recurrence Recurring every week day
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Various, see description
Location: Various, see description
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Come one come all! From tea sommelier to the novice drinker, you are invited to attend the Victoria Tea Festival Revival. Starting on February 7th, join us for a week of nightly seminars celebrating, tasting, and expanding knowledge on all things tea: Feb 7: Taiwanese Red Tea tasting and DIY Valentine's Day Card... more

Development Drinks

Dates: February 09, 2016
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 5:30- 8:00pm
Location: Bard & Banker
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Development drinks is an opportunity presented by VIDEA for like-minded individuals to get together over drinks and talk all aspects of international, national and local development. Please join us for an informal evening of conversation at the Bard and Banker, in Banker's Hall on Tuesday, February 9th, 2016 to celebrate... more

Movie Night: Man Up

Dates: February 09, 2016
Venue: Oak Bay Beach Hotel
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 6:00 - 9:45 pm
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Join us for Man Up [Rated 14A] at 6:00pm. Nancy (Lake Bell) is 34, still single, hung-over, and exhausted by the endless futile set ups foisted upon her by well-meaning but clueless friends. As she travels across London to toast another 10 years of her parent’s blissfully happy marriage, 40 year old, freshly-hatch... more

Wild Honey Preview

Dates: February 09, 2016 to February 10, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 8pm - 10pm
Location: Phoenix Theatre, University of Victoria
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Anton Chekhov’s first play is re-imagined by Michael Frayn in a comedy full of sensational love triangles. Platonov has a way with women: he’s a cad, but just can’t help it! On a country estate, the young widow Anna returns for the summer, reuniting with friends, neighbors and family. As the party progr... more

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