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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 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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Mammoths: Giants of the Ice Age

Dates: June 03, 2016 to December 31, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Royal BC Museum
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: Royal BC Museum
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Millions of years ago, giants roamed the earth. Sometimes standing more than 14 feet tall, mammoths and mastodons towered over the lands of Europe, Asia and North America from as long ago as 1.8 million years in the past to as recently as 10,000 years ago, during the Ice Age. And now they're coming to the Royal BC Muse... more

Oaklands Sunset Community Market

Date Range: June 22, 2016 to August 24, 2016
Upcoming Dates: July 06, 2016 , July 13, 2016 , July 20, 2016
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Wednesday
Type: Special Events
Time: 4:30-8:30pm
Location: Oaklands Community Centre
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Oaklands Community Centre (2827 Belmont Ave.) Wednesdays, June 22 through August 24, 4:30-8:30 p.m. Oaklands Sunset Market showcases local farmers and vendors selling delectable breads, granolas, teas, baked goods and olive oils, as well as artisans displaying crafts, arts, pottery and designer jewellery. Food truck... more

On-Going Events

America Wild: National Parks Adventure IMAX® Film

Dates: April 01, 2016 to June 30, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: IMAX Victoria (Inside the Royal BC Museum)
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Visit www.imaxvictoria.com for show times.
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Go on the ultimate off-trail adventure into awe-inspiring great outdoors and untamed wilderness in America Wild: National Parks Adventure. Immersive IMAX® cinematography takes you soaring over red rock canyons, hurtling up craggy mountain peaks and into other-worldly realms found within America’s most legendary... more

CRD Regional Parks Nature Outings & Events - 5 years+

Dates: April 01, 2016 to June 30, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Various - see below
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Sunday, April 24 | 11am–12:30pm Beach Seine (Guided Walk) –5 years + Witty’s Lagoon Regional Park (Metchosin) Join CRD Regional Parks naturalists on a beach seine. See what creatures live in the under water forest. Be prepared to get your feet wet (bring sandals or beach shoes). Meet on the main be... more

CRD Regional Parks Nature Outings and Events - 9 years+

Dates: April 01, 2016 to June 30, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Various - see below
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Saturday, April 2 | 1–2:30pm Up the Blooming Hill (Guided Walk) –9 years+ Lone Tree Hill Regional Park (Highlands) Join a CRD Regional Parks naturalist for a hike to the summit of Lone Tree Hill. We will look at what’s blooming and other signs of spring. The view from the summit is spectacular and ... more

Double Your Jackpot at View Royal Casino

Date Range: April 03, 2016 to June 29, 2016
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday
Venue: View Royal Casino
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Sunday 2pm & Wednesday 8pm
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Double Your Jackpot Earn ballots for every jackpot you hit during the week. We match the jackpot for up to $1,000 cash if your name is drawn with draws every Sunday at 2 pm & Wednesday at 8 pm. Earn Unlimited Jackpot Entries - bring your draw entry to either Casino Nanaimo or View Royal Casino! Must be present... more

A Beautiful Planet at IMAX®

Dates: April 29, 2016 to July 31, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: IMAX Victoria (Inside the Royal BC Museum)
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Varies
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Join the Astronauts aboard the International Space Station in our newest IMAX® film A Beautiful Planet. See amazing footage of our magnificent blue planet and get a unique perspective and increased understanding of our planet and galaxy as never seen before. Narrated by Academy Award winner, Jennifer Lawrence. A Bea... more

Modern Visionaries

Dates: May 09, 2016 to June 30, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Air Canada
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Mon thru Sat., 10 - 5:30 pm
Location: Eclectic Gallery
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Eclectic Gallery's MODERN VISIONARIES exhibit brings together original artwork which celebrates MODERNISM from May 9 - June 30. The show includes numerous works of historical interest by members of Victoria's Limner group and contemporaries. Accomplished artists Carole Sabiston, Herbert Siebner, Pat Martin Bates... more

Community Yoga at Imagine Studio Café

Date Range: StartedMay 18, 2016
Upcoming Dates: July 05, 2016 , July 06, 2016 , July 12, 2016
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

Modern Visionaries III: An Art Show

Dates: May 25, 2016 to June 30, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 10 am - 5:30 pm, Mon - Sat.
Location: Eclectic Gallery - 2170 Oak Bay Avenue
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MODERN VISIONARIES Our exciting third annual exhibit of original artwork by Victoria's Limners and their contemporaries introducing new pieces through June. All art comes from private collections. The quality and diversity of the artwork is the best yet, a truly remarkable show at Eclectic! Carole Sabiston, Herbert Sie... more

Slicers and Hookers Night: Evening Golf Event

Date Range: June 01, 2016 to October 26, 2016
Upcoming Dates: July 06, 2016 , July 13, 2016 , July 20, 2016
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Wednesday
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 3:00 pm - 5:30pm
Location: Ardmore Golf Course
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Join us every Wednesday for our Slicers and Hookers Night! For only $35 including tax players may tee off any time be-tween 3:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. and enjoy 9 holes of golf, dinner and weekly prize draws. In addition, a $1.00 donation to the Saanich Peninsula Hospital Foundation will be made on your behalf as part of th... more

Ghostly Walks

Dates: June 04, 2016 to September 11, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Tourism Victoria
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 7:30 and 9:30 pm
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Discover why Victoria is the most haunted city in the Pacific Northwest. Our famous 90-minute walking tour has received a Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor. Enjoy our classic ghost stories as we take you past some of the spookiest places in Old Town, Chinatown and around the harbour. No reservations needed. T... more

Soaring High, Landing Hard; the Veneration and Exploitation of Birds

Dates: June 06, 2016 to July 06, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Alcheringa Gallery
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Monday to Saturday 10am - 6pm, Sunday 12pm - 5pm
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In the words of London Art Critic, Gilda Williams, “Jewell applies her formidable technical abilities not just to ‘making pictures of birds,’ but to conveying their jewel-like, weightless, magical quality, turning both her art and the birds themselves into powerful objects of contemplation.” Solo... more

Victoria's Story walking tour

Date Range: June 08, 2016 to September 04, 2016
Upcoming Dates: July 02, 2016 , July 03, 2016 , July 06, 2016
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Saturday
Venue: Tourism Victoria
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Starting: 2:00 PM
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An informative and entertaining 90-minute walking tour that includes the essential background and current events in Victoria. Focus is on the architecture, colourful characters and fascinating stories in the historic area around the Inner Harbour, Parliament Buildings, Empress Hotel and Old Town. High praise on Trip Ad... more

New Exhibit at the Robert Bateman Centre: Resilience of the People

Date Range: June 16, 2016 to September 30, 2016
Upcoming Dates: June 30, 2016 , July 01, 2016 , July 04, 2016
Recurrence Recurring every week day
Venue: The Robert Bateman Centre
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 10-5 pm Sunday-Thursday, 10-7pm Friday-Saturday
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The Bateman Centre's summer exhibit is a visual history of Greater Victoria, the Songhees First Nation’s traditional territory. By engaging with maps, drawings, artifacts, and unique photographs, visitors will discover the complexities of the lands around them, and see the First Nations’ resilient relationshi... more

NATURAL SCIENCE: An Art Show

Dates: June 17, 2016 to July 30, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Open Space Contemporary Arts Society
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 12pm-5pm
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BioArt is coming to Victoria! BioArt is a new form of artistic practice that uses scientific processes and materials for a gallery setting. Ontario-based artist Jennifer Willet presents NATURAL SCIENCE, a touring exhibition that connects science and art, while undermining traditional hierarchies between the natural and u... more

New Work by Rebecca Jewell: An Art Show

Dates: June 20, 2016 to July 06, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Alcheringa Gallery
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Monday to Saturday 10am - 6pm, Sunday 12pm - 5pm
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Soaring High, Landing Hard: the Veneration and Exploitation of Birds - new works by the artist-in-residence at the British Museum, Rebecca Jewell. This exhibition examines both the beauty and extreme vulnerability of birds, in the face of an unprecedented growth in global poaching. more

Oaklands Sunset Market

Date Range: June 22, 2016 to August 24, 2016
Upcoming Dates: July 06, 2016 , July 13, 2016 , July 20, 2016
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Wednesday
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 4:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: Oaklands Community Centre
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The Oaklands Market is a free weekly outdoor market that runs every Wednesday from June to September offering local fresh food, live music, a beer garden, community events and a chance to meet your neighbours. The Market is hosted at the Oaklands Community Centre at 1-2827 Belmont Ave in Victoria. Since its beginning in... more

Songhees Islands Cultural Tour 2016

Date Range: June 22, 2016 to October 12, 2016
Upcoming Dates: July 06, 2016 , July 13, 2016 , July 20, 2016
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Wednesday
Venue: Eagle Wing Whale Watching Tours
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: Eagle Wing Whale Watching Tours
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Songhees First Nation in partnership with Eagle Wing Tours invites you to join us on an exciting First Nations Cultural tour that includes whale and wildlife viewing. This tour encompasses the waters south and east of Victoria and includes islands belonging to the Songhees Nation. These islands have been inhabited by the... more

The Federation of Canadian Artists Victoria Chapter 75th Anniversary Exhibition

Dates: June 23, 2016 to July 06, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: On-Going Events
Location: Cedar Hill Art Centre
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This year, 2016, the Federation of Canadian Artists (FCA) celebrates their 75th birthday and the Victoria Chapter is very pleased to be hosting a special juried 75th Anniversary Exhibition at the Cedar Hill Art Centre. The show will run from June 23 – July 6 and will showcase exciting new works by some of the c... more

Growing Local: Bean there, doing that! an Exhibit

Dates: June 26, 2016 to September 05, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Sooke Region Museum & Visitor Centre
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 9am - 5pm
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The Sooke Region Museum is pleased to announce Growing Local: Bean there, doing that!, an exhibit looking at historical and present day farming\food production in the Sooke Region. Sooke has an outstanding and vibrant agricultural presence that dates back to the late-1800s. Sooke is home to Woodside farm, the l... more

Summer Pop Up Shop

Dates: June 28, 2016 to July 03, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Monday June 27- Sunday July 3rd Daily from 10am - 4pm
Location: Arts Centre in Tulista Park
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Feather your nest with our new cushion collections taking flight this summer! Cheeky Robin Designs is excited to announce their Summer Pop Up Sale along with guest artist Karina Kalvaitis. Karina is a Victoria based artist who makes engaging animal-themed art. She will have greeting cards, prints and her imaginary ani... more

Victoria's Shakespeare by the Sea

Dates: June 28, 2016 to August 07, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Evenings 7-9PM (except Mondays); Saturday & Sunday matinees 2-4PM
Location: Fisherman's Wharf Park
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Victoria's Shakespeare by the Sea daily at Fisherman's Wharf Park with performances of Othello, Much Ado About Nothing and a locally-written, Shakespeare-inspired play, Richard the Lionhearted. Join us on the lawn for our fifth season of Vancouver Island Shakespeare Arts' summer productions. Chairs and blankets provided.... more

Alexander Hawkins Trio

Dates: June 29, 2016
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 8:30pm
Location: Hermann's Jazz Club
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Pianist ALEXANDER HAWKINS is one of the fastest rising stars of the UK jazz scene. He possesses a staggering technical ability with a bountiful imagination as both player and composer. While uncompromisingly modern, Hawkins has a deep appreciation for the jazz tradition, given that he has an encyclopedic knowledge of the... more

An Evening With Tedeschi Trucks Band

Dates: June 29, 2016
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 7:30
Location: Royal Theatre
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Announcing the first 2016 TD Victoria International JazzFest Marquee Series headliner at the Royal Theatre! Driven by Susan Tedeschi’s impassioned, blues-soaked vocals and Derek Trucks’ virtuoso guitar, Tedeschi Trucks Band is a 12-member, American roots-rock tour-de-force with a growing worldwide reputation... more

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