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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 - the 2014 program is available here - and a wide variety of music and food festivals to tempt your ears and your taste buds.

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Haunted Zipline

Dates: October 01, 2014 to October 31, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Adrena LINE Zipline Adventure Tours
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Location: Adrena LINE Zipline Adventure Tours
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Feel the rush as you zip through the forest and into the night! The Haunted night zip is full of terror and fun! more

Festival of Fear at Galey Farms

Dates: October 16, 2014 to October 31, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
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Galey Farm gets into the Halloween spirit each year with its Festival of Fear. This year it will be nightly 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm from October 16 through 31 and includes several activities for all ages: Haunted House for kids; Carnevil Haunted House for adults; the Cornfield of Horror; Crazy Train; and Madame Isabella's S&... more

Halloween Fun at Ross Bay Cemetery

Dates: October 19, 2014 to October 26, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Ross Bay Cemetery
Type: Special Events
Time: Various
Location: Ross Bay Cemetery
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Autumn is the perfect season for exploring Victoria's extensive and fascinating history. Visitors can experience the allure of one of Victoria's most historic places and enjoy a quiet stroll along tree-lined paths with ocean vistas at the Ross Bay Cemetery, one of Canada's oldest graveyards. For Halloween, a variety of... more

On-Going Events

Vikings

Dates: May 16, 2014 to November 11, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Royal BC Museum
Type: On-Going Events
Location: Royal BC Museum
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On its first North American stop, Vikings comes ashore from May 16 to November 11, 2014. This exhibition from Sweden challenges our commonly held beliefs as the Vikings emerge in a fascinating new light. Insights into Viking domestic life, death rituals, the significance of their craft, the power of mythology and the s... more

8th Annual Integrate Arts Festival

Dates: StartedAugust 15, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 15th: 6pm-10:30pm; 16th: 10am-11pm
Location: Various art galleries in downtown Victoria and Oak Bay
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The Integrate Arts Festival (formerly known as “Off the Grid Arts Festival”) was developed in 2007. The event included an en masse art crawl (a movement in large groups from gallery space to gallery space) and acted as a celebration of small galleries, artist-run centres and alternative arts. In its eight yea... more

Bird Quartet by Roy Green

Dates: August 15, 2014 to January 15, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: On-Going Events
Location: Commercial Alley
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Open Space partners once again with the City of Victoria for Commercial Alley’s second installation, which features four new works by painter, performance artist and poet Roy Green. The artist's series not only captures the spirit of some of the island’s favourite winged cousins but also speaks to humanity&rs... more

Chess at the Library

Date Range: September 16, 2014 to November 04, 2014
Upcoming Dates: October 28, 2014 , November 04, 2014
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Tuesday
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Central Branch, Greater Victoria Public Library
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Love to play Chess? Drop-in for weekly Chess in the library. Chess sets will be available to borrow from the Information Desk. No registration required. more

Learn to Dance

Date Range: September 16, 2014 to May 05, 2015
Upcoming Dates: October 28, 2014 , November 04, 2014 , November 11, 2014
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Tuesday
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 7:30 PM to 8:45 PM
Location: Colwood Community Hall
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Learn to dance Rhumba, Cha Cha, Two Step, Waltz and more with the Rainbow Rounders club. Choreographed dancing is done to cues from the instructor. more

Work'PLACE'

Dates: September 19, 2014 to October 25, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Open Space Contemporary Arts Society
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Opening Sep 19, 7–9pm
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What are we doing?! Work‘PLACE’ is a group exhibition by artists who interrogate the cultural and societal complexities around changing definitions of work. Work constitutes a significant aspect of our identity, and as such, the changing nature of work effects changes in our ideas of who we are and what we ... more

Sidecar Victoria presents the "Tombstones to Castle Tour"

Dates: October 05, 2014 to October 31, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Sidecar Victoria
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 6:00 PM to 12:00 AM
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Sidecar Victoria start our fully guided motorcycle sidecar tour at Beacon Hill Drive In. From there we trundle in old school fashion through Beacon Hill Park to Dallas Rd where we begin our seaside ghost search en route to the massive Ross Bay cemetery and its eerily shadowed tombstones. The ride continues to the Chine... more

Evil Acres - Slaughter House Extreme and The Darkness Maze

Dates: October 10, 2014 to November 01, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 6:30 PM to 11:00 PM
Location: Evil Acres
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Two terrifying haunted houses at Evil Acres this Halloween season! With not one but two of the most horrifying haunted houses you will ever experience Evil Acres presents: Slaughter House Extreme and the Darkness Maze! If you think you have the guts to take on Evil Acres, admission is $13.00 for one attraction or $18 for... more

St. Ann's Academy - "Voices from the Past"

Dates: October 11, 2014 to October 26, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: St. Ann's Academy National Historic Site
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Starting: 7:00 PM
Location: St. Ann's Academy National Historic Site

St. Ann's Academy National Historic Site is a former convent school. The beautiful grounds are always open. The restored 1858 chapel is open Thursday through Sunday 1:00 to 4:00 pm during September and October. On October 11, 12, 18, 19, 25 and 26 at 7:00 pm a special program called "Voices from the Past" takes... more

Ghosts of the Maritime

Date Range: October 13, 2014 to October 21, 2014
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Monday, Tuesday
Venue: Maritime Museum of British Columbia
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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You've heard the rumors... And they seem to be true! Find out why the Maritime Museum of BC is known as the most haunted building in the most haunted city in Western Canada. With tales of death, violence and mystery, this tour is not for the faint of heart! more

Ghostly Walks

Dates: October 17, 2014 to November 01, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Every night at 6:30pm, 7:30pm, 8:30pm and 9:30pm
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Ghostly Walks - Old Town and Bastion Square - Starts with stories of disturbed native burial grounds, passes the Empress Hotel with a stop on Kanaka Row for a story about a nasty Hawaiian ghost, includes stories about Roger’s Chocolates and a paranormal pub, travels through the infamous Helmcken Alley before finish... more

Fall Luncheon Seminar Series

Date Range: October 21, 2014 to December 09, 2014
Upcoming Dates: October 28, 2014 , November 04, 2014 , November 11, 2014
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Tuesday
Venue: Abkhazi Garden
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Starting: 11:00 AM
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The Teahouse at Abkhazi Garden is pleased to announce the first in our Fall Luncheon Seminar Series. On Tuesdays at 11 am, beginning October 21 until December 9, we are happy to host a variety of seminars: A Curious Life, the story of Princess Peggy Abkhazi, presented by author Katherine Gordon - October 21... more

Gaslight- A Victoria Thriller

Dates: October 21, 2014 to November 02, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 8:00pm and 2:00pm
Location: The Roxy Theatre- 2657 Quadra St, Victoria BC
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Gaslight- A Victoria Thriller by Patrick Hamilton October 21- November 2, 2014.  Set in a fog-bound London in 1880Bella Manningham is slowly losing her mind. Or is she being driven into madness by her rakishly handsome and ambitious husband Jack? An elegantly structured morality tale that shows the consequences of w... more

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