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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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Special Events

Dana Claxton Exhibition

Dates: June 26, 2014 to September 07, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
Type: Special Events
Location: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
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Dana Claxton is a significant Canadian female artist.  Her exhibition Jun 26 - Sep 7 2014 will compel us to engage critically with how we understand space and history. more

From Geisha to Diva: The Kimono of Ichimaru

Dates: June 27, 2014 to October 19, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
Type: Special Events
Location: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria - Pollard Gallery
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From Geisha to Diva: The Kimono of Ichimaru. Curated by Barry Till. Pollard Gallery: Jun 27-Oct 19, 2014 more

Hudson's Bay Company Tour

Dates: July 02, 2014 to August 11, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Maritime Museum of British Columbia
Type: Special Events
Location: Maritime Museum of British Columbia
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Learn about the history of the Hudson’s Bay Company and their role in developing Canada’s fur trade, economy and society. This tour will give special focus to the Hudson’s Bay Company objects and sites in and around the Maritime Museum! July 7 - 1 p.m. July 21 - 1 p.m. August 4 - 1 p.m. August... more

Ghosts of the Maritime Tour

Dates: July 04, 2014 to August 23, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Maritime Museum of British Columbia
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Location: Maritime Museum of British Colubia
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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! July: July 18 - 2 p.m.; July 30 - 1 p... more

Sooke Fine Arts Show

Dates: July 25, 2014 to August 04, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Location: SEAPARC Leisure Complex
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The Sooke Fine Arts Show provides the opportunity for the finest artists from Vancouver Island and BC's coastal islands to showcase and sell their work. The 11-day art show and sale draws more than 8000 art lovers from Canada, the US and abroad. The Show, coming into its 28th year, is Vancouver Island's longest-running... more

Cycle of Life Tour

Dates: July 26, 2014 to August 03, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Location: Start at Victoria Inner Harbour to Salt Spring and return
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On July 26th & 27th, the Cycle of Life Tour will host its 2nd annual group bike ride in support of hospice care. Riders will cover nearly 200km in two days, pass through scenic South Island areas such as West Saanich, Saanich Inlet, and Cowichan Valley, and enjoy an overnight stay on Salt Spring Island. The Cycle of... more

On-Going Events

Victoria Downtown Farmers' Market

Date Range: StartedOctober 09, 2013
Upcoming Dates: August 02, 2014 , August 03, 2014 , August 06, 2014
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Saturday
Venue: Victoria Public Market at the Hudson
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
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The Victoria Public Market at the Hudson is very excited to offer a year-round, local food-focused Farmers' Market! Featuring the region's best farms, freshest food, friendliest vendors, and finest musicians, the Downtown Farmers' Market takes place once a week inside the Public Market. Local food producers and farmers a... more

Canada's Titanic: the Empress of Ireland

Dates: April 29, 2014 to September 29, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Maritime Museum of British Columbia
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 10:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: Maritime Museum
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Discover the tale of Canada’s Titanic – The Empress of Ireland which sunk on May 29, 1914 in Canada's largest maritime accident during peacetime. This exhibit tells the story of a ship which was responsible for much of the immigration to Canada and the tragic story of her loss at sea. more

Epiphany: Highlights from the Legacy Permanent Collection

Date Range: May 01, 2014 to August 09, 2014
Upcoming Dates: July 31, 2014 , August 01, 2014 , August 02, 2014
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Venue: Legacy Art Gallery
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Legacy Art Gallery
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Curated by Mary Jo Hughes. An epiphany in its broadest sense is the experience of sudden realization or insight. Through an epiphany, our world broadens and new understandings and ideas are unlocked. Indeed, this widening of perspective remains the ultimate goal for most artists. The experience of epiphany is what the e... more

Through the Looking Glass: A Modern Story from the Collection of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

Dates: May 15, 2014 to September 07, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Thursday May 15 Public Opening Reception 8-10 PM
Location: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
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Through the Looking Glass: A Modern Story from the Collection of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. Guest Curated by Lee Plested.  May 16 - Sep 7 2014 (Public Opening Reception Thurs, May 15 2014, 8-10pm) Selected entirely from the collection of AGGV, Through the Looking Glass is a survey of modern and cont... more

Pickle Pub Crawl

Dates: May 16, 2014 to September 14, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Victoria Harbour Ferry Company Ltd.
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 10am to Closing
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This year's Pickle Pub Crawl, set to launch on May 16th and run daily until September 14th, 2014, features stops at Bard & Banker Scottish Pub, Irish Times Pub, The Guild Freehouse, Lure Restaurant and Lounge, and Blue Crab Seafood House. Visit Victoria's finest harbour pubs and restaurants, and enjoy the best beer... more

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

Girls: Historical Portraits from the Collection

Dates: May 30, 2014 to October 05, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
Type: On-Going Events
Location: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
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Girls:  Historical Portraits from the Collection. Curated by Michelle Jacques.  May 30 - Oct 5 2014 Taking its cue from the realms of literary fiction and TV, namely Margaret Atwood's 1988 novel "Cat's Eye" and Lena Denham's hit HBO show "Girls" this exhibition brings together a range... more

Oaklands Sunset Markets

Date Range: June 04, 2014 to September 17, 2014
Upcoming Dates: August 06, 2014 , August 13, 2014 , August 20, 2014
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Wednesday
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 4:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Oaklands Community Centre
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Looking for place that offers local, fresh food, live music, beer garden, and a chance to meet your community? This weekly and FREE outdoor market will be your number one spot this summer! Join us for at Oaklands Sunset Market every Wednesday night from June-September for great live music in partnership with Larsen Mus... more

Vikings: Journey to New Worlds in IMAX

Dates: June 13, 2014 to August 31, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: IMAX Victoria
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Varies
Location: IMAX Victoria
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They came from the North and soon the legends would say that they did not know fear. They sailed icy oceans and narrow rivers, striking far inland, without warning, without mercy. However, the truth about the Vikings is far more complex. Much of Europe's traditions, technology and institutions come to us from these fierc... more

Field Trip Project – A tsunami backpack exhibit

Dates: June 19, 2014 to September 08, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Maritime Museum of British Columbia
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
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Artists from Canada and Japan transformed Japanese elementary school backpacks into a mobile art exhibition to support tsunami relief efforts. The project has traveled to a variety of cities and will inspire ideas towards recovery from the tsunami. It also focuses on community issues at each destination and will investig... more

Les Misérables presented by the Chemainus Theatre Festival

Date Range: June 20, 2014 to September 07, 2014
Upcoming Dates: July 31, 2014 , August 01, 2014 , August 02, 2014
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Venue: Chemainus Theatre Festival
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 2, 7:30 or 8 PM depending on the day
Location: Chemainus Theatre
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Epic Musical This musical phenomenon sweeps its audience through an epic tale of passion and destruction in 19th century France. Discover a nation in the grip of revolution as convict Jean Valjean, on the run and in a fight for his life, sacrifices everything to protect the people he loves. Fight. Dream. Hope. Love. ... more

Victoria Choral Society Membership Auditions

Dates: June 22, 2014 to September 30, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Various
Location: Oak Bay United Church
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The Victoria Choral Society - "Our standards are high but not our brows" Interested in singing Up for a challenge? How about joining Victoria's premiere auditioned symphonic choir! Our concerts this season will include concerts with the Victoria Symphony: Benjamin Britten's 'War Requiem', Tobin Stokes 'The ... more

Kimono: Japanese Culture in its Art Form

Dates: June 27, 2014 to October 19, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
Type: On-Going Events
Location: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria - Founders Gallery
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Kimono: Japanese Culture in its Art Form. Founders Gallery Jun27-Oct19, 2014, Curated by Hitomi Haruma more

Shipwrecks Tour

Dates: July 08, 2014 to August 28, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Maritime Museum of British Columbia
Type: On-Going Events
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Don't let the beautiful view fool you: BC's waters hide some terrible dangers. This tour focuses on the tragedy of ships lost along the rugged coast. Stories include those of the most famous wrecks in the area: the SS Valencia and the SS Princess Sophia. July July 3 - 1 p.m. July 8 - 1 p.m. July 12 - 2 p.... more

Court is in Session Tour

Dates: July 09, 2014 to August 22, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Maritime Museum of British Columbia
Type: On-Going Events
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Housed in Victoria's old courthouse, the Maritime Museum still holds many secrets of the building's past. Join us for a tour of the fully restored 19th century courtroom, where you will learn differences between 19th century court sessions and modern court sessions, learn about the characters who laid the foundation fo... more

Smuggling Tour

Dates: July 10, 2014 to August 29, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Maritime Museum of British Columbia
Type: On-Going Events
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Dig deep to uncover the dark and dangerous history of BC's illegal maritime industries. Focusing on opium and alcohol, our tour guide will take you on a remarkable journey through the complex characters and dynamic world of smuggling, which played an integral role in our maritime past. July July 10 - 1 p.m. Jul... more

Women at Sea Tour

Dates: July 11, 2014 to August 27, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Maritime Museum of British Columbia
Type: On-Going Events
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Discover the myriad roles performed by women in maritime trades from piracy, to commerce, to the military! This tour illuminates the often untold stories of intelligent, brave and often eccentric women from the 17th century to the present day. July July 11 - 2 p.m. July 16 - 1 p.m. July 25 - 2 p.m. July 27 - ... more

Weird and Wonderful Tour

Dates: July 14, 2014 to August 25, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Maritime Museum of British Columbia
Type: On-Going Events
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Join Kate Humble, Interpretive Coordinator at the Maritime to explore some of the eccentric stories about Bastion Square, the Maritime Museum and the magical array of oddball objects contained within its walls. July 14 - 1 p.m. July 24 - 12 p.m. July 28 - 1 p.m. August 5 - 1 p.m. August 7 - 1 p.m. August 12 -... more

Where I Come From

Dates: July 21, 2014 to August 23, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Alcheringa Gallery
Type: On-Going Events
Time: M-Sat 9:30 - 5:30, Sun 12:00 - 5:00
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Two prominent contemporary Northwest Coast First Nations artists come together once again to explore themes of ancestry, tradition friendship and family through contemporary abstractions using paper, wood, glass, metal and serigraphy. Coast Salish artist Chris Paul and Tlingit artist Mark Preston once again bring fresh... more

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