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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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Fringe Festival

Dates: August 27, 2015 to September 06, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Intrepid Theatre
Type: Special Events
Location: Various Locations in Victoria
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A Vancouver Island festival tradition for nearly thirty years, Victoria Fringe Theatre Festival takes over downtown Victoria, B.C. each summer for a 12-day celebration of live performance from around the world, featuring an eclectic mixture of spoken word, drama, musicals, dance, comedy, magic, theatre for young audien... more

9th Annual Integrate Arts Festival

Dates: August 28, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
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

Eats & Beats at the Beach in Colwood

Dates: August 28, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 4:00PM to 8:00PM
Location: Ocean Boulevard - Colwood Waterfront
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Save the date for this Colwood beach party on Friday, August 28, 2015 from 4-8pm. Bring your family and friends down for a bite to eat and some great music. Find details about the musicians and local food trucks that will be featured at the event at www.colwood.ca/eatsnbeats. more

Integrate Arts Festival

Dates: August 28, 2015 to August 30, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: The Bay Centre
Type: Special Events
Time: Friday 7:00PM to 10:00PM; Saturday 6:00PM to 9:00PM; Sunday Noon to 4:00PM
Location: The Bay Centre
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Join us from Friday, August 28th to Sunday, August 30th for a free, family-friendly festival that celebrates the diverse arts and culture community in Victoria, B.C. To kick off the festivities, an opening reception will be held on the evening of August 28th (7pm -10pm) in the Bay Centre Mall (right beside the fountain o... more

On-Going Events

Sea Monsters Revealed at the Vancouver Aquarium

Dates: March 09, 2015 to September 07, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Spring Break & Summer Break 9:30-6pm, During the School Year 10am to 6pm
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Join us this spring for the Canadian premiere of the groundbreaking exhibition Sea Monsters Revealed at the Vancouver Aquarium. This highly anticipated exhibition will take you on an exciting journey to discover some of the world’s most amazing sea creatures. Like the human anatomy exhibits that now circle the glob... more

Artishow

Date Range: May 01, 2015 to September 30, 2015
Upcoming Dates: September 02, 2015 , September 03, 2015 , September 04, 2015
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Location: Various locations
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Artishow's Artists in Residence program allows artists and local hotels to collaborate and present the exciting world of artistic creativity. Victoria's finest downtown hotels open their lobbies to some of the most talented visual artists the city has to offer for your viewing pleasure. Experience artists in action every... more

Artishow

Date Range: May 01, 2015 to September 30, 2015
Upcoming Dates: September 02, 2015 , September 03, 2015 , September 04, 2015
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Location: Various locations
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Artishow's Artists in Residence program allows artists and local hotels to collaborate and present the exciting world of artistic creativity. Victoria's finest downdown hotels open their lobbies to some of the most talented visual artists the city has to offer for your viewing pleasure. Experience artists in action eve... more

Food Truck Festival

Dates: May 03, 2015 to October 31, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Royal BC Museum
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
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It’s hungry work discovering our province’s past! But don’t worry, the Royal BC Museum has you covered, as it rolls out its first ever Food Truck Festival! This summer-long event is sure to be a hit. Starting with a half-festival May 1 and full slate of food trucks May 8, the Royal BC Museum’s b... more

Gold Rush! El Dorado in BC

Dates: May 13, 2015 to October 31, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Royal BC Museum
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 10:00AM to 5:00PM, until 10:00PM in summer
Location: Royal BC Museum
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Catch gold fever! In 1858 word of gold rang out in the Fraser Canyon, starting a dramatic movement of people to what were largely unexplored regions of BC. Through interactive displays and rare artifacts, this fascinating exhibition will show you how everything changed forever with the gold rushes of the 1800′s, as... more

Catch Gold Fever this summer at IMAX®

Dates: May 15, 2015 to October 31, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: IMAX Victoria (Inside the Royal BC Museum)
Type: On-Going Events
Time: See website for schedule
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Experience the IMAX Film Gold Fever and the Royal BC Museum Gold Rush! El Dorado in BC exhibition this summer. Gold Fever takes the audience on a glittering trip around the world, focusing on the cultural, economic and historical significance of the “eternal element”. From the historical Klondike gold rush t... more

Indigenous Youth Arts Program

Dates: May 31, 2015 to November 29, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Open Space Contemporary Arts Society
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Tuesday-Saturday, 12pm-5pm
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WHAT IS IT? IYAP is a free, hands-on program encouraging Indigenous youth to tell their stories while exploring the many facets of media arts: video art, sound art, digital arts, etc. The program is about creating a safe and stimulating gathering place where Indigenous youth and the artist mentors come together to share... more

Ghostly Walks walking tour

Dates: June 01, 2015 to September 12, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Tourism Victoria
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 7:30 and 9:30 pm
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Dare to experience Victoria's most haunted sites, every night at 7:30 and 9:30 pm, on one of Victoria's famous Ghostly Walks. Talented storyteller guides will keep you entertained and spooked with their true tales of paranormal encounters in Victoria, the Pacific Northwest's most ghost-filled city. The 7:30 pm tours vary... more

Gold Rush Tales walking tour

Dates: June 01, 2015 to September 06, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Royal BC Museum
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 1:00PM
Location: Meet at the gold panning trough in front of the museum.
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Enjoy fascinating stories on a 90-minute walk through Victoria's gold-rush city. Start your adventure with a demonstration of gold panning, then head out to find out about First Nations involvement in early gold discoveries, hear first-hand accounts of miners who struck it rich (and the many who didn't), find out about a... more

Rockland Mansions walking tour

Date Range: June 02, 2015 to September 04, 2015
Upcoming Dates: September 01, 2015 , September 04, 2015
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Friday
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 2:00PM
Location: Meet beside the stone gates at the corner of Fort Street and Joan Cres.
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Experience the stately heritage houses and tree-lined streets of Rockland, Victoria's oldest posh neighbourhood. Walk through the grounds of Craigdarroch Castle and marvel at the exploits of the Dunsmuir family who built it. Visit the gardens of two private mansions and enjoy the beautiful grounds of Government House whe... more

Twist and Shout The British Invasion

Date Range: June 12, 2015 to August 29, 2015
Upcoming Dates: August 29, 2015
Recurrence Recurring every 11 weeks on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Venue: Chemainus Theatre Festival
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 2PM, 7:30PM and 8:00pm
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Musical Revue The British are coming! Bop back to the 1960’s at this irresistible music revue with chart topping hits by the Beatles, Gerry & The Pacemakers, The Hollies, The Kinks, The Rolling Stones, Dave Clark Five and more. Join us for lunch or dinner in our Playbill Dining Room. Visit the Gallery for u... more

Summer Afternoon Tea

Dates: June 16, 2015 to August 31, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Venus Sophia Tea Room and Vegetarian Eatery
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 11:00AM to 4:30PM
Location: Venus Sophia Tea Room and Vegetarian Eatery
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Take a break from this West Coast heat and join us in the tea room for a cool and elaborate treat. The Summer spread includes a selection of handcrafted tea sandwiches and sweets prepared from seasonal ingredients. The ingredients we used include all your favorite fruits: strawberries, lemons, watermelon and natural herb... more

Humpback Whales make a BIG Splash at IMAX® Victoria

Dates: June 19, 2015 to September 30, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: IMAX Victoria (Inside the Royal BC Museum)
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Humpback Whales plays daily. Visit our website for current show times.
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Humpback Whales is an extraordinary journey into the mysterious inspiring marine mammals. Set in the spectacular waters of Alaska, Hawaii and the remote islands of Tonga, this ocean adventure offers audiences an up-close look at how these whales communicate, sing, feed, play and take care of their young. Join a team of r... more

WineDown TGIF at Salt Spring Vineyards

Date Range: June 26, 2015 to September 11, 2015
Upcoming Dates: September 04, 2015 , September 11, 2015
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Friday
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Location: Salt Spring Vineyards
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Wind Down the week with friends,live music and wine in the beautiful winery setting. Taste award-winning all-local wines poured by friendly hospitable stass. more

Colours of Summer at Madrona Gallery

Dates: July 26, 2015 to August 31, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Madrona Gallery
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 10:00AM to 5:30PM Tues - Sat.; 11:00AM to 5:00PM Sun – Mon
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GROUP EXHIBITION Throughout July and August In Madrona Gallery's 6th 'Colours of Summer' exhibition our artists have selected works that embody the spirit of the season. This collection will evolve over the summer with new works being hung every two weeks. This group show features new works from our nationally recogn... more

Swing with Baby Orangutans and Elephants with IMAX

Dates: July 28, 2015 to September 03, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: IMAX Victoria (Inside the Royal BC Museum)
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 2:00PM
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Born to be Wild is an inspired story of love, dedication and the remarkable bond between humans and animals. This film documents orphaned orangutans and elephants and the extraordinary people who rescue and raise them — saving endangered species one life at a time. Join primatologist Dr. Birute Galdikas in the lu... more

Rocky Mountain Express in IMAX®

Dates: July 31, 2015 to September 03, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: IMAX Victoria (Inside the Royal BC Museum)
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 2:00PM
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Rocky Mountain Express propels audiences on a steam train journey through the breathtaking vistas of the Canadian Rockies and relates the epic adventure of building the nation’s first transcontinental railway. Combining spectacular IMAX aerial cinematography, breathtaking vistas of the west, archival images and ma... more

Explore Victoria (Kids 5 years+): Guided Walks and Paddles

Dates: August 01, 2015 to August 31, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: CRD Regional Trails
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Various - see below
Location: Various - see below
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Sunday, August 2 | 8-11am Morning Mist Canoe Adventure (Guided Paddle) Elk/Beaver Lake Regional Park (Saanich) Paddle in the lake searching for eagles, herons, turtles and other lake life with CRD Regional Parks naturalists. Canoe equipment and instruction are provided and no experience is necessary. Be&nb... more

Explore Victoria's Parks with CRD: Guided Walks, Drop-in Events and Campfire Stories for all ages

Dates: August 01, 2015 to August 29, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: CRD Regional Trails
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Various - see below
Location: Various - see below
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Saturday, August 1 | 1-2:30pm Bejewelled Dragons of the Pond (Guided Walk) Elk/Beaver Lake Regional Park (Saanich) Join a CRD Regional Parks naturalist for an up-close and personal look at the amazing world of dragonflies as they zig and zag in search of their prey across the wetlands. Nets and field guides will be av... more

A Gathering of Spirits

Dates: August 04, 2015 to August 31, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Alcheringa Gallery
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Monday - Wednesday 10:00AM to 6:00PM, Thursday and Friday 10:00AM to 8:00PM, Saturday 10:00AM to 6:00PM, Sunday Noon to 5:00PM
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Celebrating 30 years of fine indigenous artwork from the Pacific Rim, including Canada, Papua New Guinea, Australia & more! more

A Gathering of Spirits: Celebrating 30 Years of Fine Indigenous Artwork From The Pacific Rim

Dates: August 17, 2015 to August 31, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Alcheringa Gallery
Type: On-Going Events
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A Gathering of Spirits; Celebrating 30 years of fine indigenous artwork from the Pacific Rim, including Canada, Papua New Guinea, Australia & more. Monday to Wednesday 10am -6pm, Thursday and Friday 10am -8pm, Saturday 10am - 6pm and Sunday 12pm - 5pm more

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