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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 and a wide variety of music and food festivals to tempt your ears and your taste buds.

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3rd Annual IMAX Victoria Film Festival

Dates: March 21, 2014 to April 21, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: IMAX Victoria
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Location: Imax Victoria
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It’s the IMAX® Film Festival, a celebration of the original 70mm IMAX® format. It’s the brilliant film projected on the giant screen that takes you on bold adventures. 6 classic films over 4 fun weeks! Films play on the hour and include Dolphins, Majestic White Horses, Adrenaline Rush, Adventures in W... more

Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival

Dates: March 31, 2014 to May 12, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Location: Various
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For six weeks from March to May, over five thousand Victoria-area performers and students of music, dance and dramatic arts are on stages throughout the city receiving adjudications from renowned experts in the arts. Performances in Brass, Classical Guitar, Choral, Composition, Dance (Ethnic, School and Studio), Fiddle... more

Alternative Visions: Renditions of Myth, Legend & Folk Tales from China & Japan

Dates: April 10, 2014 to June 15, 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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Alternative Visions: Renditions of Myth, Legend & Folk Tales from China & Japan Curated by Barry Till. Pollard Gallery until Jun 15, 2014 more

Carole Sabiston Exhibition: Everything Below and All of the Above

Dates: April 10, 2014 to April 27, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
Type: Special Events
Location: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria - Ker & Centennial Galleries
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Carole Sabiston Exhibition:  Everything Below and All of the Above. Until Apr 27 2014 in the Ker & Centennial Galleries.   Guest Curated by Patricia Bovey more

Multiplicity of the Singularity: Kika Thorne Exhibition

Dates: April 10, 2014 to June 22, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
Type: Special Events
Time: April 10 Opening Reception: 5 - 7 PM
Location: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
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Multiplicity of the Singularity:  Kika Thorne Exhibition. Curated by Toby Lawrence. Apr 10 - Jun 22 2014 In Multiplicity of the Singularity, Kika Thorne invites both metaphoric and scientific explorations through her elasticized sculptural installation, the Singularity (2006-ongoing)  more

Winter is an Etching: The Printmaking Legacy of Rembrandt Van Rijn

Dates: April 10, 2014 to May 19, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
Type: Special Events
Location: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria - Drury Gallery
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Winter is an Etching: The Printmaking Legacy of Rembrandt Van Rijn Exhibition until May 19, 2014.  Curated by Michelle Jacques more

Trees, Mountains & Streams: Chinese Landscape Paintings of the 20th Century

Dates: April 12, 2014 to June 15, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
Type: Special Events
Location: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria - Founders Gallery
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Trees, Mountains & Streams:  Chinese Landscape Paintings of the 20th Century. Curated by Barry Till. Apr 12-Jun 15 2014 Featuring 25 Chinese artists from the 20th century, the paintings are primarily from the extensive donations of Brian S. McEney      more

Elsewhere Art Exhibition

Dates: April 17, 2014 to April 24, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Location: 851 Yates Street
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We invite you to join our graduation exhibition of Visual Art Students from Camosun College. Opening Night: April 17th, Thursday, at 6pm At the opening night there will be food, non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages served and you will get the opportunity to talk to the artists about their work. Opening hours: 18th - ... more

This is Our Story - PACE Revue

Dates: April 17, 2014 to April 26, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: Apr 17-19 & 23-26 at 7pm; Apr 18-19, & 26 Matinees 2pm
Location: Isabelle Reader Theatre

School District 62's 2014 annual PACE musical comedy revue, features Victoria-born Disney actor, Calum Worthy along with more than 300 school district performers.  This year's show includes selections from musicals such as Shrek, The Addams Family, Bring It On, The Little Mermaid, Fame, Matilda! and Rent, wit... more

Annual April Ladybug Release

Dates: April 18, 2014 to April 21, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Butterfly Gardens, Victoria
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Butterfly Gardens, Victoria
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Victoria Butterfly Gardens will hold its annual Ladybug release. Each child will receive a number of ladybugs to spread onto our plants in the gardens.  Don't miss this once a year event that is fun for all ages!  Many people love ladybugs because of their colourful, spotted appearance. But the agri... more

Easter Happenings at Merridale!

Dates: April 18, 2014 to April 21, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Merridale Ciderworks Corp.
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: Merridale Ciderworks
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As promised we are going to be offering another family activity over the Easter weekend. Come and visit us for a special scavenger hunt and features in the farm store and bistro. Family lunch, brunch, and scavenger hunt Sip, Savour and Seek April 18th – 21st Sip– mimosas for mom and dad and soda or j... more

Milner Gardens Bunny Trail (Qualicum Beach)

Dates: April 18, 2014 to April 21, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: Gates open: 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Location: Milner Gardens & Woodland
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Bring the children or grandchildren for a children`s Easter Bunny search taking place in the Gardens.  At the Welcome & Interpretive Centre, children can pick up maps for clues to finding the bunnies, and then return the map to the Pool House Gift Shop to receive an Easter treat. Tea Room open for tea, sc... more

Easter Monday: BC Statutory Holiday

Dates: April 21, 2014
Type: Special Events
Location: Across British Columbia
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Easter Monday: British Columbia Statutory Holiday Monday April 21st, 2014 more

On-Going Events

Treasures from Within: From the Ocean

Dates: March 17, 2014 to April 28, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Maritime Museum of British Columbia
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: Maritime Museum
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Natural History is an integral part of our Maritime culture. This display highlights a visually fascinating assortment of specimens relating to animals of the Pacific and beyond. From the Ocean will show you the staggering scope of animals that live in our ocean environment. You’ll be sure to gain a sense of wonder... more

War of 1812 Exhibit

Dates: March 17, 2014 to April 22, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Maritime Museum of British Columbia
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: Maritime Museum
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From March 14 to April 22, the Maritime Museum of BC will host Parks Canada’s popular traveling exhibit on the War of 1812. This portable display has been hosted by museums across the country, including in Kelowna and Osoyoos, and the Maritime is proud to be the last stop on the exhibit’s tour of Western Can... more

All About Humans

Dates: April 04, 2014 to May 11, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: On-Going Events
Time: monday 10-6 pm tuesday 1-3:30 pm wednesday 10-1 pm thursday 10-3:30 pm friday 3:30-6 pm saturday CLOSED sunday 9-12 pm
Location: The Fifty Fifty Arts Collective
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All About Humans is a collection of oil paintings by Mia Watkins. Working from photographs of people in her every day life, Watkins attempts to depict fragments of the internal human experience through an external reflection. Based in realism, the works contain influence from classic portraiture with elements that graze ... more

Tourism Victoria's Kick-Off To Summer Online Travel Auction

Dates: April 15, 2014 to May 14, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: On-Going Events
Time: April 15 - May 15, 2014
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Check out Tourism Victoria's link on www.gobid.ca to bid on more than $50,000 worth of trips, accommodations, tours and a variety of travel inspired goodies. Book your dream trip at a fraction of its actual value or maybe get a head start on your summer shopping! What will you experience? Maybe a Salt Spring Island getaw... more

UVic Visual Arts BFA Exhibit "Split"

Dates: April 17, 2014 to April 26, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: University of Victoria
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Location: Uvic Visual Arts Building
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Don't miss UVic's annual Visual Arts BFA exhibit, featuring the work of 35 emerging contemporary artists working in painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, video and media art. This year titled "Split", the exhibit will be spread throughout the entire Visual Arts building. Meet the artists at the opening re... more