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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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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

The Last Wife: A Play at the Belfry Theatre

Dates: September 20, 2016 to October 16, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Belfry Theatre
Type: Special Events
Time: Various - see website
Location: Belfry Theatre
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This contemporary re-imagining of the compelling relationship between Henry VIII and his last wife, Katherine Parr, is a witty and powerful examination of sexual politics and women's rights. It's a dangerous game of chess, with Henry's offspring, Mary, Elizabeth, and Edward as pawns. more

Savour Cowichan Culinary Festival

Dates: September 24, 2016 to October 03, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: Various - see website
Location: Cowichan Valley
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During a ten-day festival span, two lavish marquee events, Barge On In and Oktoberfest, will be held on a floating barge in Mill Bay, where funds raised will support families living with autism in the Cowichan Valley through the Canucks Autism Network (CAN). In addition to these events, dozens of artisanal food ... more

On-Going Events

Community Yoga at Imagine Studio Café

Date Range: StartedMay 18, 2016
Upcoming Dates: October 04, 2016 , October 05, 2016 , October 11, 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

Slicers and Hookers Night: Evening Golf Event

Date Range: June 01, 2016 to October 26, 2016
Upcoming Dates: October 05, 2016 , October 12, 2016 , October 19, 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

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

Date Range: June 16, 2016 to September 30, 2016
Upcoming Dates: September 29, 2016 , September 30, 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

Songhees Islands Cultural Tour 2016

Date Range: June 22, 2016 to October 12, 2016
Upcoming Dates: October 05, 2016 , October 12, 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

Discover the Airplane in IMAX®

Dates: July 05, 2016 to September 30, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: IMAX Victoria (Inside the Royal BC Museum)
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Playing daily, visit website for show times and tickets.
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Filmed in 18 countries across all 7 continents, Living in the Age of Airplanes takes you on a journey to explore the countless ways the airplane affects your life (even if you don’t fly). With a fascinating take on history, breathtaking visuals, soaring music, and a truly unique perspective, you’ll see the ai... more

Roam with the Mammoths in IMAX®

Dates: July 05, 2016 to December 31, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: IMAX Victoria (Inside the Royal BC Museum)
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Playing daily, visit website for show times and tickets.
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Discover the beautiful and otherworldly frozen landscapes of North America, Europe and Asia ten thousand years before modern civilization. A wondrous world of ice where sabre-toothed cats, giant sloths and the iconic mammoths roam. You’ll also discover the modern day with researchers delving into the past and meet ... more

CRD Regional Parks Nature Outings & Events - 12 years+

Dates: July 06, 2016 to September 30, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Various see below
Location: Various see below
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Thursday, July 28 | 10am–2pm Bike Ride Back in Time (Guided Bicycle Tour) –12 years+ Sooke Potholes Regional Park (Sooke) Cycle back in time with CRD Regional Parks naturalists along the Galloping Goose Regional Trail from Sooke Potholes past Kapoor Regional Park (approx. 12 km round trip). Learn abo... more

CRD Regional Parks Nature Outings & Events - Adults Only

Dates: July 06, 2016 to September 30, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Various see below
Location: Various see below
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Saturday, July 9 | 6–9pm Early Evening Canoe Adventure–18 years+ (Guided Adult Paddle) Elk/Beaver Lake Regional Park (Saanich) Search for eagles, herons, turtles and other wildlife on the lake with CRD Regional Parks naturalists. Canoe equipment and instruction are provided and no experience is neces... more

Spin Wheel Wednesdays

Date Range: StartedJuly 06, 2016
Upcoming Dates: October 05, 2016 , October 12, 2016 , October 19, 2016
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Wednesday
Venue: View Royal Casino
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 8pm
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Spin Wheel Wednesdays |Every Wednesday| 8PM Guaranteed CA$H prizes between $500 to $2,500 Swipe2Earn FREE electronic ballots every day of the week from 10am-Noon & 9pm-Close Activate your ballots every Wednesday starting at 5pm for the chance to SPIN the BIG WHEEL Encore card required. See Guest Services for con... more

CRD Regional Parks Nature Outings & Events - 5 years+

Dates: August 12, 2016 to September 30, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Varrious see below
Location: Various see below
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  Saturday, August 13 | 8–11am Morning Mist Canoe Adventure (Guided Paddle) – 5 years+ Elk/Beaver Lake Regional Park (Saanich)   Join a CRD Regional Parks naturalist for an early morning paddle on the lake searching for eagles, herons, turtles and other lake life. Canoe equipme... more

CRD Regional Parks Nature Outings & Events - All ages

Dates: August 12, 2016 to September 30, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Various see below
Location: Various see below
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Saturday, August 13 | 7–8:30pm Evening Campground Program (Campground Stories) – All ages Island View Beach Regional Park (Central Saanich) Join a CRD Regional Parks naturalist for an evening of games and stories. Bring a beach chair and meet at the campfire ring at Island View Beach campground, off Homa... more

2016 World Series of Mahjong

Dates: September 06, 2016 to September 29, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: View Royal Casino
Type: On-Going Events
Time: All Day
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Love Mahjong, or know someone that does? Enter to win 1 of 10 seats to the World Series of Mahjong Canadian qualifying rounds. If you are selected you will go to River Rock Casino & Resort to play for a chance to advance to the finals in Macao! Visit Guest Services for your FREE Entry Ballot from September 6th &ndash... more

Ghostly Walks - Walking Tours

Dates: September 13, 2016 to October 13, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Tourism Victoria
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 7:30pm every night, plus 7:30 and 9:30pm on Friday and Saturday
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Ghostly Walks take place all year. Get into the Halloween spirit with one of our famous tours during September and early October before our major Halloween season begins on October 14. Tours take place every night, rain or shine. No reservations are needed. Note the starting location and times change on Friday October 14... more

Retreat: An Art Exhibition

Dates: September 15, 2016 to October 12, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Alcheringa Gallery
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Monday - Saturday 10am to 6pm, Sunday 12pm to 5pm
Location: Alcheringa Gallery
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September 1 - October 12, 2016 Retreat Exhibition features work by contemporary master Susan Point, a selection of masks from the Northwest Coast, ceremonial sculptures from Papua New Guinea, and featuring an Eagle Totem by John Livingston Monday - Saturday 10am to 6pm Sunday 12pm to 5pm more

Discover the Ocean as Never Seen Before in IMAX®

Dates: September 16, 2016 to December 31, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: IMAX Victoria (Inside the Royal BC Museum)
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Various
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Narrated by renowned oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earle, “Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Secret Ocean” is a breakthrough look at a secret world within the ocean that is perhaps the biggest story of all—that the smallest life in the sea is the mightiest force on which we all depend. Playing daily in stunning... more

Why Can't Minimal: An Art Exhibit at Open Space

Dates: September 16, 2016 to October 22, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Open Space Contemporary Arts Society
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Opening: 7:30 pm, Exhibition: 12 pm-5pm
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For the average person, Minimalism, a mid-20th century modernist genre, has a reputation for being coldly intellectual, abstract, or hard to understand. Why Can’t Minimal, curated by John G. Hampton, both challenges and engages the critiques of minimalism. In his hands, art history is witty, candid, and speculative... more

Dana Irving "An Exhibition of New Paintings"

Dates: September 17, 2016 to September 29, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: West End Gallery
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Location: West End Gallery
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Dana Irving presents her first solo exhibition at West End Gallery. Born in Prince George, Dana spent her formative years in nature. Her appreciation and wonder at the natural world has taken her across the country, from the wild West Coast to the rugged Rocky Mountains, the prairies and beyond, Dana’s inspiratio... more

Horror Escape - 45 Minute Escape Room Challenge

Dates: StartedSeptember 22, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Horror Escape Victoria
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Open 7 days a week - Check website for hours.
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YOU'LL WORK TOGETHER IN OUR DETAILED SETS, FINDING CLUES, SOLVING PUZZLES AND UNLOCKING YOUR WAY INTO MULTIPLE ROOMS! ON SELECT NIGHTS WE OFFER A SCARE ACTOR, NOT ONLY WILL YOU BE FOLLOWING THE NARRATIVE AND SOLVING YOUR WAY OUT TO ESCAPE, YOU'LL HAVE SOMEONE TO ESCAPE FROM! more

Galiano Ensemble Performs "Evening Music"

Dates: September 28, 2016
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Phillip T. Young Recital Hall, MacLaurin Bldg, UVIC
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You are warmly invited to join the Galiano Ensemble of Victoria for the opening concert of their 17th season! In this tribute to German and Austrian music, the Galiano Ensemble is presenting an assortment of delightful pieces from four composers. Felix Mendelssohn was a German composer, pianist, organist and conductor ... more

Live Jazz at the O Bistro

Dates: September 28, 2016
Venue: O Bistro
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 7-9PM
Location: Oswego Hotel
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Edie Daponte sing her soulful jazz, bossa nova and originals with Joey Smith on Guitar. They plan to deliver a memorable evening of music. Reservations recommended: 250-940-7500 more

Movie Night at the Market

Dates: September 28, 2016
Venue: Victoria Public Market at the Hudson
Type: On-Going Events
Time: September 28th – Movie Night at the Market 7pm
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September 28th – Movie Night at the Market 7pm Join us for Movie Night at the Market! This month we will be playing Disney's The Jungle Book, directed by Jon Favreau. Movie Night at the Market is FREE of charge! We just ask that you make a donation of any amount to the BC SPCA Victoria Branch when you arrive! C... more

Next To Normal

Dates: September 28, 2016 to October 15, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Langham Court Theatre
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Tuesday thru Saturday evenings at 8 pm, Saturday matinees October 8 and October 15 at 2 pm. Closes October 15.
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An unflinching look at a suburban family struggling with the effects of mental illness, this rock musical is a brilliant tour de force touching on issues such as grieving a loss, drug abuse, ethics in modern psychiatry, and the anxious underbelly of suburban life. Winner of three Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize for Dr... more

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