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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

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

Modern Knowledge Tour - Victoria

Dates: August 30, 2015
Venue: Alix Goolden Hall
Type: Special Events
Time: 1:30PM to 10:00PM
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Nassim Haramein's Presentation The Connected Universe: A Fundamental Transformation of Human Awareness: A new picture of the physics of our world is developing; a picture in which information and processes are no longer isolated events, but are interwoven in a complex network of a Connected Universe. This new under... more

On-Going Events

Victoria Downtown Farmers' Market

Date Range: StartedOctober 09, 2013
Upcoming Dates: September 02, 2015 , September 05, 2015 , September 06, 2015
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

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

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

Smugglers and Rumrunners walking tour

Date Range: June 01, 2015 to August 31, 2015
Upcoming Dates: August 31, 2015
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Monday
Venue: Discovery Walks
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 2:00PM
Location: Meet outside the Tourism Victoria Visitor Centre at 812 Wharf Street
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Discover Victoria's hidden history in Old Town and Chinatown. Find out about swashbuckling rum runners such as Johnny Schnarr who smuggled booze in his customized boats fitted out with airplane engines. Discover why Victoria was the centre of opium processing for all of North America until 1908. No reservations needed. P... more

Victoria's Story walking tour

Date Range: June 06, 2015 to September 06, 2015
Upcoming Dates: September 05, 2015 , September 06, 2015
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday
Venue: Tourism Victoria
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Starting: 2:00 PM
Location: Meet outside the Visitor Centre main entrance
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Join one of our professional and knowledgeable guides on a 90-minute walking tour around Victoria's Historic Harbour and Old Town. Find out why Victoria was founded as a fur-trading post and how it boomed during the 1858 gold rush. Hear the humorous story about how it became the colonial capital city in 1868. Discover wh... 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

En Plein Air Art Show

Date Range: June 28, 2015 to September 06, 2015
Upcoming Dates: September 06, 2015
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Sunday
Venue: The Fairmont Empress
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 11:00AM to 5:00PM
Location: The Fairmont Empress Lawn
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Come down to the front lawn of the Fairmont Empress Hotel, 721 Government street and watching artists being artsy! Plein Air events allow the public to see artists in the act of creation. This is FREE and EVERYONE IS WELCOME. If you've never watched paint dry before, now's your chance! more

Sunday afternoon Music in the Vineyard

Date Range: June 28, 2015 to September 13, 2015
Upcoming Dates: September 06, 2015 , September 13, 2015
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Sunday
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: Salt Spring Vineyards
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Join us every Sunday afternoon for live music in the eautiful vineyard setting. Various artists perform all summer long. Open daily 11-5 for tastings of award-winning all-local wines served by friendly knowledgable staff. It's The place to be Sundays on Salt Spring! 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

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

Craft Beer Ocean Cruise to Race Rocks Lighthouse!

Date Range: August 16, 2015 to August 30, 2015
Recurrence Recurring every 2 weeks on Sunday
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 1:00PM to 4:00PM
Location: Victoria Inner Harbour
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Back by popular demand for two more dates only! Join West Coast Brewery Tours on Sunday August 16th and 30th for a unique craft beer ocean cruise to historic Race Rocks Lighthouse! Tour is 3 hours and runs from 1p - 4pm. Just $85 per person including multiple craft beer samplings and frequent sightings of ocean wildlife!... more

Explore Victoria's Parks with CRD: Guided Hikes and Paddles (18+)

Date Range: August 16, 2015 to August 30, 2015
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Sunday
Venue: CRD Regional Trails
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Various - see below
Location: Various - see below
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Sunday, August 16 | 11am-2pm Crazy for Craigflower Creek (Guided Adult Hike) Thetis Lake Regional Park (View Royal) Remember the last time you explored a secret place you thought only you knew about? Craigflower Creek is one of those places. Join a CRD Regional Parks naturalist as we hike this creek-side&n... 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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