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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 celebrations for Canada's 150th anniversary, booming music festivals like Rifflandia and an assortment of food and beverage festivals to tempt all types including Victoria Beer Week and Dine Around & Stay in Town.

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Big Canadian Stuff: An Art Show for Canada's 150th

Dates: January 04, 2017 to January 29, 2017
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Coast Collective Arts Centre
Type: Special Events
Location: Coast Collective Arts Centre
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The Island Illustrators Society welcomes the new year with a visual celebration of Canada's 150th birthday. The latest in an annual tradition of new year projects, this series marks the country's sesquicentennial with vintage-style travel posters of some of sights that make Canada famous. It's called Big Canadian Stuff... more

Chinese New Year Lion Dance

Dates: January 29, 2017
Type: Special Events
Time: 11am - 2pm (approximately)
Location: Chinatown

The annual ceremonial Lion Dance will include kung-fu and tai chi demonstrations, traditional dancing and dragon performances. The Lion Dance is set to take place on Sunday, January 29, beginning at approximately 11:00 a.m. near the Gates of Harmonious Interest on Fisgard Street.  more

On-Going Events

Thousand Dollar Thursdays

Date Range: StartedApril 07, 2016
Upcoming Dates: January 26, 2017 , February 02, 2017 , February 09, 2017
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Thursday
Venue: View Royal Casino
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 8:30pm Draw

Win $1,000 Cash every Thursday! Get a FREE draw ballot every Sunday through Thursday at 1, 3, 5 & 7pm Draw barrel opens Thursday @ 6pm Draw Thursdays @ 8:30pm *Must be present to win more

Community Yoga at Imagine Studio Café

Date Range: StartedMay 18, 2016
Upcoming Dates: January 25, 2017 , January 31, 2017 , February 01, 2017
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

Spin Wheel Wednesdays

Date Range: July 06, 2016 to January 25, 2017
Upcoming Dates: January 25, 2017
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

Nothin' But Swing Lindy Hop Dance

Date Range: StartedAugust 13, 2016
Upcoming Dates: January 28, 2017 , February 11, 2017 , February 25, 2017
Recurrence Recurring every 2 weeks on Saturday
Venue: Centennial United Church
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 8pm - 12am
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Nothin’ But Swing is brought to you by the Swing Dance Association of Victoria! NBS is our weekly swing dance on Saturday night at the Centennial United Church at 612 David St, Victoria. Doors open at 8:15pm and we have our regular drop-in lesson from 8:30pm – 9:15pm and then we dance the night away until 1... more

Hi/Lo GameShow at the View Royal Casino

Date Range: September 10, 2016 to January 28, 2017
Upcoming Dates: January 28, 2017
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Saturday
Venue: View Royal Casino
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 8pm draw
Location: View Royal Casino
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Every Saturday starting September 9th @ 8pm. Swipe your Encore card at the Promo Zone to receive entries, any day, any time. Saturday night at 8pm we will draw one name to play the Hi-Lo Game Show LIVE! The selected winner will automatically win $500 minimum but can play their way up to $2,500. more

Chinatown Walks - Walking Tours

Date Range: September 17, 2016 to May 27, 2017
Upcoming Dates: January 28, 2017 , February 04, 2017 , February 11, 2017
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Saturday
Venue: Chinatown Walks
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 10:30 am
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Discover the history, architecture, food and current culture of Canada's oldest Chinatown with an experienced guide. Visit the oldest Chinese temple, an herbalist shop, Fan Tan Alley and Dragon Alley on a leisurely tour that lasts about 90 minutes. No reservations are needed. Tours take place rain or shine. Purch... more

Wildlife Tour & High Tea

Dates: November 16, 2016 to March 31, 2017
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: SpringTide Whale Watching & Eco Tours
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From 12.30pm - 6.30pm
Location: Gatsby Mansion
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Looking for the perfect gift? Give your loved ones the gift of adventure and relaxation all in one. Join SpringTide for an exhilarating 3 hour Marine Wildlife Tour on a high speed open Zodiac. Return to the city to relax and warm up with a delicious High Tea at the Gatsby Mansion. Experience the best of Victoria ... more

Comedy at The Mint

Date Range: StartedNovember 23, 2016
Upcoming Dates: January 25, 2017 , February 01, 2017 , February 08, 2017
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Wednesday
Venue: The Mint
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 8 pm
Location: The Mint
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Join us at the Mint every Wednesday for some of the best comedy Victoria has to offer. Phillips products are only $5 and Platters and Prawns are on special also. Doors are at 7pm and the show starts at 8pm. Comedy at the Mint, a great way to spend your Wednesday evening! Find out more at www.PhillipsComedyNight.com more

Wonder Sunday: A Season of Celebration

Date Range: December 04, 2016 to February 05, 2017
Upcoming Dates: January 29, 2017 , February 05, 2017
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Sunday
Venue: Royal BC Museum
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
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This month we celebrate the season. Hanukkah, Christmas, Potlatches and Solstice are just a few of the ways that people around BC come together during this time of year. Come share your traditions and learn from others. more

Robert Bateman Centre: Boxed Sanctuary

Date Range: December 06, 2016 to February 28, 2017
Upcoming Dates: January 25, 2017 , January 31, 2017 , February 01, 2017
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday
Venue: The Robert Bateman Centre
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 10 am - 5 pm
Location: The Robert Bateman Centre
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Our 2016 winter exhibit will feature a collection of local artists’ work as they explore their personal expression of Sanctuary. This exhibit will be a precursor to the Robert Bateman Centre’s 2017 Urban Sanctuary Project – the one hundred year celebration of the Migratory Bird Sanctuary spanning the In... more

Fantastic Fridays at View Royal Casino

Date Range: January 06, 2017 to January 27, 2017
Upcoming Dates: January 27, 2017
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Friday
Venue: View Royal Casino
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 9pm
Location: View Royal Casino
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Fantastic Fridays just got better with roll over cash draws! Today we start with $500 cash; if the prize is unclaimed the $500 will roll over to the next week and keep growing until prize is claimed. On the last Friday of every month, join us for our $5,000 must go draw! more

Art Show - Cait Logan

Date Range: January 10, 2017 to January 24, 2017
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Thursday
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 12-4pm
Location: Little Fernwood Gallery
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Little Fernwood Gallery Presents: Cait Logan Opening Night - Jan 7 (1-4pm) Meet the artist. Reasonable sales. Light snacks. Smiles all around. Regular viewing hours. Jan 7-24. Tuesdays and Thursdays 12-4pm. more

One Way or Another: A Contemporary Art Show

Dates: January 10, 2017 to February 18, 2017
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Open Space Contemporary Arts Society
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 12 pm - 5 pm
Location: Open Space
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Megan Dickie’s One Way or Another highlights the failure involved in the quest for excellence. The project originated with a trilogy of videos that use classic video games as a platform to investigate human struggle. Within this trilogy a character blunders through a series of obstacles that constantly defy he... more

Chinese New Year Celebration at View Royal Casino

Dates: January 22, 2017 to January 29, 2017
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: View Royal Casino
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Regular Business Hours
Location: View Royal Casino
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See Lion Dancers at the View Royal Casino in celebration of Chinese New Year. There will also be a Grand Prize Draw of $888 cash at 10pm. You can earn entries by winning select hands on tables all week long - Table Hot Seat Draws - Pick prizes from our Money Tree with over $5,000 in free bets guaranteed. more

Galiano Ensemble Performs "Hungarian Inspiration"

Dates: January 25, 2017
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Phillip T. Young Recital Hall
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You are warmly invited to join the Galiano Ensemble of Victoria for its first concert of 2017. The Ensemble will perform an assortment of enchanting pieces from several Hungarian composers and one Canadian composer. Franz (Ferenc) Liszt was born in 1811 and was recognized as a virtuoso pianist from a young age. ... more

Movie Night at the Market

Dates: January 25, 2017
Venue: Victoria Public Market at the Hudson
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 7pm-10pm
Location: Victoria Public Market
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Join us for Movie Night at the Market! This month we will be playing Bridget Jones’s Baby. After breaking up with Mark Darcy, Bridget Jones's "happily ever after" hasn't quite gone according to plan. Forty something and single again, she decides to focus on her job as top news producer and surround hersel... more

Robert Burns Whisky Night & Dinner

Dates: January 25, 2017
Venue: Victoria Caledonian Distillery
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 6pm
Location: Victoria Caledonian Distillery
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Join with us to celebrate Robbie Burns Night. Sit beside the copper stills. Feast your eyes on the haggis slaughter. Delight your senses with Scotch Whisky, Scotland’s bardie, and our Twa Dogs beers - crafted & named in his honour. Bill o’ Fare (Please note, beer, wine or soft drinks can be subs... more

Saanich Archives Lecture Series - Saanich Celebrates Canada 150

Dates: January 25, 2017
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Saanich Municipal Hall
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January 5, 2017 marked the 100th anniversary of the unveiling of Saanich’s First World War honour roll. In 1916, Saanich Council passed a motion to create a roll of honour in recognition of the municipality’s men and women who served overseas in the war. Saanich Archives is exhibiting the honour roll, and... more

Senior's Day at View Royal Casino

Dates: January 25, 2017
Venue: View Royal Casino
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 12pm - 4pm
Location: View Royal Casino
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Exclusive Senior’s Slot Tournament Noon – 4 pm - Top 3 Scores share $1,000 in Free Slot Play! - Register at Guest Services and earn 50 Encore Points to qualify - Encore Card required, max 3 rounds per person - Plus Senior’s (+55) receive 15% discount on Food & Beverage all day! - Encore Members... more

Artist Presentation & Video Screening

Dates: January 26, 2017
Venue: The Robert Bateman Centre
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 7:00- 9:00pm
Location: The Robert Bateman Centre
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The Robert Bateman Centre is please to present a screening of REACHING BLUE – Finding Hope Beneath the Surface by Ian Hinkle and Andy Robertson, and REFLECTIONS – Art for an Oil Free coast by Raincoast Conservation Foundation. Watch the films, meet the artists, and take part in the panel discussion. Tickets ... more

DreamBig: A Documentary Film

Dates: January 26, 2017
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Fort Tectoria
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Dream, Girl, the documentary showcasing the stories of ambitious and inspiring female entrepreneurs is coming to Victoria. The event, which includes a screening and an all-star female panel that discusses entrepreneurship in Victoria, takes place at VIATEC on January 26th. All tickets are by donation which supports ini... more

Epiphany Explorations Conference

Date Range: January 26, 2017
Upcoming Dates: January 26, 2017
Recurrence Recurring on the 4th Thursday of January
Venue: First Metropolitan United Church
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 1:30 pm
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This annual conference brings together ministers, lay leaders and community members interested in social issues for four days of presentations and music. Topics include reconciliation with First Nations, a vision for a sustainable future, insights about love, grief, spiritual crisis and healing in the works of C.S. Lewis... more

Fridaymusic

Date Range: January 27, 2017 to March 31, 2017
Upcoming Dates: January 27, 2017 , February 03, 2017 , February 10, 2017
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Friday
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 12:30 PM
Location: Phillip T. Young Recital Hall, MacLaurin Building, B-Wing
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Take an afternoon break to enjoy a concert of varied repertoire and instruments featuring UVic School of Music students. Jan. 27 - Various Instruments / Feb. 3 - Strings / Feb. 10 - Piano / No concert Feb. 17 / Feb. 24 - Voice / Mar. 3 - Woodwinds / Mar. 10: Brass / Mar. 17: Student Composers / Mar. 24 - Guitar / Mar. 31... more

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