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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 - the 2014 program is available here - and a wide variety of music and food festivals to tempt your ears and your taste buds.

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Ghosts of the Maritime Tour

Dates: July 04, 2014 to August 23, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Maritime Museum of British Columbia
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Location: Maritime Museum of British Colubia
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You’ve heard the rumors……. And they seem to be true! Find out why the Maritime Museum of BC is known as the most haunted building in the most haunted city in Western Canada. With tales of death, violence and mystery, this tour is not for the faint of heart! July: July 18 - 2 p.m.; July 30 - 1 p... more

Blood and Guts (Drop-in Event) – for All ages

Dates: August 21, 2014
Venue: Elk/Beaver Lake Regional Park
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: Elk/Beaver Lake Regional Park
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They’ve got pointy teeth and sharp claws, and they don’t eat tofu! Learn more about animals that make their living by eating meat. Cougars and owls and bears–oh my! See live raptor demonstrations! Drop in at the tents at the main Beaver Beach anytime between 11am and 2pm. Wheel chair accessible. BC T... more

The Meat of The Matter - Island Chefs Collaborative Dinner

Dates: August 21, 2014
Type: Special Events
Time: Starting: 6:00 PM
Location: Parry Bay Farm
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As island meat producers strive to provide quality product throughout Vancouver Island, farmers like John & Lorraine Buchanan at Parry Bay Sheep Farm face ever-changing rules and insurance restrictions, all of which gradually eat away at their razor-thin margins. Despite running a successful sheep farm for over 30 ... more

Victoria Fringe Theatre Festival

Dates: August 21, 2014 to August 31, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: Various: see website
Location: Various theatre throughout Victoria; please visit website
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Join us for 11 days of uncensored, untamed and uncut live comedy, drama, dance, magic, music, spoken word, and physical theatre this summer. The lineup includes over 300 performances of 50 shows at 11 venues, free events and much more. What is the Fringe? The shows in the Fringe are un-juried and uncensored, and... more

Movie Night: Much Ado About Nothing

Dates: August 22, 2014
Venue: Oak Bay Beach Hotel
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Location: David Foster Foundation Theatre
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The Oak Bay Beach Hotel is thrilled to once again welcome back a long standing tradition of big screen releases to the community through our regularly scheduled Tuesday movie nights in the David Foster Foundation Theatre. Enjoy critically acclaimed movies and experience the drama with friends in the comfortable luxury o... more

North Saanich Flavour Trail

Dates: August 22, 2014 to August 24, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Location: North Saanich farms, wineries and other venues
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The North Saanich Flavour Trail offers visitors the opportunity to explore and experience Peninsula food and agriculture and have fun! The annual rural ramble offers participants a diverse choice of 16 venues to visit over the two-day event. Learn how to grow your own veggies and get started on your winter garden. Disc... more

Bountiful Berries (Guided Walk) – for 5 years+

Dates: August 23, 2014
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Location: East Sooke Regional Park (East Sooke)
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Join a CRD Regional Parks’ naturalist on a walk to explore for blackberries, Oregon grape berries, salal berries and more. There will also be an opportunity to taste jams made from some of these natural delights. Meet at the kiosk in the Aylard Farm parking lot off Becher Bay Road. more

Fashion Splash

Dates: August 23, 2014
Type: Special Events
Time: Starting: 7:30 PM
Location: Ship Point (Inner Harbour)
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On Saturday August 23, be a part of an incredible outdoor fashion show at Victoria's inner harbour. This fashion show will feature locally designed bathing suits, yoga wear, summer and fall fashions. Want a front row seat? Tickets are $10 each and are available at Free Spirit Botanicals, Hemp and Company, Amelia Lee Bout... more

Morning Mist Canoe Adventure (Guided Paddle) – for 5 years+

Dates: August 23, 2014
Venue: Elk/Beaver Lake Regional Park
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Location: Elk/Beaver Lake Regional Park
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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. You must pre–register: $20+GST (15 yrs+); $10+GST (5–14 years). Phone 250.478.3344. BC Transit #70 or 72 more

Raptors & The Raptor Rescue Society Medieval Day

Dates: August 23, 2014
Venue: The Raptors
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Location: The Raptors
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The Raptors & The Raptor Rescue Society invites visitors to join them for Medieval Day on August 23. This fundraiser for the Raptor Rescue Society is a day full of Medieval-ness. Open 10-6:00 with themed falconry demonstrations, swordplay and archery demos, storytelling, BBQ'ing, cider, awesome vendors, hands-on en... more

Salt Spring Island Toy Run and Show and Shine

Dates: August 23, 2014
Type: Special Events
Time: YBA
Location: Farmers Institute
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the Salt spring island toy run ,we would love to get our event onto your website SSI has had a long tradition of toy runs starting in 1996..... But this is our 5th year of making it a weekend long event. Starting with nice leisurely ride around our beautiful Island which takes about an hour and a half, and then we com... more

Week 5 – Valley Huskers @ Westshore Rebels

Dates: August 23, 2014
Type: Special Events
Time: Starting: 1:00 PM
Location: Westhills Stadium
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The Westshore Rebels football club is located in the Greater Victoria region and play out of Westhills Stadium. The Rebels are members of the 6 team British Columbia Football Conference with teams from Nanaimo, Kamloops, Kelowna, Langley and Chilliwack. We play in the Canadian Junior Football League and offer young men ... more

Ryder Hesjedal's Tour de Victoria

Dates: August 24, 2014
Venue: Hotel Grand Pacific
Type: Special Events
Time: Start: 7:00am to 10:45am depending on distance
Location: All Finish at Hotel Grand Pacific
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Ryder Hesjedal's Tour de Victoria is a mass-participation cycling event in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia. Experience world-class cycling routes and breathtaking scenery Victoria has to offer. Riders of all fitness levels can take part in the ride. Riders can choose to cycle three distances: League 150km for the cy... more

Tales from an Afghan Village: An Afternoon in a Summer Garden

Dates: August 24, 2014
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: Seasons Above the Bay Guest Suites and B&B
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You are cordially invited to join the Victoria chapter of Canadian Women for Women of Afghanistan (CW4WA - a non-profit organization) in the splendor of a summer garden at the beautiful Seasons Above the Bay Guest Suites and B&B. You will be treated to delectable treats, Teafarm tea and an Afghan Market with jewelr... more

The Flavour Cycle

Dates: August 24, 2014
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Location: North Saanich Flavour Trail
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Join us for a leisurely cycle Sunday, August 24 on the North Saanich Flavour Trail. Come explore the farms, markets and other tasty stops on two wheels! Starting and finishing at the Roost Farm Centre in North Saanich, with plenty of parking, the ride will travel the country roads of the Peninsula to visit the Flavour Tr... more

Victoria Comic Book Expo

Dates: August 24, 2014
Venue: Comfort Inn & Suites Victoria
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Comfort Inn & Suites Victoria
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Come and view the 1000s of comic books on display. From the hottest books of the day to hard-to-find treasures of the past. Buy, sell and trade. Toys, non-sports card and other collectibles as well. Free comics (as long as they last) 3020 Blanshard Street (Comfort Inn and Conference Centre) 11am to 4pm Free admission M... more

On the Ground in Afghanistan - Lunch with Marnie Gustavson

Dates: August 25, 2014
Venue: Penny Farthing Pub
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Location: Penny Farthing Pub
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Join the Victoria Chapters of Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan (CW4WA) and Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) for a luncheon featuring PARSA's Executive Director, Marnie Gustavson. PARSA is a non-governmental organization working directly with the disadvantaged people of Afghanistan. PARSA suppo... more

Movie Night: Mud

Dates: August 26, 2014
Venue: Oak Bay Beach Hotel
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 6:15 PM to 9:30 PM
Location: David Foster Foundation Theatre
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The Oak Bay Beach Hotel is thrilled to once again welcome back a long standing tradition of big screen releases to the community through our regularly scheduled Tuesday movie nights in the David Foster Foundation Theatre. Enjoy critically acclaimed movies and experience the drama with friends in the comfortable luxury o... more

Bountiful Berries (Guided Walk) – for 5 years+

Dates: August 27, 2014
Venue: Elk/Beaver Lake Regional Park
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Location: Elk/Beaver Lake Regional Park
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Join a CRD Regional Parks’ naturalist on a walk to explore for blackberries, Oregon grape berries, salal berries and more. There will also be an opportunity to taste jams made from some of these natural delights. We will look at and taste berries but will not be collecting them to take home. Meet at the Beaver Lake... more

Milner Gardens Fall Plant Sale, September 27 and 28, 2014

Dates: August 27, 2014 to August 28, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Milner Gardens & Woodland
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Location: Milner Gardens & Woodland
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Come early for best selection! Great discounts on heritage trees, shrubs, and perennials propagated on site. Master Gardeners will be on hand to offer advice. Tea, soup and scones will be available in the Tearoom. Garden admission is $5.25 for adults and $3.15 for students. Free entry to Milner Gardens members, and chil... more

Going Squirrelly (Guided Walk) – for 5 years+

Dates: August 28, 2014
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Location: Francis/King Regional Park
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What does it take to survive as a squirrel? With a CRD Regional Parks’ naturalist discover what keeps these furry creatures busy at this time of year. Meet at the Francis/King Nature Centre off Munn Road. more

37th Annual Victoria Classic Boat Festival

Dates: August 29, 2014 to August 31, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Location: Inner Harbour
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The Pacific Northwest on both sides of the border is blessed with an enormous number of traditional boats of all descriptions. The wonderful craft - both yachts and workboats - are cared for by their owners and a supportive community of boatyards, trades people, and admirers. We are also fortunate ... more

Movie Night: Mud

Dates: August 29, 2014
Venue: Oak Bay Beach Hotel
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Location: David Foster Foundation Theatre
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The Oak Bay Beach Hotel is thrilled to once again welcome back a long standing tradition of big screen releases to the community through our regularly scheduled Tuesday movie nights in the David Foster Foundation Theatre. Enjoy critically acclaimed movies and experience the drama with friends in the comfortable luxury o... more

2014 Vancouver Island Salmon Classic

Dates: August 30, 2014
Venue: Sooke Harbour Resort & Marina
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 5:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Sooke Harbour Resort & Marina
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The 5th Annual Vancouver Island Salmon Classic Derby will be taking place on Saturday, August 30th, 2014, attracting anglers from all over the world to fish in one of North America’s most fertile fishing grounds. more

The Saanich Fair

Dates: August 30, 2014 to September 01, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: TBA
Location: Saanich Fairground
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Western Canada's oldest continuous agricultural fair. more

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