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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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Feast, Food & Film

Dates: May 28, 2015 to May 31, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Location: Throughout Greater Victoria
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Join us for fun, entertaining, informative and delicious spins on dinner and a movie as we sample our way around the globe. It's the insider's guide to food: global, local and everything in between as we turn the spotlight on Italian and Peruvian cuisine, Champagne, A Taste of Sidney and more. more

Island Elements - Yoga Adventure Retreat in Sooke

Dates: May 29, 2015 to June 01, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Location: Vancouver Island Lodge
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Looking for a retreat close to home? Join iSurf iYoga, Emily Deslaurier & Katie Thacker in Sooke, BC from May 29th - June 1st. Feast on the freshest local fare while overlooking the ocean. Your package includes all the best of the West Coast: - 3 Nights Oceanfront Accommodation at Vancouver Island Lodge - 6 Yoga Cl... more

Victoria International Kite Festival

Dates: May 29, 2015 to May 31, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Location: Clover Point
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The Victoria International Kite Festival is being held Saturday, May 31st to Sunday, June 1st at Clover Point. This new festival will present professional kite enthusiasts from Canada and the US and there will also be a special zone for children which will include a host of activities including kite making, etc. along wi... more

David Suzuki LIVE at the Vic Theatre

Dates: May 30, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: Starting: 4:15 PM
Location: The Vic Theatre
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Saturday May 30th - The Vic Theatre 4:15PM - All Ages - $15 Tickets Canadian environmentalist David Suzuki will be at the Vic Theatre on Saturday, May 30th for a discussion Q&A following a short screening, as part of his tour for his new book, 'Letters to My Grandchildren'. The Vic is proud to host this accomplis... more

Hot Pink

Dates: May 30, 2015
Venue: Belfry Theatre
Type: Special Events
Time: Doors at 7:00PM; Show at 8:00PM
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An evening of dazzling entertainment with a fabulous silent auction to raise funds for Peers Victoria Resources Society! Featuring: The Cheesecake Burlesque Revue and Boxers Are Brief Boylesque. Hot Pink is back for a 6th fabulous year. This is Peers' big fundraiser event and we hope to see you all there. Come enjoy th... more

Open House

Dates: May 30, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 11:00AM to 3:00PM
Location: Royal Victoria Yacht Club
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The Royal Victoria Yacht Club invites the entire community to visit the club at our Open House on May 30th. Come down and check out how much fun you could be having out on the water! Sailors, fishers, power-boaters, families & paddlers - everyone is welcome! We look forward to showing you around. more

Plant ID Workshop: Part One

Dates: May 30, 2015
Venue: Royal BC Museum
Type: Special Events
Time: 1:00PM to 4:00PM
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Work with Dr Ken Marr, Curator of Botany and Dr Erica Wheeler, Botany Collection Manager for a three-part class on basic plant identification. The goal is to equip participants with the basic skills needed to use references to identify plants that are new to them. In Part One of the workshop participants will learn term... more

Victoria Conservatory of Music: Jubilee Grand Finale

Dates: May 30, 2015
Venue: Alix Goolden Hall
Type: Special Events
Time: Starting: 7:30 PM
Location: Alix Goolden Hall
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Featuring the world premiere of a new Canadian work (piano quintet) by renowned Canadian Artist and Composer Stephen Brown, and commissioned by the VCM to commemorate our 50th Anniversary. Then we raise the roof with a Popular/Contemporary Music Showcase featuring fiddler/jazz artist Daniel Lapp and friends - a fitting p... more

Wonder Sunday: ECO In and Out

Dates: May 31, 2015
Venue: Royal BC Museum
Type: Special Events
Time: 1:00PM to 3:00PM
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What does it mean to know nature? What is our connection to the living things around us, and how do we create a more sustainable present and future for us all? See, Think, Activate! Wonder Sunday is an interactive, learning-based special event that happens from 1-3pm on the last Sunday of every month (excluding Decemb... more

World Partnership Walk 2015

Dates: May 31, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 10:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: In front of the McPherson Library
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Since its start 31 years ago, the Walk has raised over $90 million for international development programs and initiatives, making it the largest and most successful event of its kind in Canada! In 2014, we raised over $7.1 million and drew almost 40,000 people to our Walks across 10 cities across the country. 100% of don... more

On-Going Events

Victoria Downtown Farmers' Market

Date Range: StartedOctober 09, 2013
Upcoming Dates: May 31, 2015 , June 03, 2015 , June 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

Discovery Walks: Jewish Victoria with Gary Cohen

Date Range: March 29, 2015 to May 31, 2015
Upcoming Dates: May 31, 2015
Recurrence Recurring monthly on the last Sunday
Venue: Discovery Walks
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 10:30AM
Location: Outside the Synagogue
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Learn about Victoria's pioneer Jewish merchants, politicians and gold seekers on this 90-minute leisurely walking tour. No reservations needed. Rain or shine. Purchase tickets from the guide (cash only) starting at 10:15 am or any time online at www.discoverthyepast.com. more

The Mousetrap by Agatha Christie

Date Range: April 24, 2015 to May 30, 2015
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Venue: Chemainus Theatre Festival
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Various - see website
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Who will escape Monkswell Manor? A snow storm traps curious guests, a police detective and a killer in a series of betrayals and murders. No one escapes suspicion…no one is safe…until the final moments of mystery! more

Guided Adult Hikes (18+)

Date Range: April 25, 2015 to June 20, 2015
Upcoming Dates: May 31, 2015 , June 06, 2015 , June 07, 2015
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday
Venue: CRD Regional Trails
Type: On-Going Events
Time: View below for details
Location: Call for meeting location details
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Joing a CRD Regional Parks naturalist on a guided walk or hike to explore Victoria's natural beauty. Participants must be 18 years or older. Call 250.478.3344 for registration and meeting location details.    Forest Tea Party Forests are full of plants that make delicious teas. Join a CRD Regional ... more

Food Truck Festival

Date Range: May 01, 2015 to October 01, 2015
Upcoming Dates: May 31, 2015 , June 01, 2015 , June 02, 2015
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Venue: Royal BC Museum
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 11:00AM to 6:00PM, Open until 9:00PM Friday and Saturday
Location: Royal BC Museum
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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 back courtyard will... more

Exploring Nature with a Naturalist

Date Range: May 02, 2015 to June 06, 2015
Upcoming Dates: June 06, 2015
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Saturday
Venue: CRD Regional Trails
Type: On-Going Events
Time: View details below.
Location: View details below.
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Drop in to meet a CRD Regional Parks naturalist and learn about the fascinating natural world. Family Orienteering Orienteering is a great way to be active with the whole family. CRD Regional Parks naturalists will have maps on hand, and a beginner level orienteering course set up at Beaver Lake. Get active as a ... more

Family Weekend Fun at IMAX®

Date Range: May 02, 2015 to June 07, 2015
Upcoming Dates: May 31, 2015 , June 06, 2015 , June 07, 2015
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday
Venue: IMAX Victoria (Inside the Royal BC Museum)
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 9:30am, 10:15am & 11:20am
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Join us on Saturday and Sunday Mornings for two exciting Family Films, A Turtle’s Tale 3D and Watermelon Magic! Follow the adventures of two sea turtles, Sammy and Ray and join Sylvie as she watches Watermelon Seeds ‘magically’ grow from seed-to-flower-to-fruit through stunning time lapse photography. more

James Bay Market

Date Range: May 02, 2015 to October 10, 2015
Upcoming Dates: June 06, 2015 , June 13, 2015 , June 20, 2015
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Saturday
Venue: James Bay Community Market
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 9:00AM to 3:00PM
Location: James Bay Saturday Market
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You will be amazed at the variety of products available at the James Bay Market. Whether you're a local in need of some fresh produce, or a visitor looking for that unique something from Victoria, they've got it. Located two minutes from Victoria's Inner Harbour, the James Bay Community Market features a variety of quali... 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

John Taylor Retrospective 1975-2015

Date Range: May 04, 2015 to June 06, 2015
Upcoming Dates: June 01, 2015 , June 02, 2015 , June 03, 2015
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Location: Eclectic Gallery
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Canadian photographer John Taylor is one of 12 artists across Canada to be inducted into the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts (RCA) in Montreal this May. Collections of Taylor’s artwork have been purchased by the National Gallery of Canada, Canada Council Art Bank and the University of Texas. His work has been exhibi... more

Guided Nature Walks for The Whole Family

Date Range: May 09, 2015 to June 21, 2015
Upcoming Dates: May 31, 2015 , June 06, 2015 , June 07, 2015
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday
Venue: CRD Regional Trails
Type: On-Going Events
Time: View below for details
Location: CRD Regional Trails
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What Have You Seine Today? (Ages 5+) Join CRD Regional Parks naturalists to use a seine net and see what creatures live in the deeper reaches of the ocean. Be prepared to get your feet wet (bring sandals or beach shoes). Meet on the main beach. Park in the main parking lot off Metchosin Rd. and follow the 20-minute fo... more

Sunday Blues Jam

Date Range: May 10, 2015 to May 31, 2015
Upcoming Dates: May 31, 2015
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Sunday
Venue: Travelodge Victoria
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 3:00 PM to 7:30 PM
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Enjoy Victoria's Blues scene at the Sunday Blues Jam featuring the Deb Rhymer Band at Upper Deck Lounge, located inside Travelodge Victoria. 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

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