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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

30th Annual Victoria Fringe Festival

Dates: August 22, 2016 to September 04, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: Variouus
Location: Various - see website for more details
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The biggest theatre event on Vancouver Island, the Victoria Fringe Festival, produced by Intrepid Theatre, celebrates its 30th Anniversary, running August 22-September 4. A record-breaking 180 companies applied for the 2016 Victoria Fringe, with the shows chosen by lottery. This year’s line-up features almost eve... more

Greek Fest

Dates: August 28, 2016 to September 07, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: 11am-10pm
Location: 4648 Elk Lake Drive
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Come be Greek for a day! Join us for two weekends of food and fun. We're located at 4648 Elk Lake Drive, just in front of Commonwealth Place.    Weekend 1: August 28-30, 2016 Weekend 2: September 4-7, 2016    more

On-Going Events

Guest Appreciation Mondays

Date Range: StartedMay 02, 2016
Upcoming Dates: September 05, 2016 , September 12, 2016 , September 19, 2016
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Monday
Venue: View Royal Casino
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 7-10pm

Guest Appreciation Mondays | 7 – 10 pm Slot Tournament & Party Pit Encore members exclusive Slot Tournament every Monday between 7 – 10pm Top 3 Scores share $500 in Free Slot Play! $15 Registration Fee includes Appy Basket and a Drink! Register at Guest Services more

Community Yoga at Imagine Studio Café

Date Range: StartedMay 18, 2016
Upcoming Dates: August 30, 2016 , August 31, 2016 , September 06, 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: August 31, 2016 , September 07, 2016 , September 14, 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

Chinatown Walks walking tour

Date Range: June 04, 2016 to September 03, 2016
Upcoming Dates: August 30, 2016 , September 01, 2016 , September 03, 2016
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Starting: 10:30 AM
Location: Outside Starbucks Coffee, corner of Government and Fisgard St.
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Our popular 90-minute walking tour will reveal Chinatown's amazing history, architecture, culture, food and current events. We will visit the Chinese Temple (the oldest in Canada), Fan Tan Alley, Dragon Alley and all the highlights you will not want to miss, in addition to some of our favourite hidden places. No reservat... more

Ghostly Walks

Dates: June 04, 2016 to September 11, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Tourism Victoria
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 7:30 and 9:30 pm
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Discover why Victoria is the most haunted city in the Pacific Northwest. Our famous 90-minute walking tour has received a Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor. Enjoy our classic ghost stories as we take you past some of the spookiest places in Old Town, Chinatown and around the harbour. No reservations needed. T... more

Victoria's Story walking tour

Date Range: June 08, 2016 to September 04, 2016
Upcoming Dates: August 31, 2016 , September 03, 2016 , September 04, 2016
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Saturday
Venue: Tourism Victoria
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Starting: 2:00 PM
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An informative and entertaining 90-minute walking tour that includes the essential background and current events in Victoria. Focus is on the architecture, colourful characters and fascinating stories in the historic area around the Inner Harbour, Parliament Buildings, Empress Hotel and Old Town. High praise on Trip Ad... more

Smugglers and Rumrunners walking tour

Date Range: June 13, 2016 to September 05, 2016
Upcoming Dates: September 05, 2016
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Monday
Venue: Tourism Victoria
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Starting: 2:00 PM
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Smuggling booze during US Prohibition and opium from Victoria's pre-1908 opium factories are stories seldom told in the history books. We set the record straight and tell all on our lively and fascinating tour that covers Old Town and Chinatown. No reservations needed. Tours take place rain or shine and on all statutory ... more

Rockland Mansions walking tour

Date Range: June 14, 2016 to August 30, 2016
Upcoming Dates: August 30, 2016
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Tuesday
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Starting: 2:00 PM
Location: Meet at the stone gates
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Be delighted by the tree-lined streets and stately homes in Victoria's oldest posh neighbourhood, home of Craigdarroch Castle. Find out about the architecture, famous families their stories and scandals. Tour ends in the beautiful grounds of Government House in time for afternoon tea in the tea room (not included in tour... more

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

Date Range: June 16, 2016 to September 30, 2016
Upcoming Dates: August 30, 2016 , August 31, 2016 , September 01, 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: August 31, 2016 , September 07, 2016 , September 14, 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

Growing Local: Bean there, doing that! an Exhibit

Dates: June 26, 2016 to September 05, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Sooke Region Museum & Visitor Centre
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 9am - 5pm
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The Sooke Region Museum is pleased to announce Growing Local: Bean there, doing that!, an exhibit looking at historical and present day farming\food production in the Sooke Region. Sooke has an outstanding and vibrant agricultural presence that dates back to the late-1800s. Sooke is home to Woodside farm, the l... 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 - 8 years+

Dates: July 06, 2016 to August 31, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Various see below
Location: Various see below
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Friday, August 12 | 7:30–9pm Early Evening Bat Exploration (Guided Walk) –8 years+ Elk/Beaver Lake Regional Park (Saanich) As the day draws to a close, it is a magical time to be out in the park. The daytime creatures are preparing for a night of rest and the nighttime creatures are starting to rouse... 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: August 31, 2016 , September 07, 2016 , September 14, 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

Behind the Scenes: Butterflies and More

Date Range: August 03, 2016 to August 31, 2016
Upcoming Dates: August 31, 2016
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Wednesday
Venue: Royal BC Museum
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 12:00pm - 12:30pm
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See for yourself where we usually keep those jars, boxes and bins, and experience the working environment of our talented researchers and staff. This tour will focus on our Entomology collection and the wonderful world of insects. Tours are limited to 10 people. Sign up begins 1 hour prior to the tour start time. more

Sacred Geometry

Dates: August 08, 2016 to August 31, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Alcheringa Gallery
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Monday - Saturday 10am to 6pm, Sunday 12 pm - 5pm or by appointment
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Dylan Thomas breaks open the boundaries on traditional Coast Salish design by looking for the natural beauty inherent in geometric compositions. As Dylan surrenders control to the mathematics and algorithmic process, he effectively uses centuries old methods to create stunning contemporary explorations of national themes... 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

Polished! For the love of venetian plaster

Dates: August 18, 2016 to August 31, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 9am to 9pm (recreation centre hours)
Location: Community Arts Council Main Gallery at Cedar Hill Recreation Centre
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Venetian plaster was the preferred medium of artists like Michelangelo for centuries, but has largely been forgotten in recent years. Three women aim to restore the medium to its former glory in their late summer art show: “Polished! For the love of Venetian plaster” in the Community Arts Council Main Galle... more

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