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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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Victoria Pride Week

Dates: June 28, 2015 to July 05, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Location: Various locations
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Dig those rainbow streamers out and wrap that feather boa around your neck, because Victoria Pride Week celebrations beginning at the end of June! There's Youth Pride Dance; the Big Gay Dog Walk; Pride and the Word; Drag Ball - Baseball and of course the much anticipated annual parade and festival, which features more ... more

Motown Gospel Party for Canada Day

Dates: June 30, 2015
Venue: Willows Beach
Type: Special Events
Time: 6:30PM
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Bring your lawnchair or better yet dance with us! CHECO TOHOMASO, a former band member with Marvin Gaye, Lionel Ritchie, and the Commodores, croons and leads the VICTORIA SOUL GOSPEL CHOIR. more

On-Going Events

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

Date Range: May 01, 2015 to October 01, 2015
Upcoming Dates: July 01, 2015 , July 02, 2015 , July 03, 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

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

Chinatown Walks walking tour

Date Range: June 02, 2015 to September 05, 2015
Upcoming Dates: July 02, 2015 , July 04, 2015 , July 07, 2015
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
Venue: Discovery Walks
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 10:30 am
Location: Discovery Walks
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Explore Canada’s oldest Chinatown with an experienced guide on a 90-minute walk to places you normally won’t see on your own. Find out about the wonderful architecture, symbolism, culture, food and religion of Chinatown. Discover the truth about opium dens, gambling parlours and secret tunnels. Visit a tradit... more

Rockland Mansions walking tour

Date Range: June 02, 2015 to September 04, 2015
Upcoming Dates: July 03, 2015 , July 07, 2015 , July 10, 2015
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Friday
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 2:00PM
Location: Meet beside the stone gates at the corner of Fort Street and Joan Cres.
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Experience the stately heritage houses and tree-lined streets of Rockland, Victoria's oldest posh neighbourhood. Walk through the grounds of Craigdarroch Castle and marvel at the exploits of the Dunsmuir family who built it. Visit the gardens of two private mansions and enjoy the beautiful grounds of Government House whe... more

En Plein Air Painters

Date Range: June 08, 2015 to July 11, 2015
Upcoming Dates: July 01, 2015 , July 02, 2015 , July 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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Reception - Saturday, June 11, 3 - 5 pm Many local scenes painted by three en plein air artists will be exhibited at Eclectic Gallery in June. Each artist, well established in their own right, combine their talents to present works that are both descriptive and often impressionistic. They evoke a strong response to our r... 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

Tahltan Song Cycle

Dates: June 19, 2015 to July 25, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Open Space Contemporary Arts Society
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Tuesday-Saturday, Noon to 5:00PM
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Open Space welcomes back Tahltan Nation performance artist Peter Morin to present the Tahltan Song Cycle, a performance and exhibition that examines the power of traditional songs and their eventual repatriation to the land that inspired their creation. Join us on Friday, June 19, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. for the opening rece... more

Destination: Adventure Mayfair Shopping Centre

Dates: June 27, 2015 to July 12, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Mayfair Shopping Centre
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Mall Hours Daily
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Destination: Adventure is coming to Mayfair Shopping Centre from June 27 - July 12. The opening kick-off celebration will begin at 10am on Saturday June 27th. Join the fun while watching a media challange of local personalities. Find clues and win prizes! This family-friendly & interactive treasure hunt treasure... more

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