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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 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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Salmon Run at Goldstream Park

Date Range: November 01, 2014 to November 30, 2014
Upcoming Dates: November 29, 2014 , November 30, 2014
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday
Venue: Tourism Victoria
Type: Special Events
Time: From 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Location: Tourism Victoria
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Experience the Goldstream annual salmon run at its finest with transportation to and from the park, and a chance to witness one of nature's phenomena's with a local interpretive guide. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity! Discover the amazing adaptations of spawning salmon, with a dynamic nature tour and a hands ... more

23nd Annual Festival of Trees

Dates: November 19, 2014 to January 06, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: The Fairmont Empress
Type: Special Events
Time: Ending: 11:00 PM
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Every year, Victoria Festival of Trees transforms The Fairmont Empress into a lush forest of beautifully decorated trees to raise funds for BC Children's Hospital Foundation. Sponsors, local businesses, organizations and individuals of this event come together and decorate trees - in a sometimes wacky, often irreverent... more

Canada's National Gingerbread Showcase

Dates: November 22, 2014 to January 04, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Inn at Laurel Point
Type: Special Events
Time: From 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
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Feast your eyes and nose on creative inspirations constructed from gingerbread. More than just houses, they are detailed sculptures and unique works of art created by professional and amateur chefs. Vote for your favorite and make a donation to Habitat for Humanity Victoria. A spirit rousing experience, the gingerbread c... more

PET FOOD DRIVE - Victoria Cool Aid Society

Dates: November 24, 2014
Type: Special Events
Time: 8 am to 2 pm
Location: Sooke Animal Food & Rescue Society & Cool Aid Society
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The present Pet Food Drive is to announce the new partnership between the Victoria Cool Aid Society and the Sooke Animal Food and Rescue Society, Safars. The Boneless Project, which gathers, organizes and delivers pet food to low income families helps prevent the abandonment of numerous animals in our area. It was intr... more

We Are Here: An Evening of Storytelling

Dates: November 24, 2014
Venue: Belfry Theatre
Type: Special Events
Time: From 7pm to 8:30pm
Location: Canada
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Now in it's third year, the “We Are Here” anti-HIV stigma project involves local people living with HIV sharing their personal stories with their fellow Victorians, reminding us all that HIV doesn’t just happen elsewhere – it happens right here, too. Craig Dales, Executive Director of VPWAS says... more

Bear Wear

Dates: November 25, 2014 to January 04, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Hotel Grand Pacific
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 12:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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The holiday teddies are back! For the 14th year, Bear Wear, a fundraiser for Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island, is on display in the lobby of the Hotel Grand Pacific. The bears are dressed up by local businesses and individuals. Vote for your favourite ($2 suggested donation) as many times as you l... more

GVHA's Fall Open House - "Postcards from the Past"

Dates: November 25, 2014
Type: Special Events
Time: From 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Location: Edelweiss Club
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GVHA's upcoming open house is themed "Postcards from the Past" and the aim is to showcase the history of the harbour by featuring people’s stories and memories of one of the world's most spectacular working harbours! Guest speakers & performers:  - John Adams  - Dave Harris One ... more

Port and Cheese Tasting

Dates: November 25, 2014
Venue: English Inn
Type: Special Events
Time: 7pm
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Prepare yourself for an evening of indulgence on this ‘Port & Cheese Tasting’ in the beautiful atmosphere of the English Inn Boutique Hotel. Explore the sunny vineyards of Portugal’s Douro valley. Sommelier Micheline Ouimet, from The Restaurant Coach, will escort you into the world of exclusive port... more

Postcards from Hungary

Dates: November 25, 2014
Venue: Alix Goolden Hall
Type: Special Events
Time: 8:00 PM
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Chamber music with a Hungarian twist! Program includes string trios by Kodály and Dohnányi, and the exciting Piano Quartet in G minor by Brahms. We extend Canada Music Week® at the Victoria Conservatory of Music with a piano trio by Violet Archer—a pupil of Bartók—to open the concert.... more

UVic Winter Artisans Market

Date Range: November 25, 2014
Upcoming Dates: November 25, 2014
Recurrence Recurring every 2 days
Venue: University of Victoria
Type: Special Events
Time: Form 9:30AM to 4:00PM
Location: University Centre Lobby
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With proceeds going to the United Way, artisans from the UVic and Greater Victoria Communities will be presenting a two day artisans market at the UVic University Centre Lobby.   more

Christmas Lights Across Canada

Dates: November 26, 2014
Venue: Parliament Buildings
Type: Special Events
Time: Starting: 7:00 PM
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On Wednesday, November 26, all will be merry and bright as the Honourable Linda Reid, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, hosts the annual Christmas Lights Across Canada event at the Parliament Buildings in Victoria. Beginning outside at 7:00 pm, visitors will be treated to festive choral performances by local s... more

Mark Zuehlke Launches New Book in Canadian Battle Series

Dates: November 26, 2014
Type: Special Events
Time: Starts at 7:30PM. Doors at 7PM.
Location: Munro's Books
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Mark Zuehlke has just released the newest addition to his critically acclaimed Canadian Battle Series of books - Forgotten Victory: First Canadian Army and the Cruel Winter of 1944-45. This volume relates the untold story of how the Canadian Army paved the way for an Allied victory in WWII through an attack against the R... more

Christmas Ornament Craft

Dates: November 27, 2014
Type: Special Events
Time: From 2:00PM to 4:00PM
Location: Esquimalt Branch, Greater Victoria Public Library
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Join super crafter Carmen, as she teaches you how to make a unique tree decoration keepsake. Materials supplied.  more

Double Book Launch: Avi Sirlin & Ian Weir

Dates: November 27, 2014
Venue: Russell Books
Type: Special Events
Time: From 7:00PM to 8:00PM
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Join us in celebrating the launch of Avi Sirlin's first novel, The Evolutionist, and Ian Weir's latest novel Will Starling.  more

Festive on Fabulous Fort

Dates: November 27, 2014
Venue: Fabulous Fort
Type: Special Events
Time: From 5:00PM to 8:00PM
Location: Fabulous Fort
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Businesses along fort street stay open for a festive night. Join local businesses and get started on your Christmas shopping on Fabulous Fort.  more

Under the Sea

Dates: November 27, 2014
Venue: Alcheringa Gallery
Type: Special Events
Time: From 5:00PM to 8:00PM
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Featuring repoussé wearable works in sterling silver by Kwakwaka'wakw artist Gus Cook. Other featured artists will include Susan Point, Richard Sumner, Rod Smith, Edward Joe, lessLIE, Rande Cook, Dylan Thomas, Maynard Johnny Jr. and many more. Please join us for our opening reception at Alcheringa Gallery as a... more

26th Annual Out of Hand Artisan Fair

Dates: November 28, 2014 to November 30, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: Friday 10am to 9pm, Saturday 10am to 6pm, Sunday 10am to 4:30pm
Location: The Crystal Gardens
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Victoria’s most prestigious artisan fair, the Out of Hand Fair has a well deserved reputation for presenting fine crafts, artisan food and one-of-a-kind fashions. The Crystal Garden, once a salt water pool under glass, provides a spectacular backdrop for this professional show. Mark your calendars! November 28th, ... more

Georgina Nicoll CD Release Concert

Dates: November 28, 2014
Type: Special Events
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: The Metro Studio Theatre
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Victoria folk-pop musician Georgina Nicoll will perform a collection of original songs from her debut solo album, with guest musicians on back-up vocals, cello and percussion. An accomplished singer, pianist, composer and arranger, Georgina’s natural presence on stage draws the audience into the stories her songs r... more

Hubris in Athens: a staged reading

Dates: November 28, 2014 to November 29, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Airport Travelodge Victoria
Type: Special Events
Time: 7:00PM
Location: Merlin's Sun Theatre
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Hubris in Athens is a new comedy by Victoria playwright and UVic grad John Demmery Green. In a crowded, open-air courtroom in 4th Century BC Athens, several hundred citizens meet for a special court session the day after the city's annual theatre festival, the Dionysia. Despite hearing four different lawsuits, the... more

It's Christmas Dinner Theatre

Dates: November 28, 2014
Venue: Oak Bay Beach Hotel
Type: Special Events
Time: Pre-Dinner Reception: 6:00PM to 6:45PM
Location: DAVID FOSTER FOUNDATION THEATRE
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Enjoy a traditional holiday feast including, Turkey and decadent eggnog cheesecake, then join us for the 2014 edition of It’s Christmas!, our sparkling holiday revue returns to the David Foster Theatre featuring songs and stories of the holiday season. Produced and Directed by Matthew Howe and featuring a cast of e... more

Mindful Relationships: Touching joy and letting go

Dates: November 28, 2014
Type: Special Events
Time: Nov 28th - 7pm - 9 pm/ Nov 29th 9am - 5pm
Location: Victoria Shambhala Centre
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As humans we are wired for close relationship, yet many feel isolated and alone, even in a committed partnership. With awareness, intimacy can begin to loosen the patterns of fear and doubt that keep us from receiving the love and connection we yearn for most. Using meditation and other mindfulness practices this prog... more

Movember Quote-Along: Anchorman

Dates: November 28, 2014
Type: Special Events
Time: Starting: 7:00 PM
Location: The Vic Theatre
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Celebrate Movember at The Vic! On November 28th, The Vic Theatre is putting on a Quote-Along screening of classic comedy Anchorman! Audience members are encouraged to break out of their glass cases of emotion by dressing up and quoting their favourite lines alongside Ron Burgundy and the Channel 4 News Team. With games, ... more

The Bill Johnson Blues Band concert

Dates: November 28, 2014
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 7:30 PM to 11:00 PM
Location: Hermann's Jazz Club
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Victoria's own Bill Johnson performs material from his JUNO nominated CD as well as new compositions and traditional favourites. Across Canada Johnson is loved and respected as a uniquely tasteful guitarist. more

The Crooked Brotherz

Dates: November 28, 2014
Type: Special Events
Time: 7:30pm
Location: Upstairs Lounge @ Oak Bay Recreation Centre
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This Winnipeg-based band is creating quite a stir in the folk music circles! Their blend of timeless country classic sounds, back porch blues and stomping scrap yard funk has gained the attention of many folk festival and roots music fans both live and on their carefully crafted albums. A good dance, a good cry, it's a... more

Centennial Square Ferris Wheel

Date Range: November 29, 2014 to December 21, 2014
Upcoming Dates: November 29, 2014 , November 30, 2014 , December 05, 2014
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday
Type: Special Events
Time: Fridays (5:00pm - 10:00pm), Saturdays (noon - 10:00pm) and Sundays (noon - 7:30pm)
Location: Centennial Square
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The DVBA ferris wheel is back in Centennial Square for four weekends this holiday season. See Victoria from 65 feet up on Friday evenings, Saturdays and Sundays. Presented by the Downtown Victoria Business Association. Cutoff for the last ride will be 1/2 hour before closing time. Please arrive before 9:30pm on Fridays a... more

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