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LGBTQ Events in Victoria

Victoria BC is proud to be an inclusive destination, and we turn up the pride every summer during the Victoria Pride Festival. The city is full of life with fabulous events like the Pride Day Parade and the Big Gay Dog Walk. Each year over 45,000 people watch the parade, attend the festival and/or participate in various other Pride events. See below for a list of current and upcoming LGBTQ events in Victoria. 

This year's Pride Festival took place from July 1-10, 2016. The Pride Parade took place on Sunday, July 10, 2016. Check back for information on Pride 2017.

Victoria's Pride Society

For more information on Victoria's Pride Celebration and other annual gay events visit the Victoria Pride Society's website.

 

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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

The Last Wife: A Play at the Belfry Theatre

Dates: September 20, 2016 to October 16, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Belfry Theatre
Type: Special Events
Time: Various - see website
Location: Belfry Theatre
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This contemporary re-imagining of the compelling relationship between Henry VIII and his last wife, Katherine Parr, is a witty and powerful examination of sexual politics and women's rights. It's a dangerous game of chess, with Henry's offspring, Mary, Elizabeth, and Edward as pawns. more

Savour Cowichan Culinary Festival

Dates: September 24, 2016 to October 03, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: Various - see website
Location: Cowichan Valley
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During a ten-day festival span, two lavish marquee events, Barge On In and Oktoberfest, will be held on a floating barge in Mill Bay, where funds raised will support families living with autism in the Cowichan Valley through the Canucks Autism Network (CAN). In addition to these events, dozens of artisanal food ... more

Mary Winspear 15th Anniversary Celebration

Dates: September 27, 2016
Venue: Mary Winspear Centre
Type: Special Events
Time: 11am-2pm
Location: Mary Winspear Centre

Come celebrate the 15th Anniversary of the Mary Winspear Centre. There will be hot dogs and drinks available by donation and free birthday cake! Check out our upcoming events and have a look at some of our favourite memories.  more

A Royal Champagne Afternoon Tea at the Fairmont Empress

Dates: September 30, 2016 to November 30, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Fairmont Empress
Type: Special Events
Time: Various - see website link
Location: Fairmont Empress
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Royal pinkies up! To honour and celebrate the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's upcoming visit to Canada, select Fairmont hotels will be launching A Royal Champagne Afternoon Tea. Featuring the creations of former Royal Pastry Chef Darren McGrady, the new tea menu will include such beloved items as: caramel banana cake (... more

Halloween in Victoria

Dates: September 30, 2016 to October 31, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Location: Victoria, BC
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As the oldest city in the Pacific Northwest, Victoria has a torrid history that comes to life during the month of October. The brilliant colours of fall hint at the wealth of vibrant Halloween-inspired activities on offer in British Columbia's most haunted city. WHAT'S ON! As you wander downtown, you notice curio... more

On-Going Events

Live, Local Music on the Rooftop

Date Range: January 15, 2016 to December 17, 2016
Upcoming Dates: September 30, 2016 , October 01, 2016 , October 07, 2016
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Friday, Saturday
Venue: Vista 18 Westcoast Grill & Wine Bar
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 8-11pm
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Join us on the rooftop at Vista 18 Westcoast Grill & Wine Bar for live, local music every Friday and Saturday night from 8pm – 11pm. No cover! Savour your favourite martini and a small bite while enjoying the music and amazing view. more

Thousand Dollar Thursdays

Date Range: StartedApril 07, 2016
Upcoming Dates: September 29, 2016 , October 06, 2016 , October 13, 2016
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Thursday
Venue: View Royal Casino
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 8:30pm Draw

Win $1,000 Cash every Thursday! Get a FREE draw ballot every Sunday through Thursday at 1, 3, 5 & 7pm Draw barrel opens Thursday @ 6pm Draw Thursdays @ 8:30pm *Must be present to win more

Guest Appreciation Mondays

Date Range: StartedMay 02, 2016
Upcoming Dates: October 03, 2016 , October 10, 2016 , October 17, 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: September 27, 2016 , September 28, 2016 , October 04, 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: September 28, 2016 , October 05, 2016 , October 12, 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

Thousand Dollar Thursdays

Date Range: June 09, 2016 to December 29, 2016
Upcoming Dates: September 29, 2016 , October 06, 2016 , October 13, 2016
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Thursday
Venue: View Royal Casino
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Draws 8:30pm
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Thousand Dollar Thursdays | Every Thursday| 8:30pm We are giving away $1000 cash every Thursday! Collect ONE ballot every 2 hours between 1pm-7pm everyday by swiping your Encore card at Guest Services. Thursdays starting at 5pm put your ballots in the barrel. You must be present at 8:30pm for the draw. more

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

Date Range: June 16, 2016 to September 30, 2016
Upcoming Dates: September 27, 2016 , September 28, 2016 , September 29, 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: September 28, 2016 , October 05, 2016 , October 12, 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

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 - 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: September 28, 2016 , October 05, 2016 , October 12, 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

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

2016 World Series of Mahjong

Dates: September 06, 2016 to September 29, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: View Royal Casino
Type: On-Going Events
Time: All Day
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Love Mahjong, or know someone that does? Enter to win 1 of 10 seats to the World Series of Mahjong Canadian qualifying rounds. If you are selected you will go to River Rock Casino & Resort to play for a chance to advance to the finals in Macao! Visit Guest Services for your FREE Entry Ballot from September 6th &ndash... more

Ballet Victoria Conservatory

Date Range: September 06, 2016 to October 25, 2016
Upcoming Dates: September 27, 2016 , October 04, 2016 , October 11, 2016
Recurrence Recurring every 7 days
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 4pm-6.30pm
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Ballet Victoria 2016-2017 classes begin September 6, 2016. UNSURPASSED DANCE EDUCATION The Ballet Victoria Conservatory is committed to excellence in dance education. The classical curriculum, based on the Vaganova Method, includes lessons in ballet technique and other dance genres, which includes pointe, contemporary... more

Tournament Tuesdays at View Royal Casino

Date Range: September 06, 2016 to December 27, 2016
Upcoming Dates: September 27, 2016 , October 04, 2016 , October 11, 2016
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Tuesday
Venue: View Royal Casino
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 10am-4pm
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Tournament Tuesdays| Every Tuesday|10AM-4PM Earn 50 Encore points at any Slot Machine to qualify and launch the tournament when you are ready to play! Top 3 scores share $500 in Free Slot Play Encore Card required, max 1 round per person. more

Ghostly Walks - Walking Tours

Dates: September 13, 2016 to October 13, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Tourism Victoria
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 7:30pm every night, plus 7:30 and 9:30pm on Friday and Saturday
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Ghostly Walks take place all year. Get into the Halloween spirit with one of our famous tours during September and early October before our major Halloween season begins on October 14. Tours take place every night, rain or shine. No reservations are needed. Note the starting location and times change on Friday October 14... more

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