10 Things to Do in Victoria this April

1. Find out Why We’re the City of Gardens

Home to the mildest median climate in Canada and some of the country’s most admired gardens, it’s no wonder Greater Victoria has been dubbed The City of Gardens. From the hanging baskets decorating downtown and 200-acre city parks, to the legacy of the Butchart family, come experience our garden spaces

Image by @thebutchartgardens

2. Enjoy Brunch

Victoria takes its title of Brunch Capital of Canada very seriously and that’s no exception on long weekends and holidays. Easter Weekend means four days to indulge in this local favourite, so browse our brunch guide and calendar of events and make a game plan ahead of time!

What happens when you combine drag and brunch? Drags Benny Victoria! Get tickets to this lively, pop-up drag brunch on April 14 and support Canadian Pride initiatives! Hosted at the luxurious Fairmont Empress, start your morning with a cocktail canape hour before indulging in a multi-course brunch.

Image by @dawnhold via Instagram

3. Get Social with Sea Cider

On April 27, Sea Cider will host their fourth annual Cider Social as part of BC Cider week! Cideries from across BC will be on site offering tastings and Toque Catering will be providing the nibbles.  Besides being home to incredible Vancouver Island grown and produced cider, their property is a gorgeous spot to welcome spring.

Sea Cider

4. Take in a Performance at Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival

For six weeks, beginning in April, over nine thousand local students of the arts take the stage to perform in the Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival. Take in the adjudicated sessions or attend the highlights concerts to support rising local talent.

5.Attend the Victoria Symphony

For over 75 years, the Victoria Symphony has been enriching lives through the shared experience of extraordinary music! Check out their upcoming performances in April like Colafelice Plays Beethoven and Geniusas Plays Brahms.

Victoria Symphony

6. See the Great Bear Rainforest in IMAX

Discover this cinemograph masterpiece documenting the elusive Spirit Bear in The Great Bear Rainforest. Narrated by Ryan Reynolds and played on an 18.59m screen, this is an IMAX film that we can’t stop raving about.

Insider tip: See it in 3D for a truly immersive experience!

Great Bear Rainforest

7. Partake in a Culinary Excursion

Victoria is home to an incredible and ever-evolving food scene. each week it seems as though a new joint pops up. If you’re here for a quick visit, we recommend booking a food tour with Off the Eaten Track, Victoria Food Tours or A Taste of Victoria! That way you can sample a whole bunch of spots and get an expert’s perspective!

Food Tours in Victoria, B.C.

8. Go Behind the Scenes at Royal BC Museum

Named a Canadian signature experience, go behind the scenes of the Royal BC Museum and tour their full collection. You’ll get to see where they keep those jars, boxes and bins of interesting items. Hear from the highly knowledgeable researchers and staff, in a close-knit group of ten. Each tour is 30 minutes and you can sign up at the museum an hour ahead of each tour.

Royal BC Museum

Image by Lillie Louise Major via Montecristo Magazine

9. Visit Baby Goats

Spring is the time of new life and at Beacon Hill Park it’s no exception. Take the opportunity this April to visit baby goats at Beacon Hill Children’s Farm. With a goat stampede (yes, you read that correctly) twice daily at 10:10 a.m. and 4:10 p.m., this is a fun activity for all ages!

Beacon Hill Children's Farm Goats

Image by @miss_cooper

10. Take a Road Trip

Have a day or two to venture beyond the inner harbour? That’s perfect! Take a drive on our wild side and check out the Pacific Marine Circle Route. This 300km driving loop guides you from coastal trails to manicured vineyards. It truly displays some of the best of the Island’s offerings.

Pacific Marine Circle Route


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Destination Greater Victoria is honoured to be based on the traditional territory of the Lekwungen-speaking peoples of the Songhees Nation and the Esquimalt Nation, whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.