10 Things to do in Victoria this May (2023)

Victoria wears May well. The city’s event scene blooms in May, along with the colourful tulips, purple camas, and chestnut trees decorating gardens and streets.

With Victoria Day taking place on May 20th, and several of Victoria’s most iconic festivals taking place in May, there’s no better time to plan your vacation and see what our coastal city is all about. 

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Off the Eaten Track Food Tour cheers with white wine

Bike Tour with the Pedaler visiting a brewery

The Victoria Chinatown Museum is located in Fan Tan Alley

The Victoria Chinatown Museum is located in 10 Fan Tan Alley | Photo: Danielle Lindenlaub Photography

A bustling pub for Victoria Beer Week

Victoria Beer Week is an exceptional opportunity to meet new friends and try new brews! | Photo: Christian Tisdale Photography

Regal high tea at the Fairmont Empress

Afternoon tea at Fairmont Empress is a Victoria must. |  Photo: Leila Kwok

Victoria Harbour Ferries moored with Legislature in the background

Colourful bed of flowers in Beacon Hill Park

Bannockburn Farm

The Victoria Highland Games

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