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11 Things to Do in Victoria this March

Posted on March 1, 2019

March in Victoria is all about getting ready for Spring, with cherry blossoms emerging and lots of amazing events to remind us that warm breezes and festival season are just around the corner. Here are 11 things you can do in Victoria this month. 


1. Check out the Cherry Blossoms

Cherry blossom season is finally upon us! Choose to walk or bike through Beacon Hill Park and Chinatown where cherry and plum blossoms are always abundant or head to Fairfield and Oak Bay to see streets exploding in pink hues. If you’re up for a short drive, head out to Hatley Castle and Gardens to see their sprawling gardens in full spring bloom. It's a sight to behold. Find the cherry blossom map here.

Cherry Blossoms Victoria

 

2. Visit the Beacon Hill Children's Farm

Have you heard? The Beacon Hill Children's Farm has welcomed 17 baby goats since the beginning of February! They'll be opening for the season on March 8. Visit the petting area to say hello to these new friends and explore the rest of the farm where you'll see alpacas, pigs and bunnies. 

While you're at Beacon Hill Park, make sure to keep your eyes peeled for other wildlife like squirrels, geese, ducks, deer and peacocks.  

Beacon Hill Children's Farm Running of the Goats

 

3. Get Your Heart Racing

If heart-pounding exhilaration is your idea of a good time, or if you just like getting out in nature, check out Adrenaline Zipline Adventure Tours. Here, you'll be immersed in over 100 acres of coastal temperate rainforest as you speed along eight ziplines, cross two suspension bridges and enjoy a 10-minute Unimog ride to the top of the course. 

Adrena LINE Zip line Adventure Tours
Image courtesy of @adrenalinezip

 

4. Capital City Comic Con

You’re not going to want to miss out on this one. Capital City Comic Con is back and bigger than ever! Taking place from March 22-24, this is your opportunity to get your cosplay on, meet famous stars, artists and cosplayers, and partake in special events. Find more details here.

Capital City Comic Con
Image by Colin Smith Photography

 

5. Count Victoria's Blooms

Yes, we're serious! Each year, Victoria lets the world know how lucky we are to live on the west coast as we begin counting our spring flowers in early March. Visit the Greater Victoria Flower Count website and follow along on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to stay up to date with the daily tallies.

Image by Doug Clement Photography

 

6. Red Fish Blue Fish

The renowned Red Fish Blue Fish operates out of an up-cycled cargo container on the dock in the Inner Harbour. It doesn’t get anymore waterfront than that, which is apparent in the freshness of their famous fish n’ chips and tacos. Popular with locals and visitors alike, a joint this good means you’ll find it hopping just about all day! 

Red Fish Blue Fish Victoria BC
Image taken by Rebecca Wellman Photography of @rfbf

 

7. Get There on a Bike

Embrace spring with open arms by renting a bike from The Pedaler or Bike Tours Victoria and taking a guided tour, or enjoy a self-guided cruise along the Galloping Goose trail. Stop for a snack at Fol Epi Bakery along the way or head out to Glenrosa Farm Restaurant in Metchosin for a yummy lunch after your ride.

Bike Tour Victoria Lyndsey Eden
Image by Lyndsey Eden Photography

 

8. Take Part in Victoria Beer Week 

Victoria Beer Week is back! This nine-day festival highlights a broad selection of B.C.'s finest craft breweries through a series of events that aim to educate and inspire both seasoned beer lovers and those who are new to the brew.

The festival focuses on showcasing the high quality of Victoria's craft beer, offering large tasting events as well as more intimate seminars throughout the week. Check out our Guide to Beer Week for info on all the events! 

Image courtesy of @vicbeerweek 

 

9. Learn About Victoria's Heritage Homes

Victoria's historic neighbourhoods are known for their unique and often ornate heritage homes, many of which have been restored to their former glory and beautifully maintained. Take a guided tour at Wentworth Villa, one of Victoria's most well-known heritage homes, and learn about the restoration process of the building.

Wentworth Villa

 

10. Experience the Royal BC Museum

What better way to enjoy a museum than with good friends and a glass of wine? On select Thursdays in March, enjoy drinks and light snacks at the Royal BC Museum happy hour as you explore the Natural History Gallery and take part in activities along the way.

Be mesmerized by the wonders of nature through the lenses of award-winning photographers during the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibit, running until March 24.

Wayne Jones WPY
Image captured by Wayne Jones, Wildlife Photographer of the Year

 

11. Embrace a City-Wide Tradition

As the brunch capital of Canada, we take our weekend brunch plans very seriously! You might already have your tried and true spot when you visit Victoria, but this March we challenge you to discover a new favourite. The Artisan Bistro in Broadmead Village specializes in French-inspired cuisine using local, organic and free-range ingredients whenever possible. Indulge in dishes like banana chocolate chip French toast or their seafood Crepe. YUM!

Image by @artisanbistrobroadmead

 

Bonus: Celebrate St. Patrick's Day

On March 17, raise a pint at Irish Times Pub, Victoria's very own spirited Irish pub in the heart of Old Town. With live music and Irish dancers all day long, the only thing you'll have to worry about is getting there early to partake in the festivities. 

Irish Times Pub
Image courtesy of @irishtimespub

 

Still looking for more options? Check out the online event calendar and explore more things to do on your next visit to Victoria.  

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