Extraordinary Events

Get Your Greens in Victoria, BC!

Posted on February 23, 2014 by Kara Johancsik

Here, in Victoria our daffodils are about to start blooming! Or is it too soon to be boasting about that? Head to Victoria to recharge on green gardens and fresh local food!
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Valentines In Victoria

Posted on February 3, 2014 by Kara Johancsik

Running away on romantic getaway to Victoria? Here are a few ideas on how to make your special someone swoon while in Victoria this February.
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Abbeymoore Recognized for 5th Year in a Row

Posted on January 23, 2014 by Ian MacPhee

Abbeymoore Manor receives 2014 TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Award.
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The Victoria Film Festival’s 20th Anniversary!

Posted on January 10, 2014 by Kara Johancsik

It’s not just any year for the Victoria Film Festival. This year is special. It’s the Festival’s 20th anniversary, and there will be parties, galas, and of course, a selection of great films to celebrate. The Victoria Film Festival (VFF) takes place from February 7 – 16, 2014 this year, and is well worth attending.
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Four things to look forward to in Victoria, 2014

Posted on December 31, 2013 by Kara Johancsik

Planning a trip to Victoria in the New Year? See what we’ve got to offer in 2014.
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The Gingerbread Showcase, on display this Christmas in Victoria!

Posted on November 22, 2013 by Kara Johancsik

Home, sweet home…literally! The delicious dwellings at Canada’s National Gingerbread Showcase will be on display daily from November 23 – January 5th, 2014.
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A Wreath-Cycled Exhibition

Posted on November 13, 2013 by Kara Johancsik

Visit the Robert Bateman Centre this Christmas for a radical wreath-cycled exhibit! This unique exhibit asks us to rethink Christmas traditions by upcycling old materials and turning them into beautiful holiday wreaths. The Wreath-Cycled Collection will be on display November 21st, 2013 to January 5th, 2014!
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On the first day of Christmas, head to the Butchart Gardens!

Posted on November 1, 2013 by Kara Johancsik

The Butchart Gardens' magical Christmas display opens to the public December 1st, 2013!
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The Art of the Cocktail is back!

Posted on October 14, 2013 by Kara Johancsik

This year’s Art of the Cocktail event promises to be anything but dry. Come by on October 26-28th, and sip, swirl, and shake your way through the world of cocktails!
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Groove Out in Victoria!

Posted on September 16, 2013 by Kara Johancsik

Who doesn’t love music that makes you move? The Garden City Grooves Festival will have you grooving on September 27th and 28th at venues right here in Victoria!
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Victoria’s Third Annual Tweed Ride!

Posted on September 13, 2013 by Kara Johancsik

Dust off your best tweed this September and join the annual Tweed Ride on September 28th, 2013!
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Ryder Hesjedal’s Tour de Victoria, 2013

Posted on September 6, 2013 by Kara Johancsik

Victoria is one of the cycling capitals of Canada, and it’s only fitting that we hold the annual Ryder Hesjedal Tour de Victoria every year. This mass cycling event is fit for everyone from cycle enthusiasts to beginners. Join the event or come to watch this year on September 22nd!
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The Brewery and the Beast returns!

Posted on August 23, 2013 by Kara Johancsik

Victoria may have a reputation for being a vegetarian’s paradise, but don’t be fooled. The Brewery and the Beast Annual Festival of Meat is back to offer you another night of succulent meat, local brews, and live entertainment this year on September 22nd.
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Rifflandia, the 2013 edition!

Posted on August 7, 2013 by Kara Johancsik

Rifflandia’s sixth year running is sure to be one of its finest, with a huge lineup that will bring venues around Victoria alive from September 12-15, 2013.
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Victoria’s floating symphony is back for another Splash this summer!

Posted on July 25, 2013 by Kara Johancsik

The Victoria Symphony Splash is back yet again for another symphonic summer performance! Don’t miss their memorable live performance from the Inner Harbour on August 4th, 2013.
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Our Favourite Free-B Festival is back for 2013!

Posted on July 10, 2013 by Kara Johancsik

The Free-B Movie Festival is back for another summer! Indulge in retro film favourites under the stars in Beacon Hill Park on weekends this August.
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Sniff, swirl, sip and sample at Victoria’s 5th annual Taste Festival!

Posted on July 2, 2013 by Kara Johancsik

From July 25-28, 2013, Victoria’s annual Taste Festival showcases Vancouver Island’s best local food and wine. Don’t miss this chance to stimulate your senses and learn about our local cuisine!
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Victoria's Ska Fest 2013

Posted on June 25, 2013 by Kara Johancsik

Victoria’s Ska Fest will bring reggae, ska, dub, hip-hop, and global beats to venues around the city from July 9th to July 13th this year!
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Victoria’s new Bateman Centre Opens May 25, 2013!

Posted on May 19, 2013 by Kara Johancsik

The Robert Bateman Centre offers visitors a unique insight into this famous artist’s life and works.
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Summer 2013 at the Butchart Gardens!

Posted on May 10, 2013 by Kara Johancsik

Fireworks, music, dance, and a special appearance by Bruce Cockburn…2013 will be another busy summer for the Butchart Gardens!
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Find a race of Antarctic proportions at the Royal BC Museum!

Posted on April 10, 2013 by Kara Johancsik

Spring is unseasonably chilly at the Royal BC Museum this year. The Race to the End of the Earth tells the story of the quest to reach the South Pole in 1911-1912, and is on display at the Royal BC Museum May 17 – October 14, 2013.
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Abbeymoore Honored with 2013 TripAdvisor Award

Posted on January 23, 2013 by Ian MacPhee

Abbeymoore Manor Bed & Breakfast Inn has been awarded a 2013 TripAdvisor Travellers Choice Award
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It's Christmastime in the City!

Posted on November 22, 2012 by Kara Johancsik

Downtown Victoria is the place to be when it comes to celebrating Christmastime in this city. Head downtown to enjoy light displays, Christmas parades, caroling, and more!
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Tour-riffic Victoria Part 3: Get your ghoul on!

Posted on October 7, 2012 by Kara Johncsik

October is the month for supernatural discoveries in Victoria! Take a ghost tour and learn about our local phantoms!
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You're invited to the Travel Gay Canada Tourism Conference Oct 11th – 12th in Victoria, BC!

Posted on October 1, 2012 by Kara Johancsik

Tourism and hospitality professionals from across the country convene in Victoria for the third annual Travel Gay Tourism Conference. Don’t miss out!
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Don't get left in the dust - head to the Victoria Chalk Festival!

Posted on September 6, 2012 by Kara Johancsik

Canada's largest international chalk festival comes to Victoria September 12 - 16
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Fringe Forever!

Posted on August 13, 2012 by Kara Johancsik

Fringe is a rich tradition that gets more popular every year. Discover what’s to love about Fringe at the Victoria Fringe Festival from August 23rd to September 2nd!
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Rock out at the Rockland neighbourhood Block Party!

Posted on August 1, 2012 by Kara Johancsik

The neighbourhood of Rockland brings out their best celebratory gear for Victoria’s 150th during this fabulous neighbourhood block party on September 8th!
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Canada Day 2012: Victoria's Celebration!

Posted on June 20, 2012 by Kara Johancsik

There's no weekend in Victoria quite like the Canada Day long weekend. Come join the festivities for this year's Canada Day celebration!
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Butchart goes boom!

Posted on June 15, 2012 by Kara Johancsik

Butchart Gardens’ famous fireworks are going off again this summer! Grab a blanket and your loved ones, and enjoy an exciting firework display in Victoria’s famous historic garden.
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The Buskers are Back!

Posted on June 10, 2012 by Kara Johancsik

Renowned street performers from all over the world will gather in Victoria from July 20 – 29 for the Victoria International Busker’s Festival!
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Royal BC Museum goes Prehistoric!

Posted on June 1, 2012 by Kara Johancsik

Discover secrets from prehistoric eras at the Royal BC Museum’s latest exhibit, Dinosaurs: Ancient Fossils, New Discoveries! Photographer: Roderick Mickens © American Museum of Natural History
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Artists out and about at the TD Moss Street Paint-in!

Posted on May 25, 2012 by Kara Johancsik

The Moss Street Paint-In is an annual favourite here in the neighbourhood of Fairfield. Come to Moss Street on July 21, 2012 to see the best work from local artists!
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Get a TASTE of Vancouver Island!

Posted on May 18, 2012 by Kara Johancsik

What does Vancouver Island taste like? Like organic produce, fruity wines, gourmet chocolate, and fresh seafood prepared by local chefs. It’s a taste you can discover yourself at the Victoria’s annual TASTE Festival!
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Victoria's 13th annual Ska Festival scheduled for July 10-14, 2012!

Posted on May 11, 2012 by Kara Johancsik

Ska Fest is back! Victoria’s most popular music festival brings the best in local, international, and regional ska music to the streets of Victoria!
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Rifflandia 2012 Lineup Announced!

Posted on May 4, 2012 by Kara Johancsik

This year’s Rifflandia music festival lineup is jam packed with the best Canadian and international indie music!
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Don't miss this! Victoria's JazzFest 2012!

Posted on April 16, 2012 by Kara Johancsik

Get your tapping toes and snapping fingers ready for JazzFest 2012! This year’s lineup of jazz greats includes the Wayne Shorter Quartet, Robert Randolf and the Family Band, Dianne Reeves, George Benson and more
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Performance fever hits Victoria during the Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival!

Posted on March 26, 2012 by Kara Johancsik

Want local talent? You got it! For six weeks in March and May, talented dancers, musicians, and actors perform on stages around Victoria for the Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival.
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Tickets for the David Foster Miracle Concert on sale now!

Posted on March 19, 2012 by Kara Johancsik

Get your tickets fast! The David Foster Foundation’s fundraiser Miracle Concert brings Josh Groban, Kenny G, American Idol winner Ruben Studdard, and the Canadian Tenors to Victoria for a one-time-only event!
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Spring has arrived at Butchart Gardens!

Posted on March 5, 2012 by Kara Johancsik

Spring in Victoria is just around the corner! Don’t believe us? Visit the Butchart Gardens’ Spring Prelude for a preview of the stunning blooms about to burst forth in the gardens.
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Victoria, je t’aime!

Posted on March 1, 2012 by Kara Johancsik

Calling all francophones and francophiles! The sounds, flavours, and culture of Quebec and France come to the streets of Victoria for the 15th annual Victoria French Fest (Festival de la francophonie) between March 8th and 11th!
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Theatre with a SPARK!

Posted on February 20, 2012 by Kara Johancsik

Come celebrate new ideas and local theatre at the Belfry Theatre’s annual SPARK Festival this this March 7-25.
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Love is in the Air!

Posted on January 14, 2012 by Kara Johancsik

There’s no doubt Victoria is a city of romance. Here are a few ideas of romantic things to do with your loved one on your next trip to our city.
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We wish you a sparkly Christmas!

Posted on November 26, 2011 by Ian MacPhee

Greater Victoria is alight with Christmas lights and holiday decorations at this time of year! Find out where to go to find Victoria’s best light displays this holiday season.
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The Alberta Ballet and the Canadian Pacific Ballet bring the Nutcracker to Victoria this December

Posted on November 19, 2011 by Kara Johancsik

The Nutcracker returns to Victoria this Christmas season! See this magical annual ballet by the Alberta Ballet on December 2, 3, and 4, or by the Canadian Pacific Ballet on December 27, 28, 29, and 30.
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Go Royals Go! See the Victoria Royals play on home ice next time you’re in town

Posted on November 14, 2011 by Kara Johancsik

Whether you’re visiting from outside the country or elsewhere in B.C., you’ll love the thrills of a Victoria Royals hockey game.
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Where's....LUCY? In Victoria at the Lucille "Gala" Ball!

Posted on October 12, 2011 by Ian MacPhee

Dress as your favorite "Here's Lucy" character of just come for the fun.....
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On now at Goldstream Provincial Park…the salmon run!

Posted on October 10, 2011 by Kara Johancsik

Once a year between mid-October and early December, thousands of Chum salmon travel upstream from the waters of the Pacific to streams and rivers in order to spawn. Witness this natural phenomenon for yourself in beautiful Goldstream Provincial Park, just a quick 20-minute drive from downtown Victoria.
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Flying Dutchman sighted in Victoria!

Posted on October 5, 2011 by Pacific Opera Victoria

Renowned Canadian baritone John Fanning stars as the Dutchman as Pacific Opera Victoria stages the first performance of a Wagner opera in Victoria in 23 years!
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Quote Along Cinema - How fun is that!

Posted on September 26, 2011 by Ian MacPhee

Join the throngs of cinephiles in support of the Victoria Film Festival at these amazingly fun events!
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A shot of cocktail knowledge with a twist of fun, on the rocks.

Posted on September 17, 2011 by Kara Johancsik

Forget your dusty wine cellar for a few days and dive into the colourful world of cocktails at Victoria’s Art of the Cocktail events. This Victoria Film Festival fundraiser takes place all over Victoria from October 1-3, 2011.
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This just in: Dragons spotted in the Inner Harbour!

Posted on July 31, 2011 by Kara Johancsik

Well, Dragon Boats, that is. This August 12th, 13th, and 14th, up to 90 Dragon boats and their teams will take to the Inner Harbour to race to the finish line. Another fabulous event in Victoria that’s free to attend!
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The Victoria Symphony Splash is back with…well, a splash!

Posted on July 25, 2011 by Kara Johancsik

Come see the Victoria Symphony play live in the Inner Harbour this July 31st during this spectacular outdoor event! Admission is by donation, and all proceeds go to the Victoria Symphony.
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Rifflandia 4: It's big, it's back, and it's better than before!

Posted on July 19, 2011 by Kara Johancsik

With more artists and a huge new all-ages venue at Royal Athletic Park, this year's Rifflandia Music Festival from September 22-25 might just be the best yet. Get your tickets while you can!
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Fun Freebie: The Free-B Movie Festival Returns to Victoria!

Posted on July 15, 2011 by Kara Johancsik

Forget the hot crowded theatres and come to Beacon Hill Park instead for b-movies alfresco!
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Victoria - Fun Fun Fun in Festival City

Posted on July 14, 2011 by Kara Johancsik

Fun and excitement abound downtown at the 2011 Victoria International Buskers Festival featuring the World's Best Buskers! Be sure to bring your Twoonies!
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Fabulous Fernwood

Posted on July 11, 2011 by Kara Johancsik

Question: where can you find live music, fire-spinners, tasty bites from local restaurants, hippies, sausage-sizzles, artisans, fashion shows, DJs, and more? Answer: In Fernwood during FernFest!
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Victoria Film Festival Junkie

Posted on February 7, 2011 by Ian MacPhee

17th annual Victoria Fim Festival makes Anne a movie widow!
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Over 500 years of friendship celebrated at Abbeymoore!

Posted on October 2, 2010 by Ian MacPhee

What better place to get the gang together than a fun, friendly B&B!
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16th Annual Vancouver Island Blues Bash

Posted on August 29, 2010 by Ian MacPhee

Three-day festival featuring all styles of blues and R & B on the Labour Day weekend at Ship Point (Victoria's Inner Harbour).
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24th Annual Victoria Fringe Festival

Posted on August 27, 2010 by Ian MacPhee

400 Performances of 65 shows in 17 venues over 11 days! Hang on!
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Blue Bridge Theatre's LOOT is a Hoot!

Posted on June 11, 2010 by Ian MacPhee

Review of the first play in Blue Bridge Theatre's Encore Season
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Extraordinary Events - Get your hands off my Caber Laddie!

Posted on April 10, 2010 by Ian MacPhee

Watch out - The Scots are coming!
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Extraordinary Events!

Posted on February 26, 2010 by Ian MacPhee

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