Weekly Winter Escape RatesMarch 3rd, 2014
17th Annual Victoria French FestivalMarch 3rd, 2014
Dates: March 6, 2014 to March 9, 2014
Come and enjoy four days of French culture from around the world at the 17th Annual Victoria French Fest!
The four day event will include two days of free activities and concerts at Centennial Square. Activities for the whole family will include free face painting, balloon animals, drumming workshops and lots more.
For more information, please visit the Victoria French Festival website.
Pacific Baroque FestivalFebruary 25th, 2014
Dates: March 6, 2014 to March 9, 2014
The 10th annual Pacific Baroque Festival takes places from March 6th to March 9th in Victoria. This year’s festival showcases the music of J.S. Bach, one of the greatest composers of all time.
Five separate concerts will be performed over three days, featuring music for organ, choirs, soloists, and small ensembles. Guest performers include the Pacific Baroque Orchestra, Canadian soloists Shannon Mercer and Tyler Duncan, and internationally renowned organist and harpsichordist Edoardo Bellotti. The performances will be held at Christ Church Cathedral and Alix Goolden Hall at the Victoria Conservatory of music.
For complete program details and ticket information, please visit the Pacific Baroque Festival website.
Be A Tourist In Your Own HometownFebruary 16th, 2014
Dates: February 27, 2014 to March 2, 2014
Location: Various locations
Participate in Be a Tourist In Your Own Hometown from February 27th until March 2nd by purchasing your passport ticket from Tourism Victoria’s Visitor Information Centre and receive a variety of admission discounts!
The Victoria attraction discounts include the Butchart Gardens, Craigdarroch Castle, the Royal BC Museum and IMAX, Butterfly Gardens and the Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre. Activity discounts include zip-lining and tours by horse-drawn carriage, bus or by air. There are also savings on ferries, car rentals, shopping and many restaurants.
For more information, please visit the Attractions Victoria website.
20th Annual Victoria Film FestivalFebruary 4th, 2014
For ten days in February, the Victoria Film Festival premieres over 150 tantalizing films. Everything from documentaries to features to alternative cinema (and everything in between). Whether the Victoria Film Festival is new to you or if you are a seasoned participant, the Victoria Film Festival delivers engaging events, unique experiences and will transport you to another realm.
With over 24,000 attendees and record numbers of sold-out events and screenings, last year’s festival was their most successful year ever and this year’s is poised to be even bigger!
The Robert Bateman Centre – Family Day – Kids Get in for Free!February 4th, 2014
Dates: February 10, 2014
Time: 10:00am to 5:00pm
Location: The Robert Bateman Centre, Victoria, BC
This BC Family Day, February 10th, The Robert Bateman Centre is opening their doors and letting children under the age of 18 years in for free!
For more information please visit The Robert Bateman Centre website.
Family Day – February 10th, 2014January 26th, 2014
In British Columbia, Family Day falls on the second Monday of February each year. This holiday celebrates the importance of families and family life to people and their communities.
Family Day was first held in Canada in the province of Alberta in 1990. It is supposed to reflect the values of family and home that were important to the pioneers who founded Alberta, and give workers the opportunity to spend more time with their families. Family Day was introduced in Saskatchewan in 2007 and in Ontario in 2008.
On Family Day, many people plan and take part in activities aimed at the whole family. These activities may include visiting art exhibitions, watching movies, ice skating, playing board games and taking part in craft activities.
As the weather is usually cold in February, hot chocolate and freshly baked cookies are popular snacks. Other people use the long weekend as an opportunity for a short winter break or to travel to visit family members or friends.
What are your plans for this upcoming Family Day? Why not bring your family to the Royal Scot Hotel and Suites?
Check out our HOT Rates or our Specials and Packages for more information on our best available room rates!
Victoria Symphony presents: A Night at the OperaJanuary 21st, 2014
Dates: January 23, 2014 to January 25, 2014
Time: January 23 at 2:00pm, January 24 and 25 at 8:00pm
Location: Royal Theatre, Victoria, BC
Visit the Royal Theatre this January as guest conductor Sarah Hicks, Principal Pops Conductor of the Minnesota Orchestra plans to bring the richness of all things Italian to Victoria. A Night at the Opera will include music of popular film composer Ennio Morricone and timeless hits by legends Dean Martin and Enrico Caruso.
For more information including admission and ticket information, please visit the Victoria Symphony website.
Pacific Cup Hockey Tournament in VictoriaJanuary 12th, 2014
The Royal Scot Hotel and Suites welcomes Pacific Cup Players to Victoria!
Adult hockey teams from Western Canada and the United States are gathering in Victoria from January 17 – 19, 2014 for the Canadian Adult Recreational Hockey Association (CARHA) Pacific Cup Tournament. This tournament is one of the largest and oldest recreational hockey tournaments in Canada and this year marks the 36th year in Victoria!
Contact the Royal Scot Hotel and Suites today for our special Pacific Cup Hockey Tournament room rates.
We Call Them Vikings ExhibitionJanuary 9th, 2014
Dates: May 16, 2014 to November 11, 2014
Location: Royal BC Museum, Victoria, BC
We Call Them Vikings exhibition will be on display at the Royal BC Museum from May 16, 2014 to November 11, 2014.
Victoria is the first North American stop for this exhibition and promises to provide more insight into the Viking domestic life, death, rituals, the significance of their craft and the power of mythology. The symbolism of the Viking ships will also be explored and hundreds of rare artifacts including jewelry, swords, axes and clothing will be on display – some of these items are rare and many have never been shown outside of Scandinavia!
For more information on this fascinating exhibition please visit the Royal BC Museum website.