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Just for Laughs Comedy Tour

Friday, November 7th, 2014

Date and Times: Saturday, November 15, 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm
Location: Royal Theatre

Just for Laughs comedy show is returning to Victoria for its largest show yet! The show features comedian Demetri Martin, the host of Funny as Hell, Jon Dore, and Canadian Comedy Award-winner, Levi MacDougall.

Just for Laughs was founded in 1983 and is world-wide known for its TV show Gags. Be prepared to laugh until your stomach hurts!

Please visit the website for more information.

Max and Ruby in the Nutcracker Suite

Friday, November 7th, 2014

Date: November 10
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: McPherson Playhouse

Max and Ruby come to life in this magical performance based on one of the greatest musical scores: Nutcracker Suite. Stars of the famous TV series, Max and Ruby, this duo is loved around the world by children.

The performance is set on the Eve of Christmas, when Max and Ruby receive a magical package that contains pieces from the story the Nutcracker Ballet. Grandma reads Max and Ruby the Nutcracker story, and as the show goes on, they become part of the Nutcracker story themselves!

The performance is full of dance, and Christmas spirit; perfect for the entire family to attend.

For show and ticket information, please visit the website.

Britten’s War Requiem

Sunday, November 2nd, 2014

Dates and Times:
Saturday, November 8, 8:00 pm
Sunday, November 9, 2:30 pm
Location: Royal Theatre

Victoria Symphony presents Britten’s War Requiem; a Remembrance Day event to illustrate the immense impact of war. The story is told through music, poetry and prayer by 165 choir vocalists. The music event will honour our country’s peace, as well as past sacrifices.

Please visit the Royal Theatre website for more information.

WinterBrau 2014

Saturday, November 1st, 2014

Date: November 8

Time: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Location: CANOE Brewpub

The CANOE Brewpub is bringing in Christmas early this year! The pub introduces its seasonal beer tasting along with a food sampling. The snacks and samples are unlimited with purchase of a ticket, so come hungry and thirsty!

There will be 15 different breweries featured in the event including local breweries such as:

-     4 Mile
-     Moon Under Water
-     Phillips
-     Spinnakers
-     Vancouver Island
-     Salt Spring Ale

Please visit their website for more information, or Ticket Rocket to purchase tickets to the event. Tis the season to be jolly and taste some delicious food!

The Maritime Museum

Sunday, October 26th, 2014

The Maritime Museum is a representation of BC’s provincial marine origins. It features 35,000 artifacts and over 40,000 historical photos. Within these artifacts lies stories of pirates, shipwrecks and several vessels used throughout the years.

Keep an eye out for a few main attractions in the museum:

Engine Room: This room is filled with various types of engines ranging from small to large that have shaped the way navel transportation has evolved.
Trekka: In 1959, this ship was the smallest ship to travel around the world. Learn about her story in this exhibit!
Modelmania: One of the largest collections in Canada, the Maritime Museum features over 400 model airplanes. Some of these models originate from as far back as ancient civilization!

The Maritime Museum always has featured exhibits, so be sure to check out these as well!

Did you know?

The Maritime Museum will be moving closer to the Royal Scot! The museum is moving into the Steamship Terminal, located on the Inner Harbour. This means that it will only be a few minutes away from our hotel.

Furthermore, moving to the Steamship Terminal will allow the Maritime Museum to showcase boat exhibits alongside its building. Eventually, Dorothy and Trekka, boats that were used in the 1900’s, will be sitting in the water beside the Steamship Terminal for people to view!

For more information on the Maritime Museum, please visit their website.

Out of Hand Craft Fair

Sunday, October 19th, 2014

outofhamdDates and Times:
November 28 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
November 29 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
November 30 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Location: Crystal Garden, 713 Douglas Street

It is the 26th annual Out of Hand Craft Fair! This fair is known as one of the most ‘prestigious fairs’ that features fine crafts, home décor, unique fashion pieces, and artisan food.

The fair presents several local exhibitors that offer a variety of different handmade, high quality items. Whether you are trying to find the perfect gift for a close friend or loved one, or shopping is just your guilty pleasure, you will find just about anything!

Please visit their website for more information!

Chinatown

Friday, October 17th, 2014

Victoria’s Chinatown is the oldest Chinatown in Canada and second oldest in North America, coming right behind San Francisco! With its own distinctive decorations and style, it makes it a unique part of the downtown core.

In the depths of Chinatown is a Chinese school, historical buildings, and Fan Tan Alley. Fan Tan Alley was originally a private walkway; however, it is now home to little shops and offices. Find local Chinese restaurants and markets amongst the street as well!

Absorb the Chinese-Canadian culture, take in the beautiful stoned lions that guard the gate to Chinatown, called the Gate of Harmonious Interest, and visit the famous alleyway!

Did you know?

Throughout the 1850s – 1860s, Chinatown was a major gateway for Asian immigrants. In 1911, Chinatown reached its peak size, covering six blocks of downtown Victoria with housing. It housed over 3,500 people, more than all of downtown’s population today!

Halloween Events

Friday, October 17th, 2014

Need some spooky ideas for Halloween in Victoria? Read below for a list of events happening to make your Halloween in Victoria as festive as possible!

Dracula: Ballet Victoria

Dates and Times:
October 24 and 25: 7:30 pm
October 26: 2:00 pm
Location: McPherson Playhouse

Get into the Halloween spirit with Dracula, a performance created by Ballet Victoria.

The Addams Family

Dates and Times:
October 31 and November 1: 8:00 pm
November 2: 2:00 pm
Location: McPherson Playhouse

A musical comedy, featured at McPherson Playhouse, the Addams Family is spooky, yet a bizarre and lovable show. Come out and see our favourite Halloween family showcased, perfect for the entire family!

Ghost Bus-Tours

Dates: October 18, 24, 25, 29, 30
Times: Bus will be waiting at 7:00 pm and leaves at 7:30 pm
Location: Start point is at Oak Bay Marina

These two-hour long, haunted tours, begin just as it starts to get dark outside… the perfect time for a Halloween tour! They will be held in a luxury coach bus, where the tour guide will tell lots of spooooky stories.

Ghostly Walks Walking Tours

Dates: October 17 – November 1
Times: 6:30 pm, 7:30 pm, 8:30 pm and 9:30 pm
Location: Begins at 1140 Government Street, inside the lobby at the Bedford Regency Hotel

Join an expert who has been doing these walking tours since 1970! John Adams will take you on a scaaaarrrrry tour! However, try out the EXTREME ghostly tours for an extra scary Halloween (details provided below)

Ghostly Walks Extreme

Dates: October 10 and 11, November 7 and 8
Time: 10:00 pm – 12:00 am
Location: Undisclosed until event time, please reserve!

The tour guide will take you on a late-night tour of the utmost scariest areas in downtown Victoria. Be prepared to walk through cemeteries, and alleyways while being told of several ghost stories!

Happy Halloween from the staff at the Royal Scot!!

Main Streets in Downtown Victoria

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

Government Street

Government Street is an iconic street, located in the downtown core. Whether you are just wanting to browse around or shop for gifts and souvenirs, it is definitely worth a walk! The street features several souvenir shops, exclusive local shops, chocolate, gelato and much more!

Wharf Street

Walk along Wharf Street and enjoy the stunning views of the inner harbour. While you walk along this street, keep an eye out for boats parked in the harbour! Shops, cafes and art galleries line the street, as well, several restaurants are located on Wharf Street… Perfect for an evening walk!

Johnson Street

Johnson Street shops are in restored heritage buildings. The street is filled with several exclusive shops and boutiques that an avid shopper will not want to miss! If you are not interested in shopping, still check out the buildings!

Fisherman’s Wharf

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

Are you a fan of fish? Or, do you like a scenic view? Fisherman’s Wharf is the perfect place to go! Just a short walk away from our hotel, Fisherman’s Wharf is a perfect destination for the entire family.

There a few food options to choose from including the famous Barb’s Fish and Chips, Mexican food, a café and to finish your meal off, ice cream!

Not to mention, Fisherman’s Wharf has some beautiful scenic views of the water. Stroll down the docks and check out the floating houses as well. Yes, people do actually live in the houses!

If that is not enough to convince you, there is a little place where you can get fresh seafood. You can purchase it to eat, or feed it to the sea otters!

Fun Fact:
Sea otters have a tendency to pop their heads of out the water along the inner docks if you feed them fish!

With tons of fun activities, it is definitely a must-see Victoria attraction.

Please visit their website for more information!