Archive for February, 2012

Artificial Reefs: Paradise or Pollution?

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

Annapolis1970_JeanViau_MartiniqueFebruary 22nd, 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Explore the Artificial Reef Society of BC’s latest project, HMCS Annapolis (the last of the great steam-driven destroyers) and discover the complexities of creating ship to reef projects. ARSBC will also present the myriad of detailed planning needed for large complex projects and what they have produced to return to our coastal waters. The ARSBC has become a man-made success story in Canada and around the world. Learn more about the impact of these ‘man made reefs’ and how they have helped to enhance BC’s marine ecology, scuba dive tourism industry, and the economic benefits to BC’s coastal communities. Tickets cost $12.00 ($10.00 for students/seniors, Maritime Museum members and children under 12 are admitted free).

For more information, please visit:
Maritime Museum Event Details or Artificial Reef Society of B.C.

‘Down With Webster’ – McPherson Playhouse

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

downwithwebsterFebruary 23rd, 7:30 pm

Organized during a 7th grade music class assignment, the genre-bending six-piece band ‘Down With Webster’ has since sold hundreds of thousands of singles, toured extensively, and built up a fervent fan base. Before they ever had an official single or video, they were able to tour across Canada, packing sold-out clubs on the strength of social media word-of-mouth alone; their energy, excitement, passion, and ability to have fun on stage make Down With Webster a huge draw for concertgoers. Tickets for this show at the McPherson Playhouse are $45, available online, at the box office, or by calling 250-386-6121.

Down With Webster Event Website

Folkwest Fundraiser – Upstairs Cabaret

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

FolkwestFebruary 25th, 7:00 pm

Don’t be surprised if a few Victoria favourites jump up for a cameo appearance at this event, which already features a spectacular line-up of talent: Mae Moore, Paul O’Brien, Lola Parks, Crickey, The Archers, and Reuben Weir & The Red Hot Swing Set. Tickets for this show at the Upstairs Cabaret can be purchased at the Victoria Event Centre – $12.00 advance ($10.00 members), $15.00 at the door.

Join FolkWest for an incredible night of performances and learn more about Victoria’s new International Folk & Roots music festival.

Folkwest Website

36th Annual Flower Count

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

FlowersMarch 1st – 7th

Each municipality across Greater Victoria is encouraged to take up the challenge to be the “Bloomingest Community” of the Greater Victoria area! People reporting flower counts will have their number attributed to their community. Whether they live on the Saanich Peninsula or in Sooke, every flower counts, for their own community and for the overall total.

The goal is to bolster community pride and increase awareness of Greater Victoria as an attractive shoulder-season tourism destination. It brings national and international attention to the fact that Victoria (City of Gardens) has the mildest climate in Canada. Victoria often enjoys spring temperatures of 10-15° Celsius (up to 60° Fahrenheit).

Flower Count Website

Victoria’s Dine Around & Stay In Town

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

February 17th – March 16th

Tourism Victoria and the BC Restaurant & Food Services Association (BCRFA) are once again teaming up to organize the popular Dine Around & Stay in Town Victoria event. Due to overwhelming feedback the 2012 event has been extended to run for a full month!

Restaurants will offer three course menus costing $20, $30 or $40 per person
Accommodations offer one night room rates of $69, $79, $99 and $129

Dine Around Menus & Stay In Town Accommodations

Call today and book a Guest Room for $99.00 a night!

6th Annual Victoria Tea Festival

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012
Crystal Garden, 713 Douglas Street
Saturday February 18th 12:00 – 5:00 pm
Sunday February 19th 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Tea Festival WebsiteTea Festival
The largest public tea exhibition in North America! Whether you are a tea newbie or a tea aficionado, you will not be disappointed at this weekend event. Discover a world of tea from the traditional to the trendy as you sample hundreds of teas or learn about such topics as “cooking with tea” at one of the complimentary presentations. Taste black, green, white, oolong, or herbal teas uniquely and exquisitely prepared by local, national, and international exhibitors, noting how the flavors may differ depending upon origin, soil type, style of tea, processing techniques, and preparation. Shop for all your favorite teas, tea wares and tea-related products.

Winter Farmer’s Market

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012


Until March 17, 2012
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
1st & 3rd Saturday every month

Shop from your local farmers at the Victoria Winter Farmers’ Market! Shop fresh local poultry, meats, seafood, cheese, salt, breads, produce, preserves, and lots more! The Victoria Downtown Public Market Society brings you an all-local, all-food market in the heart of the city!

Upcoming dates:
January 7 & 21
February 4 & 18
March 3 & 17

Check out the Victoria Public Market for other exciting news!

Victoria Film Festival

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012


February 3rd – 12th

For full details or program guide please visit the VFF Website.

For 10 thrilling days, filmmakers, writers, and actors gather to dazzle audiences with their latest cinematic visions. With over 150 new films each year, the Victoria Film Festival buzzes with world premieres, exclusive screenings, and discussions surrounding the boldest, most vivid cinema from around the world. Ticket cost varies by event and screening.