Archive for May, 2013

Father’s Day

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Inner Harbour
Date: June 16, 2013 
Location: Victoria, BC

Bring Dad to Victoria to celebrate Father’s Day! Stay at the Royal Scot Hotel & Suites and take a stroll down to the festive Inner Harbour.

While you are here, take part in Harbour Day. Activities take place at Ships Point and Songhees Point and include dragon boat rides, kayak and canoe demonstrations, shanty singers, and sand castle demonstrations. Victoria Harbour Ferry is offering free rides to these two points or we can give you a lift in our courtesy van!

The Oak Bay Tea Party

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

The Oak Bay Tea Party
Dates: June 1 to June 2, 2013
Location: Willows Beach, Oak Bay, Victoria, BC

Come out and enjoy the fun at the 51st annual Oak Bay Tea Party. For the first year ever, amusement rides will be set up on Friday, May 31st from 4pm – 9pm. Bring the kids! There are lots of rides to choose from (everything from the Kamikaze and the Sizzler to the Ferris Wheel and Bumper Cars).

Please visit The Oak Bay Tea Party website for more information.

Bike to Work Week

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Dates: May 27, 2013 to June 2, 2013
Location: Victoria, BC

The 19th annual Greater Victoria Bike to Work Week is a free, fun-filled community event.

Bike to Work Week is for everyone including experienced and novice cyclists, so why not strap on your helmet, get some exercise and enjoy some fresh air by participating in this annual event!

For more information, please visit the Bike to Work Victoria website.

Swiftsure International Yacht Race

Thursday, May 16th, 2013


Swiftsure Public Events Schedule:

Thursday, May 23, 2013 – Ship Point
2:00pm – 6:00pm  Swiftsure Centre opens for registration.
8:00pm – 11:00pm  Rock to “The Midnights” at the Swiftsure Centre.

Friday, May 24, 2013 – Ship Point
10:00am – 6:00pm  All boats will be arriving at the inner harbour - a great time for an evening dinner and a tour of the docks at sunset. 
8:00pm – 11:00 pm  Dance to “Mid Life Crisis” at the Swiftsure Centre.

Saturday, May 25, 2013 – Clover Point
8:50am  Race sequence starts.
9:00am  First race begins! There will be lots of photo opportunities as the boats jockey for position between the breakwater and Brotchie Ledge.

Sunday, May 26, 2013 – Daylight Hours
Swiftsure Finish Line for long-course race is best viewed from the breakwater at Ogden Point.

The Swiftsure Centre is located at Ship Point in Victoria’s Inner Harbour and is the information headquarters for the race. For more information, please visit the Swiftsure International Yacht Race website.

150th Victoria Highland Games and Celtic Festival

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

Dates: May 11, 2013 to May 19, 2013
Location: Various

The 2013 Victoria Highland Games and Celtic Festival celebrates 150 years of Scottish Culture in Victoria, BC. For newcomers and longtime festival-goers alike, this celebration is a perfect time to enjoy and experience Scottish culture in BC.

Victoria Highland Games and Celtic Festival Event Highlights:

May 11 – Tartan Parade (downtown Victoria)
May 12 – Kilted Golf Tournament
May 15 – Tilted Kilt Pub Crawl
May 16 – Concert featuring Spirit of the West 
May 17 – Clan Torchlight Ceremony (Legislature)
May 18 and 19 – Highland Games & Celtic Festival (Topaz Park)

For more information, including admission and ticket information, please visit the Victoria Highland Games and Celtic Festival website.

115th Island Farms Victoria Day Parade

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

May 20, 2013
Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm
Location: Douglas Street – Victoria, BC

Come and celebrate Victoria Day in B.C.’s capital with the 115th consecutive Island Farms Victoria Day Parade! This is Victoria’s largest parade event including marching bands, floats, clowns and more.

The whole parade will take at least 3 hours to pass by, so be sure to come prepared. The parade starts at Mayfair Mall at 9:00 am and will proceed along Douglas Street, finishing at the intersection of Douglas and Humboldt Street.  

This is a fun event for the whole family!