Archive for October, 2013

Antimatter – Underground Film Festival

Thursday, October 31st, 2013


Dates: October 30, 2013 to November 3, 2013
Locations: Various
This underground film festival features and promotes experimental cinema from the western world. Films are chosen by a jury but the festival is non-competitive. Antimatter has been running since 1998 and is dedicated to the exhibition and nurturing of diverse forms of media art.

For more information on the 16th annual Antimatter, please visit the Antimatter (Media Art) website.

Salmon Run

Monday, October 28th, 2013


Dates: Mid-late October to early December
Location: Goldstream Provincial Park

The Salmon have arrived at Goldstream Park!

Visit Goldstream Provincial Park, located just outside Victoria on Highway 1, and witness a wonder of nature – the annual Salmon Run. Every Fall, thousands of Salmon swim upriver from the ocean to lay their eggs in the ideal spawning ground the park provides.

This event attracts many visitors throughout October and November, and makes for a great family outing. Watch the Salmon from the riverside, and while you’re there, visit the park’s nature house and enjoy the picturesque hiking trails.

For more information, please visit the Goldstream Provincial Park website.

Candlelight Conservation Dinner

Monday, October 21st, 2013

Date: October 24, 2013
Location: Various restaurants

Dine by candlelight! Restaurants across B.C. will be participating in the Candlelight Conservation Dinner dim the lights and turn up the ambiance to show how simple actions can save energy.

On October 24, 2013, each participating restaurant will be extending an exclusive discount or special offer on the night including anything from a free appetizer, to 2-for-1 entrées, featured menu items and other great deals.  

Please see a list of the participating restaurants in Victoria and be sure to mention the Candlelight Conservation Dinner at time of reservation. Please feel free to contact the individual restaurants for more information regarding their promotional offers and/or restrictions.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, October 14th, 2013

Ghosts of Victoria Festival

Sunday, October 6th, 2013

John-in-Chancery-Lane-200x300[1]Dates: October 17, 2013 to October 31, 2013
Location: Various locations

As Halloween approaches, the Ghosts of Victoria Festival provides ghostly activities in Victoria, British Columbia’s most haunted place. The Ghosts of Victoria Festival is held over the last two weeks of October each year, with many activities to choose from.

2012 activities included Ghostly Walks, The “Original” Ghost Bus-tours, Haunted Trolley Tours, Ross Bay Cemetery Ghost Tour, “Voices from the Past” at St. Ann’s Academy, Spooky play at Craigdarroch Castle, Maritime Museum Ghost Tours, Pumpkin Art in Oak Bay and “Festival of Fear” at Galey Farms.

For more information on the upcoming 2013 activities, please click here.

Sarah Brightman

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013


Date: October 24, 2013
Location: Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre
Time: 7:30pm

Over the past two and a half decades, Sarah Brightman has distinguished herself as the world’s biggest selling soprano of all time with global sales reaching over 30 million units. She has received more than 180 gold and platinum awards in over 40 countries. Brightman pioneered the classical crossover music movement and is the only artist to have simultaneously topped the Billboard dance and classical music charts.

For more information on Sarah Brightman’s upcoming concert in Victoria, please click here.