Archive for June, 2014

Jazz Fest

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

Date: June 20 – 29
Time: Varies throughout the week
Location: Various venues

Celebrating its 30th anniversary of running, the TD Victoria International Jazz Fest features jazz  and blues music from local artists, as well as internationally-recognized musicians. There are  several different genres of music being highlighted throughout the 10 days such as funk, soul,  gospel, and swing.

10-time Grammy winner, Bobby McFerrin, will be amongst other well-known jazz musicians.  Respected artists, Angelique Kidjo and Cassandra Wilson, will be showcased in the line-up as well.  With 9 stages, over 320 musicians and 85 performers, you will surely not want to miss Jazz Fest!

For ticket details and a complete line-up of artists featured at Jazz Fest, please visit their website.

Foodie Film Festival

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

Date: June 20 – 23
Time & Location: Varies throughout weekend (Please refer to website)

Do you like food? And films too? If the answer to both those questions is yes, there is a perfect event for you to attend! The Victoria Film Festival is celebrating the beginning of summer with its Foodie Film Festival that combines two great things; food and films.

Indulge in various cuisines prior to watching each film!

Films Featured:

Hey Bartender
Jadoo: Kings of Curry
The Golden Scallop
Zone Pro Site: A Moveable Feast
A Tale of Samurai Cooking
Brasserie Romantique
The Organic Life

Please see their website for more details.

Vic Fest

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014


Date: Saturday, June 14
Time: 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Location: St. Anne’s Academy

Come out and enjoy the first of many music festivals happening this summer in Victoria! Vic Fest is an outdoor music festival featuring popular artists such as Said the Whale, Evan Bourque and Towers and Trees. The various music choices are accompanied by food samples from local restaurants in Victoria. Pair that with a beer sampling and a wine garden, and you are set for the day!

With special kid-friendly areas, the entire family is able to enjoy the festival! Please visit the website for more information regarding ticket sales and event details.

Run or Dye

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

Date: June 28
Location: Starting line is at Wilfert Road

Love wearing colour? Well, now you can literally wear the rainbow! Run or Dye is a 5 kilometer run where each kilometer you are showered in safe, coloured dye. It is a run for everyone no matter how old you are, or how you would like to undertake the 5km. Feel free to dress in a costume or a white outfit, but be prepared to get colour-blasted!

Please visit their website for more information.

Beacon Hill Park

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014


Have a fun-filled day at one of Victoria’s main attractions. Beacon Hill Park offers a beautiful scenic walk, playgrounds, a water park, several ponds, and a petting zoo! The Beacon Hill Petting Zoo features animals such as pigs, llamas, chickens, and baby goats (which you can brush and play with!). The Petting Zoo is open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm daily.

Beacon Hill Park is just minutes away from our hotel, perfect for walking. Whether it be the beautiful scenery that hooks your eye, or the play parks for children, Beacon Hill has something for all ages. Perhaps you’ll be lucky to see some turtles and the several peacocks roaming around as well!

Don’t forget… While at Beacon Hill Park, you can also stop by Mile 0, the start of Canada’s Highway 1!