Pacific Baroque Festival

February 25th, 2014

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Dates: March 6, 2014 to March 9, 2014
Time: Various
Location: Various

The 10th annual Pacific Baroque Festival takes places from March 6th to March 9th in Victoria. This year’s festival showcases the music of J.S. Bach, one of the greatest composers of all time.

Five separate concerts will be performed over three days, featuring music for organ, choirs, soloists, and small ensembles. Guest performers include the Pacific Baroque Orchestra, Canadian soloists Shannon Mercer and Tyler Duncan, and internationally renowned organist and harpsichordist Edoardo Bellotti. The performances will be held at Christ Church Cathedral and Alix Goolden Hall at the Victoria Conservatory of music.

For complete program details and ticket information, please visit the Pacific Baroque Festival website.

Be A Tourist In Your Own Hometown

February 16th, 2014

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Dates: February 27, 2014 to March 2, 2014
Location: Various locations

Participate in Be a Tourist In Your Own Hometown from February 27th until March 2nd by purchasing your passport ticket from Tourism Victoria’s Visitor Information Centre and receive a variety of admission discounts!

The Victoria attraction discounts include the Butchart Gardens, Craigdarroch Castle, the Royal BC Museum and IMAX, Butterfly Gardens and the Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre. Activity discounts include zip-lining and tours by horse-drawn carriage, bus or by air. There are also savings on ferries, car rentals, shopping and many restaurants.

For more information, please visit the Attractions Victoria website.

20th Annual Victoria Film Festival

February 4th, 2014

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Dates: February 7, 2014 to February 16, 2014
Time: Various
Location: Various Victoria locations

For ten days in February, the Victoria Film Festival premieres over 150 tantalizing films. Everything from documentaries to features to alternative cinema (and everything in between). Whether the Victoria Film Festival is new to you or if you are a seasoned participant, the Victoria Film Festival delivers engaging events, unique experiences and will transport you to another realm.

With over 24,000 attendees and record numbers of sold-out events and screenings, last year’s festival was their most successful year ever and this year’s is poised to be even bigger!

The Robert Bateman Centre – Family Day – Kids Get in for Free!

February 4th, 2014

Dates: February 10, 2014
Time: 10:00am to 5:00pm
Location: The Robert Bateman Centre, Victoria, BC

This BC Family Day, February 10th, The Robert Bateman Centre is opening their doors and letting children under the age of 18 years in for free!
For more information please visit The Robert Bateman Centre website.

Family Day – February 10th, 2014

January 26th, 2014

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British Columbia will celebrate Family Day as a statutory holiday on Monday, February 10th, 2014.

In British Columbia, Family Day falls on the second Monday of February each year. This holiday celebrates the importance of families and family life to people and their communities.

Family Day was first held in Canada in the province of Alberta in 1990. It is supposed to reflect the values of family and home that were important to the pioneers who founded Alberta, and give workers the opportunity to spend more time with their families. Family Day was introduced in Saskatchewan in 2007 and in Ontario in 2008.

On Family Day, many people plan and take part in activities aimed at the whole family. These activities may include visiting art exhibitions, watching movies, ice skating, playing board games and taking part in craft activities.

As the weather is usually cold in February, hot chocolate and freshly baked cookies are popular snacks. Other people use the long weekend as an opportunity for a short winter break or to travel to visit family members or friends.

What are your plans for this upcoming Family Day? Why not bring your family to the Royal Scot Hotel and Suites?

Check out our HOT Rates or our Specials and Packages for more information on our best available room rates!

Victoria Symphony presents: A Night at the Opera

January 21st, 2014

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Dates: January 23, 2014 to January 25, 2014
Time: January 23 at 2:00pm, January 24 and 25 at 8:00pm
Location: Royal Theatre, Victoria, BC

Visit the Royal Theatre this January as guest conductor Sarah Hicks, Principal Pops Conductor of the Minnesota Orchestra plans to bring the richness of all things Italian to Victoria. A Night at the Opera will include music of popular film composer Ennio Morricone and timeless hits by legends Dean Martin and Enrico Caruso.

For more information including admission and ticket information, please visit the Victoria Symphony website.

Pacific Cup Hockey Tournament in Victoria

January 12th, 2014

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The Royal Scot Hotel and Suites welcomes Pacific Cup Players to Victoria!

Adult hockey teams from Western Canada and the United States are gathering in Victoria from January 17 – 19, 2014 for the Canadian Adult Recreational Hockey Association (CARHA) Pacific Cup Tournament. This tournament is one of the largest and oldest recreational hockey tournaments in Canada and this year marks the 36th year in Victoria!

Contact the Royal Scot Hotel and Suites today for our special Pacific Cup Hockey Tournament room rates.

Snowed In Comedy Tour 2014

January 5th, 2014

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Dates: January 11, 2014
Time: 8:00pm and 10:30pm
Location: McPherson Playhouse, Victoria, BC

The Snowed In Comedy Tour is in its sixth year! This year the Snowed In Comedy Tour will feature four internationally recognized comedians including Arj Barker, Dan Quinn, Craig Campbell and Pete Johansson.

For more information including ticket prices, please visit the Snowed In Comedy Tour website.

Magic of Christmas at the Butchart Gardens

December 17th, 2013

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Dates: December 1, 2013 to January 6, 2014
Time: December 1 to January 6   9:00am – 9:00pm, December 25  1:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: Butchart Gardens, Victoria, BC

Planning a visit to Victoria this Christmas? Plan a visit to the Butchart Gardens and enjoy their Twelve Days of Christmas displays located throughout the gardens.

From now until January 6th, 2014 the Butchart Gardens will be decorated with Christmas lights including Christmas wreaths, carolers and an outdoor ice skating rink. This is something for the whole family to enjoy!

Royal BC Museum offers Admission by Donation Week

December 11th, 2013

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Dates: January 2, 2014 to January 9, 2014
Time: 10:00am to 5:00pm
Location: Royal BC Museum, Victoria, BC

Planning a visit to Victoria in the New Year? As a gift to thank the community, the Royal BC Museum is continuing its New Year’s tradition of offering Admission by Donation Week. Visitors are asked to pay what they can from January 2nd to January 9th, 2014.