Lighted Ship Parade

November 27th, 2013


Date: December 7, 2013
Time: 6:30pm 
Location: Victoria’s Inner Harbour

After the Lighted Truck Parade passes Victoria’s Inner Harbour (approximately 6:30pm), the Lighted Ship Parade will begin. Boats of all sizes will sail through Victoria’s Inner Harbour, decorated with bright magical Christmas lights.

This is an event for the whole family to enjoy, so come down to Victoria’s Inner Harbour and enjoy the Christmas season festivities!

Island Farms Santa Light Parade

November 14th, 2013

Date: Saturday, November 23, 2013
Government Street – from Belleville Street to Chatham Street  
Time: 5:45pm to 7:00pm

The Island Farms Santa Light Parade routinely draws crowds of more than 40,000 to the streets of Victoria to take part in a festive celebration of the winter holidays. Bring the family to Victoria’s annual Christmas parade and enjoy the dazzling floats and marching bands that travel along the magically lit Government Street from Victoria’s Inner Harbour to Chatham Street. Meet up at the Capital Iron parking lot for delicious treats courtesy of Island Farms.

A National Celebration – Christmas Lights Across Canada

November 14th, 2013

Date: Thursday, November 28, 2013
Venue: BC Legislature Buildings, Victoria, BC
Time: 5:00pm

Planning a visit to Victoria at the end of November? Why not head down to the Legislature Buildings on the evening of Thursday, November 28th to celebrate the lighting of the Parliament Buildings and the Provincial Christmas tree.

Date: Thursday, November 28, 2013

This spectacular event will include performances by SingYourJoy Young Adult Chorus, James Bay Community School Choir, Reynolds Secondary School Carol Band and the St. Andrew’s Regional High School Choir.

Traditional refreshments will be served inside and a festive indoor Christmas tree will be on display for all to see and enjoy!

Remembrance Day

November 7th, 2013


Date: Monday, 11 November, 2013
Venue: BC Legislative Building Grounds, Victoria, BC
Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm  

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, Canadians are asked to pause in memory of the thousands of men and women who sacrificed their lives in military service.

Lest We Forget

Antimatter – Underground Film Festival

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

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

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!

October 14th, 2013

Ghosts of Victoria Festival

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

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.