20th Annual Victoria Film Festival

February 4th, 2014

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

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


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


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


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


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

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.

A Victorian Christmas at Craigdarroch Castle

December 4th, 2013


Dates: December 1 to 31, 2013
Time: 10:00am to 4:30pm daily, with extended hours from 10:00am to 7:00pm during the weeks surrounding Christmas.
Closed December 25 and 26, 2013
Location: Craigdarroch Castle, Victoria, BC

The Craigdarroch Castle is a stunning example of Victorian architecture and over the Christmas season rooms are transformed and presented in a traditional Victorian Christmas fashion and original period toys peak out from under the Christmas trees. Self guided tours occur daily and additional events are scheduled to take place throughout December.

For more information and a full schedule of events, please contact the Craigdarroch Castle.

Lighted Truck Parade

November 27th, 2013

Date: December 7, 2013
Time: 5:45pm to 8:30pm 
Location: Victoria’s Inner Harbour

Come and enjoy the annual Lighted Truck Parade! This event aims to light up the streets and the lives of those less fortunate with the Annual Lighted Truck Parade and Food Drive.

5:45PM Trucks leave the parking lot at Ogden Point. For safety reasons, access to this parking lot is restricted to parade participants only.

6:30PM Trucks arrive at Oak Bay Village

7:00PM Trucks arrive at Yates and Douglas Street

7:30PM Trucks arrive at Helmcken and Trans Canada overpass

8:00PM Trucks arrive at Goldstream and Veterans Memorial Parkway

8:30PM Trucks arrive at Western Speedway – SANTA ARRIVES BY TRUCK

The above timing in respect to the Truck Light Convoy is approximate and everyone is invited to gather at Western Speedway for the conclusion of the parade.
Admission to Western Speedway is by cash or non-perishable food items. Coffee, hot dogs and hot chocolate are available by donation.