Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival

March 31st, 2014

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Dates: April 1, 2014 to May 12, 2014
Location: Various
Time: Various

Entering its 87th year, the Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival has a long and popular history in Victoria.

For six weeks, over five thousand Victoria-area performers and students of music, dance and dramatic arts will be on stage and adjudicated in music, dance and speech arts. Performances in Brass, Classical Guitar, Choral, Composition, Dance (Ethnic, School and Studio), Fiddle, Musical Theatre, Piano, School Bands, School Orchestras, Speech and Dramatic Arts, Strings, Vocal and Woodwinds by talented youngsters and adults take place daily throughout Festival.

For more information, please visit the Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival website.

Victoria IMAX Film Festival

March 24th, 2014

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Dates: March 21, 2014 to April 21, 2014
Location: IMAX Victoria
Time: Various

The IMAX Film Festival is an annual affair. It features six great films over four weeks for one low price. The festival gives goers the opportunity to revisit old IMAX classics or see these classics for the first time.

This year’s films include:

- Adrenaline Rush: The Science of Risk
- Adventures in Wild California
- Dolphins
- Majestic White Horses
- Penguins
- D-Day, Normandy 1944

These films are sure to entertain movie goers of all ages. For more information on the IMAX Film Festival, please visit the IMAX Victoria website.

Belfry SPARK Festival

March 12th, 2014

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Dates: March 16, 2014 to March 30, 2014
Time: Various
Location: Belfry Theatre, Victoria, BC

From March 16 to March 30, 2014 the Belfry Theatre presents its sixth annual SPARK Festival of new plays and new ideas. SPARK has artists coming from across Canada and will also include local talent from Victoria!

There will be forty free events including readings and miniplays. The five big shows will include Terminus, Firewall, When it Rains, Little Iliad and Belfry 101 Live.

For more information including ticket prices and show times, please visit the Belfry Theatre website.

17th Annual Victoria French Festival

March 3rd, 2014

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

Come and enjoy four days of French culture from around the world at the 17th Annual Victoria French Fest!
The four day event will include two days of free activities and concerts at Centennial Square. Activities for the whole family will include free face painting, balloon animals, drumming workshops and lots more.

For more information, please visit the Victoria French Festival website.

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.