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.


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