Events Around Town

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  • Spirit of 150 Victoria - First Night

    December 31, 5pm - 9:30pm at the Inner Harbour.  Fireworks start at 9pm. Celebrate the kick-off of Canada's 150th birthday! Victorians, Islanders and visitors alike will be treated to a grand New Year's…
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  • Victoria Festival of Trees

    November 17 - January 3 at The Bay Centre & The Fairmont Empress Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Victoria Festival of Trees in support of BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. This year, the Festival…
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  • Christmas in Old Town

    November 11 - January 9 at the Royal BC Museum. Savour the sights and sounds of Christmas long ago.  Visit the wood-cobbled streets laced with festive garlands and see the shops decked with seasonal…
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  • Free Horse-Drawn Trolley Rides

    November 27 - December 24.   Sundays & Saturdays 11am - 3pm Enjoy a classic downtown tradition this holiday season for free!  Every weekend, horse-drawn trolleys will circulate throughout downtown…
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  • Ferris Wheel in Centennial Square

    November 26 - December 23, Fridays, Saturday & Sunday Whitness the lights of Centennial Square and Downtown Victoria from 20 meters up!  Grab a snack from local food vendors, enjoy holiday entertainment,…
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  • Abigail's Hotel closed

    January 1-13, 2017 Abigail's Hotel will be closed for annual general maintenance from Saturday, January 2 until Friday, January 13, re-opening on Saturday, January 14, 2017. We look forward to welcoming…
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  • The Butchart Gardens Christmas Lights

    December 1 - January 6 Christmas lights, holiday wreaths, carollers, ice skating, festive dining—it’s an exciting time at The Gardens. In fact, there’s so much happening from December 1st through January…
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  • Christmas in Old Victoria

    December 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 2:00pm - 3:30pm Experience the charm of Old Town in the month around Christmas with heart-warning stories about the holiday season a century ago on a 90-minute Discovery Walks…
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  • The Gift - Dec 27-29

    Ballet Victoria presents "The Gift" with the Victoria Symphony.  A uniquely wonderful Christmas ballet to Tchaikovsky's timeless Nutcracker score. The Victoria Symphony whisks you away with the dancers…
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  • The Nutcracker

    December 2-4 Dance Victoria presents the Royal Winnipeg Ballet's "The Nutcracker".  A Canadian Classic! Danced to Tchaikovsky’s unforgettable score, this production begins with a hockey game on a frozen…
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  • The Butchart Gardens Package

    A trip to Victoria is not complete without a visit to The Butchart Gardens. Spend a day meandering though the vast displays of vibrant colours and fragrances at one of the world's premier gardens. Includes…
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  • Christmas Craft Beer Show

    December 2 & 3 The best part about beer is that it can be enjoyed at any time of the year, and it should be celebrated in the same manner. So raise a mug of holiday cheer and join the first ever…
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  • Mommoths: Giants of the Ice Age - until December 31

    Ends December 31, 2016 Location: Royal BC Museum This engaging and interactive look at these magnificent creatures will transport visitors to a time when giants walked among us and humans struggled…
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  • The Butchart Gardens Package

    12/31/2014
    A trip to Victoria is not complete without a visit to The Butchart Gardens. Spend a day meandering though…
  • Mommoths: Giants of the Ice Age - until December 31

    08/27/2016
    Ends December 31, 2016 Location: Royal BC Museum This engaging and interactive look at these magnificent…
  • Mommoths: Giants of the Ice Age - until December 31

    09/29/2016
    Ends December 31, 2016 Location: Royal BC Museum This engaging and interactive look at these magnificent…
  • Mommoths: Giants of the Ice Age - until December 31

    10/30/2016
    Ends December 31, 2016 Location: Royal BC Museum This engaging and interactive look at these magnificent…
  • Free Horse-Drawn Trolley Rides

    11/26/2016
    November 27 - December 24.   Sundays & Saturdays 11am - 3pm Enjoy a classic downtown tradition…
  • Victoria Festival of Trees

    11/29/2016
    November 17 - January 3 at The Bay Centre & The Fairmont Empress Celebrate the 25th Anniversary…
  • Christmas in Old Town

    11/29/2016
    November 11 - January 9 at the Royal BC Museum. Savour the sights and sounds of Christmas long ago.…
  • Ferris Wheel in Centennial Square

    11/29/2016
    November 26 - December 23, Fridays, Saturday & Sunday Whitness the lights of Centennial Square…
  • Mommoths: Giants of the Ice Age - until December 31

    11/29/2016
    Ends December 31, 2016 Location: Royal BC Museum This engaging and interactive look at these magnificent…
  • Christmas Craft Beer Show

    12/02/2016
    December 2 & 3 The best part about beer is that it can be enjoyed at any time of the year, and…
  • The Nutcracker

    12/03/2016
    December 2-4 Dance Victoria presents the Royal Winnipeg Ballet's "The Nutcracker".  A Canadian Classic!…
  • Ferris Wheel in Centennial Square

    12/22/2016
    November 26 - December 23, Fridays, Saturday & Sunday Whitness the lights of Centennial Square…
  • Free Horse-Drawn Trolley Rides

    12/23/2016
    November 27 - December 24.   Sundays & Saturdays 11am - 3pm Enjoy a classic downtown tradition…
  • The Gift - Dec 27-29

    12/28/2016
    Ballet Victoria presents "The Gift" with the Victoria Symphony.  A uniquely wonderful Christmas ballet…
  • Spirit of 150 Victoria - First Night

    12/30/2016
    December 31, 5pm - 9:30pm at the Inner Harbour.  Fireworks start at 9pm. Celebrate the kick-off of…
  • Victoria Festival of Trees

    12/30/2016
    November 17 - January 3 at The Bay Centre & The Fairmont Empress Celebrate the 25th Anniversary…
  • Christmas in Old Town

    12/30/2016
    November 11 - January 9 at the Royal BC Museum. Savour the sights and sounds of Christmas long ago.…
  • The Butchart Gardens Christmas Lights

    12/30/2016
    December 1 - January 6 Christmas lights, holiday wreaths, carollers, ice skating, festive dining—it’s…
  • Christmas in Old Victoria

    12/30/2016
    December 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 2:00pm - 3:30pm Experience the charm of Old Town in the month around Christmas…
  • Mommoths: Giants of the Ice Age - until December 31

    12/30/2016
    Ends December 31, 2016 Location: Royal BC Museum This engaging and interactive look at these magnificent…
  • Victoria Festival of Trees

    01/02/2017
    November 17 - January 3 at The Bay Centre & The Fairmont Empress Celebrate the 25th Anniversary…
  • The Butchart Gardens Christmas Lights

    01/05/2017
    December 1 - January 6 Christmas lights, holiday wreaths, carollers, ice skating, festive dining—it’s…
  • Christmas in Old Town

    01/08/2017
    November 11 - January 9 at the Royal BC Museum. Savour the sights and sounds of Christmas long ago.…
  • Abigail's Hotel closed

    01/13/2017
    January 1-13, 2017 Abigail's Hotel will be closed for annual general maintenance from Saturday, January…
  • The Butchart Gardens Package

    12/31/2014

    A trip to Victoria is not complete without a visit to The Butchart Gardens. Spend a day meandering though the vast displays of vibrant colours and fragrances at one of the world's premier gardens.

    Includes

    • One night's accommodation for two
    • Admission for two to The Butchart Gardens
    • Three-course Breakfasts each morning at the hotel
    • Evening Appetizers
    • Complimentary Parking
    • Wireless Internet

    Does not include transportation to The Butchart Gardens.

    Package price includes 2 tickets to The Butchart Gardens, additional persons will be charged separately upon check in.

    Round-trip transportation is available through CVS tours. Tickets can be purchased at the hotel.

    Note: Package is subject to availability and is booked on a first come first serve basis. Please call us directly to confirm availability.
    Further room upgrades are possible at additional surcharges.
    Prices detailed do not include Taxes or Gratuities.

    Rates vary depending on the season and are based on double occupancy.

    Click here to book 

  • Mommoths: Giants of the Ice Age - until December 31

    08/27/2016

    Ends December 31, 2016

    Location: Royal BC Museum

    This engaging and interactive look at these magnificent creatures will transport visitors to a time when giants walked among us and humans struggled to survive in a world they had yet to conquer.
    Through a rich collection of fossils, casts, preserved flesh, immersive media and engaging interactives, visitors will discover the Proboscidean family tree, from woollies to mastodons to dwarves to modern-day elephants, immersed in a richly animated Ice Age panorama.

  • Mommoths: Giants of the Ice Age - until December 31

    09/29/2016

    Ends December 31, 2016

    Location: Royal BC Museum

    This engaging and interactive look at these magnificent creatures will transport visitors to a time when giants walked among us and humans struggled to survive in a world they had yet to conquer.
    Through a rich collection of fossils, casts, preserved flesh, immersive media and engaging interactives, visitors will discover the Proboscidean family tree, from woollies to mastodons to dwarves to modern-day elephants, immersed in a richly animated Ice Age panorama.

  • Mommoths: Giants of the Ice Age - until December 31

    10/30/2016

    Ends December 31, 2016

    Location: Royal BC Museum

    This engaging and interactive look at these magnificent creatures will transport visitors to a time when giants walked among us and humans struggled to survive in a world they had yet to conquer.
    Through a rich collection of fossils, casts, preserved flesh, immersive media and engaging interactives, visitors will discover the Proboscidean family tree, from woollies to mastodons to dwarves to modern-day elephants, immersed in a richly animated Ice Age panorama.

  • Free Horse-Drawn Trolley Rides

    11/26/2016

    November 27 - December 24.  
    Sundays & Saturdays 11am - 3pm

    Enjoy a classic downtown tradition this holiday season for free!  Every weekend, horse-drawn trolleys will circulate throughout downtown making it an enjoyable experience as you take in the festive sights and sounds of the holidays.

  • Victoria Festival of Trees

    11/29/2016

    November 17 - January 3 at The Bay Centre & The Fairmont Empress

    Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Victoria Festival of Trees in support of BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. This year, the Festival has ‘branched’ out across downtown. The Festival of Trees is decking the halls of The Bay Centre with over 60 trees on display and returning to their ‘roots’ at The Fairmont Empress Empress with 20 trees on display. The Festival brings together sponsors, local businesses, organizations, and individuals to decorate trees in a creative and beautiful fashion.

  • Christmas in Old Town

    11/29/2016

    November 11 - January 9 at the Royal BC Museum.

    Savour the sights and sounds of Christmas long ago.  Visit the wood-cobbled streets laced with festive garlands and see the shops decked with seasonal finery.

  • Ferris Wheel in Centennial Square

    11/29/2016

    November 26 - December 23, Fridays, Saturday & Sunday

    Whitness the lights of Centennial Square and Downtown Victoria from 20 meters up!  Grab a snack from local food vendors, enjoy holiday entertainment, try out the audio-reactive tree, meet Santa and snap a picture with the Polar Bear and the Ferris Wheel photo backdrop.

    Rides are $3 or $2/5
    Fridays: 4-9pm
    Saturdays 12-9pm
    Sundays 12-5pm


  • Mommoths: Giants of the Ice Age - until December 31

    11/29/2016

    Ends December 31, 2016

    Location: Royal BC Museum

    This engaging and interactive look at these magnificent creatures will transport visitors to a time when giants walked among us and humans struggled to survive in a world they had yet to conquer.
    Through a rich collection of fossils, casts, preserved flesh, immersive media and engaging interactives, visitors will discover the Proboscidean family tree, from woollies to mastodons to dwarves to modern-day elephants, immersed in a richly animated Ice Age panorama.

  • Christmas Craft Beer Show

    12/02/2016

    December 2 & 3

    The best part about beer is that it can be enjoyed at any time of the year, and it should be celebrated in the same manner. So raise a mug of holiday cheer and join the first ever Christmas Craft Beer Show at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre!
    There will be a multitude of fantastic local micro-breweries gathering together to display their seasonal products as well as their brewery favorites to both beer lovers and food and beverage professionals ahead of the holiday season.
    It's a great way to start off the holiday season holiday season!

    December 2: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
    December 3: 1:00pm - 5:00pm

  • The Nutcracker

    12/03/2016

    December 2-4

    Dance Victoria presents the Royal Winnipeg Ballet's "The Nutcracker".  A Canadian Classic! Danced to Tchaikovsky’s unforgettable score, this production begins with a hockey game on a frozen pond and features RCMP officers in a battle with the Rat King. Technically stunning dancers and gorgeous costumes and sets make this Canadian production memorable.

    Dec 2 & 3: 7:30pm
    Dec 3 & 4: 2:00pm

    Location: The Royal Theatre

  • Ferris Wheel in Centennial Square

    12/22/2016

    November 26 - December 23, Fridays, Saturday & Sunday

    Whitness the lights of Centennial Square and Downtown Victoria from 20 meters up!  Grab a snack from local food vendors, enjoy holiday entertainment, try out the audio-reactive tree, meet Santa and snap a picture with the Polar Bear and the Ferris Wheel photo backdrop.

    Rides are $3 or $2/5
    Fridays: 4-9pm
    Saturdays 12-9pm
    Sundays 12-5pm


  • Free Horse-Drawn Trolley Rides

    12/23/2016

    November 27 - December 24.  
    Sundays & Saturdays 11am - 3pm

    Enjoy a classic downtown tradition this holiday season for free!  Every weekend, horse-drawn trolleys will circulate throughout downtown making it an enjoyable experience as you take in the festive sights and sounds of the holidays.

  • The Gift - Dec 27-29

    12/28/2016

    Ballet Victoria presents "The Gift" with the Victoria Symphony.  A uniquely wonderful Christmas ballet to Tchaikovsky's timeless Nutcracker score. The Victoria Symphony whisks you away with the dancers and a flurry of wonderful characters who celebrate Christmas together. The little mischief of a young girl sparks an exciting adventure and a world of unexpected wonder when she opens a present brought by her uncle despite his warning.

    Location: The Royal Theatre
    Time: 2:00pm

  • Spirit of 150 Victoria - First Night

    12/30/2016

    December 31, 5pm - 9:30pm at the Inner Harbour.  Fireworks start at 9pm.

    Celebrate the kick-off of Canada's 150th birthday! Victorians, Islanders and visitors alike will be treated to a grand New Year's Eve celebration.  The free evening event will be an extravaganza complete with musical performances, light projections, food, fireworks and numerous other activites.

  • Victoria Festival of Trees

    12/30/2016

    November 17 - January 3 at The Bay Centre & The Fairmont Empress

    Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Victoria Festival of Trees in support of BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. This year, the Festival has ‘branched’ out across downtown. The Festival of Trees is decking the halls of The Bay Centre with over 60 trees on display and returning to their ‘roots’ at The Fairmont Empress Empress with 20 trees on display. The Festival brings together sponsors, local businesses, organizations, and individuals to decorate trees in a creative and beautiful fashion.

  • Christmas in Old Town

    12/30/2016

    November 11 - January 9 at the Royal BC Museum.

    Savour the sights and sounds of Christmas long ago.  Visit the wood-cobbled streets laced with festive garlands and see the shops decked with seasonal finery.

  • The Butchart Gardens Christmas Lights

    12/30/2016

    December 1 - January 6

    Christmas lights, holiday wreaths, carollers, ice skating, festive dining—it’s an exciting time at The Gardens. In fact, there’s so much happening from December 1st through January 6th, it is referred to it as the Magic of Christmas season.

    Enjoy the traditions of the season with theTwelve Days of Christmas displays placed throughout the gardens. Sing the song as you walk along.

  • Christmas in Old Victoria

    12/30/2016

    December 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
    2:00pm - 3:30pm

    Experience the charm of Old Town in the month around Christmas with heart-warning stories about the holiday season a century ago on a 90-minute Discovery Walks tour.

    Location:
    Burnes House
    26 Bastion Square
    Victoria, BC
    Canada

  • Mommoths: Giants of the Ice Age - until December 31

    12/30/2016

    Ends December 31, 2016

    Location: Royal BC Museum

    This engaging and interactive look at these magnificent creatures will transport visitors to a time when giants walked among us and humans struggled to survive in a world they had yet to conquer.
    Through a rich collection of fossils, casts, preserved flesh, immersive media and engaging interactives, visitors will discover the Proboscidean family tree, from woollies to mastodons to dwarves to modern-day elephants, immersed in a richly animated Ice Age panorama.

  • Victoria Festival of Trees

    01/02/2017

    November 17 - January 3 at The Bay Centre & The Fairmont Empress

    Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Victoria Festival of Trees in support of BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. This year, the Festival has ‘branched’ out across downtown. The Festival of Trees is decking the halls of The Bay Centre with over 60 trees on display and returning to their ‘roots’ at The Fairmont Empress Empress with 20 trees on display. The Festival brings together sponsors, local businesses, organizations, and individuals to decorate trees in a creative and beautiful fashion.

  • The Butchart Gardens Christmas Lights

    01/05/2017

    December 1 - January 6

    Christmas lights, holiday wreaths, carollers, ice skating, festive dining—it’s an exciting time at The Gardens. In fact, there’s so much happening from December 1st through January 6th, it is referred to it as the Magic of Christmas season.

    Enjoy the traditions of the season with theTwelve Days of Christmas displays placed throughout the gardens. Sing the song as you walk along.

  • Christmas in Old Town

    01/08/2017

    November 11 - January 9 at the Royal BC Museum.

    Savour the sights and sounds of Christmas long ago.  Visit the wood-cobbled streets laced with festive garlands and see the shops decked with seasonal finery.

  • Abigail's Hotel closed

    01/13/2017

    January 1-13, 2017

    Abigail's Hotel will be closed for annual general maintenance from Saturday, January 2 until Friday, January 13, re-opening on Saturday, January 14, 2017.

    We look forward to welcoming you in 2017!