Victoria Events

What's on at the Royal BC Museum

Our Living Languages - First Peoples' Voices in British Columbia

This groundbreaking, interactive exhibition celebrates the resilience and diversity of First Nations languages in BC in the face of change. Learn what First Nations communities throughout the province are doing to help their languages survive and flourish, in this beautifully designed exhibition space, featuring original First Nations artwork and interactive stations.

Mammoths: Giants of the Ice Age

Opens June 3rd, 2016

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.

The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

Emily Carr and the Young Generation

As one of Canada’s most renowned artists, Carr is famous not only for her stunning landscapes, but also for her reputation as a nomadic, solitary artist. Emily Carr and the Young Generation celebrates a new vision of the iconic Victoria artist as both mentor and teacher, lending ideas and influence to a new generation of local artists. - See more at: http://aggv.ca/emily-carr-young-generation#sthash.ZoSMBma1.dpuf

The Artist Herself: Self-Portraits by Canadian Historical Women Artists

The Artist Herself brings to light a rich but underexplored aspect of Canadian culture. Drawing upon our fascination with self-portraits, The Artist Herself expands the genre’s definition by moving beyond the human face to propose other forms of self-representation, from both settler and Indigenous perspectives. The result is a thought-provoking selection of works by 41 women artists in a range of media, including paintings, textiles, photographs and film.

Case Studies: Decorative Art from the Collection

As we look forward to our future in a new building with its new spaces in which to display our rich holdings, Case Studies provides an opportunity to examine some of the remarkable objects of material culture in the Gallery’s collection. An exhibition in the form of an experiment, a wide range of decorative art will be displayed, and in each display case, a different element – such as artist or maker, colour, form, geography or function – will serve as the organizing device.

The Robert Bateman Centre

Location: Steamship Terminal Building at 470 Belleville St
Official Website: HERE

See the largest exhibit of original works by the world’s greatest wildlife artist. In this permanent exhibit of over 100 pieces spanning seven decades of work, Robert Bateman invites us to explore our relationship with the environment and pay homage to the majesty of nature. Travel through the eight galleries with Bateman’s personal multi-media commentary on a smartphone or tablet, and hear stories from his life and about the creatures he has so closely observed and reflected. Create your own forest of bird songs, curate a digital Bateman exhibit, and visit the shop of Canadian fine craft selected by Robert and Birgit Freybe Bateman.

Ongoing Events Around Town

IMAX Theatre
What's on and Showtimes: HERE
IMAX is the ultimate film experience!
The largest IMAX screen in British Columbia measuring 61'H x 85'W (18.59m x 25.9m) combined with crystal clear images and wraparound digital surround sound, offers you an incredible immersive cinematic experience. Victoria IMAX lets you feel like you're really there.

Markets

Victoria Public Market at The Hudson

Monday - Saturday: 10:00am - 5:30pm
Sunday: 11:00am - 5:00pm

  • Indoor Farmers Market: March - November
    Wednesdays and Saturdays: 11:00am - 3:00pm

The Victoria Public Market at the Hudson highlights local food producers at every level – farmers, fishers, butchers, bakers, cheese-makers, preservers, brewers, vintners, florists and restaurateurs.

Moss St Market
May 7 - October 29: Saturdays from 10:00am - 2:00pm

  • Features local and organic produce and foods, handmade crafts and artisan clothing

Bastion Square Public Market
April 28 - September 30: Thursday, Friday, Saturday from 11:00am - 4:30pm

  • Colourful open-air market that brings an array of locally produced arts, crafts, and entertainment.

Bastion Square Sunday Market
May 1 - October 2: Sunday's from 11:00am - 4:30pm

An eclectic mix of arts, crafts, imports, entertainment and locally grown produce and fruits

Sidney Summer Market
May 19 - September 1: Thursday's from 5:30pm - 8:30pm

  • Over 200 vendors selling gifts, produce, hand-made crafts and great food

Ship Point Night Market
June 17 - September 17: Friday & Saturday from 6:00pm - 10:30pm

  • A unique collection of art and music. Presents a diverse cross-section of national handmade arts.

Oak Bay Village Summer Market
June 8, July 13, August 10, September 14: 4:00pm - 8:00pm

  • Each market features an in-season produce theme with fresh produce from southern Vancouver Island

James Bay Market
May 27 - September 24: Saturday's from 9:00am - 3:00pm

  • Free live music & entertainment. Handmade, homemade, homegrown

Breakwater Market
June 12 - August 14: Sunday's from 11:00am - 4:00pm

  • Vancouver Island grown food products, arts, crafts, jewelry, artwork, local beer and wine tastings