Victoria Events

What's on at the Royal BC Museum

Gold Rush! El Dorado in BC

Opens May 13, 2015

Catch gold fever!
In 1858 word of gold rang out in the Fraser Canyon, starting a dramatic movement of people to what were largely unexplored regions of BC.  Through interactive displays and rare artifacts, this fascinating exhibition will show you how everything changed forever with the gold rushes of the 1800′s, as class and racial barriers were broken down and people seized the extraordinary opportunities that glittered before them.

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.

British Columbia Remembers: The Great War

August 4, 2014 marked the centenary of Britain’s declaration of war against Germany. As a member of the British Empire, Canada was automatically at war and British Columbians enlisted enthusiastically. To mark the anniversary of the Great War (1914–18), the Royal BC Museum begins its recognition with an installation in Clifford Carl Hall called British Columbia Remembers: The Great War.

The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

Emily Carr: On the Edge of Nowhere

With this exhibition, the AGGV is now the premiere destination on Vancouver Island to visit and learn about Emily Carr through her paintings. On the Edge of Nowhere includes a historical survey of Carr’s artistic career, featuring pieces in all the media and styles she explored and perfected. It also focuses on Carr’s influences and inspirations, such as European modern art, members of the Group of Seven artists, First Nations artists, Carr’s spirituality, and her interest in developing an art that speaks of her personal experience and her connection to the West Coast landscape.

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.


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.

James Bay Community Market

May 2 - October 10 
Saturdays: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Corner of Menzies and Superior Streets

Moss Street Market

May - October
Saturdays: 10:00am - 2:00pm
Sir James Douglas Elementary School, Moss St and Fairfield Rd