Victoria Events

What's on at the Royal BC Museum

We Call Them Vikings Exhibition

Dates: May 16, 2014 - November 11, 2014

The first North American stop for this exhibition, We Call Them Vikings challenges our common held beliefs and the Vikings emerge in a fascinating new light. Insights into Viking domestic life, death rituals, the significance of their craft, the power of mythology and the symbolism of their ships are explored in this interactive exhibition. See hundreds of rare artifacts – jewelry, swords, axes, and clothing – some rare, and many of which have never been shown outside Scandinavia.

This exhibition is produced by the Museums Partner, Austria and The Swedish History Museum.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Dates: December 12, 2014 - April 6, 2015

Celebrating 50 years of images, Wildlife Photographer of the Year showcases award-winning images that tell the astonishing stories of our natural world while pushing the boundaries of technical skill.  The striking exhibition features 100 large-scale, back-lit photographs that include some of the world’s most respected nature photographers and wildlife experts.

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.

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.

Abkhazi Gardens

Festive Christmas Afternoon Tea
$38.00 per person Reservations highly recommended.
Hot Honey-Buttered Crumpets with Housemade Lemon Marmalade Freshly Baked Currant & Cranberry Scone with Devonshire Cream and Housemade Preserves Freshly Baked Cheddar Scone with Crisp Apple Slice Petite Tourtiere Roasted Turkey & Cranberry Croissant Cucumber & Cream Cheese on Whole Wheat Free Range Organic Egg Salad on Rye Smoked Salmon Profiterole with Caramelized Shallot Cream and Dill Mincemeat Tart Dark Brandied Christmas Cake Granny's Butter Shortbread Sugarplums Melchior's Chocolate Treasure Your choice of Silk Road loose leaf tea. 

Markets

Victoria Public Market at The Hudson
Tuesday - Saturday: 9:30am - 6:30pm
Sunday: 9:30am - 5:00pm
Monday: Closed

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 Winter Market
Every Saturday from November 1 - April 25, 2015
10:00am - 12:00pm
Garry Oak Room in the Fairfield Community Centre

Victoria's favourite summer market is now year round! In addition to great winter produce brought to you from over a dozen local organic farmers, there will be baking, hot food and coffee.