Festivals & Events


Wild Life Photographer of the Year at Royal BC Museum 

Now until April 2, 2018

A visitor favourite every year, Wildlife Photographer of the Year returns with a brand new selection of 100 of the most stunning images from around the world.

Victoria Symphony presents “The Planets”

January 20 & 21, 2018

The talented GVYO joins the VS for Holst’s dramatic masterpiece The Planets; a musical journey through the ideas and emotions associated with the influence of the planets on the human psyche. Violin sensation Caroline Goulding returns to play Brahms’ stunning Violin Concerto.

“Forget about Tomorrow” at the Belfry Theatre

January 23 – February 18, 2018

Can you re-imagine a lifetime together? Forget About Tomorrow is a play about a family – a loving family in crisis. When Jane’s husband Tom begins having trouble remembering things, she enters a world of denial. The play – at times extremely funny and always deeply moving – is Jane’s long and reluctant journey to accepting her husband’s fate, and the new role that she is expected to play.

The Great Big Show at McPherson Theatre

February 7-10, 2018

The GREAT BIG SHOW is an original live musical comedy extravaganza that will upend your assumptions about what it means to be “developmentally disabled”.  Inspiring, moving, hilarious – and unlike anything you’ve seen before.

Pacific Baroque Festival 2018 “Le Grand”

February 15-18, 2018

Pacific Baroque Festival 2018 will celebrate the 350th anniversary of its greatest member, Francois Couperin “Le Grand”, whose profound influence transformed French music towards the end of Louis XIV’s reign. Described as a ‘profound musician and true man of genius’, François Couperin, transformed French music beyond the constraints imposed by Jean-Baptiste Lully.  Couperin believed in embracing the best of foreign musical styles, such as the Italian, to create a new French musical expression which would lead to the perfection of music. Be part of a Festival audience that will discover the brilliance of Couperin, and appreciate the musical world in which it was created.

Pacific Opera Victoria presents La bohème

February 15-25, 2018

One of the most loved operas of all time, La bohème is a gorgeous, nostalgic slice of life that follows a group of young friends hanging out together, experiencing Paris and love and loss.

On-going Activities

Victoria’s Story with Discover the Past Walking Tours

This is one of our flagship tours that provides a superb overview of Victoria’s history in Old Town, Chinatown and around the harbour, but goes beyond the basics and includes current issues, and architecture.

Live Music Nightly at the Bard & Banker

The Bard & Banker is one of the very few places in Victoria offering live music 7 nights a week starting at 9pm, no cover charge except on New Years Eve and St.Patrick’s day. We feature mostly local musicians from Victoria with others coming from surrounding islands and the mainland. Sunday nights are “unplugged,” drawing inspiration from the MTV Unplugged Series, where all the music was performed acoustic and interactive with the audience.