Festivals & Events

As the oldest city in the Pacific Northwest, Victoria has a ghostly history that comes to life in the month of October.

The brilliant colours of fall hint at a plethora of vibrant and spooky Halloween-inspired activities in British Columbia’s most haunted city.

Ghostly Walks with Discover the Past

Year Round

During the tour, enjoy great storytelling as we guide you through the haunted streets and alleys of Victoria, British Columbia: a ghost-hunter’s paradise.

Bastion Square Public Market

Weekly from Thursday to Sunday April 27 to September 30

The Bastion Square Public Markets is celebrating their 24th year in the heart of downtown Victoria. Situated between Government & Wharf Street and Fort & Yates Street. Both Markets features a unique selection of locally hand made products in the location where historic Fort Victoria once stood.

Bites Brews Bands on the Barge

Every Friday from June 23rd to September 22nd

Every Friday 5:00pm to 9:30pm on the Breakwater Barge there are food trucks, fabulous local beer, cider & wine as well as local bands. #BEONTHEBARG

The Children’s Republic at the Belfry Theatre

September 12th – October 8th, 2017

The Children’s Republic is based on the true and inspirational tale of Dr. Janusz Korczak, a selfless advocate for children’s rights. In the Jewish Orphanage, confined within the walls of the Warsaw ghetto, Korczak struggles to protect the children, and save them from the horrors of World War II. A powerful and true story of beauty and heroism in a world devoid of freedom and the necessities of life.

Victoria Zombie Walk

October 7th, 2017

Beware of Zombies! Victoria’s Zombie Walk starts at Centennial Square at 3pm.

GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon

October 8th, 2017

This world-renowned marathon is a beautiful, seaside course with lots of mild undulations, but with a maximum elevation change of only 74 feet. An amazing race whether this is your first marathon or you are a seasoned marathoner.

Art of the Cocktail

October 14th, 2017

Join us for a VIP experience of cocktail sampling featuring unique and familiar spirits. Along with the big players, the Grand Tasting will also highlight artisan, small, and regional distillers. Tickets are $65 and include all drinks and food.

Pendray’s Corn Maze

September 8th – October 29th, 2017

Nothing quite says fall like a corn maze! Located in beautiful North Saanich at Pendray Farms with over 10km of trails with 14 acres of corn. There are activities for all ages including a treasure hunt, kid’s maze and corn sandbox. Bring your boots and flashlight if you’re visiting at night! Located at 9537 West Saanich Road.

Girl in the Goldfish Bowl at Langham Court Theatre

September 27 – October 14, 2017

“My mother says you know when you’re grown up: it’s the moment you stop being happy and start remembering when you used to be.” As Amahl the goldfish is flushed away, precocious pre-teen Iris savours the final golden hours of her childhood­­ amid threats of an atomic disaster, the disintegration of her parents’ marriage, and the arrival of a mysterious stranger who washes up on the doorstep.

“An uncommon, quirky bland of homour and compassion” National Post

Onegin at the Belfry Theatre

October 17— November 12, 2017

Based on the poem by Pushkin and the opera by Tchaikovsky. A lush, passionate and acclaimed new musical about trying not to fall in love.

Victoria Harbour Ferries

February 20th – October 22nd, 2017

What better way to see Victoria than by boat! Escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and explore Victoria from the water, whether you take a 45 minute Harbour Tour, a 75 minute historic Gorge Cruise, or hop on any one of our water taxis, you will surely not be disappointed.

Ballet Victoria presents Dracula 

October 27 – 29, 2017

Prepare to be seduced by this eerily evocative ballet that will bite deeply into your soul.

 Victoria Symphony presents Hollywood Thrillers

October 28 & 29, 2017

Feel the tension build, your heart race and skin tingle with music from Hollywood Thrillers including Psycho, Jaws, Close Encounters and more!