Festivals & Events

 Celebrate Canada 150

June 21st – July 1st, 2017

Joins for an eleven-day commemoration of Canada’s 150th birthday between June 21 and July 1, 2017! Starting on Wednesday, June 21st at Ship’s Point in Victoria’s Inner Harbour and culminating on Saturday, July 1st on the Legislature Lawn, Spirit of 150 Victoria, City of Victoria, and the Canada’s 150th Anniversary of Confederation are proud to present eleven days of multicultural artistry, diverse food and beverage offerings, and live music. As always, Canada Day will end with a massive firework display!

O Canada! High Tea

June 21st – July 3rd

Served Daily from 11am – 4pm enjoy this celebratory four course tea in “the garden that love built”. Enjoy some truly Canadian flavours with bannock, maple butter, Nanaimo bars and Cowichan Valley goat cheese. Reservations are highly recommended.

Bastion Square Public Market

Weekly from Thursday to Sunday

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. #BEONTHEBARGE

Victoria PRIDE Week

July 1st – 9th, 2017

Enjoy fun activities all week as we come together and celebrate Victoria’s Pride! The annual pride parade will take place on July 9th.


Victoria International Jazz fest

June 23rd – July 2nd, 2017

Enjoy this 10 day music festival featuring jazz, blues and world music of local, Canadian and internationally acclaimed musicians. For the complete festival schedule click here.

Phillips Backyard Weekender

July 7th – 9th

Disguised as a brewery parking lot by day, the Phillips Backyard magically transforms into an outdoor music super-party for three unforgettable nights. Set against the backdrop of our beloved local craft brewery in the open air of downtown Victoria’s communal backyard, The Phillips Backyard Weekender is a summer highlight not to be missed.

Victoria Symphony Splash

August 6th, 2017

Experience Victoria’s 28th annual Symphony Splash this year! From a floating barge in the Inner Harbour, the Victoria Symphony Orchestra and special guests will perform ending with not only a grand finale of Tchiakovsky’s 1812 Overture but with fireworks as well!

Dragon Boat Festival

August 19, 2017

This year is Victoria’s 23rd annual Dragon Boat Festival and the only Dragon Boat Festival in Canada to take place in a working harbour.

Feast of Fields

August 27, 2017

Victoria Fringe Festival

August 23rd – September 3rd, 2017

The Victoria Fringe Theatre Festival takes over Downtown Victoria each summer for a 12 day celebration of live performance  from around the world. Keep your eyes peeled for for the complete festival program which will become available in July.

Victoria Classic Boat Festival

September 1st – 3rd, 2017

Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Classic Boat Festival along with Canada’s 150th Birthday. Planning is underway for this very special celebration of our marine heritage.


September 14th – 17th, 2017


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.

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.