Festivals & Events

Spring in Victoria is mild and can arrive as early as February. While most of Canada is still covered in a blanket of snow, cherry blossoms flood the streets of Victoria and the City of Gardens boasts two million blooms!

Wildlife Photographer of the Year at the Royal BC Museum 

Now through 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.

SPARK Festival at the Belfry Theatre

March 9 – 22, 2015

The annual SPARK Festival is packed full of new plays, new ideas and a ton of free events!

Victoria Baroque Players: Music for Passiontide and Easter

March 22, 2015

Victoria’s acclaimed period instrument ensemble, the Victoria Baroque Players, join the St John’s Chamber Singers in a beautiful selection of sacred works in tune with the seasons of Lent and Easter.

The Butchart Gardens: Spring Prelude Indoor Garden

Now through March 31, 2015

Butchart Garden’s Blue Poppy Restaurant is turned into a wonderful early spring display. Wander through the indoor paths and enjoy scents of daffodils, flower cherries, witch hazels and tulips.

Discover the Past: Ghostly Walks

Fridays and Saturdays until March 28, 2015

Find out why Victoria is the most haunted city in BC on one of our famous Ghostly Walks. This tour takes you through the alleys and courtyards of Old Town and tell you some of our most haunting and memorable stories.

IMAX Film Festival at the Royal BC Museum

March 6 – April 9, 2015

Enjoy six different 45 minute movie options on British Columbia’s largest IMAX screen and become immersed in a memorable cinematic experience. Movie options include: The Magic of Flight, Wolves, The Living Sea, Mystery of the Nile, Wonders of the Arctic, and Mystic India.

Robert Bateman Center: Winter Wednesdays

February 4 – March 25, 2015

Visit for one of the rare opportunities to enjoy the gallery after hours as well as offers from the Steamship Grill and Bar. For February and March only, free admission on Wednesdays from 5pm to 8pm.

Arts ‘n’ Facts of Wine at the Crystal Garden

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

This event features the spring wine release from Naramata Bench Wineries as well as food samples from Victoria’s finest chefs, charcuteries, cheese shops, and bakeries. This unique food and wine pairing is being held at the beautiful Crystal Garden, just a short walk from The Magnolia Hotel and Spa. Tickets are $95 per person.

Catalano Restaurant and Cicchetti Bar

Four Course Hoyne Tasting Dinner on March 31st

Catalano is hosting a 4 course tasting dinner in partnership with Hoyne Brewery, one of our many popular craft breweries in Victoria. Each course will be paired with a different Hoyne beer, to view the menu, please visit our “dining” page. The cost is $50 per person and reservations are required.

McPherson Playhouse: Les Miserables

May 1 – 3, 2015 and May 7 – 10, 2015

Your chance to see the most popular musical in the world! Ticket prices ranging from $21.75 to $49.50, student and senior pricing is also available.

Uno Fest at the Intrepid Theatre

May 9 – 24th

A theatrical festival featuring independent one-person shows including; innovative solo stand-up, circus acts, and theatre from Canada and around the World. Early bird ticket sales $17 per person available until  April 17th.