Festivals & Events

Victoria is known as “Canada’s Most Romantic City” making February a great time to visit with your loved one! The trees along Government street are lit up in pink and red, and shop windows are decorated with heart shaped chocolates and cakes! Near the end of the month, the cherry blossoms will begin to bloom making Victoria all the more beautiful as winter turns to spring yet again.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015 at Royal BC Museum

Now until April 4, 2016

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

The Valley at the Belfry Theatre

February 2 – 28

The strength and fragility of everyday people is the cornerstone of Joan MacLeod’s The Valley is her. In this timely and moving story, a dramatic police encounter binds four people together – a mother and her teenage son, a policeman and his wife.

Pacific Baroque Festival

February 4 – 7

“How good and pleasant it is” welcomes you to the world of 17th century German music, a musical environment out of which Johann Sebastian Bach’s genius emerged.

Victoria Film Festival – Celebrating 22 Years

February 5 – 14

The Victoria Film Festival delivers a selection of Canadian and International films while supporting the practice of all media artists with particular focus on Canadian independent media artists through exhibition of their work.

Victoria Tea Festival Revival

February 7 – 14

A week of education celebrating Tea! Local businesses open up their doors to those who want to learn about and enjoy one of the best pleasures in life; Tea! Entry is by donation *BYO-Teacup.

Night Shift: Wild Romance at the Royal BC Museum

February 13

This year’s romantic event will include even more entertainment and activities than before along with food and drinks provided by Truffles Catering. Tickets are $35 per person, must be 19+ to enter.

Mardi Gras at The Victoria Public Market

February 13

Atomique Productions and Roast present this Mardi Gras event; complete with live bands, carnival performers, festive decor, New Orleans-inspired cocktails, and dishes prepared by Roast.

Chinese New Year in Victoria

February 14

Ring in the Year of the Monkey in Canada’s oldest Chinatown and allow the celebrations to transport you into a different world. A major gateway to Chinese immigrants in the past and present, Victoria’s Chinatown is a treasure chest of Chinese gems and curiosities. Explore small stores in Fan Tan Alley, North America’s narrowest commercial street, and enjoy vibrant New Year’s celebrations amidst blooming cherry trees. Festivities begin at 11am.

Pacific Opera Victoria presents Barber of Seville

February 11 – 21

In Italian with English surtitles.

Rosina and Almaviva have fallen in love at first sight and will allow nothing to stop them from getting married. With a little help from the busybody Figaro, they devise an arsenal of tricks to outwit Rosina’s guardian. The enterprising trio proves that the road to true love is paved with theft, lies, bribery, brawling – and wicked comedy.

Dine Around Victoria

February 19 – March 6

It’s that wonderful time of year again where 60 participating  restaurants offer 3 course dinner’s for a $20, $30, $40 or $50 a person. This is the perfect time to try out that new hot-spot that you’ve heard of! Contact our concierge if you would like assistance in making reservations.

Victoria Beer Week

March 4 – 12

Victoria Beer Week is a nine-day series of events highlighting a broad selection of BC craft breweries while educating greater Victoria residents about craft beer. The event is fuelled by events that pair BC craft beer and local Victoria artisan food vendors, with a clear focus on showcasing quality BC craft beer and educating beer enthusiasts. Smaller tastings, seminars and micro-events happen at various venues throughout the week.