Festivals & Events

September 16 – October 19 The Belfry Theatre presents The Rez Sisters

A rich, magical journey of redemption by celebrated First Nations writer, Tomson Highway. Seven women –all related – leave their reservation on a road trip to Toronto and the “Biggest Bingo in the World”, each hoping to win the jackpot and change their lives forever.

Escape to British Columbia’s most haunted city this fall with the Fright Night Package!

As the oldest city in the Pacific Northwest, Victoria has a torrid history that comes to life during the month of October. Brilliant fall colours, great shopping and dining, not to mention some very spooky places and activities.

October 1 to November 1  Ghostly Walks

Ghostly walking tour through the alleys and haunted places of Victoria, routes and stories have been complied by historian and storyteller John Adams. Tours depart every night at 7:30pm, Friday and Saturdays at 9:30pm. (Additional times available October 17-November 1.)

October 4-6, 2014 Art of Cocktail Festival

The art of the Cocktail is a three day journey into the art, craft and tradition of cocktails held at various venues in Victoria. The Grand Cocktail tasting will open the door to a world of elegant spirits, while the Cocktail Workshops will pique your inner mixologist and the professional bartender competitions will impress even the most seasoned cocktail enthusiast

October 18, 24, 25 & 31 Haunted Victoria Tours

This year we visit Victoria’s Maritime Museum – formerly home of the Victoria Court House and the infamous Hanging Judge. We have many spectre’s throughout the City and this combined Bus and Walking Tour brings new stories and new places. Join the fun of this historically based Ghost Tour!

October 21 – November 2 The Belfry Theatre presents Spring Awakening

This rock musical is a daring mix of rebellion, poignancy and passion as a group of teens wrestle with their emerging sexuality and their place in the world.

 October 24-26 Haunted Zipline 

The Haunted night zip is full of terror and fun! There are strange creatures running amok and spooky tales on the Haunted Tour. Ghosts, monsters and tall tales will all be part of this very interactive experience. Take this tour during the day for a less spooky experience. Space on the Haunted Zip Tours are very limited, so please book as early as possible in order to avoid disappointment.

 October 25, 26 & 30 Victoria Haunted Horse Drawn Trolley

Take a ride back in time down the dark streets of Victoria and hear about the scary occurrences and most haunted neighbourhoods. Keep a watch out for ghosts!

 October 25 The Victoria Masquerade Ball

North America’s only Venetian style Masquerade Ball, this is an evening of gowns and masks, red carpet, performances, appetizers, dancing and more. All proceeds benefit the BC Cancer Foundation.

October 31 Night Shift: Living and Dying (Again) in Victorian Times at the Royal BC Museum

Set in the Old Town gallery, meet costumed players who will introduce you to characters and customs of the past that might surprise you. Summon spirits of Hallowe’en long ago at a Victorian Séance, wear your mourning attire!

 October 31 & November 1 A Spirited Event at Merridale Ciderworks

The Cowichan Valley Spirits have returned to the ciderhouse to influence our meal choices and to assist with a special release craft cider; Ghost Cider. Good food is even important to the dead, so they have convinced our chefs to create a 3-course dinner as well as lunch specials.