Festivals & Events

Swiftsure Yacht Race

May 25th – 29th, 2017

The Swiftsure Yacht Race is the longest running cross-border race on the West Coast, for sailboats of all sizes. Rumor has it the best spot to watch is from Clover Point, be sure to get there early to get a good spot!

Celebrate Canada 150

July 1st, 2017

Canada is turning 150 this year and Victoria is doing a whole lot to celebrate! From June 21st to July 1st enjoy 10 full days of free outdoor events in Victoria’s beautiful Inner Harbour. Celebrate with multicultural artistry, diverse food and beverage, ending with a spectacular fireworks display!

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.

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


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.