May 17 to December 31, 2019
Join us for the world premiere of Maya: The Great Jaguar Rises—an extraordinary exhibition of 300 artifacts highlighting Maya civilization past and present. Discover a powerful culture that rose in the tropical rainforests of Guatemala thousands of years ago, and learn how science and belief shaped the Maya identity from ancient times to present day.
September 16 – November 30, 2019
As warm days transition to crisp nights, a parade of red, russet and golden maples emerge at The Gardens. It’s the perfect time of year to visit the Japanese Garden before winter begins. In November, as The Gardens become quieter, our gardeners have more time to spend with visitors. This is a rare chance for you to see behind the scenes in some of our greenhouses.
October 17-27, 2019
Pacific Opera Victoria presents Giacomo Puccini’s classic 1918 collection comprises three distinct works that, when presented together as the composer wished, provide a rare and unforgettable experience.
October 17-10 & 24-31, 2019
A festival for all those who love the spookiest time of the year! Explore among the four venues of the Farm. Get lost in the haunted Cornfield of Horror, or take a ride on Crazy Train that runs for over a mile. Attend a seance with Madame Isabelle in the Theater room, and wander the Carnival halls, an over 6,000 ft haunted house! Enter if you dare.
October 19, 2019 6pm-8pm (VIP starts at 5pm)
Art of The Cocktail is the biggest cocktail party on the island! With over 900 attendees, 40 exhibitors & over 60 spirits being served, we bring the party to the heart of Victoria for an unforgettable festival of tasting, masterclasses & fun!
October 25-27, 2019
Haunted Night Zipline Tours are full of terror and fun! There are strange creatures running amok and spooky tales to be told. Ghosts, monsters and tall tales are all a part of this very interactive experience, available only around Hallowe’en. Book a day tour for a less intense experience. Space on our Haunted Night Zipline Tours is very limited, so please book as early as possible in order to avoid disappointment!
October 25-27, 2019
Ballet Victoria rocks the house with an all-new ballet performance as a Pink Floyd & Queen tribute. A one-act musical theatre ballet follows, with choreography driven by iconic musical classics.
October 26, 2019 8pm – advance tickets required
Victoria’s most anticipated Halloween party, Night Shift. Experience an evening filled with incredible costumes, live music, DJ’s, special performances, photo-opts and so much more! Get decked out and invite your friends for a party like no other.
October 26 & 31, 2019
Do the time warp and get sent back to 1975 with a screening of the cult classic Rocky Horror Picture Show. Dress up and embrace the audience energy in this fun seasonal screening!
October 29 – November 24, 2019
It’s fast and furious fireworks when these egos collide. Who gets to tell your story? Lila is a black police officer who shot a young unarmed black man. Tim is a white playwright who used the incident as a “jumping off point” for his hit play. Now that play is being made into a Hollywood movie — without Lila’s knowledge. Desperate to save face, Tim pays a visit to Lila and her mother to pave the way for the movie’s lead, former child star Jackie Savage, who’s about to arrive with Soprano-like bodyguard, Tony Cappello.
November 8-9, 2019
Shop and celebrate the holidays in vintage style! Yes, find unique, one-of-a-kind gifts for yourself and loved ones this year! Scoop up charming, vintage, holiday decorations, ornaments and more for you and your home too…all while enjoying our vintage-style entertainment. Hooray!
Over the course of two days embrace the winter season with a sampling of the best winters brews from over 20 craft breweries. Top that off with complimentary hors d’oeuvres from Executive Chef Kyle and entertainment from Bucan Bučan, Winterbrau 2019 promises to be the best yet!
November 11, 2019 – January 9, 2020
Take in the sights and sounds of Christmas long ago. Visit the wood-cobbled streets lined with festive garlands and see the shops decked in seasonal finery.
November 22 – December 1, 2019
Over 60 million people worldwide have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the music that make MAMMA MIA! the ultimate feel-good show! The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating an unforgettable production. Non-stop laughs and explosive dance numbers combine to make MAMMA MIA! a guaranteed delight for theatre goers of all ages. A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget!
November 29, 2019
Join us for our Annual Marina Light Up Kick-off at the Causeway Marina docks in the inner harbour. Walk the docks to explore the lighted vessels while you sip on free hot chocolate.
November 29 to December 1, 2019
Shumka’s Nutcracker blends the grace and lyricism of classical ballet performed by stars of the Kyiv Ballet (National Opera of Ukraine) with the strength and power of Ukrainian folk and character dance. This classic tale of young Clara and her dream Prince incorporates Ukrainian traditions and symbols, grand orchestral versions of Tchaikovsky’s legendary score, and lavish sets and costumes designed by National Opera of Ukraine’s Maria Levitska. Exuberant entertainment!
Ghostly Walks tours weave together Victoria’s ghosts and the stories behind them, bringing the dark history of our city to life. It’s guaranteed to be spell-binding, entertaining, memorable, and most of all spine-tingling!
Ghostly Walks take place year round, Halloween Ghostly Walks are October 11, 2019 to November 3, 2019
This is one of our flagship tours that provides a superb overview of Victoria’s history in Old Town, Chinatown and around the harbour, but goes beyond the basics and includes current issues, and architecture.
Our friendly and knowledgeable guide will whisk you off on an adventure that you wont forget! Passing through an old growth rainforest, then climbing to the top of the Malahat Mountain range, you will experience stunning views before arriving at our first stop. Wine tastings, cider tasting, lunch, and world famous balsamic vinegar are all part of the gorgeous Cowichan Valley.
Select from Craft Brewery Tour, Brewery & Bites Tour, or Wine Cider & Vineyard lunch tour.
Scenic hikes and tours expertly guided in and around beautiful Victoria by local photographer and long time resident, as he shares with you his favourite vistas and hidden gems!
From ballet to Victoria Symphony, from plays to live bands, enjoy live entertainment.
The Bard & Banker is one of the very few places in Victoria offering live music 7 nights a week starting at 9pm, no cover charge except on New Years Eve and St.Patrick’s day. We feature mostly local musicians from Victoria with others coming from surrounding islands and the mainland. Sunday nights are “unplugged,” drawing inspiration from the MTV Unplugged Series, where all the music was performed acoustic and interactive with the audience.