July 13 – July 15, 2018
the biggest rock event of the summer on Vancouver Island returns to Colwood, BC with Rock The Shores. Taking place on West Shore Parks and Rec’s lower fields, the event features world-class talent in a premium festival setting. Past performers include Black Keys, The Tragically Hip, Jane’s Addiction, City and Colour, Metric, Arkells, Eagles of Death Metal, and more!
July 8, 2018
Watch over 100 colourful groups & floats, or march yourself with local businesses, non-profits, the LGBTQ2* community & their allies in Victoria’s biggest parade of the year. Follow the end of the parade to MacDonald Park in James Bay for the Victoria Pride Festival! Festival opening ceremony starts at 12:30pm!
August 5, 2018
On Sunday, August 5, 2018, tens of thousands of people will take to Victoria’s Inner Harbour for the 29th annual Victoria Symphony Splash. From a floating stage in the Inner Harbour, the VS orchestra and special guests will perform, ending with a grand finale performance of Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture – with fireworks of course!
August 22 – September 2, 2018
A Vancouver Island festival tradition for thirty-two years, Victoria Fringe Theatre Festival takes over downtown Victoria BC each summer for a 12-day celebration of live performance from around the world, featuring an eclectic mixture of spoken word, drama, musicals, dance, comedy, magic, theatre for young audiences and more.
September 20 – 21, 2018
The Victoria International Wine Festival is Victoria’s first exclusive international wine tasting festival. VICWF focuses on showcasing wines from around the world. With the purchase of your ticket you get entry to the tasting room where all wine tasting is included in the value of the ticket.
May 18 – December 31, 2018
Experience a time when civilization grew along the Nile, pyramids dotted the skyline and people believed gods walked among us. With more than 300 original artifacts, some an astounding 4,500 years old, this exhibition covers all aspects of ancient Egyptian life, from the emergence of ancient Egyptian civilization along the Nile to the Ptolemaic and Roman eras. Be among the first in North America to see this staggering exhibition’s priceless ancient artifacts, such as the coffin of Nakht, an exceptional bust of Hatshepsut and an ornate gold and garnet necklace from the Ptolemaic period.
Every Friday from May 25 – September 28, 2018.
Enjoy fresh local beer, cider and wine, local food trucks, live music and a great view!
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.
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.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]
March 31 – October 27, 2018
Take a day trip to Salt Spring Island and enjoy the Saturday Farmer’s Market. Visitors are treated to local creations stemming from Salt Spring’s unique brand of “island ingenuity”. The highest calibre of creativity and production standards make Salt Spring Island home to the greatest collection of artists in Canada.