January 15, 2020 to March 15, 2020
While the outdoor gardens sleep, the indoor gardens come to life. Step inside the Spring Prelude, and stroll along the flagstone pathways while breathing in the subtle fragrance of flowering shrubs and flowers. Beds of daffodils and tulips bloom alongside tropical plants and orchids creating a fantasy garden. Flowering cherry, witch hazel, and other flowering shrubs provide a backdrop to a footbridge where goldfish gracefully and serenely swim beneath.
February 7, 2020 to February 16, 2020
The Victoria Film Festival is the nucleus of the cinematic arts on Vancouver Island in British Columbia.
The Victoria Film Festival brings the world to Victoria’s door by programming a diverse selection of Canadian and international films. We support the practice of all media artists with particular focus on Canadian independent media artists through exhibition of their work. The Victoria Film Festival ensures the vitality and continued excellence of media arts in the Victoria region by providing a complete survey of film and media art to the community.
Check their website to see what films are being screened during your stay!
February 4, 2020 to March 1, 2020
A grand, sweeping story of friendship and redemption.
It’s 1950 in the deserts of Southern California. Evangelist Brother Cain has a booming trade; his tent revival show moves from town to town, fleecing crowds desperate for something to believe in. When he discovers Mary, a Ntlaka’pamux woman from the Nicola Valley, reading the bible, he puts her onstage, renames her Grace, and displays her as a miracle: an Indian who can read.
February 14, 2020 to March 29, 2020
Experience the wonders of nature through the lenses of award-winning photographers from around the world. Now in its 55th year, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition showcases a global selection of outstanding nature photography. Each photo is presented in a huge backlit display with a caption exploring the image’s compelling story. Travelling from London’s Natural History Museum, this exhibition takes viewers on a visual journey around the world, bringing the talent and vision of each photographer closer to all who visit. The images evoke a wide range of emotions but are always visually stunning and thought-provoking. A family favourite.
February 20, 2020 to March 1, 2020
A Canadian première, Flight is the 1998 work that launched Jonathan Dove as one of today’s most successful and popular composers.
Spicy and complex, with a scintillating score, Flight was inspired by the true story of a refugee who lived in an airport for 18 years. Surprisingly playful, sometimes risqué, Flight frequently soars into sheer poetry.
February 26, 2020 to March 14, 2020
One afternoon, Anthony arrives unexpectedly at classmate Caroline’s door bearing a beat-up copy of Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass, an urgent assignment from their English teacher. Home-bound due to illness, Caroline hasn’t been to school in months, but she is as quick and sardonic as Anthony is athletic, sensitive, and popular. As these two let down their guards and share their secrets, this seemingly mundane poetry project unlocks a much deeper mystery that has brought them together. I and You is an ode to youth, life, love, and the strange beauty of human connectedness.
March 5, 2020 to March 8, 2020
Join us for an exciting musical exploration of the Galant – an original and utterly charming musical style that emerged from an enlightened Europe in the eighteenth century. Its style was shaped by a simpler, more direct musical language best exemplified by the music of C.P.E. Bach, Domenico Scarlatti, late Telemann and early Mozart. At this year’s festival you will also encounter rich and compelling works of lesser known but gifted composers including Baldassare Galuppi, Nicola Porpora, Carl Abel, John Christian Bach and Johann Krebs. The Galant period gave birth to a range of new musical styles, notably the symphony and the modern sonata as well as a new framework for the concerto.
March 8, 2020
Join us and our friends Averill Creek for a one of a kind long table dining experience. Averill Creek is a family run 40-acre estate winery on Vancouver Island. Located in the heart of the Cowichan Valley wine region, dedicated to producing premium quality wines that showcase the Island’s unique cool climate terroir.
Enjoy a six course fine dining experience, artfully paired with Averill Creek wine to bring out the best flavours. Wine pairings included in the ticket price.
March 9, 2020 to March 22 2020
The Belfry Theatre’s annual SPARK Festival will feature four productions, along with workshops and a host of free events.
March 13, 2020 to March 14, 2020
A first for Ballet BC’s repertoire, Shakespeare’s classic Romeo and Juliet has inspired many artists with its tragic tale of “star-crossed lovers.” Compelling in its timelessness, the work captures audiences with its deeply human story and enduring themes of love, fate and family. Reflecting on the divisions that persist in today’s world, Ballet BC will offer a fresh and thought-provoking retelling of the classic set to Sergei Prokofiev’s original score, that profoundly resonates today.
March 19, 2020 to March 22, 2020
In this enchanting new opera, the animals of the forest are inspired to come together by Dukdukdiya, the Hummingbird, to save their beautiful home from a raging fire. The Flight of the Hummingbird is based on an indigenous parable from the Quechuan people of South America. The story of the brave hummingbird travelled through pre-contact trade routes to become well known within Haida culture. This opera is influenced by the graphic novel written by Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas and will include elements of his dramatic Haida-manga illustrations.
March 20, 2020 to March 22, 2020
Capital City Comic Con is dedicated to comics, toys, games, family fun, science fiction, special guests and pop culture of all kinds. Victoria, B.C. will play host to three days of panels, signings, cosplay, vendors and more in the Victoria Conference Centre and Crystal Garden.
March 29, 2020
Come one come all and share a meal with the bold makers of charcuterie and the purveyors of pork. Experience a multiple course share plates hot pot style meal with Haus Sausage meat and kimchi, all prepared with The Courtney Room flair.
Sit down, relax and share in the great eats. Optional pairings from great BC brews will be available for purchase.
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.
Christmas in Old Town and Ghosts of Christmas Past Tours available in December.
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.
Sip on a delightful flight of teas. Seatings take place daily at our Victoria Chinatown shop, between 11 am & 4 pm. Drop-ins are welcome but subject to availability. To ensure a seat, call the store at 250 382-0006 to reserve.
Learn something new in a kitchen with a fun, tasty and interactive cooking environment. They offer a wide range of classes and special events to suit varied tastes, interests, ages.
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.