Every Saturday, visit Craigdarroch Castle for a craft workshop led Victoria’s most talented craftsters. Coming up in April and May: shuttle tatting, heirloom buttons and needle tatting. More information can be found here. To your needles!
Photo by Curt Smith.
Our town is full of talent–and the Camosun College visual arts student exhibit, titled Animal, is on in Oak Bay until April 24th. The exhibit features 18 silk screen on paper pieces and showcases the best in Victoria printmaking talent. Admission is free. More information at Avenue Fabric Studio.
Come up to the 3rd floor of the Bay Centre in downtown Victoria for a giant puppet installation. Entrance is free. Perfect to keep kids busy while mom or dad goes shopping!
Photo by Mike Cogh.
Floating on the Margins: Chinese Life on the Canadian Pacific Passenger Liners at the Maritime Museum of BC
Until August 28th, the Maritime Museum of British Columbia highlights the 155th anniversary of Victoria’s Chinatown by presenting a special exhibit, Floating on the Margins. The exhibit explores the role and legacy of Chinese sailors and passengers on trans-Pacific liners since the middle of the 18th century.
The Royal BC Museum celebrates Easter with an April Fools scavenger hunt! Search for unusual or out-of-place objects throughout the museum’s exhibits, and tweet the museum for tips and hints. Admission also includes access to the popular Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibit. Great fun for adults and kids alike, and an original way to discover the museum collection.
In honor of the 2013 World Men’s Curling Championship happening in Victoria starting March 30th, the Victoria Convention Centre is featuring the works of Jayné Childs. Her watercolors are a tribute to the champions of this truly Canadian sport. A perfect afternoon activity for the lovers of the sport! Open during Easter weekend and free.
March is a great time of the year to visit Victoria. The cherry trees are in bloom! We love to take walks around Fairfield and visit Beacon Hill Park to see all the beautiful pink and white flowers. There is nothing quite like walking along a blooming tree-lined street. Ask us for a flowery itinerary.
The Koshashin: The Hall Collection of 19th century Photographs of Japan is now open at the Great Victoria Art Gallery. This unique exhibit from an Edmonton private collection features images of a country in transition from the eye of a new medium, photography. The collection features 230 photographs of Western and Japanese photographers. A must see! On until June 9 2013.
The Victoria Film Festival is Vancouver Island’s biggest and longest-running film extravaganza. Now in its 19th year, it features over 150 movies from all over the world, at venues throughout downtown Victoria.
Traces: Fantasy Worlds and Tales of Truth has just opened at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. Featuring 3 unique artists—Daniel Barrow, Alison Norlen and Ed Pien—the exhibition reveals real and imagined worlds portrayed through contemporary drawings.