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.
As a way of thanking its supporters, the Royal British Columbia Museum is offering admission by donation from Wednesday, Jan 2 to Tuesday, Jan 9. You’ll have access to all exhibits, including the popular 2012 Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. This is the perfect opportunity to experience the museum for the first time, or rediscover the exhibits you know and love.
Come celebrate the holiday season at the Royal BC Museum! Until January 7, 2013, the wood-cobbled streets of Old Town will be laced with festive garlands and seasonal finery. Experience the sights and sounds of Christmas long ago!
Entrance to Christmas in Old Town is included with admission or membership.
Christmas movies under the stars! Every Tuesday and Wednesday in December 2012, head down to Victoria’s beautiful Inner Harbour to catch your favourite holiday flicks at the Delta Ocean Pointe Resort. Heaters are supplied and the movies are free—all they ask is that you bring lawn chairs and a donation to Santa’s Anonymous!
Each holiday season, dedicated staff and volunteers deck out Craigdarroch Castle in grand Victorian style. Experience Christmas at the turn of the century, complete with traditional Victorian decorations and original Victorian toys peeking out from under the Christmas trees.
Every year, the Fairmont Empress Hotel in downtown Victoria is transformed into a lush forest of beautifully decorated Christmas trees. Often wacky and always extravagant, the trees are decorated by local sponsors, businesses, organizations and individuals to raise funds for the BC Children’s Hospital.
Christmas officially arrives at the Butchart Gardens on December 1st! The world-famous gardens will be transformed into a winter wonderland with tens of thousands of lights, festive decorations and the Twelve Days of Christmas displays.
Enjoy traditional caroling and music in the Piazza every night from 5 pm to 9 pm, and recreational skating on the 465 square metre (5,000 sq. ft.) outdoor rink during daily admission hours.