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  • Chinese New Year, Visitor in Victoria, www.visitorinvictoria

CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATIONS

Sunday January 29 2023 12 – 3:30pm PST Chinese New Years Celebrations Come celebrate the Year of the Rabbit in Canada's oldest Chinatown with us! Lion dance parade and Kung Fu demonstrations. The lion's will make their way throughout Chinatown, visiting merchants who hang offerings of lucky money (red envelopes) and lettuce for the hungry

  • Butchart Gardens Christmas Lights from VisitorinVictoria.ca

OFFICIAL LIGHT-UP

DECEMBER 1, 2022 BUTCHART GARDENS - OFFICIAL 'MAGIC OF CHRISTMAS' LIGHT-UP Join us December 1 at 5:00 PM as we officially flip the switch for Christmas, and thousands of lights come on to mark the start of our Magic of Christmas season. Who is invited? Everyone! Included with admission to The Gardens. Please reserve your

LIGHTS OF WONDER

DECEMBER 15 - 31, 2022 Sunday – Thursday: 4 pm – 9 pm Friday and Saturday: 4 pm – 10 pm CENTENNIAL SQUARE Experience the Magic! Get into the holiday spirit with family and friends. Mark your calendars for Greater Victoria’s largest, FREE outdoor light display. Downtown Victoria is transforming the square into a holiday

FREE ADMISSION FOR CHILDREN

FROM JULY 1 - AUGUST 31, 2022 THE BATEMAN FOUNDATION The Bateman Foundation is offering free admission to children and teens in celebration of the new heartwarming exhibition, Robert Bateman: Heart & Home, this summer from July to August 31st. Children and youth under 18 years old will have free admission or admission by donation

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FREE PASSES TO ATTRACTIONS

Did you know that you can get free passes to several of the most popular attractions in Victoria - from the Greater Victoria Public Library? **On hiatus at this point due to covid.  Will keep checking and report when they're on the go again!** Included in your library membership is the ability to borrow an

  • Blackberry close up Visitor in Victoria

PICKING BLACKBERRIES – A VICTORIA TRADITION!

Here in Victoria ... well actually most of Vancouver Island ... we're 'blessed' with an abundance of wild blackberries.  They grow wild everywhere and will take over any space they can. These blackberries are not only opportunistic ... but they're vicious and will draw blood whenever they can!  In fact some people believe that the

  • Train at Heritage Acres, Saanichton, BC

TRAIN RIDES AT HERITAGE ACRES

Riding the Rails with the Vancouver Island Model Engineers One of Victoria’s least known attractions is the miniature railway run by the Vancouver Island Model Engineers or VIME located at the Saanich Historical Artifacts Society’s Heritage Acres in Central Saanich. This fabulous little ride is a real treat for children of all ages. The

  • Butterfly Gardens, Victoria, BC

VICTORIA BUTTERFLY GARDENS

A Visit to Victoria Butterfly Gardens Victoria Butterfly Gardens isn’t just about butterflies; in fact, it is a complete tropical rain forest experience from the beautiful tropical gardens with over 200 species of tropical plants including carnivorous plants, to the beautiful ponds and streams teaming with Koi, waterfalls and bridges, free flying tropical birds, gorgeous

  • Coles Bay Regional Park, Victoria, BC, Visitor in Victoria, Parks in Victoria

COLES BAY REGIONAL PARK

A small park in a quiet neighborhood leading down to the Saanich Inlet - that's Coles Bay Regional Park! At just under 9 acres, this park is the perfect place for a short stroll, or a picnic with the family.  The path is fairly level but not really wheelchair accessible if you want to reach

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