Victoria Attractions, Tours & Events

Victoria offers an incredible selection of activities, from arts to adventure and beyond!

To help plan your day take a look at these suggested Travel Itineraries, brought to you by Attractions Victoria, offering a selection of tours and attractions tailored for different travellers, from the History Buff to the Garden Lover.

Annual Events in Victoria

Victoria is also host to many fantastic concerts, events and festivals.

For a more complete list of year-round events and exact dates, see the Tourism Victoria Event Calendar.

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Royal BC Museum - Showcases travelling exhibits from around the world.

Moss Street Market (Saturday’s from May – October)

Victoria Highland Games and Celtic Festival  (May)
Scottish and Celtic sports, arts, culture and music- fun for the whole family!

Victoria Day Parade  (May) - Victoria’s largest parade. Fun and free!

Swiftsure International Yacht Race (May)
Come down to the Inner Harbour and get caught up in the excitement!

Oak Bay Tea Party  (June)
Family fun in Victoria’s most British neighbourhood.

TD Victoria International Jazz Fest (June)
Fantastic musicians from around the world perform jazz, blues and world beats.

Jumpship (June)
The world's best freestyle mountain bikers compete in the Inner Harbour aboard a floating barge.

Butchart Gardens Fireworks Show  (every Saturday evening July – September)

Victoria Pride Day (July)
Pride Parade, festival and many other entertaining events.

Inner Harbour Canada Day Celebrations (July 1)
Come join in on the waterfront festivities and celebrate Canada with live music and fireworks!

Ska Fest (July)
Get in on Victoria’s lively music scene and rock out to the ultimate in ska, reggae, Latin and rocksteady.

TD Art Gallery Paint-In (July)
Over 100 artists take to the street to showcase their talents. The event includes free admission to the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, a food and beverage garden and live music.

Taste: Victoria’s Festival of Food and Wine (July)

International Buskers Festival (July)

Capital Festival – BC Day Celebration  (August)
Prominent musicians and emerging BC artists take to the stage at St. Ann’s Academy to celebrate BC’s rich cultural history.

Victoria Symphony Splash  (August)
Experience a concert event like no other when the Victoria Symphony and special guests perform from a floating stage in Victoria’s Inner Harbour. The show’s grand finale features the performance of Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture and a massive fireworks and cannon display. Not to be missed!

Victoria Dragon Boat Festival (August)
Cheer on your team and take part in the festivities down at the waterfront.

Victoria Fringe Fest  (August)
Performance art, comedy, dance, drama and improv from around the world.

Great Canadian Beer Festival  (September)

GoodLife Fitness Marathon (October)

Butchart Gardens Magic of Christmas  (December – January)
Magical light displays, 12 Days of Christmas, carolers and outdoor skating.

Celebrate the Holidays in Victoria (November & December)
From colourful parades to the Nutcracker Ballet, there is much to enjoy this time of year!

  • Deep sea fishing off the coast of Victoria
  • Cycling the Galloping Goose Trail - image courtesy of Tourism Victoria
  • Kayaking Adventures leave from the Inner Harbour
  • Sea Lions at Race Rocks Lighthouse - image courtesy of Tourism Victoria
  • Victoria's Parliament Buildings - image courtesy of Tourism Victoria
  • Sailing - image courtesy of Tourism Victoria
  • An event at Saint Ann's Academy - image courtesy of Tourism Victoria
  • Whale watching adventures leave from the Inner Harbour - image courtesy of Tourism Victoria
  • Golfing with views of the Olympic Mountains - image courtesy of Tourism Victoria
  • Horse-drawn carriage ride past the Parliament Buildings - image courtesy of Tourism Victoria
  • Practice your swing at one of Victoria's fabulous golf courses