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Downtown Blog: Events

Victoria Harbour Boat Show

With the typically variable weather that is spring in Victoria, it is fun to start looking ahead to the warm days to come... and to getting back out on the water.

Come for a bite and stay the night


Presented by Tourism Victoria and the BC Restaurant & Foodservices Association (BCRFA) Victoria Branch, Dine Around & Stay In Town is back again, from Thursday, February 21 to Sunday, March 10!

Don’t miss Vancouver Island’s largest celebration of film!

Bringing film to life” for the 19th year, the Victoria Film Festival (VFF) is a 10-day movie extravaganza in Downtown Victoria featuring everything from short films by local youth to Canadian feature films, international documentaries, and everything in between.

Welcome the New Year in Downtown Victoria

We suspect you’re probably getting ready for an exciting evening of ringing in the New Year, but we think a big brunch tomorrow will help you of bed and get the New Year started off on the right foot!

10, 9, 8, 7… Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Downtown Victoria!

If you are like many of us, New Year’s Eve has probably snuck up on you in the flurry of holiday activities. There is no time like the present to make some plans and usher in the New Year in style! Downtown Victoria’s restaurants, pubs and clubs have a plethora of evening entertainment to help you ring in 2013...

If an elegant evening of five-star food, dancing to live music and a luxurious on-site room to return to is your style, look no further than one of these four fabulous in-hotel restaurants:

A Weekend of Holiday Celebrations in Downtown Victoria

As we near December 25, holiday programming is still going strong in downtown Victoria... but it won't last for long! Here is the list of weekend activities sure to delight family and friends who have gathered to celebrate the holidays in Victoria:

The place to find what you need... and enjoy finding it!

Have you finished your holiday shopping? Are you just starting? Or are you more of a last minute present purchaser? Either way, where else but Downtown Victoria can you find the perfect gift for those hard-to-shop-for friends and relatives, enjoy a seasonal sip and tasty treats, AND celebrate the season with music, lights and free activities all in one afternoon?

Get into the holiday spirit in downtown Victoria!

The weather has turned from summer to fall, and it’s only a month until Christmas Day. Whether you are already in the Christmas spirit, wishing you could get there, or holding out for cooler temperatures and maybe a little bit of snow (yes, we said snow!), there is really no better place to start hunting for your holiday spirit than right here in Downtown Victoria.

Step Right Up... It’s the 5th Annual Centennial Square Light Up!


Tomorrow is a big day in Downtown Victoria. It is the day we step on the first Downtown Ferris Wheel, turn on all of the lights in Centennial Square, and welcome the holidays with the Island Farms Santa Light Parade. Here are all of the details for tomorrow’s events... and a special parking deal that you won’t want to miss!


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