Victoria Arts and Events
Year round entertainment is guaranteed at Victoria's lively Inner Harbour. Set with the breathtaking backdrops of BC's Parliament Buildings and the historic Empress Hotel, the tree and garden lined walk wrapping around the harbour is sure to make an impression. With buskers in the summer and year round events including the Swiftshore International Yacht Race and Symphony Splash, the Inner Harbour gives you reasons to visit again and again. A short stroll up the Parliament side of the harbour along the David Foster Pathway is Fisherman's Wharf where you can enjoy fish & chips, feed the harbour seals and explore Victoria's floating house community.
Set in the vibrant Fernwood community just outside of downtown, the Belfry Theatre plays host to Victoria's rising talent. An intimate theatre with a ride range of shows, there's always something on offer to fill a night. And be sure to check out the selection of dining and shops to get the full Fernwood experience.
In the vibrant downtown Victoria core, year round festivites can be found inclusive to all ages and walks of life. With some of the most popular events being YYJ Car Free day where eight blocks of Douglas Street are closed off for the public (pictured), Pride Parade and several free admission events held at the City Hall's Centennial Square, you can rest assured that downtown Victoria's calendar will always be buzzing with activity. Couple this with our hockey and baseball teams as well as several international scale road running and cycling events, and it's easy to see how every lifestyle is accommodated by Victoria's full range of attractions.
Victoria is proud to offer a robust selection of live music with nightly venues playing host to every genre. International stars can be seen at the Save On Foods arena or award winning Alix Goolden Performance Hall (pictured), as well as at the numerous outdoor festivals which include the local favourites Rifflandia and JazzFest. With a full scale offering from jazz bars to large crowd events and everything in between, Victoria ensures that music lovers will be entertained year round.