Things to do

Kit Thornton, chief aquarist at the Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea, plays with Wanda, the female Giant Pacific octopus currently residing at the centre. The centre will release Wanda back into the wild next month. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

An octopus named Wanda will soon say goodbye to Sidney

Wanda’s personality is ‘complete opposite’ of previous octopus named after Dr. Bonnie Henry

 

Craigdarroch Castle (Black Press Media File Photo)

Victoria’s Craigdarroch Castle takes restoration into the kitchen – 19th Century style

The castle’s $288,000 restoration is funded by the province and B.C. Heritage

 

The Royal BC Museum’s much-anticipated feature exhibition, <em>Orcas: Our Shared Future</em>, welcomes guests from April 16 through Jan. 9. Photo courtesy Royal BC Museum.

Royal BC Museum exhibition dives into the world of orcas

Prepare to take a deep dive into the world of the West…

 

The Sidney Museum hosts the Lego Exhibition at the Sidney Museum until March 31. Wolf Depner photo

Family Day in Victoria: Your bubble-friendly planner

Like many things this year, Family Day long-weekend will likely look a…

The Sidney Museum hosts the Lego Exhibition at the Sidney Museum until March 31. Wolf Depner photo
‘Catch of the Day,’ one of the photos from <em>A Life In The </em><em>Wild</em>, an exhibition of work by renowned photographer Thomas D. Mangelsen, on display at the Bateman Gallery until May 29. Photo courtesy of the Bateman Foundation.

A Life in the Wild: Renowned photographer’s work showcased at the Bateman Gallery

The animals captured with a camera by Thomas D. Mangelsen leap to…

‘Catch of the Day,’ one of the photos from <em>A Life In The </em><em>Wild</em>, an exhibition of work by renowned photographer Thomas D. Mangelsen, on display at the Bateman Gallery until May 29. Photo courtesy of the Bateman Foundation.
Local cyclist Max McCulloch catches air off a jump in the newly redesigned Organ Donor trail at Mount Work mountain biking park. The trail is now open. 
(Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Mountain bikers lining up for Hartland’s newest trail

Revamped black diamond run ‘what the community needed’

Local cyclist Max McCulloch catches air off a jump in the newly redesigned Organ Donor trail at Mount Work mountain biking park. The trail is now open. 
(Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Dine Around and Stay(cation) in Town Victoria runs Jan. 14 to Feb. 7.

It’s time to Dine Around, Victoria!

January brings the event local foodies wait all year for: Dine Around…

Dine Around and Stay(cation) in Town Victoria runs Jan. 14 to Feb. 7.
A first glimpse of the view near the top of Mount Work. Amy Attas photo.

Your go-to guide to Victoria’s trails

A hike for every occasion, all within 25 minutes of downtown

  • Dec 15, 2020
A first glimpse of the view near the top of Mount Work. Amy Attas photo.
Can you spot all 12 Days of Christmas displays at the Butchart Gardens? Jen Blyth photo.

The magic of Christmas returns to the Butchart Gardens

Annual display opens Nov. 27; timed ticket reservations available now

Can you spot all 12 Days of Christmas displays at the Butchart Gardens? Jen Blyth photo.
The Northern Lights have long captured our imaginations. Here’s how to experience the magic. Stefan Wackerhagen photo/Travel Yukon

Northern Lights return to dance across the Yukon sky

If the Northern Lights have captured your imagination, here are a few tips to plan your adventure

The Northern Lights have long captured our imaginations. Here’s how to experience the magic. Stefan Wackerhagen photo/Travel Yukon
Can you spot all 12 Days of Christmas displays at the Butchart Gardens? Jen Blyth photo.

The magic of Christmas returns to the Butchart Gardens

The magic of Christmas returns to the Butchart Gardens this holiday season.…

Can you spot all 12 Days of Christmas displays at the Butchart Gardens? Jen Blyth photo.
#WCTExplorer Amy Attas tries the single-batch limited-edition Explore BC IPA on Vancouver Island Brewing’s outdoor patio. (Photo: Jillian Claeys)

Celebrating BC Craft Beer Month on the downtown Victoria Ale Trail

Inspired by the Explore BC IPA, a #WCTExplorer visits 3 downtown Victoria breweries

  • Oct 10, 2020
#WCTExplorer Amy Attas tries the single-batch limited-edition Explore BC IPA on Vancouver Island Brewing’s outdoor patio. (Photo: Jillian Claeys)
Explore BC IPA, a new limited-edition craft beer, inspires British Columbians to discover their own province along BC’s ale trails. BC Ale Trail photo.

Discover British Columbia this fall … via the Explore BC IPA!

Destination BC brews up partnership with BC Ale Trail and 6 BC breweries for the Explore BC IPA

Explore BC IPA, a new limited-edition craft beer, inspires British Columbians to discover their own province along BC’s ale trails. BC Ale Trail photo.
V-E Day celebrations, Bay Street, May 8, 1945 by John H. Boyd/City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 1266, Item 96241. The Snapshots of Canada exhibition from the Canadian Museum of History and Canada’s History Society is at the Sidney Museum through Dec. 24, 2020.

Sidney Museum showcases Snapshots of Canada

Travelling exhibition continues to Dec. 24, 2020

V-E Day celebrations, Bay Street, May 8, 1945 by John H. Boyd/City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 1266, Item 96241. The Snapshots of Canada exhibition from the Canadian Museum of History and Canada’s History Society is at the Sidney Museum through Dec. 24, 2020.
Explore one of BC’s best-known regions along the Sea-to-Sky Highway.

3 New Ways to Explore Vancouver and the Sea-to-Sky

See familiar places with fresh eyes

  • Jul 13, 2020
Explore one of BC’s best-known regions along the Sea-to-Sky Highway.
BC Parks are slated to begin gradually re-open as of Thursday, May 14, 2020, with some restrictions. (Black Press Media file photo)

Many B.C. parks to re-open, but visitors must adhere to the ‘golden rules’

Residents urged to practise COVID-19 protocols as some outdoor recreation restrictions are relaxed

  • May 14, 2020
BC Parks are slated to begin gradually re-open as of Thursday, May 14, 2020, with some restrictions. (Black Press Media file photo)
Your day trip to Victoria awaits

Your day trip to Victoria awaits

Must-see local attractions from whale-watching to a back-alley shops

Your day trip to Victoria awaits
Outdoor explorations for adventure-lovers

Outdoor explorations for adventure-lovers

Southern Vancouver Island is build for adventurers

Outdoor explorations for adventure-lovers
Photo by Baneet Braich (Black Press Media)

25 Things to do in Victoria

As one British Columbia’s post popular visitor destinations, Victoria offers no shortage…

Photo by Baneet Braich (Black Press Media)