Festivals & Events

What's Happening in Victoria:  


Robert bateman centre tour
every tuesday and saturday 

Enjoy a 45-minute tour through Robert Bateman's gallery, located steps from our Victoria Terminal.

Learn about Bateman's evolution as an artist, and hear the stories behind his works of art.

The tour is free with admission. Visit the website for more information.




may 20 - 22, 2017

The Victoria Highland Games & Celtic Festival is the largest Scottish cultural event and only 3 full-day Scottish Games in Western Canada. Growing every year, over 25,000 people are anticipated at Topaz Park in its 154th year, the largest in its history.

Events include music, dance, sports, and heritage and history tents.

For more information on the Victoria Highland Games & Celtic Festival, click here.



MAY 22, 2017

The 119th Island Farms Victoria Day Parade is the largest parade in Victoria with over 100,000 attendees. 

The parade features both Canadian and American marching bands, community and commercial floats, cultural shows, and festive clowns. This free event is led by the Canadian Armed forces. 

For more information on the Island Farms Victoria Day Parade, click here.


victoria sunday farmers' market

Don't miss out on some of the finest local produce, handicrafts, cheeses, wines, and meats at Victoria's Sunday Farmer's Market at The Hudson Public Market. Browse the many vendor stalls from as close as Saanich and as far as Saltspring Island! The freshness and quality can't be beat, and the prices are sure to entice. The Hudson Public Market also features several permanent vendors selling artisan cheeses, specialty olive oils and vinegars, and more, with a number of delicious food stalls and shops offering up delicious, affordable lunches.

Check it out, you won't be sorry you did! 


WHAT'S HAPPENING on the olympic peninsula: 


on specific dates throughout 2017

Olympic National Park turns 100! Enjoy free entrance to the Olympic National Park on the following dates in 2017:

- January 16
- February 20
- April 15-16, and 22-23
- August 25
- September 30
- November 11-12


port angeles farmers market
every saturday 10am-2pm, year-round

The Olympic Peninsula's best stop for locally grown food and local crafts.

The market has a wide range of organic and sustainably grown fruits and vegetables, as well as grass fed and pasteurized meats and eggs.  

Check out their website for a full list of vendors and more information. 




WHAT'S HAPPENING near seattle:


Seattle internation film festival 

May 18 - june 11, 2017

Bringing you the best in international and independent film, SIFF enters its highly anticipated 43rd year. Come see what makes SIFF the largest and most widely attended film festival in the United States.

This year’s festival includes more than 450 films from 90 countries, and is expected to draw over 150,000 attendees.

For more information on the Seattle International Film Festival, click here


Public Market Tours

Enjoy a one-hour guided tour of the oldest running market in the United States!

Check out the original Starbucks, as well as the world famous fish throwing Pike Place Fish boys. Browse through over 200-year round commercial businesses, 190 craftspeople, 100 farmers, and 240 street performers and musicians.

For more information on tours, click here.


Seattle Bites Food tours

Savor some of Seattle's finest foods on this 2.5 hour BIG bites tour. Wonder through the Public Market and taste 8 to 9 delicious samplers including fresh gourmet sausages, crepes, America's best clam chowder, Alaskan King Salmon, and much more!

Tours run daily at 10:30am and 2:30pm - Be sure to reserve as they are known to sell out fast!

Click here for more information.


Seattle brewery tour

The perfect tour for a craft beer enthusiast - Tour and sample 3 breweries in 3 hours.

This tour takes you to on a craft beer adventure through Seattle. Learn about the different types of beer, beer making process, each unique brewery, and Seattle history along the way.

For more information and to reserve your spot, click here.