Christmas Lights Across Canada

WHEN: Thursday, December 7, 6:00PM

WHERE: BC Parliament Building

Please join the Legislative Assembly for festive caroling and musical performances to celebrate the lighting of the provincial Christmas tree. 

The event begins on the Front Driveway at 6:00 pm.

No advance registration required.

More information can be found here

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Lights of Wonder (Downtown Victoria)

WHERE: Centennial Square

WHEN: Dec 1st to Dec 31st, 2023. Sun -Thu: 4-9pm, Fri – Sat: 4-10pm


A holiday wonderland is coming back for Victorians! This outdoor event is perfect for everyone:) featuring themed light exhibits, a 40-foot festive tree, and the interactive light tunnels. Don’t miss the beauty of this world😊 Lights of Wonder also offers live entertainment, warm snacks, and magical beautiful displays.

Please visit for more information:

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And Once Again, He Is Coming Back To Town!

The picture is courtesy of Victoria News

What: 41st Peninsula Co-op Santa Claus Parade
When: Saturday, November 25, 2023, at 5:20 pm starting at corner of Belleville and Government (a block away from our hotel)

Cheer up, Christmas and Holiday Spirit Lovers! Mr and Mrs Claus are coming back to Victoria to light up the city and mark the beginning of the magical season.

The route will move north along Government, east on Humboldt and North on Douglas where it will disperse at the Victoria Public Market. 

Following the parade, Santa and Mrs. Claus will be taking photos by donation inside the Hudson Holiday Market at Douglas and Fisgard Street. Don’t forget to come inside to grab a warm drink and shop with some of your favorite local vendors.

Hurry up and give us a call while we still have some availability at the Royal Scot Hotel.

Remembrance Day Parade 2023

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WHERE: Cenotaph, East Lawns and Driveway, Parliament Building, 501 Belleville St

WHEN: November 11th, 2023, 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM



Lest we forget, Nous nous souviendrons

Please join the Remembrance Day Parade to take a moment to remember the sacrifice of all the veterans and to show gratitude to those who currently serve and who have served this beautiful country.

Victoria Free Walking Tour

WHERE: The tour starts from the BC legislature building

WHEN: Almost every day!

ADMISSION: Tips-Based (Gratuities Only)

TOONIE TOURS is offering a great local Victoria walking tour. If you want to experience the deeper side of this beautiful city, this is the one for you! It is about 1km walk, covers the many attractions in downtown Victoria.

For more details and to book, please visit:

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Carr House Howl-oween Pet Parade

WHERE: Carr House, 207 Government Street, V8V 2K8

WHEN: October 28th, 2023, 1pm – 2:30pm


Carr House will be hosting a spooktacular fun and free family event this Halloween! It’s their 3rd annual “Howl-oween” pet parade. There will be a crafting station to make some adorable crafts. You can also sign up for a chance to win a prize!

Please visit for more information:

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Spooktacular Wicked Victoria

What best way to welcome the Harvest Season then attending the Thrifty Foods Wicked Victoria event. This spooky holiday event will include live performances, local vendors , fun inflatables and many other activities suited for all ages. Bring all your family and friends and don’t forget to put on your best Halloween costumes as well as any pets costumes to participate in the costume contest!

Location – Government St, from Courtney to Yates St.

Date and Hour – October 29, 11am – 3:00pm

Cost – Free admission

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Annual Sip & Shop Holiday Market

WHERE: Bard & Banker

WHEN: November 15th, 2023, 4pm-8pm


They brought back the Spirit of Christmas to the Bard & Banker this year! You will meet the local vendors in Victoria who will offer amazing holiday gift ideas, live music, and cocktails for sipping while shopping in the gorgeous room😊

Please visit the link below for more details:

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The Wizard’s Den (Victoria)

WHERE: Sonora Bar & Grill, Yates St, Victoria

WHEN: October 28th, 2023 to January 7th, 2024.

ADMISSION: $47 per person

Magic lovers! Get ready to unleash your inner magical power!

An immersive magical pop-up bar is coming to Victoria this October. Join for a magical experience in their fantasy world, which comes with, A wand on entry (must be returned to the masters), A tasty IPA or mulled wine and 2x alcoholic potions, and potion making with the help of the potion master!

Although this is a 19+ event, there will be some family friendly sessions available which those underage wizards can also enjoy! 🙂

Please visit the link below for more details:

This picture is courtesy of The Wizard’s Den
This picture is courtesy of The Wizard’s Den


WHERE: Crystal Gardens

WHEN: September 24, 2023 to September 30, 2023 (time TBA)

ADMISSION: from $55 to $225

If you like wine, explore the World of Wine in Victoria!

The Victoria International Wine Festival will give you an amazing opportunity to experience a global tasting voyage with over 400 wines from around the world. There will be the professional sommeliers that help you enhance guests’ wine knowledge by assisting tasters, answering questions, and making suggestions.

This great opportunity will take place at Crystal Gardens, only 5 minutes-walk from the Royal Scot Hotel & Suites!

Please visit the link below for more information & Tickets Now On Sale! at:

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