Lights Of Wonder

Image courtesy of Downtown Victoria Business Association

From December 15th-31st Centennial Square will transform into a beautiful outdoor winter wonderland. The square will be decorated in multiple light displays, a 40-foot tree and offer lots of music, entertainment and treats! Some activities include a silent disco, dance performances and a daily Giving Booth.

If you’re looking for a memorable New Years Event, head over to the square December 31st to celebrate the start of the New Year!

Make sure to visit to learn more.

Festival of Trees

Image courtesy of Sergej Krivenko/The Bay Centre

The holiday season has finally arrived in Victoria, bringing with it a number of festive events and must-see displays, including the Festival of Trees! This annual tradition has been delighting residents and visitors for the last 27 years, and transforms the Bay Centre (located in the downtown core, just minutes away from the Royal Scot) into a forested wonderland of uniquely decorated trees.  The event runs during Centre hours from November 17th to January 3rd and gives visitors to the Bay Centre the opportunity to vote on their favourite trees, as well as collecting donations for the BC Children’s Hospital.  This year the money raised will go towards research into childhood diabetes, so if you’re in town, consider stopping by, casting your votes and supporting a good cause while taking in this magical display!

More information can be found at the Bay Centre website or at the BC Children’s Hospital event page.

IEOA Truck Light Convoy and Food Drive Event

Photograph courtesy of Jim Bradley

The 23rd Annual Truck Light Convoy will be coming to Victoria on December 3rd 2022! In this holiday event, local businesses decorate trucks of all kinds with the best and brightest light displays imaginable before taking to the roads for a festive tour of the city. This year the convoy will be departing at 5:40 PM from the Breakwater District in James Bay (a short distance from where our hotel is conveniently located along the inner harbor) and will finish almost 3 hours later at the Westshore Parkway.  Not only is this colourful convey fun to watch, but it also raises donations for local food banks, making this annual tradition a delight on multiple levels.

Visit the official website at for more information.

40th annual Santa Light Parade is returning to the Westshore

The picture is courtesy of Doug Clement/Victoria Buzz

Are you ready to light up the city and kick off Christmas with the most beloved parade?

Santa is coming to town to help glow-up our homes with festive Christmas lights.

When: November 26th, 2022 (Saturday) at 5 PM

Where: just a block from us at Government and Belleville Streets

Hurry up and book your stay with us to celebrate the beginning of this magic festive time!

The detailed parade map can be found on the website of the Greater Victoria Festival Society .

Beyond Van Gogh Exhibit is now coming to Victoria!

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When: Dates and times will be announced

Where: Starry Night Pavilion at Bayview Place at 355 Catherine Street, Victoria BC

Admission: Tickets are for specific times and can be purchased online

A new truly immersive experience is waiting for you! Beyond Van Gogh shows a new type of art which consists of both still and moving art. The masterpieces now freed from frames and flow across multi-surfaces projection around you. You will feel as you have stepped directly into a Van Gogh painting! Don’t miss this chance to dive into over 300 amazing artworks including “The Starry Night” and “Sunflowers”.

DURATION: The visit will take around one hour with final entry one hour before close.

More info:


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When: June to February, 2023 / Tuesday to Saturday 10AM – 4PM. 3rd Thursday of the month 4 – 7PM (late night admission by donation).

Where: 470 Belleville St, V8V 1W9 (1 minute walk from Royal Scot!)

Admission: Children (0-4) $0, Youth (5-16) $6, Seniors/Students $8.50, Adults $10

Autumn for eating, autumn for exercising, autumn for reading, and autumn for ART!

The Robert Bateman: Heart and Home exhibit shows the soul, inspirations and connections of an artist steeped in nature. It captures the love that Robert Bateman shares with his people. You will meet his extraordinary beautiful artworks which capturing the fleeting moments of light in the natural world.

Visit the link below for more information:

Pumpkinfest is back at the Galey Farms!

Tree Vectors by Vecteezy

Where: 4150 Blenkinsop Road (only minutes driving from downtown Victoria)

When: Every Saturday and Sunday in October from 9 am – 4pm

Spooky season’s finally here!!

Visit the Galey Farms for pumpkin patch, corn maze and the hunted house.

Enjoy the ride over a mile of rails around the farm in a 6 coaches 19th Century steam locomotive which worked around California in the 1800’s.

Click the link below for more detailed information and the tickets!

Hurry up! They get sold out quickly!

IMAX Victoria Annual Passes are Back!

The picture is courtesy of IMAX Victoria

Enjoy UNLIMITED regular documentary films for 12 months with IMAX annual pass for a special price of $55 CAD if purchased in November.

You can purchase a new annual pass or renew your old one in person at the box office or online beginning November 1, 2022.

Limited numbers are available, so don’t miss out on the chance to get your pass and take advantage of these special passholder perks:

  • Save with early bird pricing! Purchase your pass in the month of November for a special throwback price of just $55*
  • FREE large popcorn voucher for every pass purchased in November 2022
  • FREE upsizing to the next size on soft drink and popcorn purchases
  • Admission to Hollywood films for just $6.50 (2D) and $7.50 (3D)
  • 20% discount on IMAX® Victoria tickets for your guests
  • 20% discount on Royal BC Museum admission
  • 15% discount on regular priced items at The Shop at IMAX® Victoria
  • 10% discount at the Royal Museum Shop
  • Invitations to exclusive passholder events

More information on how to book/renew your passes can be found on their official web site .

Early Bird Upgrade and Parking Special

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When: October 15th – November 30th, 2022

Looking for a relaxing getaway to Victoria in the fall? Book now for 2 nights or longer any time between October 15th and November 30th and receive a complimentary upgrade and free of charge parking for your stay.

Enjoy yourself in the Royal Scot Hotel & Suite’s beautiful indoor pool, whirl pool, sauna and exercise room. Have some fun in our billiards room or gather with friends for a hand of bridge or a movie in the games room. We offer free wireless Internet access throughout the hotel.

After a full day, rest easy in the cozy comfort of the Royal Scot Hotel & Suites and feel at home in downtown Victoria.

  • The special must be booked directly with hotel at 250-388-5463 or 1-800-663-7515
  • Based on HOT rates
  • Some restrictions may apply

Amenities hours are subject to change. Please confirm while booking.

We look forward to hosting you in our home away from home!