WHERE: Belleville Street & The Legislature Lawn

WHEN: July 1st, Saturday, Noon – 10:30PM

Celebrate July 1st Canada day with us! Every year the city of Victoria hosts different activities and ending with our famous fireworks. This year there will be multiple performance as well as small pop-up markets in which Indigenous artisans will be selling their craft work. The celebrations start at 12pm and go on until 10:20pm, not only are there family friendly activities but also all areas within the Canada Day site are wheelchair accessible. Do not forget to bring your blankets and chairs to relax on the Legislature lawn!

For the best Canada day experience don’t forget to book directly with the Royal Scot Hotel and Suites which is located right next to the Legislator building in which all the Canada Day celebrations are taking place!

For more details, please visit:

This picture is courtesy of Canada Day Victoria 2023

Beyond Van Gogh Victoria

Photograph is the courtesy of Beyond Van Gogh Victoria

WHEN: Sunday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. (last entry 7 p.m.)
Tuesday – Thursday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. (last entry 7 p.m.)
Friday & Saturday: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. (last entry 8 p.m.)
Mondays: closed

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

Are you looking for having an ‘Immersive Experience’? As soon as you step into the exhibition, you will be walking around in Van Gogh’s beautiful world.

Beyond Van Gogh, the internationally-acclaimed exhibition has now arrived in Victoria. Pairing traditional artwork with immersive technology, Beyond Van Gogh is an all-ages exhibition allowing you to explore over 300 of Van Gogh’s greatest works like never before. Step into a world of moving artwork accompanied by a beautiful score for over 30,000 square feet of mesmerizing artwork.

This unique exhibit is a must-see for fans of classic art, technology, or both!

Beyond Van Gogh is now open and will continue running until August 20, 2023. For purchasing the ticket and more details, please visit:

Exhibit of Angkor: The Lost Empire of Cambodia

Are you interested in learning more about the history and treasures of Cambodia?

Just a few blocks from the Royal Scot Hotel, the Royal BC Museum will be hosting 120 spectacular artifacts and pieces of artwork from the ancient temple of Angkor Wat. Formally a bustling community of craftsmen, ruling class members and a specialized priesthood, this exhibition will have a variety of interactive exhibits, audio clips and films which are fun for all ages! As well as there will be a companion IMAX documentary film!

Where – Royal BC Museum 675 Belleville Street

Dates – June 2, 2023 to January 14, 2024

Hours – 10am – 5pm

Admission – Included with the general admission to enter the museum

The picture is courtesy of

World’s Largest inflatable obstacle course ‘The Monsters’

The picture is courtesy of

Are you looking for something fun in Victoria BC?

Check out ‘The Monsters’ online and go on an exciting adventure with your friends and family!

They have various activities such as adult ball pits with a live DJ and street food. As well as 42 brand new obstacles with different themes each day, this will make your bouncy party unforgettable!

Date: June 8th- 11th, 2023

Location: Royal Athletic Park 1014 Caledonia Ave, Victoria, BC V8T 1E8

Admission Fee: Adult $42.58 ($35.00 + $7.58 fees, including tax)

Youth Tickets (Under 16) $36.93 ($30.00 + $6.93 fees, including tax)

Duration: 30 minutes 

More information on

*Tickets are available online


WHERE: Royal BC Museum, 675 Belleville Street.

WHEN: April 17th, 2023 – January 7th, 2024. Daily 10am – 5pm.

The Royal BC Museum exhibits the footsteps of tyrannosaurs and ankylosaurs, beautifully preserved marine fossils, and you can also meet the BC-born dinosaurs! The Royal BC Museum is just one block away from the Royal Scot Hotel. Call and book directly with us to get special discounts!

For more details:

The picture is courtesy of

Swiftsure Race 2023

The picture is curtesy of Times Colonist

And once again the International Swiftsure Yacht Race is on today at 9am off Clover Point.

We wish all the yachtsmen best of luck!


The picture is curtesy of Trip Advisor’s user Jewelsworld

The beloved local tradition – Saturday Water Ballet – is back for another great season.

Inspired by the world-famous RCMP Musical Ride, the “Pickle Boat” captains are able to make their boats twirl around the water in and out of beautifully choreographed sequences and create a synchronized performance.

Looking for the best seats in the house? Head over to the Steamship terminal (a couple of minutes from our Hotel) to see it in action.

When: April to October, 2023   at  10:45 am

April 8
May 14, 21, 22, 27
June 3, 10, 17, 24
July 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30
August 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27
September 3, 4

Where: Inner Harbour

Thrifty Foods 123rd Victoria Day Parade

Photograph is the courtesy of Victoria’s Best Places

Come to British Columbia’s Capital city to celebrate Victoria day!

The Thrifty Foods Victoria day Parade is back this year with various business and organizations. Enjoy diverse cultures and festive parade presented by Chek TV!

Date: May 22nd 2023
Time: 9am
Location: Douglas and Finlayson to Douglas and Courtney

James Bay Market

Not only are we finally welcoming spring but also the return of the James Bay Market!

On every Saturday from the dates of May 6 until October 7 community members of all ages come together to sell unique quality artisan creations, organic produce, fresh pastries and local spirits at the James Bay Community Market. All products come from local growers and makers from all over Vancouver Island. Not only are there Vancouver Island produced food carts with ready to eat lunches, snacks, and wine, there is also local entertainment from the hours of 10:30am – 2:30pm. A great way to spend a weekend morning either rain or shine!

The James Bay Market is located just steps away from the Royal Scot Hotel on the corner of Menzies and Superior St.

WHEN: Saturdays from May 6 – October 7

Hours of Operation: 9:00am – 3:00pm

WHERE: – At the Corner of Menzies and Superior Street, behind the Parliament buildings.
494 Superior St. at Menzies St, Victoria, BC

Photograph courtesy of

Meet the Makers

Photograph courtesy of

WHERE: the Bay Center Mall on the second floor across from Soft Moc or A mini market experience is waiting for you.

HOURS: 10am – 6pm


Enjoy supporting small business and unique items?

The Market Collective will be starting their “Meet the Makers” series located in the Bay Center Mall. Only a few minutes’ walk from the hotel or a short ride in our complimentary shuttle! The market will include around 40+ local and handmade Artisans, it will take place the first Saturday from the months of February to June during the hours of 10am to 6pm.