10th Anniversary Exhibition at Madrona Gallery

Clip from Madrona Gallery Website

Dates: June 13th to 27th
Location: Madrona Gallery at 606 View St.
Websites: http://www.madronagallery.com/

Madrona has picked their 10th Anniversary to re-open after their closure due to Covid-19.

They will be featuring new works from their long standing artists including Meghan Hildebrand, Clayton Anderson, Morgana Wallace, Nicholas Bott, and many other.

On top of the new featured pieces some important historic Canadian works will be on display to mark the occasion.

Government Street Car Free!

Pedestrian Zone by Andrew Bowden via Flickr

Dates: June 8th to October 31st
Location: Government from Fort St. to View St.
Websites: https://www.vancouverislandfreedaily.com/news/victorias-government-street-becomes-pedestrian-priority-corridor/

Part of Government Street will be car free starting today until the fall.

The hope is to bring more pedestrian traffic through the downtown to some of the re-opened shops and businesses. The initiative will also let businesses open up more into the street for better social distancing. After October 31st the city councilor’s wills reassess the project.  

Legacy Drive-In

Drive In Nights by Thomas Hawk

Dates: June 4th to 6th @ 9:30pm
Location: Parking Lot 10 at University of Victoria
Websites: https://legacydrivein.com/

Drive in movie theatre is opening on the University of Victoria for three nights. Films will be shown on a 40-foot screen with space for 50 vehicles. The three films this weekend are Hook, The Life Aquatic and The Breakfast Club.

Later dates will be announced for the next three films Cool Running, Dirty Dancy and The Fifth Element.

Royal BC Museum Indigenous Collection Webinar

RMBC First Peoples 012 by Blake Handley

Dates: June 2nd @ 12:00pm to 12:30pm
Location: Online Zoom link
Websites: https://royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/visit/events/calendar/event/109982/rbcmhome

Join the collection manager, Brian Seymour, navigate and search through the vast Indigenous Collection in the Royal BC Museum and BC Archives.

Before joining this fascinating webinar you can view the recommended resources such as First Nations Genealogical research, First Nations Research Guide and Indigenous Vital Event.  

Royal BC Museum Phased Re-opening!

Dates: June 19th @ Seniors/Vulnerable: 10:00am; Everyone: 11:00am 
Location: Royal BC Museum at 675 Belleville St.
Websites: https://royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/we-woolly-missed-you?_ga=2.10299446.2028341833.1590695287-160020085.1590695287

The museum is starting their phased re-opening plan with newly implemented timed ticketed entry. This will mean each visitor will need to book an admission time to avoid crowds and lines forming.

*10-11am reserved for seniors, vulnerable people & first responders* Saturday to Tuesday & Thursday: 10:00am to 6:00pm                                                         Friday: 10:00am-8:00pm   

CLOSED Wednesday for extra cleaning                                                                         

Exhibits phased opening:

  • June 19th: includes the Wildlife Photographer of the Year and Natural History galleries.
  • August 1st the First Peoples gallery will open
  • September 7th the Becoming BC gallery will open. Please note IMAX Victoria will remain closed until phase three as per the provinces’ Restart plan.

IMAX Victoria will remain closed until phase three of the province’s Restart plan.

Maritime Museum of British Columbia

Knots at Maritime Museum of BC by Sam Beebe

Location: Maritime Museum of British Columbia at 634 Humboldt St.
Websites: https://mmbc.bc.ca/

Visit the Maritime Museum’s virtual programs, exhibits and participate in their online programs.

During this monumental time in our history they are gathering individual’s stories of this time in our life for those who want to share.

Just before the Pandemic the city of Langford and the Maritime Museum announced the planning of the Pacific Maritime Centre. See the website for more information on the plans.

A Night Inn

Royal Scot Door

In need of a staycation? Or perhaps a night away from the family?
Come to the Royal Scot Hotel & Suites!

We’re here to help you recharge in a
clean, comfortable, & quiet home away from home. 
Rates based on HOT rates!

Special Includes:
*One night in a Studio Suite
*Sparkling wine & chocolates for two (or for one!)
*Complimentary Wi-Fi & parking.

Call us directly to book your visit:
250-388-5463 or 1-800-663-7515

Peacocks Billiards has re-opened

Billiard-balls by tom.mendalka

Dates: Tuesday to Saturday @ 2:00pm to Midnight
Location: Peacocks Billiards at 1175 Douglas St.
Websites: https://peacockbilliards.com/

With all of the great work locals and visitors have done with physical distancing we are now in phase 2 of the British Columbia Covid-19 public safety plan.

Now that we are in this phase some businesses are opening back up including Peacocks Billiards. With added safety precautions you can once again enjoy a game of pool with some food and drinks!

The Art Gallery is Re-opening!

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria by Joe Mabel

Dates: May 19th @ 10:00am to 5:00pm
Location: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria at 1040 Moss St.  
Websites:  https://aggv.ca/

After months of offering digital arts, part of “Field Trip: Art Across Canada,” the building is re-opening the doors for the public to enjoy!

They will be at reduced operating hours of Tuesday & Wednesday 10:00am-5:00pm & Thursday 10:00am-9:00pm as well as certain safety measures need to be followed so see their website for details.

Go, take in the modern contemporary art and explore.