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The Bedford Regency Hotel
Victoria's Downtown Boutique Hotel
1140 Government Street
Victoria, BC Canada V8W 1Y2
Telephone: (250) 384-6835 Fax: (250) 386-8930
Reservations: Toll free 1-800-665-6500
E-mail: frontdesk@bedfordregency.com


Welcome to Victoria 2013

 

January Event

Admission by Donation Week at the Royal BC Museum
Dates: January 02, 2013 to January 09, 2013
Location: Royal BC Museum
Address: 675 Belleville Street Victoria, BC V8W 9W2
The Royal BC Museum is your museum. This week of admission by donation is their gift to you.
 

February Events

Be a Tourist in Your Own Home Town
Dates: February 28, 2013 to March 03, 2013
Type: Special Events
Welcome to Canada's pacific coast– Victoria, British Columbia, a spectacular seaside city where the air is fresh, the scenery is stunning and an adventure is waiting at your feet.
A Victoria vacation pleases everyone. There is so much to do and it's so easy to do it! Attractions, museums, tours, gardens and galleries – you'll find fun wherever you go. Dining, accommodation and shopping options are plenty and friendliness is what we're famous for.
 

Victoria Chinatown Celebrations
Dates: February 23, 2013
Time: From: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Location: Clifford Carl Hall
Gong Hei Fat Choy! Join this arts and performance party to celebrate the 155th birthday of Victoria's Chinatown and the Year of the Snake! With special guests: the Chinese School Lion and Dragon Dancers, the Chinese Happy Drum Group and the Victoria Chinese Cultural Club.
 

March Events

Culinaire Victoria – Victoria’s Premier Food Tasting Experience
Dates: March 21, 2013
Type: Special Events
Time: Early event: 5:00pm - 7:15pm, Late event: 7:45pm - 10:00pm
Location: The Crystal Gardens
The fourth-annual Culinaire will feature the most diverse selection of unique restaurants and purveyors of fine foods and beverages Lower Vancouver Island has to offer. A growing list of presenters from Victoria and the Cowichan Valley will serve guests their ingenious creations and signature dishes; a wide variety of delicious cuisine, new restaurants, and rarely-experienced specialty dishes await.
 

Victoria Winter Farmer market
Date Range: November 03, 2012 to March 16, 2013
Upcoming Dates: December 29, 2012, January 12, 2013, and January 26, 2013
Time: From: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: Market Square
The Victoria Downtown Winter Market is like a breath of fresh air to people who value wholesome, locally grown food. The first and third Saturdays of every month starting November 3rd, stroll around the sheltered booths and displays at Market Square. Get in tune with the seasons and taste something new. Be inspired by fresh local veggies, artisan bread, cheeses, seasonal surprises and live music.
 

April Events

Times Colonist 10K Run
Date: April 28, 2013


Victoria Harbor Boat Show
Date: April 18 - 21, 2013
 

May Event

Jerry Seinfeld
Dates: May 04, 2013
Time: 7:30PM
Location: Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre
America’s premier comedian, Jerry Seinfeld, will be performing his signature stand-up routine at the Save On Foods Centre.
 

June Event

Oak Bay Tea Party
Dates: June 01, 2013 to June 02, 2013
Time: 7:30PM
The Oak Bay Tea Party is an annual event in Oak Bay, British Columbia. 2012 marks the 50th year running. The Oak Bay Tea Party has two reasons to exist: a full time for the community and helping service organizations raise funds. Come on out and enjoy!
 

July Events

Saturday Night Fireworks at the Butchant Gardens
Dates: June 29, 2013, July 06, 2013, and July 13, 2013
Time: 7:30PM
Enjoy the summer entertainment program as part of your general admission ticket – no extra charge for lovely evenings on the Concert Lawn or for Firework Saturdays.
 

Victoria International Buskers Festival
Dates: July 19, 2013 to July 28, 2013
Time: 7:30PM
From July 19th to July 28th, 2013 we welcome you to hat has quickly become one of the world’s most prominent street theatre festivals! Performers from Australia, the UK, South America, the US and from across Canada will converge in Victoria for ten days of incredible fun. Our event is a family oriented, free – to – attend festival presented on mostly outdoor stages across downtown. Tips to busker hats welcomed and appreciated!

 

August Events

Symphony Splash
Dates: August 04, 2013
From July 19th to July 28th, 2013 we welcome you to hat has quickly become one of the world’s most prominent street theatre festivals! Performers from Australia, the UK, South America, the US and from across Canada will converge in Victoria for ten days of incredible fun. Our event is a family oriented, free – to – attend festival presented on mostly outdoor stages across downtown. Tips to busker hats welcomed and appreciated!
 

Dragon Boat Festival
Dates: August 16, 2013 to August 18, 2013
One of Victoria, British Columbia’s most spectacular summer festivals and the only Dragon Boat Festival in Canada to take place in a working Harbour. Watch 90 Dragon Boat Teams from across North America race across a 500- meter water course in Victoria’s beautiful Inner Harbour.
 

Victoria Fringe Festival
Dates: August 22, 2013 to September 02, 2013
Join us for 11 days of amazing live comedy, drama, dance, spoken word, musicals and physical theatre – over 370 performances in 9 venues. Fringe-going is easy, fun and slightly addictive. Once you start, you won't want to stop! It's really the best part of the summer.
 

September Events

Annual Victoria Classic Boat Festival
Dates: August 30, 2013 to September 01, 2013
The Pacific Northwest on both sides of the border is blessed with an enormous number of traditional boats of all descriptions. The wonderful craft – both craft – both yachts and workboats – are cared for by their owners and a supportive community of boatyards, trades people, and admirers. Enjoy this year’s Victoria Classic Boat Festival from August 31 through September 2, 2013 in Victoria’s beautiful Inner Harbour.
 

October Events

GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon, Half Marathon and 8K Road Race
Dates: October 13, 2013

Ghost of Victoria Festival
Dates: October 17, 2013 to October 31, 2013
 

*The information of events in Victoria will be updated on Tourism Victoria Web site: www.tourismvictoria.com.
* (Source: Tourism Victoria Web site, 2012)