Consider taking your summer vacation north of the border this year and head to Victoria, British Columbia. The temperatures remain mild (high 60s) throughout the summer months, allowing locals and visitors alike to enjoy the outdoors without needing to escape the heat. This provides the perfect atmosphere in which to experience the exciting Victoria, BC events scheduled for the summer of 2014. From a variety of theater shows, to a round of golf, to participating in grueling feats of athleticism, Victoria offers unique events to satisfy every person. Check out this list that we have compiled.
Anne of Green Gables – The Musical!
Enjoy a night of musical theater at Anne of Green Gables, which will be performed at the Isabelle Reader Theatre. The will be performed May 23-25 and May 31-June 1.
Victoria International Kite Festival
The inaugural Victoria International Kite Festival is on May 31-June 1 at Clover Point. This free event will feature some of the best professional kite flyers in the world. Donations will be collected throughout the weekend to support the HeadWay Victoria Epilepsy & Parkinson’s Centre.
Ryan Stiles & Greg Proops: On the Couch
Remember these funny guys from the hit show Whose Line is it Anyway? Well, here is your chance to see them in person. The show is Friday, June 6, at the McPherson Playhouse, and tickets begin at $35 apiece.
HeadWay Charity Golf Classic
Another event benefitting the HeadWay Victoria Epilepsy & Parkinson’s Centre is this golf outing at Olympic View Golf Club. Join in this 22nd annual tournament on June 13.
Saunders Subaru Victoria Triathlon
This test of endurance is on June 15 in Victoria. Participants can compete in a relay, spring, Olympic, or half iron format.
Aboriginal Cultural Festival 2014
This free, three-day event is on June 19-21 at the Royal BC Museum Mezzanine. Check out the live dancing and musical entertainment, as well as the local Aboriginal artwork.
Island Summer Games
On June 27-29 you can check out the Island Summer Games in Victoria. You can participate in several sporting tournament, including basketball, dodgeball, soccer, slow pitch, touch football, and ball hockey.
Rock the Shores
Rock the Shores is a three-day music event that will take place July 11-13. Featured acts include Tom Cochrane with Red Rider, The Cult, Billy Talent, The Naked and Famous, Our Lady Peace, Mother Mother, and many more.
Victoria Downtown Farmers’ Market
The Farmers’ Market is once a week inside the Public Market. Go and experience the region’s best farms, freshest food, and friendliest vendors.
First Fridays on Fort
The first Friday of every month will feature local businesses offering special deals on Fabulous Fort Street.
When you head to Canada to take part in these Victoria, BC events, do yourself a favor and stay at the Beaconsfield Inn. Located just a few blocks from the Inner Harbour, the Beaconsfield Inn is an outstanding Select Registry property. This Edwardian manor was constructed in 1905 and is the ultimate in charm, luxury, and romance. The Beaconsfield Inn features nine guest suites, each with a private bath, Jacuzzi tub, and stained-glass windows. Experience the magnificence of the Beaconsfield Inn and book your stay today!
Photo courtesy Brandon Godfrey