What to do in Victoria, BC at Christmas
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Whether you’re an all-out Christmas fanatic who starts celebrating in June… Or you’re more laid back with only one or two traditions (and after December 1 thank-you very much). There’s good news for you! Victoria, BC has a Christmas time activity for you!
Grab an eggnog or a mug of spiced apple cider and blast your favourite Christmas music, because it’s that time again!
11 Don’t-Miss Events This 2017 Christmas:
Your Guide to Retreat into Nature
Whether you’re looking for a rigorous hike, a serene place to take in the breathtaking beauty of the ocean, or to go exploring and find wildlife, Sooke has it all. From ocean beaches to freshwater pools, whatever your activity level, you won’t want to miss visiting Sooke, BC. And if bike riding is more your thing, be sure to check out the bike park!
Great Victoria Events Happening this Fall
Grab a hot chocolate or pumpkin spiced latte as the cool, as the crisp Fall air starts to descend upon Victoria, BC. Throughout Victoria, the lush green vegetation begins to turn a multitude of shades of red and gold as the leaves are swept into a prismatic torrent of colour that swirls around making it one of the most beautiful places to visit in the fall.
While the cooler weather might make you think it’s time to head indoors again… Don’t be fooled! Victoria stays warm in comparison to the rest of Canada. Not to mention this packed collection of don’t-miss events will get you going!
Step into Another World and Let Your Imagination Roam
Victoria, BC is known as the “City of Gardens.” It’s a well-earned title!
You can discover beautiful gardens everywhere – big and small. Find everything from world renowned attractions to hidden gems that even the locals might not know about.
Each garden has its own feel. Some incorporate animals and their habitats to invoke wonder and imagination, some wind paths throughout and provide sitting spaces to draw you into it’s rejuvenating tranquility, while others focus on practicality, research, and education.
Here’s a list of the top 7 gardens to visit in Victoria, BC:
Take Your Beach Day from Okay to Epic!
Are you looking for some fun in the sun this summer? The beach is the perfect place to spend the day with sun, water, snacks, and games! Whether you love splashing in the water or basking in the warm summer sun on the sand, the beach is where great summer memories are made.
Here are 14 great ways to have fun at the beach!
Does Your Staff Need a Retreat?
Have you heard the word “corporate retreat” and wondered, why do other companies do that? Why would I shell out money for my employees to go on a “vacation?” Don’t I pay them to work? What about everything that won’t get done while we’re all away?
Actually, there’s a lot of benefits to hosting a retreat for your staff. Here are just 6 reasons to throw a corporate retreat:
Victoria’s Must-Know List of Summer Events
It’s almost summer and what better place to enjoy the sun than picturesque Victoria, BC! You can enjoy a multitude of gardens, hiking, and walking trails hidden throughout the city.
It’s not summer without a little beach time and Victoria is blessed with both ocean and fresh water beaches. Whether you’re looking to swim, sunbathe, windsurf, or paddle-board, there’s a perfect fit for you.
And if you’re looking for a little entertainment we’ve got you covered. Here’s a few things to do in Victoria, BC this summer of 2017.
How to Ensure No One Leaves Thinking their Time was Wasted
Retreats are a great way to generate excitement and wake people out of the autopilot we all find ourselves in from time to time.
When you throw a corporate retreat or company workshop, you have the opportunity to engage people that may not normally come into contact with each other. For example, people from different departments might get a rare chance to interact. These occasions can give them a chance to network and build new relationships. As well, they will hear different perspectives on familiar problems as you brainstorm as a group.
Ultimately, the cost of a disenfranchised work force is much greater than throwing a corporate retreat and the benefits will continue to surprise you long after.
Soak Up Victoria, BC’s Island Life this Summer
Do you remember as a kid playing “the floor is lava” or “swamp monster” and you’d try to hop from one piece of furniture to the next without touching the floor? It was always an epic challenge to see how many pieces of furniture you could touch. The game usually ended when someone tried to leap a bit too far and ended up falling to the floor where they were inevitably swallowed by lava or the swamp monster.
Well, we have the adult version minus the child-eating monsters, although we do have some beautiful whales in our ocean. When you visit Victoria, not only will you have the opportunity to enjoy the wealth of natural beauty, art, and adventure in Victoria, but there is also a plethora of activities available to explore on the Gulf Islands. Just like playing “swamp monster,” you can see how many islands you can visit while you’re here.
Things to Do During the Spring on Southern Vancouver Island
Victoria, BC is gorgeous all year round, but springtime is when the city explodes in colour. Long before the snow melts and the ice thaws throughout the rest of the country, Victoria residents are treated to cherry blossom trees that seem to erupt in pinks and white overnight. In turn, daffodils and tulips dazzle in floral gardens throughout the city as an intoxicating fresh, spring scent lingers in the air.
And let’s not forget the return of the sun! Nothing makes local Victorians smile more than the warm sun after a winter of dreary rain. If you’ve been hibernating this winter, visit Victoria and return to the great outdoors!
Whether you’re looking for culture or adventure, Victoria has you covered. Here are just a few of the treats that lie in store this spring.