15 actions in and round Victoria this weekend 26-27 June

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This weekend is going to be hot! Indeed there is special statement Warning of a “dangerous prolonged heat wave” this weekend so be safe out there!

With temperatures as high as 32 ° C in Victoria, the locals will try to get out and soak up the sun.

Make sure you dress appropriately, wear sunscreen, and look for shade!

Here are 15 things to do in and around Victoria this weekend, June 26-27:

Explore the Fernwood Mural Festival

Fernwood NRG and FernFest have organized the new Fernwood Mural Festival, a festival of art in the neighborhood. Locals can take a self-guided tour to see more than 10 murals in Fernwood, North Park, Oaklands, and South Jubilee.

  • When: Saturday June 26th
  • Where: 10 murals in Fernwood, North Park, Oaklands and South Jubilee

Practice yoga in Fisherman’s Wharf Park

Practice yoga outdoors with One Yoga Victoria’s All Levels Outdoor Class at Fisherman’s Wharf Park this Saturday.

  • Where: Fisherman’s Wharf Park, 12 Erie Street
  • When: 11:45 a.m., Saturday, June 26th
  • Price: $ 7 You can register for a course Here

Check out Uptown’s new summer mural

Uptown has transformed itself with a brand new, summery mural. The mural includes over 90 m of summer games and activities.

Have a happy hour

It’s time to have happy hour and enjoy some cheap food and drink. Check out our running List of cheap happy hours in and around Victoria.

Experience the Bay Center’s “Blooming Canopy”

To see a beautiful arched archway filled with dried flowers and support mental health initiatives in Victoria, head to the Bay Center’s Canopy in Bloom exhibit. Be sure to snap a photo during your visit and post it on social media using the hashtags #CanopyinBloom and #BlueLoveCampaign.

  • Where: Center Court of the Bay Center, 1150 Douglas Street
  • When: Shopping center opening hours, every day until September 20th

to go swimming

This weekend is the perfect time to cool off in a lake. Local ideas are Thetis or Durrance Lake. If you really want to cool off, go into the sea!

Donate to Victoria’s Community Fridge

Victoria’s first communal refrigerator opened in Rock Bayto ensure that all residents have access to food. Locals can visit them, take away what they need, or donate to help those in need. Before you donate, please have a look at the list of Donation Policy.

  • Where: 2725 Rock Bay Avenue
  • When: The communal fridge is open 24/7

Play Little Free Library Bingo

Greater Victoria Little Free Libraries have launched their very own bingo game! Visit a small free library near you to pick up (or download) a map Here) and explore your neighborhood for more libraries to complete your map.

Learn more about orcas at the Royal BC Museum

The Royal BC Museum’s special exhibit showcases the spirit of BC’s wild coast, orca whales. In the exhibition “Orcas: Our Shared Future”, visitors learn about different orca populations, the complex structure of orca groups and the consequences of captivity. Tickets can be purchased up to two weeks in advance.

  • Where: 675 Belleville Street, Royal BC Museum
  • When: Tickets are available daily from 10:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
  • Tickets: $ 26.95 adults (19-64), $ 18.95 senior (65+) or students (19+ with valid student ID), $ 16.95 teenagers (6-18).

Goldstream Farmer’s Market

Visit the Goldstream Farmer’s Market, conveniently located on Veterans Memorial Parkway.

  • Where: Veterans Memorial Park, Langford
  • When: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Saturdays to October

Market in Sooke Land

Visiting the Sooke Country Market is a perfect Saturday morning activity. Browse through the vendors selling everything from fresh produce, jewelry, gardening supplies, and more.

Try this out List of providers.

  • Where: John Phillips Memorial Park, 2201 Otter Point Road
  • When: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Saturdays until October 9th

Moosstrasse Market

In 2021 Moss Street Market will be operating for the 30th season. If you prefer contactless pickup, you can use the Online moss street market to pick up your order.

Try this out List of providers.

  • Where: 1330 Fairfield Road
  • When: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Saturdays to October

Sidney Street Market

Sidney Street Market is back! After an extended absence from COVID-19, the market has returned to a new location at the Mary Winspear Center. When you are there, be sure to stop by Glory Backhouse for delicious brownies.

  • Where: Mary Winspear Center, 2243 Beacon Avenue, Sidney
  • When: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., every Sunday until October 10th

Metchosin farmers market

Head to the Metchosin Farmers Market for fresh vegetables, bread, jams, salsa, baked goods, and more!

  • Where: Metchosin Community Grounds, 4450 Happy Valley Road
  • When: 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Sundays until the end of October

Take part in Silent Disco Yoga at Sea Cider

This summer, partake in a completely unique yoga experience at Sea Cider, a silent disco yoga class. Enjoy a free cider tasting after the course!

  • Where: Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse, 2487 Mt. St. Michael Road, Saanichton
  • When: Most Sundays at noon and 2pm
  • Book: Buy your tickets on-line

As a reminder, as recommended by BC health officials, outdoor gatherings of up to 50 people are allowed, but people are asked to use COVID-19 protective layers and maintain physical distance. Please adhere to the health and safety restrictions of COVID-19 when attending events, including reasonable physical distancing and wearing a mask or face covering in indoor and retail public spaces. If you are sick, stay home!

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