Hello September!

From museum exhibits to street festivals, here are 12 things to do in Victoria this Labour Day Long Weekend.

Things To Do In Victoria This Weekend

Friday, August 31

Market | Esquimalt Farmers Market Pop Up Markets

The Esquimalt Farmers Market Pop Up Markets is back for its fourth season. It runs until Wednesday, October 31st, 2018. Esquimalt Farmers Market exists to provide a marketplace which serves as a community gathering point that builds relationships, encourages healthy, local living, environmental and economic sustainability.

Tour | Ghostly Walks

Ghostly Walks guides you through the streets of Victoria and tells you stories of the past. Tickets start at $13.

Market | Salt Spring Farmers Market

Browse internationally acclaimed arts and crafts from Canada’s “Island of the Arts” including world class potters, jewellers, fibre artists, woodworkers, fine art & photography, body care, clothing and accessories, island tours and more. Admission is free.

Museum | Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs

With more than 300 original artifacts, some an astounding 4,500 years old, this exhibition covers all aspects of ancient Egyptian life, from the emergence of ancient Egyptian civilization along the Nile to the Ptolemaic and Roman eras.

Theatre | Fringe Festival

The Victoria Fringe Festival, running until September 2nd, is an explosion of live performance, featuring 47 shows from around the globe, outdoor events for the whole family and late night programming in the Fringe Club.

Family-friendly | Buskers Festival

The Downtown Victoria Buskers Festival (DVBF) is a FREE FIVE-DAY Community Event. Come down, bring the kids, parents, grandparents, loved ones, and even your furry friends along , and check out some of the world’s BEST and BRIGHTEST BUSKING STARS!


Photo: Saanich Fair / Facebook

Saturday, September 1

Tour | Wentworth Villa Tour

This is your last chance to go on this tour. Learn about the process and procedures that the restoration of the villa went through. Admission is by donation.

Tour | Historic House Tour

Drop by on any Saturday from noon to 2:00 p.m. and meet the amazing volunteers who maintain the house and garden. Join them for a guided tour Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. Stroll through the garden and browse the gift shop.

History | Chinatown Walking Tour

Walk in the footsteps of gold miners, merchants, labourers and revolutionaries this weekend during the Chinatown Walking Tour. Tickets start at $13.

Festival | Saanich Fair

Come out and celebrate Western Canada’s Oldest Agricultural Fair. Enjoy live music, dance performances, eating contests, auction/raffle draw, and so much more!

Sunday, September 2

Music | Live Music Night At The O Cafe and Bistro

Join the O Cafe and Bistro every Wednesday and Sunday night for live music. Admission is free.

Monday, September 3

Yoga | Gentle Strength Yoga

This class is accessible to all levels. Explore and grow safely to build strength and core awareness.


Featured photo: @dm6.0 / Instagram