It’s time to leave your work behind and relax over the next few days.

From haunted houses to food festivals, here are 12 things to do in Victoria this weekend.

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Things To Do In Victoria This Weekend

Friday, October 19

Food | Poutine Weekend

Poutine Week is the 7 days of the year you can eat poutine GUILT FREE! Why? Every poutine sold during Poutine Week in any of the participating restaurants provides a free meal to someone in need thanks to our partner, local non profit Mealshare. You don’t need tickets, just an appetite for squeaky curds and fun.

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.

Halloween | Horror Escape – Thrilling & Immersive Escape Rooms

You have 45 minutes to to uncover a mystery in their detailed escape room sets, finding clues, solving puzzles, triggering high tech props and unlocking your way into multiple rooms!

Adventure | Corn Maze at Pendray Farms

The largest corn maze on Vancouver Island is now open for the season! It has 14 acres of corn and contains over 10 km of trails. Tickets start at $6.

Halloween | Festival of Fear at Galey Farms

This event features a haunted house for kids and the much, much scarier 6000 sq. ft. Carnevil Haunted House for adults!


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Saturday, October 20

Beer | Oktoberfest: Stein & Dine

Victoria’s 4th annual Stein & Dine Oktoberfest celebration is back this weekend! There will be live music, plenty of food and of course, beer!

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.

Sunday, October 21

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.


Featured photo: @sean.carrie / Instagram⠀