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Things to do around Victoria this weekend (Friday October 9 – Sunday October 11)


Evil Acres

If you enjoy FEAR….I dare YOU…to enter the Slaughter House Extreme ~ The Final Cut & The Darkness Maze ~ The Phobia Edition at Evil Acres Opening Weekend.

2 for 1 Admission on Opening Night – Friday October 9, 2015
FREE Pumpkin Night – Saturday October 10, 2015

Hours of Operation: 630-11pm (Except October 31st 6-10pm)
Location: 10375 Wilson Rd, North Saanich

Admission: $13/1 attraction; $18/combo ticket-2 attractions; Speed Passes $23/1 attraction; $38 combo ticket-2 attractions

Tickets available at Incharacter Costumes & Novelties. *CASH ONLY AT THE DOOR/ONSITE*



Vancouver Island Corn Maze

That time of year again & guaranteed you will get lost in a one-of-a kind unique corn maze located in North Saanich. Bring the whole family & venture out into the corn maze “We Heart Vancouver Island”.

Dress warm, wear boots, bring a flashlight & for the little ones a stroller with larger style wheels. Small interactive maze available for the kids.

Open: Now until October 31 ~ Wednesday – Sunday 11am-9pm

Time frame to complete: well that all depends how lost you can get.

Location: Pendray Farm, 9537 West Saanich Rd
Admission: $10/adults; $5/children (5-12)
Bookings For Groups 20+ call (250) 891-5548 Cash or Credit

Dodds Furniture 17th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner Feast

Turkey & all the fixings, another year of giving back to the community. Enjoy a Thanksgiving Dinner compliments of Gordy Dodd, his family & staff.

Sunday October 11, 2015
Location: Our Place Society 919 Pandora Ave 4pm

Annual PumpkinFest

Fun for the whole family. Entertainment from face painting, hay-rides, train rides, corn maze, petting farm, haunted house & plenty more activities for the children to enjoy. Don’t forget to check out the Cow Train ~ new this year.

Saturday October 10 – Sunday October 11, 2015 10am-4pm
Location: Galey’s Farm, 4150 Blenkinsop Rd

Admission: 1 Train Ride or Corn Maze Ticket – $10/adult; $7/child; $45/family combo (2 adults,2 children); Petting Farm – with purchase of first ticket or $2/person.


Thanksgiving Dinner at Bear Mountain

Bring the family and let our Bear Mountain Chef’s do the cooking and clean up. This year, the chef will be offering 2 dinner options ~ a seasonal buffet on Sunday, October 11th and 3-course dinner available on Friday the 9th, Saturday the 10th and Monday the 12th.

On Sunday, enjoy traditional favourites like chef carved roasted turkey or take a break from the bird and try salmon with fennel & leek sauté. Can’t decide? You don’t have too, it’s a buffet so enjoy it all!

Friday October 9, Saturday October 10 & Monday October 12, 2015
Location: Bear Mountain Resort, 1999 Country Club Way
Reservations: (250) 391-5224 or reserve online


36th Annual GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon

Please be respectful for the runners & volunteers along the course. There will be road closures for this morning event that starts off at 630am with our marathon early start. Link provided for times of road closures & time of races.


Fresh to Death – Victoria’s Harvest Celebration of Fresh Hop Beers

With the arrival of fall comes the annual harvest of the mighty hop. Many BC craft breweries celebrate this time of the season by brewing beers with hops that are as fresh as it gets. Both Driftwood and Hoyne are well known for their fresh hopped beers so they decided to gather some of BC’s best breweries in their parking lot for a celebration of these unique seasonal beers.

Saturday October 10, 2015 2-7pm
Location: Driftwood & Hoyne Brewery, #102-450 Hillside Ave
Admission: http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/fresh-to-death-victorias-harvest-celebration-of-fresh-hop-beers-tickets-18465384462

Kids Mega Sale

A well-organized garage sale that takes place indoors. A place to buy second hand items for kids including: clothes, shoes, toys, books, dvds/vidoes, etc. Larger items at past sales included strollers, cribs, play kitchens, kids table and chairs, rocking chairs, bouncy chair, activity saucers, etc.

Saturday October 10, 2015 930am-1230pm
Location: Pearkes Arena, 3100 Tillicum Rd
Admission: FREE

Frozen Skate

‘Let it Go’ this Sunday and join us on the ice for a Frozen-themed Everyone Welcome skate! Stop by the arena concourse 15 minutes before and after our skate for your chance to interact with a couple real-life characters* from Frozen (*characters brought to you by Victoria Costumes).

Sunday October 11, 2015 1-220pm
Location: Panorama Recreation, 1885 Forest Park Drive
Admission: https://www.crd.bc.ca/panorama/admission-registration/administration-rates

LEGO Stories

Use their LEGO® to build your own creation while you listen to stories. Each meeting will explore a different theme. Ages 5 years and up.

Friday October 9, 2015 330-430pm
Location: Sidney/North Saanich Branch Library
Register for FREE: sidney@virl.bc.ca or (250) 656-0944

Comedy at Solstice Cafe

Improv, Music, Characters, Jokes, Soup ~ brought to you by the efforts of dedicated improvisers/comedians of Victoria. Enjoy a sit down with some crazy characters from the favourite segment Faces of Victoria. Piano performance put on by Australian Matt Cowlrick.

Friday October 9, 2015 8-10pm
Location: Solstice Cafe, 952 Pandora Ave
Entry by Donation

Paddle For The Inlet

Come one come all who live, work and play on Saanich Inlet. The time is now to begin speaking up to the proposed Malahat First Nations Steelhead LNG project. As an offer of support to the Saanich Inlet Network Pacifica Paddle Sports is offering their kayaks, canoes or stand up paddle boards for $10/person for the paddle event. Bring your own and launch from our dock at Port Side Marina or along the shore beside Seahorses Cafe

Saturday October 10, 2015 12-3pm
Location: Pacifica Paddle Sports, 789 Saunders Lane, Brentwood Bay
Reserve Single or Double Kayak or Canoe or Paddle Board: customerservice@pacificapaddle.com (height & weight required)

Victoria Grizzlies vs Surrey Eagles


Junior “A” Ice Hockey ~ Puck Drops @ 7pm
Location: The Q Centre, #6-1767 Island Highway

Tickets: http://www.victoriagrizzlies.com/leagues/custom_page.cfm?clientid=5363&leagueid=20506&pageid=13126

Ghostly Walks

Dare to discover the past of downtown. Behind Victoria’s old-world charm lie tales of eccentric characters, heroic deeds, humor & ghosts.

Friday October 9, 2015 730-9pm & 930pm
Saturday October 10, 2015 930pm

Location: Visitor Info Centre, 812 Wharf St (directly across from Empress Hotel) Admission: $15/adults, $13/students & seniors, $8/children (6-11); $35/family( 2 adults & children under 16)

Tickets: http://www.discoverthepast.com or from the tour guide (cash only).

Chinatown Walks

Discover the history, culture, food and architecture of Canada’s oldest Chinatown. Visit the Chinese Temple, Fan Tan Alley and see many other landmarks.

Saturday October 10, 2015 1030am-12pm
Location: Start at the Bright Pearl Statue (1689 Government Street)
Admission: $15/adults; $13/students & seniors, $8/children (6-11); $35/family (2 adults & children under 16)

Tickets: http://www.discoverthepast.com or from the tour guide (cash only).

Discover the Past – Women of Victoria

Stories about fascinating and influential women in honour of Women’s History Month. Conducted by Kirby Delaney. No reservations needed. Purchase tickets from guide starting 15 minutes before the tour

Saturday October 10, 2015 2-330pm

Location: Visitor Info Centre, 812 Wharf St (directly across from Empress Hotel) Admission: $15/adults, $13/students & seniors, $8/children (6-11); $35/family( 2 adults & children under 16)

Tickets: http://www.discoverthepast.com or from the tour guide (cash only).

James Bay Market

A variety of quality affordable local produce, arts, food (eat in or take out), wine tasting & live music with an emphasis on products that are homemade, handmade & homegrown.

Saturday October 10, 2015 9am-3pm
Location: James Bay Community Market (corner of Menzies & Superior)

Goldstream Station Market

A community market where all the vendors make, grow, bake or raise the products they sell. Everything is produced locally and as fresh as possible.

Saturday October 10, 2015 10am-2pm
Location: 2830 Aldwynd Rd

Peninsula Country Market

Enjoy a country morning amongst friends listening to live music, hot coffee, great munchies and children’s activities. Plenty of vendors offering farm fresh products, jams and jellies, honey, homemade bread, cut flowers, assorted fresh meats, organic produce and a fine selection of arts and crafts

Saturday October 10, 2015 9am-1pm
Location: Saanich Fairgrounds, 1528 Stelly’s Cross Road


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