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7 things to do around the capital region this weekend [Nov 20-22]


There is no doubt Christmas is around the corner. Christmas craft fairs are popping up, the Salvation Army bell ringers are out and every second article we seem to put out is Xmas related.

Below are 7 things happening this weekend, but don’t forget to check out the Victoria Buzz events calendar for more!

Salmon Run at Goldstream Provincial Park

Experience the annual adaptations of spawning salmon, with a nature tour & hands on dissection of a spawned out salmon.

Entire package includes:
– Transportation to & from the park
– Guided Interpretive Tour
– Up close & personal experience with the salmon
– Complimentary tea/coffee at the Nature House

Admission: $35
To purchase tickets:
Contact Tourism Victoria (250)-953-2033 or Goldstream Nature House at (250)-478-9414

24th Annual Festival of Trees

BC Children’s Festival of Trees has begun! Every year, Victoria Festival of Trees creates a lush forest of beautifully decorated trees to raise funds for BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. Be sure to see them at The Bay Centre while the Empress undergoes renovations. On from November 18 to January 5

Open during mall hours.

MEC Snowfest

In support of Kidsport of Greater Victoria and Victoria Humane Society

Block Party Festival. Snowfest is a celebration of everything winter related, with or without snow here on the island. Meet with local community groups, clubs and vendors. Ski/Board Waxing by donation, raffle ticket sales, clinics by donation – 100% funds donated. Presentations by legendary ski guide Ken Wylie, free information clinics and workshops, industry leading snow sports exhibitors, community groups and clubs, raffle giveaways and more.

Sunday November 22 ~ 10am
Mountain Equipment Co-op, 1450 Government St

Night of Lights

In Support of BC Children’s Hospital

Great in-store bargains, tasty treats, live entertainment, a fun photo booth and a chance to win one of 90+ fabulous door prizes including a trip for two to New York, Diamond Earrings, Emma & Roe pink starter bracelet, FitBit, 7′ artificial Xmas tree and tons more!

Sunday November 22 ~ 6-10pm
Admission: $5, available at guest services
Hillside Centre, 1644 Hillside Ave

The Little Owl Children’s Fair

Victoria’s First handmade holiday fair dedicated to the young ones! The best designers and artists who pour their talent into creating high quality handmade items for babies, kids and youth.

Saturday November 21 ~ 10am-5pm
Admission: $3
Victoria West Community Centre, 521 Craigflower Rd

Cook St. Village Health & Wellness Fair

To celebrate, support, promote, educate and engage local businesses & community members, in learning about a variety of health & wellness supports and opportunities available within the Greater Victoria area. Prizes to be raffled off.

Saturday November 21 ~ 1-3pm
Admission: FREE
Cook St. Village Activity Centre, 380 Cook St

Off The Leash Fun Fair

Supporting the Mitochondrial Disease Association

Spectrum Community School’s Marketing grade 11 class is hosting a four-legged friendly fun fair for you & your dog. There will be speakers, silent auctions, contests, photo booth & more.

Saturday November 21 ~ 11am-3pm
Admission: $5
Spectrum Community School, 957 Burnside Rd West

Suggest an event to check out this weekend in the comments below!



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