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We’ve made it to another weekend, Victoria!

There is a LOT of things to do over the next few days, including a gigantic garage sale, Victoria Royals playoff hockey, wine sampling and so much more.

Without further ado, here are 11 things to do in and around Victoria this late-March weekend.



Gigantic Garage Sale

Come check out this MASSIVE garage sale taking place at the Archie Browning Sports Centre today.

Shoppers can find household items, kids toys, books, clothes, sporting equipment, and more from local members of the community. Now’s the perfect chance to swap and shop with other islanders!

  • When: Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Where: Archie Browning Sports Centre, 1151 Esquimalt Road

Pop-Up Beer Garden

Don’t miss Victoria Beer Society’s first ever Pop-Up Beer Garden in Centennial Square!

The beer garden will feature range of BC craft beers, Cultured Kombucha, and sparkling water, all served on tap from their new mobile Beer Truck. This event is a prototype for a summer full of pop-up beer gardens all over the city.

  • When: Saturday 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Where: Centennial Square

Wild ARC Open House

Things are about to get wild at Wild ARC’s 15th annual open house!

Now’s your chance to get a behind the scenes look at the wildlife rehabilitation centre that takes care of thousands of wild animals each year. No wild patients will be on display but there will be educational raptors onsite. Don’t forget to register!

  • When: Saturday, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Where: Wild ARC, 1020 Malloch Road

2019 Bear Mountain Bike Festival

Don’t miss the 3rd annual Bear Mount Bike Festival, one of Vancouver Island’s biggest and best off-road bicycle events!

Over 500 participants and nearly 5,000 spectators are expected to be at the festival, which features cross country racing, MTB Enduro, and non-competition fun activities for all ages. The event runs Saturday and Sunday.

  • When: Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Where: Bear Mountain Resort, 1999 Country Club Way

Teapot Medicine

Come sample teas and learn about a range of plant characteristics and health benefits in this educational class!

Come see how plants like holy basil, skullcap, nettle, and elderflower can help with relaxation, digestion, mineral intake, and more! The class will also provide you with a few individual medicinal tea recipes that are formulated specifically for you.

  • When: Saturday, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Where: Compost Education Centre, 1216 North Park Street

Victoria Royals vs Kamloops Blazers 

Black and Blue Playoff hockey returns tomorrow night!! Puck drop will be 7:05 p.m. tomorrow for Game 5 vs. Kamloops. The series is tied at 2-2. See you at the rink Victoria.

  • When: Saturday, doors open at 6 p.m.. puck drops at 7:05 p.m.
  • Where: Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre, 1925 Blanshard Street

The Cosmic Singles Bowling Night

Show off your best bowling skills in those fancy shoes! Vancouver Island Singles – Fresh Connections is bringing all the fun challenges and mingling activities to connect you with eligible singles! Plus, they’ll have glow sticks and prizes, even for the best bad bowler!

Registration includes 2 hours of 10-pin bowling and shoes! Plus all the fun, games, and new connections with local singles!

  • When: Saturday, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  • Where: Langford Lanes Bowling, 1097 Langford Parkway

Rathjen Cellars Grand Opening

Rathjen Cellars is officially opening the doors to its tasting room!  They’ll have new wine releases to sample, some tasty small bites and an Old World inspired soundtrack to put you in a wine-y mood!

As you sip and swirl, you can take in the views of our newfangled tasting room fashioned out of an old honey production warehouse.

  • When: Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Where: Rathjen Cellars, 334 Walton Place



Improv Cabaret

Paper Street Theatre presents an eclectic evening of improvised theatre!

The night will feature hilarious acts from the theatre’s Master’s Program and from Paper Street faculty.

  • When: Sunday, 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Where: Intrepid Theatre, 1609 Blanshard Street

Victoria Flea Market 

Start your Sunday at the Church of the Treasured Find. The Vic Flea is the Sunday morning hangout for local buyers and sellers of all things rare and desirable. Find vintage, repurposed, refreshed and handmade treasures for house and garden. Come check out the treasures that draw the crowds every week and talk with the old timers about local history and other weird stuff.

  • When: Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Where: 411 Gorge Road East

Female Soccer Day at Prospect Lake

For the second season in a row, Prospect Lake Soccer Club will be hosting a Female Soccer Day designed to celebrate and inspire female athletes of all ages from all over the Lower Island. This is a free event to help us to acknowledge and encourage female participation in soccer. The day will include female only coaching clinic, goalie clinic and skill sessions. All participants will receive a free t-shirt and BBQ lunch on the day of the event, and more!