Sunset over the Salish Sea taken from French Beach.

Wednesday has arrived, Victoria!

There’s plenty of fun things to do today, like a cute picnic in a garden, a free cooking workshop for youth, drop-in adult soccer, and more!

Without further ado, here are 5 things to do in and around Victoria today.

Free Workshop- What’Soup with Self-Care?

Victoria youth aged 17 – 24 can check out this FREE workshop about self care, soup-making, and more!

This hands-on workshop is the first in a series of three and teaches about self-sufficiency. Workshops take place on the main floor of the Fernwood Community Centre in the studio space. Food is provided.

  • When: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Where: Fernwood Community Centre, 1240 Gladstone Avenue

Picnic in the Gardens

The Gardens at HCP are inviting the community to have a picnic and explore the grounds, local arts vendors, local musicians, and more tonight!

Every second Wednesday the gardens will be extending their hours and admission will be by donation between 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

  • When: 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Where: The Gardens at HCP, 505 Quayle Road

Spring Drop-In Soccer

In the mood for some fun and recreational exercise?

Head over to the James Bay Community School Centre for a night of casual adult soccer! All equipment is provided but feel free to bring your own.

  • When: 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Where: James Bay Community School Centre, 140 Oswego Street

Comedy Night at the Mint

Another Wednesday can only mean one thing, Comedy Night at the Mint!

Join hosts Morgan Cranny and Drew Farrance as they bring together some of the funniest stand-up talent that Victoria has to offer.

  • When: 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Where: The Mint, 1414 Douglas Street

Live at Lunch: Back to the Beach

Head down to the Royal BC Museum at lunch to hear about this month’s topic, Insects on the Shores of Vancouver Island with Dr. Joel Gibson, curator of entomology.

BC has over 25,000 km of coastline which is more than the United Kingdom or India. Learn about the many islands, rocky shores, sandy beaches, coastal dunes, and tide pools of the province and the critters that live on them.

  • When: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Where: Royal BC Museum, 675 Belleville Street