Fall colour tunnel along the Lochside Trail - Photo by Matt Ferguson Photography

Happy Halloween-eve! Here are five things to do in and around Victoria today, Wednesday October 30th.

Victoria Royals vs. Kelowna Rockets

It’s game two of back-to-back games. Victoria Royals defeated Kelowna Rockets Tuesday night after a big come back to win. Royals were down by two goals heading into the 3rd period and were able to tie it up before winning it in the shootout.

  • When: Puck drop at 7:05 p.m. – doors open at 6 p.m.
  • Where: Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre, 1925 Blanshard Street

Rocky Horror Show: Live 2019

Experience the show at a whole new level of intensity: live! This is Atomic Vaudeville’s fourth production of The Rocky Horror Picture Show in Victoria.

With over a dozen showtimes, there’s bound to be one that works for you and your fellow freaks. Let’s all do the Time Warp again!

Note: Audience members are not permitted to bring their own props. However, prop bags will be available for purchase at every show or in advance.

  • When: 8 p.m.
    The event runs from October 17th — November 2nd (multiple dates and times)
    Click here for the full schedule.
  • Where: Metro Studio Theatre, 1411 Quadra Street

The Gordon Head Haunted Manor

If you are looking for some “spine-tingling fun” this Halloween season, be sure to visit The Gordon Head Haunted Manor! This haunting exhibit is a “Treasure Island”-themed animatronic yard display, that is sure to get kids of all ages into the Halloween spirit! This is a family-friendly event is by donation, in support of Victoria Hospice.

  • When: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Where: 4407 Chartwell Drive

Comedy Night at the Mint

The funniest night of the week is Wednesday at The Mint! Each week Morgan Cranny and Drew Farrance bring the most hilarious comedian’s in the city together for a wonderful evening of fun at the best venue for stand up comedy in Victoria.

Wildly popular and always new, Phillips Comedy Night is a hilarious night out. Come downstairs and enjoy the delicious west coast Himalayan cuisine that the Mint is famous for. Tickets are $7 online or $10 at the door.

  • When: Doors at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m.
  • Where: The Mint Restaurant, 1414 Douglas Street

Halloween Train at the BC Forest Discovery Centre

9 fun nights of thrills, chills and fun. Activities include crafts in the schoolhouse, train rides, trick or treat stations for the little ones and live entertainment. There will be lots of hot chocolate, coffee, plus other hot food items available to purchase so you can sit back, watch the fun and enjoy the warmth of our popular fire pits. A number of live actors will be on site so be prepared for lots of fun.

This is a family-friendly event but it can be a little scary for very young children and we suggest that you bring them early before the sunsets.

The Halloween Train and most displays are covered so you can have fun Rain or Shine!
The BC Forest Discovery Centre offers advance tickets on sale at the Cowichan Regional Visitor Centre or the Duncan Save-On-Foods at the customer service desk.

  • When: 3:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  • Where: BC Forest Discovery Centre, 2892 Drinkwater Road