Kayaking the Gorge. (Ernie Dickey)

Events are back in action in Victoria as the province enters Phase 3 of their COVID-19 restart plan! 

As you head out to activities and events, please follow the restrictions and guidelines that these businesses require to keep their employees and patrons safe during the pandemic. 

As always, wash your hands, wear masks, practice social distancing, and stay home if you feel sick or show symptoms!

Visit the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

The AGGV is open with Free Admission until July 5, and recently completed a new exhibition of Asian pieces from the past five years of the gallery’s collection.

  • Where: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, 1040 Moss St.
  • When: Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sunday, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Cost: Free

Tour the Gardens at Government House

The Gardens at Government House are open Dawn to Dusk as of June 15. Admission is free for the gardens, which are maintained by a group of nearly 500 volunteers at the Friends of the Government House Gardens Society. Rudi’s Tea Room is also open on the grounds, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Tuesday to Friday, for take-out only.

  • Where: Government House, 1401 Rockland Ave.
  • When: Daily, from dawn until dusk.
  • Cost: Free

Drive-In Movies in Esquimalt

Victoria teen Ethan Kruz has put together a new drive-in movie business called Victoria Drive-In. The Drive-In is located in the parking lot behind the Archie Browning Sports Centre in Esquimalt. 

They’re kicking things off with a showing at 10 p.m. tonight of “The Upside” starring Kevin Hart and Bryan Cranston, and following up with a showing at 10 p.m. on Saturday of Paddington. Tickets are $34 per vehicle.

  • Where: 1151 Esquimalt Rd, Victoria, BC (parking lot behind the Archie Browning Centre next to Bullen Park)
  • When: 10 p.m. Friday (“The Upside”), 10 p.m. Saturday (“Paddington)
  • Cost: $34 per vehicle, reserve online at victoriadrivein.ca/tickets

Listen to Caleb Hart live at Taj

Trinidad and Tobago-born musician Caleb Hart plays at Taj: Taste of India Saturday evening, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Hart’s music is a fusion of reggae, gospel, soul, rock and more. 

  • Where: Taj: Taste of India (852 Fort Street)
  • When: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday.
  • Cost: Free with dinner. Reservations recommended due to limited seating, call 778-265-1468

Visit Moss Street Farmers Market

The Moss Street Farmers’ Market is in its 29th year and is continuing as a “shop, don’t stop” experience, where visitors are encouraged to check out local produce but not to linger in large groups. 

Vendors sell local and organic farm-fresh produce, local foods, handmade crafts, artisan clothing, inspiring services and community education.

  • Where: Vendors spaced out along Sir James Douglas School, Robert J. Porter Park and Brooke St. Park.
  • When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday.

Drink and Think at Irish Times Pub

Trivia nights at Irish Times Pub are back! Drink and Think Trivia will be on this Sunday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., with all day Happy Hour $5 drinks and $10 appies. Grab a drink and some grub and flex your brain cells for a chance at prizes.

  • Where: Irish Times Pub (1200 Government St.)
  • When: 7 p.m. to 9p.m. Sunday

Play games at the re-opened Interactivity Board Game Cafe 

Victoria’s very own board game cafe is re-opening for business on Monday! The long-awaited return of Victoria’s first board game cafe is sure to be welcome news to gamers of all ages. 

The cafe will be opening for limited hours, on a reservation-only basis with certain restrictions. Full information on restrictions is online at the Interactivity Board Game Cafe website.