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From outdoor markets to learning about endangered southern residents, here are five things to do today in and around Victoria today.

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 physical distancing, and stay home if you feel sick or show symptoms!

Oaklands Sunset Market

Oaklands Sunset Market has reopened with a modified format. There will have a selection of local farm and food vendors, including food trucks.

  • When: 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Where: 1-2827 Belmont Avenue

Business Restart Series: Tourism 

As Phase 3 begins, tourism businesses in the Inner Harbour are grappling with how to adapt with a renewed focus on domestic tourism as our borders remain closed.

Join a panel of tourism leaders including Indu Brar (Fairmont Empress), Ian Robertson (Greater Victoria Harbour Authority) and Randy Wright (Harbour Air Seaplanes) as they talk about how the pandemic continues to affect our tourism industry, what’s needed and a look to the path forward to recovery.

  • When: 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Where: Visit the ticket link or click here to register

RBCM@Home Kids: Orca Story Time

Join author and filmmaker Mark Leiren-Young for a reading from his new books for younger readers: “Orcas of the Salish Sea” and “Orcas Everywhere.” He’ll share stories about the endangered southern residents and answer questions about orcas, everywhere and anywhere.

Boots & Bourbon Wednesdays

Dust off the old cowboy boots and pour yourself a shot of whiskey. It’s Boots & Bourbon Wednesdays at The Bard. Live music with Union Cartel.

  • When: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Where: Bard & Banker, 1022 Government Street

Wednesday Night Life Drawing

Online life drawing is open to members and non members, and is the same as Xchanges Gallery and Studios in-person sessions – all skill levels are welcome!

If you have any concerns about group gatherings or in-person sessions are full, this is a great option.

  • When: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Where: Online event
  • Cost: $10 Members, $15 Non Members