You’ve just made it over the hump, and that’s reason to celebrate, so why not treat yourself to an event? Here are five things to do 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!

Without further ado, here are five things to do today, Wednesday, August 26th:

The Butchart Gardens

No matter the season, The Butchart Gardens are sure to put on a show.

  • When: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00pm, with viewing until 5:00 p.m.
  • Where: The Butchart Gardens, 800 Benvenuto Avenue

Miniature World

Often called “The greatest little show on earth,” Miniature World is a one-of-a-kind Victorian experience. The perfect activity for the young and young at heart, this little museum brings everything from historical battles to childhood fantasy lands to life in miniature.

  • When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Where: Miniature World, 649 Humboldt Street

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

Comedy Night at the Mint

Comedy Night at the Mint is back!

Each week they’ll bring you the most hilarious comedians in the city.

  • When: 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  • Where: 1414 Douglas Street

Discover Local YYJ

Discover Local YYJ is an economic initiative created and hosted by the Victoria Women’s Professional Group to promote the small businesses in the Greater Victoria Area that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

They have partnered with locally owned and operated small businesses to provide discounts and special offers to the residents of Victoria between August 15th and 30th. Participants purchase a Discover Pass online, then use it to claim promotions and discounts offered by the vendors during the 15 days.

  • When: All day long! Runs from August 15th to August 30th
  • Where: All across Victoria
  • Tickets: Purchase your Discover Pass online