Victoria Bug Zoo
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Halloween is right around the corner…are you ready for a spooktacular end to the month? In the meantime, here are some great things to do in Victoria!

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, Tuesday October 20th:

RBCM@Home: Bioluminescence

Curator of invertebrate zoolology from the Royal BC Museum, Dr. Henry Choong will shed some light on bioluminescence (the emission of light from live organisms). From curiosities to major discoveries he will stimulate discussion and thoughts about the significance of bioluminescence and what it can tell us beyond light production and maybe some surprises too.

Festival of Friends

Join storytellers from Pacific Northwest Guilds for a night of live storytelling on Zoom from 7 – 9 p.m. PACIFIC time. FREE, donations for the tellers gratefully accepted.
Request the Zoom link by sending an email to

Jennifer Ferris, Victoria Storytellers’ Guild
Juliana Person, Portland Storytellers Guild
Larry Krackle, Fireside League of Tacoma
Stet Palmer, South Sound Story Guild
Barry McWilliams, Seattle Storytellers Guild
… Plus, Tobey Anderson as a special guest of the Story People.
Emcee Pat Peterson

  • When: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Where: Online via Zoom

Visit the Victoria Bug Zoo

The Victoria Bug Zoo opened its doors in 1997 and has been showing visitors of downtown Victoria our awe-inspiring bugs ever since. A visit to this must-see mini zoo offers an excellent opportunity to view and experience live tropical bugs from around the world. All the animals are alive and in tanks.

  • When: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Where: 631 Courtney Street

Tuesday Night Jazz at the Church – Online

James Bay United Church and the Victoria Jazz Community continue to be partnered together during the COVID-19 closures to bring you personal interviews with Victoria’s finest musicians. We hear about their influencers and musical passions and gain some insight through the playlists that they select for us through the evening.

Iron & Wood Golf Simulators

If you’re looking to prove your athletic prowess this fall, look no further than Victoria’s latest and greatest sports-themed entertainment – Iron & Wood Golf Simulators.

And no, it’s not just golf you can try your hand at; Iron & Wood features 12 multisport games to choose from, ranging from hockey, baseball & even zombie dodgeball.

  • When:
    • Saturday: 9 a.m to 10 p.m.
    • Sunday: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Where: 3453 Saanich Road

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