The weekend is here! 

With temperatures predicted to reach highs of 23 degrees in Victoria this weekend, it’s time to get outdoors, eat some delicious food and enjoy some much deserved relaxation time. 

Luckily, we have recommendations to help you do all of those, here are 7 things to do in and around Victoria this weekend, May 29th – 30th: 

James Bay Community Market

The James Bay Community Market is operating rain or shine every Saturday from May to October. The Market has expanded to allow for more space to walk and more vendors. 

The Market provides the perfect Saturday morning outing for you and your household bubble, with everything from jewelry, books, produce, baked goods and more.

Check out the list of vendors

  • Where: Corner of Menzies Street and Superior Street in James Bay
  • When: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., every Saturday until October 2nd

Sidney Street Market

The Sidney Street Market is back! After a prolonged COVID-19 absence, the market has returned to a new location at the Mary Winspear Centre.

  • Where: Mary Winspear Centre, 2243 Beacon Avenue, Sidney
  • When: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., every Sunday through October 10th

Sooke Country Market

Visiting Sooke Country Market is a perfect Saturday morning activity. Browse through the vendors selling everything from fresh produce, jewelry, gardening supplies and more. 

Check out the list of vendors. 

  • Where: John Phillips Memorial Park, 2201 Otter Point Road
  • When: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Saturdays until October 9th

Moss Street Market

2021 marks Moss Street Market’s 30th season in operation. If you prefer contactless pick up, you can visit the online Moss Street Market to pick up your order.

Check out the list of vendors. 

  • Where: 1330 Fairfield Road
  • When: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Saturdays through October

Go for brunch

Brunch is a very popular Victoria activity, but it may be a while since you’ve participated. Enjoy brunch and coffee in the sunshine to kick start your weekend. Ideas include: Fuego Old Town Eatery, Jam Cafe and Nourish Kitchen & Cafe. 

Sample local wine, ciders and spirits with the ‘Island’s Passport’

The ‘Islands Passport’ is a road map to the best wineries, distilleries and ciders on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. Created by the coordinators of the Victoria International Wine Festival and Cheese and Meat Festival, the ‘Island Passport’ includes 20 different vendors to explore. 

  • Where: All across Vancouver and the Gulf Islands
  • When: Available now, and can be used until May 2022.
  • Price: $39.99 each
  • To buy: Grab yours online today!

Take a Victoria Food Tour

A Taste of Victoria Food Tours offers rain or shine tours through downtown Victoria, showcasing the best local cuisine the city has to offer. 

The Tour begins at Victoria Public Market and includes stops in Fan Tan Alley, Market Square, Bastion Square, Trounce Alley, Government Street and the Inner Harbour, with 6 to 8 local tastings along the route. 

Reserve your spot online.

  • Where: Tour begins at Victoria Public Market, #6 1701 Douglas Street
  • When: Tours depart at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Monday to Saturday
  • Price: $59.95 per person


Just a reminder: As recommended by BC’s health officials, unessential travel in the province is not recommended at this time. Outdoor gatherings of up to 10 people are permitted but people are asked to use COVID-19 layers of protection and maintain physical distancing. When attending any events, please adhere to COVID-19 health and safety restrictions, including proper physical distancing and wearing a mask or face-covering in public indoor and retail spaces. If you are sick, stay home!

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