It’s November, which means it’s time to put away the spooky decorations, smash those pumpkins and get in the holiday spirit. 

The stores have already started decorating, the lists are being made and festive music is floating through the air.

It’s November, so it’s basically Christmas. Right?

Here are 15 things to do in and around Victoria this weekend, November 6th-7th:

Set your clocks back one hour on Sunday

This is your official bi-annual reminder to reset your clocks!

Daylight Saving Time (DST) will come to an end in BC on Sunday, November 7th at 2 a.m., reverting the time back by one hour to 1 a.m.

While the time on your electronic devices will probably reset automatically, those manual watches and clocks will need to be turned back by hand.

Smash some pumpkins at Westshore Town Centre

On Saturday, November 6th, bring your leftover jack-o-lanterns down to the same Westshore parking lot for their Charity Pumpkin Smash. 

For a donation, you can have the Langford Fire Rescue drop your pumpkin from a 105-foot fire engine ladder!

All proceeds will be donated to Muscular Dystrophy and the BC Professional Firefighters Burn Fund.

  • Where: Westshore Town Centre Cineplex parking lot
  • When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday November 6th

See a comedy show at Hecklers 

After being closed for nearly two years, Hecklers is back to fulfill your comedy needs. Every Saturday night enjoy a comedian followed by Comedy Here Often?’s The Late show.

  • Where: 123 Gorge Road East, Hecklers Bar and Grill
  • When: Dan Quinn 7 p.m., Saturday, Comedy Here Often? The Late Show: 10 p.m., Saturday
  • Tickets: $20. Tickets can be purchased online here.

Post one of Victoria’s coolest alleys on Instagram

Looking for the perfect backdrop for your next Instagram post? 

When it comes to picture perfect settings, Victoria has it all. Ocean views, temperate rainforests, mountain top panoramas.  

Victoria is also home to some unique charms that are perfect for capturing, such as their famous alleyways.

Check out our list here.

Try a Fall flavoured shaft at Moon Under Water 

Moon Shaft Flights are back at Moon Under Water!

This Halloween, take your favourite local drink to the next level with a flight of fall-flavoured Shafts.

The flights, which cost $18, each include a Pumpkin Spice, Salted Caramel, Maple Bourbon and Chocolate shaft.

  • Location: Moon Under Water’s Distillery Lounge and patio, 350 Bay Street
  • Hours: 3:00 p.m. to 9 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday, 12:00 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Try a Starbucks holiday drink

Holidays are back at Starbucks with some old favourites and a brand new addition to their festive menu, however, a few favourites have been nixed – and the reactions on social media have been less than jolly. 

Starting Thursday, November 4th, when you visit a Starbucks location your hot drink will come in a festive red Starbucks cup.

Try some local coffee shop’s fall menus

Now that Fall is officially underway,  it’s time to visit some local coffee shops and warm up with some of their new fall menu items. 

Not sure what the new fall items are? Check out our list of 7 coffee shops in Greater Victoria with must-try fall menus.

Watch the Vancouver Island filmed series ‘Maid’

If you’re looking for a new series to watch on Netflix, check out ‘Maid’. 

The series, which was filmed entirely in the Greater Victoria area, is based on the memoir “Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive” by Stephanie Land.

Take a staycation on Vancouver Island

BC was recently named Canada’s #1 staycation destination! Which means we are envied by the rest of Canada for our beautiful views, nature and relaxing environment. 

Plan a staycation on our very own island with this list of 10 unique Airbnb getaways right here at home!

Take in the views on the Malahat Skywalk

The Malahat Skywalk is open and they saw over 5000 visitors on their first weekend!

The attraction includes a viewing platform 250 metres above sea level, cafe, shops and a 600m elevated TreeWalk and nature trail. 

The Skywalk offers scenic views of Mt. Baker, Finlayson Arm, the Saanich Peninsula, and islands in two countries. 

View the Malahat Skywalk website for ticket information.

Try some of Victoria local’s favourite meals

On a local subreddit, r/VictoriaBC, user fyrite asked the public to share their favourite local dishes, the go-tos, the ones people can’t live without.

Victoria delivered, and over 300 recommendations were posted to the thread.

Fyrite took the recommendations and created a mass spreadsheet and map to allow the suggestions to be easily accessible and enjoyed by everyone!

Try one of Victoria’s best crispy chicken sandwiches

Victoria is full of restaurants putting their own creative spin on the crispy chicken sandwich!

Reddit user u/beesmadehoney78 has been on the hunt, asking for the public’s help in finding Victoria’s best fried chicken sandwich.

Click here to see the list!

Try some of Victoria’s best cocktails

Reddit user u/westcoastwanderer has been on the hunt, asking for the public’s recommendations of the best cocktails in the city.

From this list, along with recommendations from industry professionals, we have created a quick guide to some local favourites. 

You can see the list here!

Get bubble tea!

What is your go to Bubble Tea order? 

Milk tea, fresh fruit tea, or slush? Do you get tapioca pearls or coconut jellies? 

The possibilities are endless and, in Victoria, so are the options to get your favourite tea drink.

Not sure where to go? You can view our list of best bubble tea places to satisfy your craving here.

Eat at a restaurant with a breathtaking view

When it comes to an enjoyable dining experience, there’s more to it than just the food.

The atmosphere, the service, the view are all important factors that play a role in the overall experience. 

Lucky for us, the Island offers an abundance of delicious restaurant options in prime locations.

You can view our list of restaurants with breathtaking views here.

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