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Wake up, Victoria! 

Although we’re all feeling those 4:30 p.m. sunsets, there is still plenty to do to liven up those dark November nights. 

This weekend, there are so many opportunities around town to try something new. With a new Justin Bieber and Tim Hortons collaboration, a new tasting room by a local favourite brewery and a brand new restaurant there is plenty to brighten your day.

Here are 16 things to do in and around Victoria this weekend, November 13th-14th: 

Try Tim Hortons new ‘Timbiebs’

Justin Bieber is helping bring three fresh flavours of Timbits in what both him and Tim Hortons are calling Timbiebs.

The pride of London, Ontario, teased the collaboration two days ago in an Instagram post and had fans wondering what was going on.

Now he’s helping bring three Timbiebs flavours – Chocolate White Fudge, Sour Cream Chocolate Chip, and Birthday Cake Waffle – to stores across North America.

Try Victoria’s new Vegas themed restaurant

Superflux {Cabana} is a 55-seat dining room upstairs on 804 Broughton Street harkening to a Hunter S. Thompson-inspired Las Vegas.

Owned by Vancouver-based brewery Superflux, the menu will have a stacked line of ten of Superflux’s own beers, a selection of rotating guest taps and select wine and cocktails. You can even grab a four-pack to go!

  • Where: Upstairs, 804 Broughton Street
  • When: 4p.m. to midnight, Friday and Saturday, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday

Try the new Driftwood Brewery Tasting Lounge

Thirteen years after Driftwood Brewery began operation at their original brewery in Rock Bay, the company has moved to a new warehouse space in Esquimalt. 

The 59,000 square foot space is located at 836 Viewfield Road and includes a distillery, tasting lounge with a patio, kitchen and an enhanced retail store.

Enjoy your favourite Driftwood beers, spirits from the new Driftwood Spirits, food from Dumpling Drop and select wine, beer and cider from other producers!

  • Where: 836 Viewfield Road, Esquimalt
  • When: 12 p.m. to 9 p.m., Monday to Sunday

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: Dino Archie 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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