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I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!

This Sunday, July 17th is National Ice Cream Day, which means it’s time to get out there and grab a scoop of your favourite flavour of ice cream.

The weekend’s forecast is sun sun sun, giving us the perfect opportunity to enjoy some frozen treats. 

Although, there’s never a bad time for ice cream!

Here are 11 places to get the perfect scoop in and around Victoria for National Ice Cream Day:

Parachute Ice Cream

Parachute was created by a couple of local entrepreneurs who thought it would be a great idea to make good quality ice cream.

With two locations, you can enjoy their delicious house made flavours Downtown Victoria and Westshore.

  • Location: 105-2626 Bridge Street and 129 -735 Goldstream Avenue
  • Hours: 12 p.m. to 7 p.m., Monday to Sunday (Bridge) and 12 p.m. to 8 p.m., Monday to Sunday (Goldstream) 

The Ice Cream Truck

Have you missed the familiar sound of an ice cream truck making its way through your neighbourhood?

‘The Ice Cream Truck’ is back and delivering some of your favourite Vancouver Island ice cream treats directly to your neighbourhood.

The colourful truck is easy to find, however, you can sign up on their website to receive text notification alerts when they are in your neighbourhood – or even view the live location of the truck on their live tracker!

Cold Comfort Ice Cream

Cold Comfort Ice Cream doesn’t take shortcuts when it comes to their ice cream and ice cream sandwiches. 

They incorporate seasonal local fruits, herbs, and local spirits, ciders and beer into their concoctions. 

This includes organic & fairly traded Andoa Noire by Valrhona chocolate, eggs from Lockwood Farms in the Cowichan Valley, organic cream from Avalon Dairy, and organic cane sugar.

  • Location: 1115 North Park Street Unit 4
  • Hours: 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., Monday, 12 p.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday, 12 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, 12 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 12 p.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday

Chocolat Favoris

If you’re looking for ice cream with a twist, check out Chocolat Favoris located in Downtown Victoria. 

They offer a variety of sizes, flavours, dips and toppings!

  • Location: 1010 Government Street
  • Hours: 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Monday to Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Sunday

Mr. Tubb’s Ice Cream Parlor

Mr. Tubbs has been family owned and operated since 1989, serving up 48 different flavours of ice cream!

Try them in a cone, a cup, a sundae, or a banana split!

  • Location: 3454 Tillicum Road
  • Hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday to Sunday

Hazel’s Ice Cream

Hazel’s Ice cream, a mobile, solar powered ice cream cart makes all their icy treats handmade in Victoria!

You can buy ice cream from their treats, their cart or a variety of stores that carry them across Victoria!

  • Location: 1029 View Street #103
  • Hours: 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, 12 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday and 12 p.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday

Beacon Drive In Restaurant

Beacon Drive In is a Victoria classic and has been voted best in the city for ice cream for 25 years!

Grab a cone, flavour burst, chocolate dip, cup, half pint, pint or even a litre and go for a stroll by the water on Dallas Road.

  • Location: 126 Douglas Street
  • Hours: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday to Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Thursday to Sunday

The Hidden Gem Treat Shop & Cafe

The Hidden Gem offers 4 flavours of plant-based ice cream in cups, cones and shakes!

  • Location: 337 Cook Street Unit B
  • Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday to Sunday

Jackson’s Ice Cream Float

Located on sunny Fisherman’s Wharf, Jackson’s Ice Cream offers perfect ocean views.

Their menu includes 16 different flavours of Island Farms ice cream, non-dairy sorbetto, frozen yogurt, old fashioned milkshakes, sundaes, ice cream floats and homemade waffle cones.

  • Location: 1 Dallas Road, Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday to Sunday

Ice Cream Mountain

 

Ice Cream Mountain is a must stop for ice cream on your way to Goldstream or out of town.

Enjoy one of their delicious flavours in a cone or a cup!

  • Location: 2892 Trans-Canada Highway
  • Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday to Thursday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Friday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday and Sunday

49 Below Ice Cream 

49 Below Ice Cream prides themselves on their ‘Unparalleled’ ice cream.

You can have their sweet treats delivered, subscribe to their ‘Pint Club’, or find them locally in store.

Sub Zero Ice Cream 

Sub Zero Ice Cream was created in Victoria by a Camosun College student with the goal of bringing delicious ice cream to the people of the city!

Now, the truck serves 11 different flavours of Island Farms ice cream.

Check out the map on their website or future locations.

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