(Skate with the Players / Victoria Royals)

Welcome to the weekend, Victoria.

While there isn’t much happening around the city this weekend, the Victoria Royals are back in town for a back to back match. In addition, hockey fans will have a chance to skate with the players on Sunday!

So without further ado, here are 8 things to do in and around Victoria this weekend, November 12th-13th


Victoria Royals vs Portland Winterhawks

The Victoria Royals have earned a much needed homestand this week, as they return home to start a three week, six game homestand for the remainder of November.

The Royals take on the Winterhawks this weekend in back-to-back games.

  • When:
    • Friday, November 11th, puck drops at 7:05 p.m.
    • Saturday, November 12th, puck drops at 6:05 p.m.
  • Where: Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre, 1925 Blanshard Street

Creative Craft Fair

One of Vancouver Island’s favourite craft fairs is back this month for their 43rd consecutive year!

The Creative Craft Fair offers a true extravaganza of outstanding arts, crafts, and demonstrations at this popular 3-day event at Victoria’s Pearkes Arena, happening from November 11th to November 13th.

  • When:
    • Friday, November 11th: 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
    • Saturday, November 12th: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Sunday, November 13th: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Where: Pearkes Recreation Centre – 3100 Tillicum Road

Capital City Stomp 2022

Get ready to dance off both of your shoes, when they play the Jelly Roll Blues at the Capital City Stomp!

  • When:
    • Saturday, November 12th: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Sunday, November 13th: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Where: White Eagle Polish Hall, 90 Dock Street

Hecklers: Live Stand up Comedy

Live Stand-up Comedy from local favourites and the funniest Touring Pro Stand up Comedians Across North America

  • When: Saturday, November 12th, 7 p.m. show and 10 p.m. show
  • Where: Hecklers Bar & Grill 123 Gorge Road East

Victoria Royals and VicPD scrimmage 

VicPD and Royals players will be mixed together and play a game at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre on Sunday, November 13th, all in the name of charity.

Following the scrimmage, those in attendance can skate with the players.

  • When: Sunday, November 13th at 1:05 p.m.
  • Where: Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre, 1925 Blanshard Street

Book signing with Jack Knox at Russell Books

Meet Victoria’s favourite humorist Jack Knox and pick up a signed copy of his new book, “Fortune Knox Once: More Musings from the Edge”.

A hilarious collection of observations on Island living, “Fortune Knox Once” gathers together Jack’s favourite columns that best sum up the absurdity of our times.

  • When: Sunday, November 13th, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Where: Russell Books, 747 Fort Street #100

Check out the Salmon Run at Goldstream Park

After being slightly delayed due to the drought this year, current rain levels make it the perfect time to check out the to watch thousands of salmon make their way back to Goldstream to spawn and die, thus completing their lifecycle.