(Photo by Deer & Dough Bakery)

Would you believe it, Victoria? It’s National Pi Day!

Why all the fuss about pi? 

This special day was officially announced in 2009 and is based on the mathematical history of the irrational, transcendental number, 3.14 which continues on to infinity. 

Founded in 1988 by physicist Larry Shaw, the month and date of March 14th represents the first three digits of pi, and it is also Albert Einstein’s birthday.

In mathematics, this infinite number is crucial because of what it represents in relation to a circle—it’s the constant ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. Pi is also essential to engineering, making modern construction possible.

In celebration of this mathematical discovery, thousands of Canadians and pi enthusiasts will celebrate this special day with their very own slice of pie. 

Whether you prefer apple, blueberry or banana cream these 13 restaurants and bakeries in Victoria are your must-stop shop for pie lovers.

Virtuous Pie

  • Where: Virtuous Pie, 530 Pandora Avenue
  • When: 
    • Monday to Sunday, 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
    • Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
    • Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Patisserie Daniel

  • Where: Patisserie Daniel, 1729 Cook Street
  • When:
    • Tuesday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Victoria Pie Company

  • Where: Victoria Pie Company, 1701 Douglas Street
  • When: Monday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Crust Bakery

  • Where:
    • Crust Bakery, 3535 Uptown Boulevard
      Crust Bakery, 730 Fort Street
  • When:
    • Monday to Sunday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Deer & Dough Bakery

  • Where: Deer & Dough Bakery, 1267 Fairfield Road 
  • When: Tuesday to Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Dutch Bakery & Diner

  • Where: Dutch Bakery & Diner, 718 Fort Street 
  • When: Tuesday to Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cakes Etc

  • Where: Cakes Etc, 2821 Quesnel Street
  • When: Tuesday to Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Origin Gluten-Free Bakery

  • Where: 1115 North Park Street #1
  • When: Monday to Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

GoodSide Pastry House

  • Where: 1805 Fort Street
  • When: Thursday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Saltchuck Pie Company

  • Where: Saltchuck Pie Company, 360 Bay Street
  • When: Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Bubby Rose’s Bakery & Cafe

  • Where: Bubby Rose’s Bakery & Cafe,1022 Cook Street
  • When: 
    • Monday to Saturday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Saturday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Italian Bakery

  • Where: The Italian Bakery, 3197 Quadra Street
  • When: Wednesday to Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

La Roux Patisserie

  • Where: La Roux Patisserie, 519 Fisgard Street
  • When: 
    • Monday to Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays

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