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9 ways to enjoy the warm spring weather in and around Victoria


Spring has finally sprung in Victoria!

With brighter days, warmer afternoons and longer evenings now upon us it’s time to clean out of the house and enjoy your days basking in the sun!

From local meal deals to fun pastimes in the great outdoors, here are 9 ways you can enjoy Victoria’s newfound spring weather.

Kick back on a patio 

It has been a long winter cooped up indoors but that’s now behind us! We are ready to get outdoors and what better way than to try some new restaurants and sip cocktails under the sun.

Related: 13 of the most Instagrammable patios in and around Victoria you need in your feed

Take a Nature Hike

Regarded as one of the most diverse destinations in Canada for untapped nature and picturesque scenic views, Vancouver Island offers jaw-dropping locations for travellers and locals to enjoy. 

Whether you’re hitting the road for a week-long adventure or just a day, there are plenty of locations across Vancouver Island that will leave you telling friends and family about your grand adventures.

Related: 17 nature escapes for adventure enthusiasts on Vancouver Island (PHOTOS)

Beacon Hill Children’s Farm

Since 1985 by the Koenders family and the Beacon Hill Farm Society, the Beacon Hill Children’s Farm takes pride in providing both an educational and economical form of entertainment for the whole family. 

The farm’s goal is to help children develop respect for animals that will remain with them for life.

  • Where: Beacon Hill Park, 815 Circle Drive
  • When: Monday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Butchart Gardens

Now that spring is finally here, the Butchart Gardens is getting ready for it’s long awaited return of its beautiful blooms that come with the turn of the season.

  • Where: 800 Benvenuto Avenue
  • When: Monday to Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

50% off burgers at Bin 4

Every day after 9 p.m. you can look forward to a half-off burger at Bin4 with a purchase of a drink.

  • Where:
    • 3271 Maple Street, Monday to Friday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
    • 911 Yates Street, Monday to Friday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
    • 716 Goldstream Avenue, Monday to Friday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Picnic at Saxe Point in Esquimalt

Nothing screams “spring!” like spending a warm day camped on a patch of green lawn at Saxe Point in Esquimalt. Get a head start on your summer tan or kick back, wiggle your toes in the grass and think of absolutely nothing.

Cherry Blossom Adventures

As the weather warms up, Victoria’s most beautiful floral phenomenon is in bloom: pink cherry and plum blossoms flourish the streets with a vibrant wave of colour.

For those in search of their own special spot, the City of Victoria currently features an interactive map showcasing where all these trees and their dates of blossom.

For now, we’ve chosen some of our favourite spots around town to see the blooms.

From February through March, the trees are in full bloom, so don’t wait, get out there and take in this glorious sight.

Typically, you’ll find the darker blossoms blooming throughout February and March, and light pink usually bloom from April to May.

Without further ado, here’s a list compiled of our favourite cherry blossom-viewing spots in and around Victoria:

Related: Your guide to the best cherry blossom spots in and around Victoria (PHOTOS)

Malahat Skywalk

Looking for the perfect Spring Break weekend activity for you and your family?

With a purchase of an adult/senior ticket, guests will get one free child/youth ticket for free!

  • Where: 901 Trans-Canada Highway
  • When: Saturday, March 11th to Friday, March 31st

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