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18 things to do in and around Victoria this Easter long weekend—March 29th to April 1st


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Dive into this list of egg-citing activities for the whole family!

Enjoy the abundance of Easter buffets and events speckled throughout the city while celebrating the promise of spring with loved ones.

There’s even a spring market being held in honour of the season, where you’ll find an incredible amount of unique, handmade goods to take home!

Included are some non-Easter related events to ensure there’s something for everyone—including a Bass Coast pre-party event, a paint night at Small Gods Brewing, ideas for a dog-friendly patio date and much more.

Here’s 18 things to do in and around Victoria this Easter long weekend—March 29th to April 1st:

Easter Egg Hunts in and around Victoria

The bunny is back!

Victoria Buzz has compiled the ultimate guide to Easter egg hunts in and around Greater Victoria!

From traditional hunts in scenic parks to creative indoor adventures, there’s something for everyone to enjoy this Easter season.

Join us as we explore the top Easter egg hunts happening in and around Greater Victoria, promising fun-filled memories for all ages.

Click here for the full list of community Easter egg hunts happening in and around Greater Victoria

(File photo)

Doggy Patio Date

Bring your beloved pupper out for an afternoon on the town and choose from a selection of dog-friendly patios to enjoy together!

From different breweries to hip and artsy restaurants, you can cater your experience to the vibe you’re after.

Just keep in mind that holiday hours may be different than their regular operating times.

(Moon Under Water Brewery / Facebook)

Full article: 17 dog-friendly patios in downtown Victoria to check out this Easter weekend

Malahat SkyWalk

Swap screen time for family time and take in the beauty of the outdoors!

This popular tourist attraction presents a natural west coast setting, an immersive experience along an elevated TreeWalk, plus the epic views from the 10-storey Spiral Tower.

In honour of Spring Break and all things family, they’ve launched a “Kids Visit Free” promotion that kicked off on March 9th and will run until April 1st. Enjoy your visit plus all of their organized Easter events at an affordable price!

Children and youth 17-years-old and under will receive free admission when one adult ticket is purchased!

Tickets and more information can be found here.

(Malahat Skywalk)
  • Where: Malahat SkyWalk, 901 Trans-Canada Highway
  • When: Kids Visit Free: Kicked off March 9th and runs until April 1st

Victoria International Kizomba Festival

This incredible weekend-long event kicked off on Thursday, March 28th and will run until Monday, April 1st—so, you have plenty of time to sift through expected performances and pick your favourites to attend!

Featured will be locally and internationally renowned DJs, artists, and instructors teaching things such as Semba, Kizomba, Urban Kiz, Tarraxinha, Tarraxo, Douceur, Afro Beat, Afro House, Kuduro and more.

Dancing, socials, after-parties and lessons…this festival is bound to be epic!

Tickets can be purchased here. There are also some free events for the public to attend as well, so stay tuned for those.

(Island Afro Latin Events / Facebook)
  • Where: Victoria Conference Centre, 720 Douglas Street
  • When: Kicked off on Thursday, March 28th and runs until Monday, April 1st—times will vary

LEGO Exhibit at the Sidney Museum

If you haven’t gone already, this is your last chance to check it out!

Visitors and residents alike can head over to the museum and immerse themselves in the wonderous and imaginative world of LEGO!

Hundreds of LEGO sets are expected to be on display, including an array of new additions that will encourage guests who’ve seen it in previous years to come and enjoy it once again.

Plus, they’re offering special Easter long weekend deals to visitors along with the Aviation Museum and the Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea.

  • Where: Sidney Museum, 2423 Beacon Avenue
  • When: On now until Monday, April 1st during museum hours

Go On A Spring Walk

One of the best ways to enjoy the warming weather and budding flowers is embarking on a nature walk or two!

Luckily, Victoria offers a number of prime walking locations that satisfy every nature need—whether it’s ocean views, flowers and/or wildlife you’re looking for, there’s something for everyone.

To celebrate the essence of spring and the increasing appearances from our pal, the sun, we’ve compiled a list of some of our favourite spots for you!

Full article: 7 refreshing spring walks to take as Victoria’s weather warms

(Photo by Travis Devonport Photography )

The Way of the Cross: Good Friday Procession

Organized by parishioners of Christ Church Cathedral, there will be a Good Friday Procession through downtown Victoria planned for those who wish to participate.

They will begin from Pioneer Square at Quadra and Rockland at 9 a.m., carrying the cross along Quadra to Burdett and Humboldt, then north along Government to Johnson, east on Johnson to Quadra then returning to Pioneer Square.

Anyone is welcome to join and can leave at any point during the route.

(Christ Church Cathedral)
  • Where: Christ Church Cathedral, 930 Burdett Avenue
  • When: Friday, March 29th from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

OK, DOPE at The Mint

OK, DOPE is proud to host OK, DOPE with local talent Alex Forman and Aaron Read this Friday at The Mint!

Come down for the guaranteed laughs as you watch Victoria’s premier improv duo and enjoy The Mint’s selection of beverages and food menu items.

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased here.

  • Where: The Mint, 1414 Douglas Street
  • When: Friday, March 29th at 8 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.)

Granville Flea Vintage Market

Western Canada’s largest streetwear vintage market is set to return to Victoria on this Friday, and you won’t want to miss out!

Wander between over 15 incredible vendors, including food vendors, and keep an eye out for some exceptional giveaways.

Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door or online—VIP tickets are also available for $10 and includes early access to the venue.

  • Where: 1701 Douglas Street, beside the Victoria Public Market
  • When: Friday, March 29th from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Victoria Royals Playoff Watch Party

Join your fellow fans at the Six Mile Pub for an official Victoria Royals playoff watch party!

Cheer on our local team as they take on back-to-back games against Portland and enjoy some refreshments and food menu items while you’re at it.

You grab your free tickets here.

  • Where: 494 Island Highway
  • When: 
    • Game 1: Friday, March 29th at 7 p.m.
    • Game 2: Saturday, March 30th at 6 p.m.

Spring Market at Metchosin Community Hall

Head over to the Metchosin Community Hall for a vibrant and marvelous spring market featuring their special guest, the Easter Bunny!

Their vendor capacity is full, so you’re guaranteed to find an incredible amount of goodies and unique items to take home.

There will be treat bags for the first 30 guests and everyone can enter to win a special Easter basket.

Admission is free!

(File photo)
  • Where: Metchosin Community Hall, 4401 William Head Road
  • When: Saturday, March 30th and Sunday, March 31st from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Lions Easter Extravaganza

Join the Lions Club and Esquimalt Parks and Recreation for their Easter event at Gorge Park this Saturday!

As well as guaranteed fun for the whole family, there will be a classic Easter egg hunt, delicious BBQ and other featured events.

Plus, it’s free to attend!

(Esquimalt Parks and Recreation / Facebook)
  • Where: Gorge Park, 1070 Tillicum Road
  • When: Saturday, March 30th from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The Librarian: Bass Coast Pre-Party

Celebrate the upcoming highly-anticipated Bass Coast rave event at this pre-party bash in Capital Ballroom this Saturday!

Everyone who purchases tickets will be entered to win two Bass Coast tickets—which takes place mid-July.

There will be a merch table too!

Tickets to the pre-party bash are $22.50 and can be purchased here.

  • Where: Capital Ballroom, 858 Yates Street
  • When: Saturday, March 30th at 9 p.m.

Fairmont Empress Easter Buffet

The Fairmont Empress is thrilled to welcome guests and locals to celebrate Easter with a lavish buffet brunch in the Shaughnessy and Rattenbury Ballrooms.

Executive Chef Morgan and the rest of the expert culinary team have prepared selections that are sure to delight the senses and give you and your family the most memorable experience possible.

Plus, indulge in a classic Easter Egg Hunt with an appearance from the Easter Bunny himself!

Costs are $129 per adult, $75 for kids ages 6 to 12 and children 5 and under eat for free. Reserve your table and view the menu here.

  • Where: Fairmont Empress, 721 Government Street
  • When: Sunday, March 31st from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Easter Sunday Brunch at Bear Mountain Resort

A Bear Mountain Resort favourite is coming back—their Easter Brunch!

Callisto Casual Dining is ready to present you and your family with a lovely buffet feast, featuring interactive chef stations.

Enjoy breakfast and brunch classics such as waffles and omelettes as well as specialty meat dishes, ravioli, seasonal vegetables and more.

Tickets are $79 for adults, $35 for kids under 12, and free for kids under—reserve your spot here!

  • Where: The Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort & Spa, 1999 Country Club Way
  • When: Sunday, March 31st from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Easter Vintage, Retro and Collectible Sale

Travel back in time as you meander through around 100 tables between 50 vendors, all stacked with exceptional collections of all things vintage and retro!

Hosted by the Mary Winspear Centre, you’ll find treasures including pre/post war jewelry, 50/60’s vintage clothes, used books, repurposed furniture, Thai and Japanese pieces, and much more.

Admission is $5 cash at the door, $20 for early-bird entry at 8:30 a.m.

(File photo)
  • Where: Mary Winspear Centre, 2243 Beacon Avenue, Sidney
  • When: Sunday, March 31st at 9:30 a.m.

Easter Sunday Brunch at Oak Bay Beach Hotel

Set in the ocean view Grand Lobby, the Oak Bay Beach Hotel’s anticipated Easter Brunch Buffet is back and ready to impress.

The experience will include a live pianist, and each guest will receive a small take-home gift during this delicious buffet brunch.

Buffet costs are $129 per adult, $59 per child and children ages 3 and under are free. Each table can fit 2 to 8 guests.

There are two sittings available, one at 10 a.m. and another at 1 p.m. Reservations are required, and you can do so here.

  • Where: Oak Bay Beach Hotel, 1175 Beach Drive
  • When: Sunday, March 31st at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Paint Night at Small Gods Brewing

Looking for a night of creativity and relaxation?

Small Gods Brewery in collaboration with Paint Lounge is offering a paint night for you and your loved ones to enjoy while you sip on their delicious and unique craft beer!

Tickets are $45 and all of the supplies are included! No experience is necessary.

  • Where: Small Gods Brewing, 9835 Third Street, Sidney
  • When: Monday, April 1st at 6 p.m.


Looking for more events happening in Greater Victoria? Head to our events calendar for things happening around the city this weekend.

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