Thursday, June 20, 2024

Here’s what you need to know about Victoria’s Ocean Week beginning this weekend

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As fellow islanders, we think it’s safe to say you care for the ocean just as much as we do!

If this sounds like something you’re passionate about, Ocean Week Victoria is back to provide the perfect opportunity to celebrate our deep blue neighbour and all the creatures that live there. 

From Saturday, June 1st to Sunday, June 9th, Ocean Week will be hosting a number of events—including educational and recreational activities that explore and interact with the ocean.

To kick off this week of family-friendly fun and engagement, they’re hosting a family-oriented beach day and paddleboarding event on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m at Cadboro Bay Beach.

Sunday, June 2nd’s highlights include Surfider’s beach cleanup at Witty’s Lagoon Regional Park and World Ocean Day, both starting at 11 a.m.

World Ocean Day will take place in Sidney’s Beacon Park, bringing attendees a range of entertainment, such as a touch pool, science show, educational booths, facepainting and more!

Other events happening throughout the week include ocean-themed trivia, IMAX movies, special sea tours at the Royal BC Museum, a 5 kilometre run in sea creature costumes, sea glass jewelry workshop and other incredible activities. 

This marvelous week will conclude with the 10th annual World Ocean Day celebration at Fisherman’s Wharf on Sunday, June 9th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

If you wish to take a look at their full list of events and times, you can do so here—some of the activities will require registration ahead of time, so keep an eye out for that!

Ocean Week Victoria launched in 2020 with hopes of bringing the community together to connect with each other and the ocean through sea-inspired events. 

Through these events, they wish to promote education, conservation and fun that inspires us to take action!

Ocean Week Victoria

  • Where: In and around Victoria!
  • When: Saturday, June 1st to Sunday, June 9th—varying event dates and times

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