Victoria has long been spoiled for talented artists, creators, and makers. Now a new creative class is adding to the artsy quotient and upping the city’s game. Here are six ways to better your Victoria ‘AQ.’ 1) Trounce Alley Gallery is a new addition to the historic downtown laneway that shares its name. Small and vibrant, ... Read More
Take even a casual look around and you’ll find a slew of gratis events and ‘first-time free’ experiences up for grabs in Victoria. Here are 17 ways to eat, sip, learn and play without taxing your plastic.
The University of Victoria is set to throw open its doors for Ideafest (March 7-12), the annual festival showcasing campus research, art and innovation. It’s not just for academics; the public is welcome at all 50 events on this year’s roster. And get this: They’re. All. Free. Before you think ho-hum microscopes and petri dishes, ... Read More
Isn’t it funny how once you live in a place for a while, you sometimes forget to stop and smell the roses? Well, this is your chance to right that wrong. This upcoming weekend (Feb. 27 and 28), $15 will get you access to a ton of Victoria’s major tourist attractions. The Be a Tourist ... Read More
Looking for something to brighten up your weekend in Victoria? We’ve got a few ideas for ya. Let’s start with a free one, the season opener of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria’s Water + Pigment + Paper: Experiments in Watercolour exhibit. We’re planning to hit the free public reception from 8 to 10 p.m. ... Read More
We might give our sub-zero Canadian cousins the ol’ T-shirts-and-daffodils routine, but it’s the time of year when even diehard Vic fans can be grappling with a serious case of the blahs. Consider the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (AGGV) your antidote. Tucked away in one of the city’s leafiest neighbourhoods, the gallery is stacked ... Read More
In the heart of Oaklands, a former hair salon has transformed into a community art space that is taking this emerging neighbourhood’s cool quotient to another level. Opening this weekend, Poppet Creative offers adults and children alike the chance to channel their inner Picasso with dozens of monthly classes including jewellery making, pottery, watercolour painting, photography – ... Read More