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Our Living Languages Opens - Victoria

675 Belleville St
Victoria, British Columbia
V8W 9W2
Toll-free
Phone888-447-7977

Daily from June 21, 2014 to June 30, 2017

Discover the incredible diversity of First Nations languages in BC and the groundbreaking work underway to keep them alive in this new exhibition. The Royal BC Museum has partnered with the First Peoples' Cultural Council on this innovative exhibition that celebrates the resilience and diversity of First Nations languages in BC in the face of change. BC is one of the planet's most linguistically diverse regions. From a global perspective, it's known as a linguistic "hotspot" because of the diversity and vitality of our First Nations languages, of which 34 are spoken here. Visit this new exhibition and learn to say "welcome" in one of 34 languages. royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/languages

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Miniature World - Grand opening of King Arthur's Camelot - Victoria

649 Humboldt St.
Victoria, British Columbia
V8W 1A7
Toll-free
Phone250-385-9731

Daily from May 31, 2014 to December 31, 2023

Grand Opening May 31, 2014 of our latest and greatest creation - King Arthur's Camelot Our expansion includes eleven new exhibits depicting this timeless legend! Join us this Saturday and beyond to view Merlin's lair, Camelot castle, the lady of the lake, battlefields of jousting knights, the holy grail, the sword in the stone plus much more!

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Little Red Church Community Market - Comox

2182 Comox Ave
Comox, British Columbia
V9M 3Z0
Toll-free
Phone250-792-3652

Daily from May 18, 2014 to December 30, 2014

it is a year round local market that features local vendors showcasing local art, craft, food and more.The Markets are on the first & third Sunday of each month.

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Victoria Public Market at the Hudson - Victoria

#6 - 1701 Douglas St
Victoria, British Columbia
V8W 0C1
Toll-free
Phone778-433-2787

Daily from May 16, 2014 to December 31, 2014

Local farmers and food producers join us every Wednesday for our weekly Farmers’ Market from 11AM-3PM! You can also catch them every Saturday and Sunday! We hope their presence grows and that they will eventually be with us everyday.

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Port Alberni Farmers' Market - Port Alberni

First Baptist Church Gymnasium
Port Alberni, British Columbia
V9Y 7L6
Toll-free
Phone250-723-8351

Weekly on Saturday from Friday January 18, 2013 to Saturday December 27, 2014

The Port Alberni Farmers' Market is a traditional farmers' market promoting locally grown produce & locally made products from the Alberni Clayquot Regional District. The Market is open year-round & provides a wide assortment of meats, vegetables, fruits & fresh free range eggs. Located in the First Baptist Church gymnasium inon Cherry Creek Road with a breathtaking view of Mt. Arrowsmith, the Market provides a meeting place for old & new friends. Locals & tourists alike can always find a friendly conversation & lots of smiling faces amongst the hustle & bustle that is Market Day.

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Ladysmith Festival of Lights - Ladysmith

First Avenue
Ladysmith, British Columbia
V9G 1A3
Toll-free
Phone250-245-5888

Daily from November 27, 2014 to January 11, 2015

An amazing community light up in a wonderful Island hillside community. Beginning on the last Thursday in November and runs until the second Sunday in January. This annual event draws 1,000s of visitors to Ladysmith. Light Up Night is a must. Santa even shows up to turn on over 150,000 festive lights. Following light up there is an amazing festive parade with brightly lit floats that goes down the main street. This is followed by the "turn on" of the giant Christmas tree and the evening wraps up with an awesmome firesorks show sponsored by the LDCU. Light Up night is always the last Thursday in November.... it's the island's most amazing family event!!!

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7th Annual Christmas Craft Extravaganza - Parksville

240 Dogwood Street
Parksville, British Columbia
V9P 1E1
Toll-free
Phone250-752-1296

Daily from November 28, 2014 to November 29, 2014

Enjoy a relaxing shopping experience that will fill you with the spirit of the season. Take pleasure in a cup of hot apple cider while being entertained with seasonal music. You will find delightful gift ideas for the ones you love while supporting a worthy cause. Join the Oceanside Grandmothers on Friday, November 28th (1-7 pm) and Saturday, November 29 (10am - 4 pm) at the Quality Resort Bayside, 240 Dogwood Street in Parksville. Our Extravaganza features crafts, baking, jewelry, door prizes, carollers and much, much more! Parking is plentiful and admission is free. All proceeds to the Stephen Lewis Foundation Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign.

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Starlight Shopping & Big Truck Parade - Campbell River

1235 Shoppers Row
Campbell River, British Columbia
V9W 2C7

Friday, November 28, 2014

This exciting event takes place on Friday, November 28th. The parade will start at 4:45pm from the vacant lot at the bottom of Rockland Road and travel into town on Hwy 19A, along Pier Street, Shoppers Row and end at Spirit Square. Entertainment will start in the Square at 5pm when the first 300 children pick up their glow sticks. Food vendors, face painters, cookie decorating, pics with Santa and Christmas card making are just a few of the activities to enjoy that night. Also look forward to live music, a fire-pit at Spirit Square, tree light-up and fantastic shopping!

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Island Farms Santa's Lights Parade - Victoria

Government St
Victoria, British Columbia
V8Z 6E3
Toll-free
Phone

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Bring the family to this festive, annual parade to celebrate the holiday season. Enjoy an array of dazzling floats and marching bands that travel along the magically lit Government Street from Victoria's Inner Harbour to Chatham Street. Meet up at the Capital Iron parking lot for delicious free treats courtesy of Island Farms.

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Santa Fly-In - Nanaimo

Harbour Air Seaplane Terminal
Nanaimo, British Columbia
V9R 5B8
Toll-free
Phone250-754-8141

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Santa Claus has made his list, checked it twice and has decided that the children of Nanaimo have been oh, so nice! Now, Santa has decided to make a special visit, all the way from the North Pole to Nanaimo. On Saturday, November 30th at the harbourfront in downtown, children from all over will come to welcome Santa and his entourage of singing dancing Elves, who will be arriving in Nanaimo aboard a Harbour Air sea plane. Santa's arrival in Nanaimo is to officially open his namesake workshop in downtown Nanaimo and to star in the Lion's Club Santa Parade at 5pm. The DNBIA invites children and families to kick off the holiday this season and celebrate Santa's official arrival in Downtown Nanaimo!

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