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Haunted Victoria Tours - Victoria

721 Government St
Victoria, British Columbia
V8W 2X2
Websitehttp://www.cvstours.com/
Toll-free
Phone877-578-5552

Daily from October 18, 2014 to October 31, 2014

Victoria may look peaceful & serene during daylight hours but wait until night falls. The City has a past that involves murder, tragedy & some just plain spooky stuff! This is a historically based tour & we share stories of some of Victoria's more imfamous folks. From the old burying ground to the old courthouse with its long since removed gallows & those who were unfortunate enough to have perished there. This year we visit Victoria's Maritime Museum - formerly home of the Victoria Court House & the infamous Hanging Judge. We have many spectre's throughout the City and this combined Bus & Walking Tour brings new stories & new places. Join the fun of this historically based Ghost Tour!

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Ghosts of Victoria Festival - Victoria

Various Locations
Victoria, British Columbia
V8W 3Z3
Websitehttp://www.discoverthepast.com/ghostly-walks/ghosts-of-victoria-festival/
Toll-free800-663-3883
Phone250-384-6698

Daily from October 17, 2014 to October 31, 2014

The Ghosts of Victoria Festival is an annual event featuring spooky activities throughout the city. The events are separately conducted by many groups at different locations. Please see website for more details.

Participating Locations/Activities 2014: Ross Bay Cemetery Ghost Tours; Ghost Tours at The Maritime Museum of BC; St. Ann's Academy National Historic Site "Voices From the Past" Tours; Ghostly Walks; The Original Ghost Bus-tours; Horse Drawn Ghost Trolley Tours; Galey Farms "Festival of Fear"; Pumpkin Art on Oak Bay Avenue.

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CVS Sightseeing Options - Victoria

721 Government St
Victoria, British Columbia
V8W 2X2
Websitehttp://www.cvstours.com
Toll-free
Phone877-578-5552

Daily from October 16, 2014 to January 3, 2015

CVS Sightseeing offern an array of Holiday Tour options from Dec 1-Jan 3. Options Include, Butchart Gardens Holiday Lights, Holiday Dinner Option, Fetive Victoria Day Tour, Butterfly Gardens, Deluxe Victoria City Tours, Discounted Combo Tour & more! All tours offer live driver narration on all tours in modern motor coaches with select hotel pick up.

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Our Living Languages Opens - Victoria

675 Belleville St
Victoria, British Columbia
V8W 9W2
Websitehttp://www.royalbcmusum.bc.ca
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
Websitehttp://www.miniatureworld.com
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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Canada's Titanic: The Empress of Ireland - Victoria

Maritime Museum of BC
Victoria, British Columbia
V8W 1H9
Websitehttp://www.mmbc.bc.ca/exhibits/featured-exhibits/
Toll-free
Phone250-385-4222

Daily from May 29, 2014 to October 20, 2014

Discover the tale of Canada's Titanic - The Empress of Ireland which sunk on May 29, 1914 with a tremendous loss of life. This exhibit tells the story of a ship which was responsible for much of the immigration to Canada and the tragic story of her loss at sea.

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Goldstream Station Market - Langford

Veterans Memorial Park
Langford, British Columbia
V9B 6E8
Websitehttp://www.goldstreamstationmarket.ca
Toll-free
Phone

Weekly on Saturday May 24, 2014 to Saturday October 25, 2014

The Goldstream Station Market is excited to announce that we will be moving from Bryn Maur Road to Veterans' Memorial Park in time for the 2014 season. This move will allow the market to take advantage of a unique park setting and facilities that will enhance and benefit the market, its vendors and the community. We look forward to a vibrant and active market. The market is held every Saturday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, opening for the season in May and running until October.

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Vikings: Lives Beyond the Legends at the Royal BC Museum - Victoria

675 Belleville St
Victoria, British Columbia
V8W 9W2
Websitehttp://www.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca
Toll-free
Phone250-356-7226

Daily from May 16, 2014 to November 11, 2014

The first North American stop for this exhibition, Vikings challenges our common held beliefs. Insights into Vikings domestic live, death rituals, the significance of their craft, the power of mythology and the symbolism of their ships are explored in this interactive exhibition. See hundreds of artifacts - jewellery, swords, axes and clothing - some one of a kind, and many of which that have never been shown outside Scandinavia.

Open daily 10 am - 5pm.

Open late on Fridays & Saturdays until 10 pm (May 23 - Sep 28).

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Field Trip Project Exhibit - Victoria

Maritime Museum of BC
Victoria, British Columbia
V8W 1H9
Websitehttp://www.mmbc.bc.ca
Toll-free
Phone250-385-4222

Daily from April 29, 2014 to October 20, 2014

The Field Trip project is a unique Canada-Japan cultural art exchange that examines the 2011 tsunami. This beautiful traveling exhibit is designed to engage communities and build public awareness about the effects of the tsunami on Japanese communities as well as here on our own British Columbian coast.

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Downtown Halloween Howl - Nanaimo

Diana Krall Plaza and throughout downtown
Nanaimo, British Columbia
V9R 5B8
Websitehttp://www.dnbia.ca
Toll-free
Phone250-754-8141

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Get out the makeup and costumes, it's that time again! The fun filled day begins in the Old City Quarter with the Halloween Pet Parade. Critter fun doesn't stop there though! Drop by the booth in the Heritage Mews for a paw reading and while you're at it check out the Mystic Faire and Halloween Celebration. Diana Krall Plaza will be buzzing with activity while costumed critters of the human variety will be getting ready for the spooktacular trick or treating at the downtown businesses starting at 12pm until 2pm. Calling all Zombies!!! Groove to the iconic Halloween tune "Thriller" by Michael Jackson in the Plaza. Zombies, get dressed in your deadliest costume, don the bloody makeup and moonwalk to your heart's content

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