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Things to do in Victoria, BC in March

2024 Edition! 

Sunshine, cherry blossoms, and community—March in Victoria, BC brings a welcomed lightness and shift in energy. 

Celebrate Spring’s Arrival 

March 19 marks the first day of Spring! Our city is known for a spectacular cherry blossom season, with dreamy seas of pink flowers lining the streets. Check out this post by Tourism Victoria for some of the best places to see cherry blossoms in Victoria, BC. 

Another sign of Spring in Victoria, BC is the reopening of Barb’s Fish and Chips in Fisherman’s Wharf Park! Barb’s is celebrating their 40th year and remains a beloved spot in our city. Recognized by the Times Colonist Readers’  Choice Awards for the best fish and chips, you’ll be able to satisfy your craving for delicious fresh seafood at their location re-opening on March 14. 

Revel in the breath-taking diversity of wildlife with the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition coming to the Royal BC Museum from March 1 to June 2. One hundred photos from photographers all across the world showcase the wonder of the natural world while raising awareness for wildlife advocacy and conservation. 

The Spring Garden is beginning to bloom at The Butchart Gardens. A brilliant display of flowers isn’t  the only thing you can find at The Gardens in March. Each year from Good Friday to Easter Monday, children age 17 and under are invited to spot the locations of 10 hidden ceramic bunnies, with a special map to mark their locations provided at the admission gate. 

When it comes to sweet treats, mini egg-everything says Spring is on the scene. Run, don’t walk, to get your hands on 49 Below Craft Ice Cream Mini Egg Mini Cake.

Community

Modern Wedding Show at Crystal Garden, Victoria Conference Center (March 3, 11AM-3PM): Victoria’s largest wedding and events showcase is back! Meet local vendors and experience the passion and talent they bring to their work. 

We attended last year’s showcase with Brides With Dogs and can speak firsthand to the community and love felt in Victoria’s event scene. Brides With Dogs offers wedding day pet care and content creation to ensure your four-legged family members are V.I.P.s (Very Important Pups) on your special day. 

Esquimalt Community Open House at the Esquimalt Recreation Centre (March 13, 4PM-7PM): The Township of Esquimalt is hosting an open house for community members that live in, work in, and visit Esquimalt to contribute to a new undertaking focused on developing a community brand. 

International Women’s Day Weekend by Oaklands Community Association at Oaklands Community Centre (March 8-10): Celebrate International Women’s Day with a weekend of events featuring an Arts & Crafts Mixer, International Women’s Fair, and Women’s Workshops. 

Victoria Beer Week 10th Anniversary by Victoria Beer Society (March 1-9): Celebrate 10 years of cheer with your favourite craft breweries, local food vendors, entertainment and fun! 

Markets

Crafted Farmhouse Market at the Mary Winspear Centre in Sidney (March 15, 5PM-9PM, & March 16, 10AM-5PM): Featuring handmade, sustainable, and small batch goods from local designers and artisans ($5 entry). 

2024 Spring Market at Metchosin Community Hall (March 30 & 31, 11AM-5PM): Shop local vendors and spot the market’s special guest–the Easter Bunny! There will be treats bags for the first 30 guests and a raffle draw for a special Easter basket. 

BLOOM Market by Made Markets at The Langford Station (March 23, 11AM-3PM): Celebrate Spring with 38 local vendors, gin cocktails, photo ops, and a kids corner! 

Hanami Blossom Market by Made by Hand and the Fernwood Makers Party at Fernwood Community Centre (March 24, 11AM-4PM): Connect with local vendors and experience the joy of their work underneath the cherry trees ($2 entry).  

We appreciate you being here,

Alex Hughes* and Ricki-Lee Jewell, Victoria, BC Real Estate Agents

*Personal Real Estate Corporation

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