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Things to do in Victoria this Spring

Looking for things to do in Victoria this Spring?

Here are a few ideas to celebrate the Spring season and the all-familiar serotonin boost that it brings. 

Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s Party!’

Robin Williams

Counting flowers in the ‘Garden City’

Victoria has been called the “Garden City” because of the number of flowers that bloom here due to the relatively moderate weather year-round. 

The Spring cherry blossoms cover Victoria in pink petals while most of Canada is still under snow. Alongside the cotton candy streets, you will find many vibrant flowers in bloom. The Annual Greater Victoria Flower Count from March 9 to March 16 offers some light-hearted motivation for keeping track of your flower finds. 

You can also enjoy the Spring blooms under cover at the iconic Butchart Gardens’ Spring Prelude Indoor Garden from January 15 to March 15. 

Beaches, paddles, and cold water swims

One of the best parts of living in Victoria is the number of beaches and waterfront walkways right in the city.

Grab a warm beverage for an oceanside walk, or take your adventure out on the water with a paddleboard or kayak rental. 

If you are inspired to form a new habit this Spring, cold water swimming has become a well-loved ritual for many! The average water temperature around Victoria’s coastline reaches a cool 8°C in March. 

Seasonal sips, dining, and farmers markets

Apples, kale, mushrooms, rhubarb, asparagus, and turnips are just some of the fruits and vegetables in season from March to April. 

Check out a Farmers Market near you for fresh produce, local artisans, and entertainment. 

Victoria has a thriving “farm-to-table” dining culture, with many restaurants offering rotating menus based on what is in season. The 10 Acres Farm Salad from 10 Acres Bistro, Golden Benny from Nourish Kitchen & Cafe, and Fancy Grilled Cheese from Part and Parcel are a few of our favourites! 

If you are looking for a refreshing, boozy beverage to toast the new season, try the Sheringham Distillery Kazuki Gin, made with Japanese cherry blossom petals and yuzu peel, local green tea leaves and florals, or the Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse Cherry Lane Cider, with proceeds going towards raising awareness for invasive species and the threat they pose to farms and natural areas. 

Cultured Kombucha, brewed in Vic West, also has a selection of non-alcoholic seasonal beverages to enjoy, such as Strawberry Mint and Apple Spice– Yum! 

What are your favourite ways to enjoy Spring in Victoria? Let us know on social media!

Thank you for being here,

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

*Personal Real Estate Corporation

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