Wanderlust. It’s that invisible force that gets you out of the house on weekends and inspires in us an unquenchable thirst for exploration. While we’re all for all-out excursions, safaris, arctic treks and the like, there’s plenty of adventure waiting just across the water in beautiful Victoria. Down every alleyway there is an undiscovered local boutique, up every avenue more blossoming cherry trees than you’ve ever seen. With an abundance of springtime things to do around town, satisfy your inner adventurer with a quick escape to experience British Columbia’s vibrant island offerings!

Victoria, BC getaways

Sakura Cherry Blossom Festival – April 8

Celebrate Victoria’s vibrant spring blooms at the Sakura Cherry Blossom Festival, held at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. Take part in hands-on activities, walking tours, performances, as well as an exploration of the art of Haiku.

Easter at the Market – April 15

Hippity hop on down to Victoria Public Market for Easter at the Market. This free family event features live music, balloon twisting, crafts, photo booths and Easter treat bags!

Easter Vintage, Retro & Collectible Show/Sale – April 16

At the Sidney Flea Market…

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Following an Easter brunch in Victoria, head Up Island to the charming seaside town of Sidney for the Easter Vintage, Retro & Collectible Show. Explore the array of colorful stalls for your chance to score antiques from vintage jewelry to retro furniture and decorative art pieces.

Movie Night at the Market – April 26

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Cozy up at Victoria’s Public Market for a screening of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story at Movie Night at the Market. Arrive early and grab a bite to eat from the Market vendors and pick up a bag of popcorn before the flick.

BC Cider Week – April 29-May 7

It’s a special time of the year at Sea Cider! Our orchard is bursting at the brim with apples and we’re getting excited to start picking and juicing. Fall also means, Apple Day (Sept 25), BC Cider Week (Oct 15-20th) and the Cider Social at Sea Cider (Oct 16th). All this considered, certainly one of the most exciting things about fall is the limited release of Witch’s Broom! It’s our autumn seasonal packed with enough fall spices to send you flying over the pumpkin patch! Available now, while supplies last! #seacider #yyjfood #livefolk #craftcider #organic #farming #vsco #hardcider #livefolk #liveauthentic #explorebc #explorevanisle #bestofvsco #drinklocal #supportlocal #farming #organicfarming #pnw #pnwcollective #organiccider #cider #victoriabuzz #explorevictoria #explorevanisle #beautifulbc #fall #autumn

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Tickle your taste buds with crisp regional cider at BC Cider Week, a springtime tradition stretching from Vancouver to Kelowna and Vancouver Island. Just outside Victoria, a Cider Social hosted among Sea Cider’s blossoming orchards is the perfect opportunity to taste sweet brews from over a dozen local cideries.

Victoria is full of surprises come springtime. A stroll through Beacon Hill Park merits a stop to smell the flowers and a visit to the goats at the newly reopened children’s farm. A wander down Yates or View Street lends the sweet sights of thousands of cherry blossoms. With new discoveries waiting for you around every corner, Victoria offers the perfect springtime escape to satiate your weekend wanderlust.

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Clipper Recommends:

  • No springtime trip to Victoria is complete without a visit to the award-winning Butchart Gardens to take in the new blooms. Say goodbye to winter in an instant with a walk around their vibrant and flourishing grounds.
  • Take an Up Island detour to the lush Cowichan region for an exclusive Wine Country Tour, complimented by sweet floral notes of local orchards and stunning mountain vistas.

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