A few summers ago, I was chatting with a friend of mine from India. He had recently visited Victoria and confided to me that visiting Victoria was the highlight of his life.
“Seeing those green trees, fresh air and ocean was just magical. It took my breath away” he continued “you are so lucky to be able to visit such a spectacular part of the world, so often.”
I will always remember his words when I visit Victoria. Now, I am excited to share with you a few of the top events that are happening in Victoria in 2018.
Victoria Beer Week (March 2- 9, 2018)
Victoria Beer Week is a nine-day festival of events highlighting a broad selection of BC craft breweries while educating Greater Victoria residents about craft beer. VBW is fuelled by events that pair BC craft beer and local Victoria artisan food vendors, with a clear focus on showcasing quality BC craft beer and educating beer enthusiasts. Smaller tastings, seminars and micro-events happen at various venues throughout the week.
Capital City Comic Con (March 16 – 18, 2018)
Victoria’s first-ever Capital City Comic Con is right around the corner!
Capital City Comic Con will be dedicated to comics, toys, games, family fun, science fiction, special guests and pop culture of all kinds. Victoria, B.C. will play host to three days of panels, signings, cosplay, vendors and more in the Victoria Conference Centre and Crystal Garden. Special guests include Graham McTavish (Outlander, The Hobbit, Preacher), Patrick Warburton (Seinfeld, Rules of Engagement, voice work for Disney and Family Guy), Leah Cairns (Battlestar Galactica, Travelers), James Marsters (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Riddle (cosplayer) and pro-wrestler Bret Hart.
(March 18, 2018 – 1pm – 4pm at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria)
All ages welcome for an afternoon of art making, calligraphy, performance and poetry. Activities will be based out of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria in partnership with Victoria Nikkei Cultural Society, City of Victoria and Haiku Arbutus – Victoria based haiku study group.
(May 18 – December 31, 2018) Royal BC Museum
Egypt: The Time of Pharoahs is one of the largest touring exhibitions about ancient Egypt from internationally important Egyptology collections of the University of Aberdeen, the Pelizaeus-Museum in Hildesheim, the Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung in Berlin and the Gustav Lübcke-Museum in Hamm. With more than 300 original artifacts, some an astounding 4,500 years old, this exhibition covers all aspects of ancient Egyptian life, from the emergence of ancient Egyptian civilization along the Nile to the Ptolemaic and Roman eras. Be among the first in North America to see this staggering exhibition’s priceless ancient artifacts, such as the coffin of Nakht, an exceptional bust of Hatshepsut and an ornate gold and garnet necklace from the Ptolemaic period.
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To take in some spectacular views and try a different way of traveling, Helijet has transportation from downtown Vancouver to Victoria daily.
Helijet has my favourite lounge! With snacks, coffee, tea and juices and the bathrooms have lovely amenities like toiletries for women to freshen up with.
The team at Helijet are always so kind and a delight to fly with. I can high recommend Helijet as a wonderful service and the best views of Victoria!
Stay tuned for the next travel blog!
Your suggestions are always welcome, as I continue on my journey to live life to the fullest.
Let’s explore some wonderful places and have the very best 2018!
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