Vancouver Island, B.C.

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Nov 17 - Nov 27, 2016
Nanaimo, BC
Arts & Culture

Enjoy a self-guided walk in beautiful Cedar B.C. Followed by the annual Kris Kringle Craft Market. Explore over 100 local artisans featuring handmade crafts for all.

Oct 8 - Oct 10, 2016
Gabriola Island
Arts & Culture

Head to gorgeous Gabriola Island near Nanaimo this Thanksgiving and indulge in the arts. Every year, more artists move to the Isle of the Arts, continuing to make Gabriola Island one of the artists hot spots in the Gulf Islands. 

Sep 30 - Oct 2, 2016
Tofino, BC
Sports

An all-women event as surfers hit the waves and show their best in the annual surf competition. A lead-up event, awards banquet, and movie premier happen around the competition days.

Sep 12 - Sep 22, 2016
Tofino, BC
Arts & Culture

The festival showcases traditional and contemporary wood carvings with exhibits, delicious food, and family programs and demonstrations. There's even a chance to carve your own canoe or paddle.

Sep 16 - Sep 19, 2016
Nanaimo, BC
Arts & Culture

Something is rotten in the state of Denmark – or shall we say something good is at the harbour of Nanaimo. Stop by the Pioneer Waterfront Plaza from September 16 through 19 for performances of two of Shakespeare’s best plays at Nanaimo’s annual Shakespeare by the Sea.  

Sep 9 - Sep 10, 2016
Victoria, BC
Food| Music

Aug 26 - Aug 28, 2016
Nanaimo, BC
Music

That old song had it all wrong when it said, "There ain't no cure for the summertime blues." They hadn't heard of the Summertime Blues Festival held annually in Nanaimo.

Aug 11 - Aug 21, 2016
Nanaimo, BC
Arts & Culture

There is nothing like a hearty laugh and the folks at the Nanaimo Fringe will provide a constant supply, along with a good dose of tears, moans, chuckles and cheers at the 6th annual Nanaimo Fringe from August 11-21, 2016. 

Aug 18 - Aug 20, 2016
Ucluelet, BC
Music

Get into a coastal state of mind for the annual Otalith Festival. More than 20 acts and DJs take to the outdoor stage in the tiny, vibrant town of Ucluelet. Expect garage rock, hip hop, indie, folk and anything else you’d care to dance to — all with the stunning backdrop of the forest, coast and deep blue Pacific surrounding Vancouver Island. While you enjoy the music, your ticket helps support two local initiatives, the Ucluelet Aquarium and Pacific Wild.

Aug 12 - Aug 13, 2016
Nanaimo, BC
Food| Music

Love hot sunny days and a cold craft beer? How about music to go along with it? If you answered yes, you're going to love Longwoodstock in Nanaimo on August 12th & 13th 2016

Aug 6, 2016
Nanaimo, BC
Music

Take a seat by the seaside on Aug. 6 in Nanaimo and be serenaded by the Vancouver Island Symphony and guest artists at Maffeo Sutton Park.

Jul 29 - Aug 1, 2016
Comox, BC
Arts & Culture| Food

Enjoy everything Comox B.C. has to offer at the Filberg Festival. Walk through beautiful gardens, rustic buildings and gorgeous views of Comox Harbour and the Coastal Mountain Ranges.

Jul 21 - Jul 24, 2016
Nanaimo, BC
Music| Sports

The first Great International World Championship Bathtub Race took place in Nanaimo BC in 1967, this year marks the 50th year of the races. The Great International World Championship Bathtub Race runs every July in Nanaimo BC, and sees competitors from across Canada, the United States and even as far away as Australia and New Zealand, making it truly an international event.

Jul 22 - Jul 24, 2016
Alert Bay, BC
Arts & Culture| Music

Get ready for an action-packed weekend of events in Alert Bay. The all-weekend event held along the waterfront celebrates summer with art, local music, talent contests, a fishing derby, kids zone, fitness challenge and more. 

Jul 14 - Jul 17, 2016
Victoria, B.C.
Food

Anyone who attends the 6th annual Victoria's Festival of Food and Wine will get a taste of delectable Vancouver Island food prepared by local gourmet chefs and fine wine from British Columbia's wine regions. This is a festival with "culinary conscience" and is a true culinary tourism experience. Come for an extra long weekend of tastings, seminars, and events.

Jul 8 - Jul 10, 2016
Comox Valley Exhibition Grounds, Comox, BC
Music

The Vancouver Island MusicFest is a gathering of world-class performers entertaining audiences on six different stages in the Comox Valley.

Jun 24 - Jul 3, 2016
Various locations in Victoria, B.C.
Food| Music

A 10-day festival that attracts over 300 musicians, who bring all genres of jazz, blues and worldbeat music to over 35,000 people throughout Victoria and surrounding area on Vancouver Island.  

Jun 22 - Jun 26, 2016
Victoria, B.C.
Arts & Culture| Music

Victoria Ska Fest is a diverse musical showcase featuring the best reggae, ska, dub, jazz, dancehall and punk from across the globe. This family-friendly event is the largest and longest running event of its kind in Nort America. 

Jun 9 - Jun 19, 2016
Comox, BC
Food

June 9 to 19, 2016

Jun 17 - Jun 19, 2016
Sooke, B.C.
Music

The annual Sooke River Bluegrass Festival is a foot-stomping weekend that has kicked off the summer music festival and camping season for more than a decade. 

Jun 17 - Jun 19, 2016
Royal BC Museum, Victoria, BC
Arts & Culture| Food| Music

Fascinating First Nations culture comes alove with food, art, storytelling and dance.

Jun 17 - Jun 18, 2016
Nanaimo, BC
Food

Feastival is a tasty showcase  of the local Vancouver Island food and beverage scene featuring some of the finest local foods, products and stirs it up with talent and attractions from the island.

Jun 11, 2016
Nanaimo, BC
Sports

Get ready for squeaky clean fun in one of the craziest - and most popular fun-run competions around. The 5k Foam Fest in Nanaimo offers up plenty of shenanigans for competitors who run, jump and bounce their way through mud pits and a series of obstacles. 

Jun 3 - Jun 5, 2016
Tofino, B.C.
Food

The Tofino Botanical Gardens will host a grand celebration of the unity between food and wine. Walk through the luscious green gardens while you taste decadent food and wine and meet the local chefs and B.C. winemakers. 

Mar 12 - Mar 20, 2016
Tofino, BC
Arts & Culture

Celebrate spring and coastal living on the West Coast of Vancouver Island, during the Pacific Rim Whale Festival, hosted by Tofino, Ucluelet, First Nations communities and the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. See the migration of the Grey whales, chow down on some chowder and just enjoy life on the edge of the island. 

Nov 20 - Nov 22, 2015
Tofino, BC
Food

Shuck and slurp away the weekend at Tofino's annual event celebrating the delicious and prolific bivalve.