Events

Vancouver Island: The Amazing Chemainus Summerfest

Hosted by the Rotary Club, Summerfest 2011 – Cirque de Chemainus, will take place June 25th from 8:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Complete with food and games and music, this promises to be a great day for  all who attend. Bring the kids, the grandfolk, your friends and dates – Vancouver Island events welcome everyone!

The Amazing Chemainus Bluegrass Festival

Mark your calendars for July 16th.  That’s the day Chemainus, just south of Nanaimo on Vancouver Island,  will be holding it’s annual Bluegrass Extravaganza & Festival. With a performance schedule that includes an Open Mic and 6 great Bluegrass acts, this fest is ready to set your feet tapping, your hands clapping and your heart singing along. 

Victoria Events: Butchart Gardens Saturday Night Fireworks

Enjoy amazing fireworks at Butchart Gardens in Victoria every Saturday night during the summer. As part of your general admission, you can enjoy the fireworks or the Concert Lawn. It can get a bit cool in the evenings so remember to bring warm clothing and a blanket to sit on the lawn. The pyrotechnics are quite original and include song and story. A great way to end a day after visiting the beaut...

Nanaimo: Charles Breth Presentation “Body of Evidence”

The Nanaimo Art Gallery is displaying the ceramic work of Saltspring based artist Charles Breth.  May 13 – August 20, 2011. Campus Gallery – 900 Fifth Street, Entrance 5D, Nanaimo, BC, Vancouver Island

The Tofino Food & Wine Festival

The Amazing 9th Annual Tofino Food & Wine Festival on Vancouver Island The 9th Annual Tofino Food & Wine Festival is right around the corner. Featuring the Tofino Botanical Gardens, and  participating Tofino restaurants, this year will be nothing short of  amazing! Celebrating the marriage of food and wine, the festival originated simply  as a local event, but as word spread it has grown into one ...

Victoria Cycling Festival: Riding High on Vancouver Island

A cadre of good folks in Victoria on Vancouver Island, British Columbia are planning an extremely well-organized festival soon that spans 17 days and promises to be a lot of fun.  The Victoria International Cycling Festival’s varied events-athletic and sedentary-occur from May 27 to June 12, 2011 and will appeal even to those who never hopped on a bicycle.  And if you miss it this year, be sure to...

International Busker Festival: Street Fun in Victoria, B.C.

Once upon a time, long ago, there were no machines to record sound and moving pictures.  In order to gain an audience, singers, dancers and other entertainers would perform on street corners for gratuities from passersby.  That’s how the tradition of buskers was born. 

Nanaimo Ballroom Dancing: Island Fantasy Ball – May 7 & 8, 2011

The Island Fantasy Ball - a spectacular showcase of Ballroom & Latin dance with top Canadian and International dancers.

Make Mother’s Day Memorable with the Train Ride & Wine Tour

Surprise Mom with a Mother’s Day experience she’ll never forget: an outing on the Steam Train in a tour  of the vineyard in Port Alberni! 

Vancouver Island Travel: Chemainus Theatre Festival

The Chemainus Theatre Festival is a true Vancouver Island star.  Well-known for producing amazing entertainment, like classic, award winning comedies, musicals, and dramas, as well as developing new Canadian classic adaptations and original plays, this professional theatre is dedicated to entertaining and enriching the lives of both Vancouver Island visitors and residents alike. 

Vancouver Island Travel: The Festivals of Tofino

I like celebrations – I like festivity – So I recognize a kindred spirit in the Tofino inhabitants – They like festivity and celebrations too and they know how to celebrate all aspects of life.  From the Pacific Rim Whale Festival, to their Food & Wine Fest, to the Lantern Fest, the Mushroom Fest and numerous Music and Art Festivals, each event is a uniquely amazing adventure.  With natural landsc...

Duncan Events: Bigleaf Maple Syrup Festival

Duncan is just off the Trans Canada Highway about half-way between Victoria and Nanaimo on the eastern side of Vancouver Island. It has all the charm and character of a real friendly small town. Duncan and the surrounding Cowichan region is the one of the most beautiful places you will ever visit.