March Guide: Events and Activities in Greater Victoria

Published Feb 11, 2019 | Updated Mar 25, 2019

Look no further for the best list of things to do during the month of March here in our beautiful city!

The snow has melted and lots of Victoria's pretty hints of spring are popping up - from early cherry blossoms in Fernwood to the giant Easter display at Costco. There are also more events happening in March and lots of great activities to do with your family. Check out our list... we hope you find some great options that everyone can enjoy!

1. Be a Tourist in Your Own Home Town

The hottest ticket in town! With your one ticket you gain access to 40+ awesome activities, including free admission to many popular attractions or discounted fun! Get in free to Butchart Gardens, Miniature World, Butterfly Gardens, or some free cotton candy to munch on as you take your free downtown tour. It's a great way to see the sights on a budget.

Where: Various Popular Attractions
When: March 1st to March 3rd
Cost: 2 for $25
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2. Watch a Victoria Royals Game

Take the kids to watch our major junior ice hockey team and root for the local Victoria Royals! With pure entertainment from start to finish, you won't be disappointed with this night out.

Where: Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre
When: Mar 1 from 7:05pm - 10pm, 
Mar 2 from 7:05pm - 10pm, Mar 15 from 7:05pm - 10pm
Cost: Starting at $8
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3Sidney Aquarium 

This aquarium features over 20 live underwater exhibits and a touch pool area where you can tickle urchin and shake hands with sea stars! Their facility houses hundreds of marine creatures in a variety sizes, from micro plankton to a Giant Pacific Octopus. They engage visitors of all ages in an unparalleled 'hands on, hands wet' experience.

Where: 9811 Seaport Place, Sidney
When: Open daily from 10am-4:30pm
Cost: $8-$17.50

4. Lego Exhibition

Another thing to visit in Sidney. The creative force has arrived at the Sidney Museum with their newest presentation of the ever-popular Lego Exhibition celebrating over 60 years of Lego imagination. Dozens of Star Wars themed Lego models provide a special focus for this exciting exhibit, rounded out by hundreds of other Lego models including Hogwarts Castle and Lego model of the Bugatti Chiron automobile.

Guests will learn about the history of the many Lego models on display, a special opportunity to guess how many bricks comprise the giant Lego Pyramid as well as the opportunity to enjoy the special presentation film on the origin and development of the Lego building system.

Where: Sidney Museum
When: January 2 - March 31, 10am-4pm
Cost: By donation

5. Panorama Recreation $2 Skate and $2 Swim

Head to Panorama Rec Centre for Pro-D Day on March 4th to skate and swim for only $2! Bring your family and friends for skating, swimming, music, games and prizes. $2 admission. Helmets available free of charge for skating.

Where: Panorama Recreation
When: March 4th
Cost: $2

6. Esquimalt Pop-up Farmers Market

Esquimalt Farmers Market provides a marketplace which serves as a community gathering point that builds relationships and encourages healthy, local living. Come INSIDE Esquimalt Recreation Centre on Thursdays, 4:30-7:30pm, every other week until April 25th. Find locally grown produce, live music, food trucks and artisans! 

Where: Esquimalt Recreation
When: Thurs, Mar 14 - Mar 28 from 4:30pm - 7:30pm
Cost: Dependent on purchases

7. Spring Break Holiday Skate

Spring is in the air, and the next big school break is here. Rain or shine, warm weather or cold, be sure to include skating as a part of the best spring break ever! Come on down for indoor family fun, or children aged 10yrs+ can drop in on their own, at Archie Browning Sports Centre all week long!

Where: Archie Browning Sports Centre
When: Mar 18 - Mar 22 from 1pm - 2:50pm
Cost: See website

8. Capital City Comic Con

Welcome to Victoria's Largest Comic Con! Come March 22-24, 2019 at Victoria Conference Centre and Crystal Garden. Going beyond the efforts of mere mortals, a terrific trio of community-minded organizations is thrilled to bring Capital City Comic Con to Victoria, B.C. - a project that united super fans on all things pop culture.

Where: Victoria Conference Centre
When: Mar 22 - Mar 24 at 3pm
Cost: Get your tickets here

9. Spring Thaw

Come to Esquimalt Rec to the ice rink for an end of season celebration! There will be music and games,lots of fun for everyone. Skating is FREE admission, and skate rentals are available $3.25/pair. Participants are encouraged to bring their own helmets as there are limited helmets available.

Where: Esquimalt Recreation
When: Mar 23 from 2:30pm - 4pm
Cost: FREE

10. Visit the Flamingos and Butterfly's

Victoria Butterfly Gardens offers a unique opportunity for people of all ages to experience the beauty and curiosity of a tropical jungle up close. It's also a nice break from the cold weather! With surprises at every turn, you’ll encounter poison dart frogs, tortoises, large iguanas, flamingos, tropical ducks, free flying tropical birds and more. Thousands of tropical butterflies (up to 70 species) fly through their large facilities the size of almost 3 basketball courts. Your jungle adventure awaits.

Where: 1461 Benvenuto Avenue, Brentwood Bay
When: Open daily from 10am-3pm
Cost: $6-$16.50

11. Wind and Willow Children's Fair

Come to the Wind and Willow Children's Fair and check out the local food trucks onsite, music, photo minis, a local brewery & vineyard pouring. There will be some of the best handmade and local children’s vendors! Don’t miss your chance to be part of the fun this year!

Where: Leonardo da Vinci Centre
When: March 29 and 30
Cost: Free

Looking for a Spring Break Camp for your kiddos? Check out our listings for Spring Break Camps in and around Victoria BC

We hope you find some fun family activities to experience with your loved ones here in Victoria during the month of March. For more events and activities please visit our complete list and check out what's happening on any day or month coming up!

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