From jazz to Shakespeare, from pottery workshops to whale-watching cruises, from sand sculpture competitions to trumpeter swan festivals... Choose your adventure - and don't forget your camera!

 

 

April 2014
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11/29-
4/6
Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Enjoy the wonders of nature like you've never seen them: through the lenses of prize-winning photographers from around the world. This visually striking exhibition showcases more than 100 new photographs in 18 categories chosen from thousands of international entries. Each photo and accompanying caption tells the inspirational, astonishing and often humorous stories of our fascinating natural world. Royal BC Museum, 675 Belleville Street, Victoria. November 29, 2013 - Sun April 6, 2014. www.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca
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3/9-
4/13
Calving Festival - Parksville
Welcome to Morningstar Farm in the spring! This is the season when most of the farm's calves are born. Come and visit us and learn more about our cows, calves and their lives on our heritage dairy farm. You may even witness a live birth! Visitors can also get up close and personal with the sheep, pigs, bunnies and Carl the llama. Take a free self-guided tour of the farm and stay for a picnic. Morningstar Farm, 403 Lowry's Road, Parksville. Sunday March 9 to Sunday April 13, 2014. 250-954-3931. www.cheeseworks.ca
Sat 4/5 West Coast Winter Music Series: Rebecca Caine
Soprano Rebecca Caine accompanied by pianist Robert Kortgaard presents an evening of musical theatre, with songs from Broadway and the opera. Itís the 14th season for Winter Music in Tofino. The shows are bigger than ever and showcase a wide range of talent, from classical to jazz and roots. All concerts held at the Clayoquot Sound Theatre, starting at 7:30 pm. Subscriptions are on sale now for $90. Single tickets will be for sale the week before each concert at Mermaid Tales Bookshop. Saturday, April 5, 2014 - 19:30 to 22:00. 250-725-4455
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4/26-
4/27
Play On! It's Hockey Night in Victoria
Hockey Night in Canada's Play On! is Canada's most amazing street hockey tournament and outdoor hockey festival, and this summer, it is coming to a city near you! Each event involves closing over 1km of street, and involves the operation of 20 to 50 separate "street rinks" with games running on each rink at all times throughout an entire weekend! Tournaments feature hundreds of teams and thousands of participants and include separate divisions for all ages and skill levels. Anyone can play! So call your friends, put your team together and prepare yourself! Location: Ogden Point, 185 Dallas Road, Victoria. Contact: Wendy Sears, victoria2014@play.ca, 866-594-3243 x 101, www.harbourliving.ca/event/hockey-night-in-canada-play-on-4on4-victoria/2014-04-26/#sthash.mfbzVAQ8.dpuf