Pacific Northwest has topped the travel wish list of many avid travelers since travel reports were created. There is perhaps no better place to start your vacation adventures than in Victoria- the Vancouver Islands' biggest city and capital of British Columbia. The vibrant city on the edge of an island packed with spectacular natural scenery is easily accessible by private yacht charters in the Pacific Northwest. Victoria has a bit of everything – fascinating history & culture, great food & drink along with accessible wildlife everywhere.
March in Victoria means “get ready for spring” because the first cherry blossoms emerge throughout the town and many great events are hosted which indicates that festival season is just around the corner. So below are just a few activities that shouldn’t be missed if you are in Victoria this March or the following Marches in years to come.
BE A PART OF VICTORIA BEER WEEK – Victoria Beer Week is a nine-day festival of events highlighting a broad selection of BC's finest 50 craft breweries from across British Columbia. The main aim of the series of events that are held is to educate and inspire both the seasoned beer lovers and those who are new to the brew. The festival focuses on showcasing the high quality of BC's craft beer, offering smaller tastings such or micro events as more intimate seminars throughout the week. The 4th edition of Victoria Beer Week returns March 3-11, 2017 at venues all over Victoria.
EXPLORE THE BEACON HILL CHILDREN PARK – Beacon Hill Children's Farm is opening for the season on March 10. Their main goal is to help children develop a respect for animals that will remain with them for life by providing both an educational and economical form of entertainment for the whole family. The hands-on experience in the goat petting area is great for the kids and adults as well. While exploring the rest of the farm, keep your eyes peeled for other wildlife like squirrels, geese, ducks, deer, peacocks, alpacas, pigs and bunnies.
GET YOUR ADRENALINE RUSH BY ZIP-LINING – Experience a fully guided tour that provides an exhilarating ride reaching 60km/hr as you soar up to 150 feet off the ground on eight scenic zip-lines ranging from 130 feet to an unforgettable 1000 feet. The professionally trained guides emphasize safety and comfort, ensures a ride full of thrills, awesome beauty and fond memories. As you speed along eight zip lines, cross two suspension bridges and enjoy a 10 minute Unimog ride to the top of the course, one can easily forget to enjoy the view. This will be just one of the many highlights of your Victoria experience!!
COUNT VICTORIA'S BLOOM – Each year, Victoria lets the world know how lucky they are to be located on the west coast as they begin counting the spring flowers in early March. The Flower Count is an annual light-hearted festival to create awareness of Greater Victoria as an attractive shoulder-season tourism destination. It brings national and international attention to the fact that Victoria (City of Gardens) has the mildest climate in Canada. Start your adding for the daily Flower Count Hidden Blooms from March 6 – 17, 2017.
SEE FLORAL ARTWORK COME TO LIFE – Have you ever seen an outfit made entirely of fresh flowers? This March if you happen to be be in Victoria, visit Mayfair Shopping Centre where you can enjoy a series of floral fashion displays that bring together Victoria's best in floral art and high fashion. The display will be open to the public from March 7-12 and is free to attend. The warm and inviting shopping environment is just another reason why shoppers like to visit this location often and spend some time.
EXPERIENCE HAPPY HOUR AT THE MUSEUM – What better way to explore the exhibits than at a museum than in the company of good friends and a glass of wine? While exploring the natural history gallery at the Royal BC Museum during the happy hours on Thursday, sip a glass of wine and treat your taste buds with scrumptious light snacks. Also, take part in other activities taking place in the museum. At Victoria's most well-known museum, learn about the rich past of Victoria and its culture.
Bonus: On March 17, raise a pint at Victoria's very own spirited Irish pub in the heart of Old Town on the occasion of St. Patrick's Day. Tap your feet to the tunes of live music and watch as Irish dancers perform all day long. Experience the above-mentioned activities in Vancouver this March. The crew of private yacht charters in the Pacific Northwest will make sure that you do not miss out on any activity that allows you to experience and live like a local in Victoria. Happy Holidays!!