A Summer to Remember

Summer wraps up in a spectacular way in Victoria and really goes out with a bang

Perhaps were a bit biased, but we feel the best fireworks display in the city on Canada Day July 1 and Following Symphony Splash on the first weekend in August, are best enjoyed from your own private balcony here at The Victoria Regent. It’s almost a fully immersive experience you’re so close to the action.

But the fireworks show at The Butchart Gardens began in 1977 and continue to be one of The Gardens’ most popular draws. The same show happens each Saturday but changes from year to year. They’re choreographed to music and dazzle attendees.

After the show you can linger a while to enjoy the Night Illuminations and a half-hour live recital from the rare Aeolian Pipe Organ situated in the Organ Pavilion. Hurry because the last show is on September 5.

Then on September 11&12 The Great Canadian Beer Festival, which has become one of the worlds’ must-attend beer events, is set to shut summer down in a big way. People from all over the globe seek out Victoria and the Great Canadian Beer Festival every year: brewers from Australia, volunteers from England and beer lovers from across the globe. The annual beer festival, first held in 1993, has blossomed into a truly international event and sees nearly 10,000 attendees over the two day festival.

Make your reservations now to take advantage of these great Victoria institutions.