Vancouver Island Holiday Events You Can’t Miss

December 1, 2017

Still need to get into the holiday spirit? Then keep reading! The holidays are once again fast approaching and there are plenty of events for all age ranges to start the celebration early.

2017 BC Forest Discovery Centre Christmas Express

Take a 1910 steam locomotive train through the 100 acre Duncan property. The grounds are decorated with an abundance of Christmas lights that will be sure to leave you awestruck. The Christmas Express runs Friday-Sunday from December 1-23, with tickets starting at $10.00 per person.For more information and tickets click the link here.


2017 VIU’s Milner Gardens Christmas Magic

Enjoy over half a kilometer of decorated trails, live Christmas music and refreshments at Qualicum Beach’s stunning Milner Gardens on December 1-3, 8-10 15-20 from 5:00-8:30pm. For more information check out out the link here.


11th Annual Yellowpoint Spectacular

An extravaganza of music, dance, lights and decorations the Yellowpoint Spectacular is definitely an event worth going to! This year it will be held in Victoria with shows running from December 8th-10th. For tickets and more information click here.


Butchart Gardens Magic of Christmas 2017

Visit Victoria’s most well-known garden for immaculately decorated spaces and festivities that will be sure to get you in the holiday cheer. The event runs from December 17-January 6, so you can even visit after the holidays if you wish. Tickets and more information can be found here.

Artisan’s Advent Market

On December 9th go and check out Qualicum Beach’s market. The market boasts artisanal creations and live music and is a great opportunity to go and get some last minute gifts! Click here for more information.


We hope that we have given you some holiday event inspiration. Let us know what you did to get in the holiday spirit by sending us an email at