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Fun things to do with Family in and around Victoria- Part 3- Jennifer Spilsted

By savanna - Posted on 23 March 2011


Safari Jeff’s Living Wild Tour!- Thursday March 24th to Saturday March 26th, 11am-2pm, free event! (pick up at Nanaimo North Town Centre's Administration Office located outside of Zellers to guarantee your spot in the viewing area. Learn more about exotic animals and get up close and personal to see snakes, turtles frogs and lizards! Location: Nanaimo North Town Centre, 4750 Rutherford Rd.

Fossil Fair- Friday March 25th, 10 am-4pm, admission by donation. Learn about fossils and fossil identification with palaeontologists! Other fun activities: learn how to make fossils, take a fossil home as a treasure, and dig for fossils in the sandbox! Location: Swan Lake Nature Hill Sanctuary, 3873 Swan Lake Rd.

CRD Guided Walk- Bear Necessities, Sunday March 27th 1-2:30 pm! Join in on a free guided walk with a CRD parks naturalist looking at ways to co-exist with bears! Bus #54 or 55, Witty’s Lagoon. Meet at nature centre off Metchosin Rd.

6th Annual Sidney Lego Exhibit! Wednesday March 23rd- Thursday March 31st. Over 250 lego exhibits to enjoy! This is a free event, located at 2423 Beacon Avenue in Sidney, 10am- 4pm.


Taste of the Wild, free guided nature walk, Saturday April 16th, 1-2:30 pm at Francis King Regional Park. Explore edible plants with a park naturalist. 8 yrs +.

Raccoon Tales, free guided nature walk looking at the day in the life of raccoons at Devonian Regional Park! Saturday, April 30th, 1-2:30 pm, all ages! Meet at information kiosk (in parking lot) off William Head Rd.


Victoria Art Gallery, Admission by Donation, every FIRST Tuesday of the month. Located at 1040 Moss St.

Shop n’ Stroll- Every Wednesday at Mayfair Shopping Centre. Free power walking fun starting at 9:30 am, Dads welcome too! Last 15 minutes devoted to socializing with other parents, & songs for baby.

Parent Tot Drop in at the Saanich Neighbourhood House:
Monday: 9am -10:45am (0-2 years)
Tuesday: 9am -10:30am (0-5 years old) Tuesday drop-in will be held at the gym, please bring your own snack
Wednesday: 9am -10:45am (0-2 years old)
Thursday: 9am - 11 am (0-5 years old)
Suggestion donation, $2.

The Victoria Bug Zoo! Free admission for children under two, $9 adult donation. Location: 631 Courtenay St.

Empire Theatre’s Reel Deal Tuesdays- Every Tuesday admission drops to $5.99 (reg. Price $10.99) Location: Capitol 6 Cinemas at 805 Yates, and University 4 Cinemas at 3980 Shelbourne.

Beacon Hill Farm- Watch the goat stampede every day, 10:10 am, and 4:10 pm! Location: Beacon Hill Park.