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Historic Craigdarroch Castle. 1050 Joan Cres., daily 9 a.m.-7 p.m. to September. 250-592-5323. Fairmont Empress Tours: The Grand Ol' Lady is 104. Tour guides in period costume tell you the history and the gossip, daily at 10 a.m.


Craigdarroch Castle. 1050 Joan Cres., daily 9 a.m.-7 p.m. to September. 250-592-5323.

Fairmont Empress Tours: The Grand Ol' Lady is 104. Tour guides in period costume tell you the history and the gossip, daily at 10 a.m. tickets at dining reservations. 250-389-2727.

Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites. 603 Fort Rodd Hill Rd. 10 a.m.-5: 30 p.m. daily. 250-478-5849.

Point Ellice House and Gardens National Historic Site, 2616 Pleasant St. Open for tea and tours, Thursday-Monday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Afternoon tea by reservation only. 250-380-6506.

Saanich Historical Artifacts Society. Heritage Acres, 7321 Lochside Dr., 9: 30 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. 250-652-5522.

St. Ann's Academy, 835 Humboldt St. Historic chapel and interior, daily, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 250-953-8828.


Ashton Armoury Museum. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 9 a.m.-noon, 724 Vanalman Ave. 250-363-8346 or

British Columbia Aviation Museum. Daily 10 a.m.-4 pm. 1910 Norseman Rd., Sidney. 250-655-3300 or

CFB Esquimalt Naval and Military Museum. Naden (off Admirals Road). 10 a.m.-3: 30 p.m. Monday-Friday. 250-363-4312 or

Canadian Scottish (Princess Mary's) Museum. Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. to Aug. 31. Donation. Wheelchair accessible. Bay Street Armoury, 715 Bay St. Parking on Field Street. 250-363-8753.

Maritime Museum of B.C. Daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Bastion Square. What Lies Beneath exhibit, to Aug. 31. 250-385-4222.

Royal British Columbia Museum.

675 Belleville St. Daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Archives 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon.-Fri and 1-5 p.m. Saturday. Dinosaurs: Ancient Fossils, New Discoveries exhibit, to Sept. 16. Queen Elizabeth II by Cecil Beaton: A Diamond Jubilee Celebration, to Sept. 3. 250-356-7226 or

Saanich Pioneer Society, Log Cabin Museum and Archives, 7910 Polo Park Cres., Saturday, noon-3 p.m. and by appointment. 250-658-8347.

Sidney Historical Museum. Daily 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 2423 Beacon Ave., Sidney. 250-655-6355.

Sooke Region Museum. Tuesday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 2070 Phillips Rd., Sooke. 250-642-6351 or

Victoria Police Museum. Monday-Friday 1-4 p.m. 850 Caledonia Ave. 250-656-0853.


All Fun Karts, Cages, Clubs and Camping open weekends from 11a.m.-7 p.m. (weather permitting) at 2207 Millstream Rd. Choose one fun activity or do all three for a special reduced rate. Bring the family, there is something for everyone. 250-474-1961 or

Beacon Hill Children's Farm, Beacon Hill Park, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily with goat stampedes at 10: 10 a.m. and 5: 10 p.m.

The Bug Zoo, 631 Courtney St., Monday-Saturday 10: 30 a.m.-5: 30 p.m., Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 250-384-BUGS or

Centre of the Universe, 5071 West Saanich Rd. Tuesday-Saturday, 3: 30-11: 15 p.m. (last admission 10 p.m.). Cost: $7-$12/$31 family ($5-$9/$23 family before 6 p.m.) 250-363-8262 or

CFB Esquimalt. Free guided tour to Aug. 24. Bus tours: Museum Square Naden, weekdays, 11 a.m.; Walking tours: Main gate of HMC Dockyard (end of Esquimalt Road.)

Discovery Island Marine Tour, Hike and Picnic, discover the history of Captain Beaumont and the lighthouse keepers every Saturday and Sunday to Sept. 2. A guided hike to the lighthouse with Blackfish Adventures,10 a.m.-2: 30 p.m. Cost: $45. 250-216-2389.

Imax Victoria located inside the Royal B.C. Museum, 675 Belleville St. Shows hourly from 10 a.m. until early evening. 250-480-4887.

Miniature World, 649 Humboldt St. Daily 9 a.m.-9 p.m. 250-385-9731.

Pacific Undersea Gardens, 490 Belleville St., daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday-Sunday to 7 p.m.

Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre, 9811 Seaport Pl. in Sidney Pier Building, Sidney; daily, 10 a.m.-4: 30 p.m.

To the Moon: Snoopy Soars with NASA exhibition at Nanaimo Museum, 100 Museum Way, Nanaimo, daily to Sept. 3. Live video chat with astronaut Jeremy Hansen, Aug. 9 at 1 p.m. 250-753-1821

Victoria Butterfly Gardens, 1461 Benvenuto Ave., Brentwood Bay. Daily 9: 30 a.m.-7 p.m. 1-877-722-0272.

Victoria Harbour Ferry Ballet performs a synchronized ballet to the tune of the Blue Danube in the Inner Harbour every Sunday at 10: 45 a.m. to Sept. 9. 250-708-0201.


Abkhazi Garden, 1964 Fairfield Rd., open year-round 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Last admission 4 p.m. Restaurant open daily. 250-598-8096.

Butchart Gardens. Daily 9 a.m.-10 p.m. 250-652-5256 or

Finnerty Gardens at the University of Victoria. Free and open year-round dawn to dusk. Entrance near Interfaith Chapel, parking lot 6. 250-721-7014;

Glendale Gardens and Woodland.

Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 505 Quayle Rd. 250-479-6162.

Government House Gardens. Dawn to dusk, 1401 Rockland Ave. Free. Tours at 250-356-5139.

Hatley Park Gardens. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 250-391-2600 or


Goldstream Provincial Park. Open 9 a.m.-4: 30 p.m. 250-478-9414.

Hatley Park National Historic Site. 2005 Sooke Rd.,10 a.m.-5 p.m. 250-391-2600.

Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary. Monday-Friday 8: 30 a.m.-4 p.m., weekends and holidays, noon-4 p.m.

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