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Victoria BC Events in November

Enjoy the best Victoria BC events in November 2021. With rainy season upon us, most of our special events and activities are happening indoors. Proof of vaccination and masking is now required for many activities. Refer to the Provincial Health Orders.

Special Days in November

11/7 - Daylight Savings Time Ends, clocks go back one hour

11/11 - Remembrance Day Statutory Holiday

Victoria BC Events in November: Holiday Tree Lighting & Other Holiday Events

11/6 to 11/8 - Strawberry Vale Christmas Craft Fair, Strawberry Vale Community Centre, View Royal

11/7 & 12/5 - Indigenous Pop Up Shop YYJ Christmas Market, Fernwood Community Centre, Victoria

11/12 to 11/18 - The Studio 30 Art Club Show, Sidney ArtSea Gallery, Sidney

11/15 to 12/31 - 2021 Light Up the City, various events and locations throughout Greater Victoria

11/17/21 to 01/04/22 - Festival of Trees, Bay Centre, Victoria

11/20 & 11/21 - Magic of Christmas Craft Fair, Eagle Ridge Community Centre at City Centre Park in Langford

11/20/21 to 01/02/22 - Gingerbread Showcase, 4 downtown Victoria venues

11/27 - 39th Peninsula Co-op Santa Lights Parade, starts at Belleville and Government Street in Victoria

11/28 - The Sidney Sparkles Parade, Sidney 

Not confirmed - Uptown Tree Light Up Kick-Off, Uptown Shopping Centre, Saanich

Not confirmed - Winter Fair, Tillicum Centre, Saanich

Not confirmed - Holiday Wreath Workshop, Victoria Public Market

Not confirmed - Christmas at the Empress Lights Ceremony, Fairmont Empress Hotel

Not confirmed - Marina Light Up Kick-Off, Inner Harbour

Not confirmed - Christmas Craft Beer Show, Save on Foods Memorial Centre

Not confirmed - The Nerdy Days of Christmas Craft Fair, Market Square/online

Cancelled until 2022 - Victorian Christmas Craft Fair, Commonwealth Pool

Cancelled until 2022 - Christmas in the Manger Craft Fair, Saanich Fair, North Saanich

Cancelled until 2022 - Breakfast with Santa, Mary Winspear Centre

Victoria BC Events in November: Sports Entertainment

Victoria Royals Hockey

Home Games: November 5, 6, 12, 13, 26

The Victoria Royals ice hockey team are part of the Western Hockey League. They play their home games at the 7,000-seat Save-On Foods Memorial Arena located in Victoria BC. 

In November, visiting teams include Kamloops, Spokane and Everett.

Visit their website for tickets and information. 

Pacific Football Club

The Pacific Football Club is a professional soccer team playing in the Canadian Premier League. Their home games are played at Starlight Stadium in Langford. 

Home Games: Last regular season home game is October 30. We are awaiting final standing to see if they will host any playoff games in November 2021.

Visit their website for tickets and information.

Victoria BC Events in November: Theatre Productions and Concerts

Royal Theatre

The Royal Theatre is a 1416-seat venue that hosts a variety of arts and entertainment events including ballet, opera, Broadway tours and rock concerts. Built in 1913, it is the largest venue of its kind on Vancouver Island. 

Enjoy these Victoria BC events in November 2021:

11/7 - Masters of Illusion, illusions and comedy magic

11/13 - Pigs: Canada's Pink Floyd Coming Back to Life Tour, Pink Floyd Tribute Band

11/15 & 11/16 - City and Colourm singer/songwriter

11/17 - Bahamas Still Sad Tour, singer/songwriter

11/18 - Eddie Izzard Wunderbar Tour, stand-up comedy

11/20 - Ron James Back Where I Belong Tour, stand-up comedy

Visit their website for tickets and information.

McPherson Playhouse

The McPherson Playhouse located in the Centennial Square complex is affectionately known to locals as The Mac. It is a 772-seat theatre and concert hall that was originally built in 1914 and has been continuously in use since opening. The Mac hosts professional, community and amateur events year-round. 

Performances during November 2021:

11/5 - Lunch at Allen's, Canadian musical artists

11/6 - Ocie Elliott, Canadian musical artists

11/12 - Marc Atkinson Trio and Michael Kaeshammer, musical performance

11/13 - Alex Cuba Band, latin music

11/17 - An Evening with Cowboy Junkies, folk/blues/rock

Visit their website for tickets and information. 

The Belfry Theatre

The Belfry Theatre is a not-for-profit theatre company located in the Fernwood neighbourhood of Victoria BC.

The theatre building is a converted 19th century church and holds just under 300 seats. 

Production running during the month of November is:

11/23 to 12/19 - Serving Elizabeth: Turning the Crown Upside Down. Politics and pop culture collide with unexpected twists in this play.

Visit their website for tickets and information.

Farquhar Auditorium (at UVIC)

The Farquhar Auditorium at the University of Victoria is a nearly 600-seat acoustic venue featuring a stunning wood-lined stage. It was the first "surround" hall built in Canada. It is the site of intimate concerts and lectures. 

See the Symphony & Opera section below for scheduled November 2021 performances. 

Save-On Foods Memorial Centre

The Save-On Foods Memorial Centre is a 7,000 seat facility located in the City of Victoria. It is home to the Victoria Royals ice hockey team of the Western Hockey League and is the location for the region's large-scale concerts and special events. 

The Stars On Ice 2021 tour has been moved to Saturday, May 21, 2022.

There are no scheduled events at the Centre for November other than the Victoria Royals home games. 

Mary Winspear Centre

The Mary Winspear Centre is an event, conference and theatre facility located in the beautiful seaside town of Sidney on the Saanich Peninsula. The two main rooms are the 310-seat Charlie White Theatre and the Bodine Family Hall, which can be configured to hold up to 900 guests. 

Events in November are:

11/4 - Bruce McCulloch: Tales of Bravery and Stupidity. A one-man show that is part stand-up comedy and part storytelling that looks at some of the bravely stupid things Bruce has done. 

11/6 - Roy Forbes. Over Fifty Years a Music Guy. Canadian folk music artist.

11/7 - Sidney Concert Band Salute to Our Veterans. Annual concert tradition with a variety of band music, marches and vocals along with a solo bagpiper.

11/12, 11/13 & 11/14 - Barney Bentall & the Cariboo Express. A one-of-a-kind variety show hosted by Barney Bentall; it is the annual fundraiser in support of the Saanich Peninsula Lions Food Bank.

11/15 - Martha Wainwright Love Will Be Reborn Tour, performance

11/18 - Raine Maida & Chantal Kreviazuk, performance

11/19 - Big Wreck & Monster Truck, Canadian rock band

11/20 - O Christmas Tea - A British Comedy, performance

11/21 & 11/22 - Acoustic Christmas with George Canyon, Canadian country music

11/27 & 11/28 - The Storybook Nutcracker presented by Ballet Étoile Canada 

Visit their website for tickets and information. 

Victoria BC Events in November: Symphony & Opera

11/6 - Gershwin and Beyond, Farquhar Auditorium at UVic. Journey into the world of Tin Pan Alley with the opening of the Pops season.

11/7 - Mighty Maestro Returns, Farquhar Auditorium at UVic. Mighty Maestro returns to take you on a tour of the instruments in the orchestra. Fun and interactive jour ney through the world of orchestra and you are encouraged to comedressed as your favourite superhero!

11/12 - Brahms Serenade No. 2, Christ Church Cathedral in Victoria. This is the first in a series of three connected concerts exploring the life and works of Robert Schumann and providing a glimpse into a musical love triangle. 

11/21 - Mendelssohn’s Italian Symphony, Farquhar Auditorium at UVic. This is the second concert in a three-part exploration of the life and circle of Robert Schumann, young French-Canadian conductor.  

Visit their website for tickets and information. 

Victoria BC Events in November: Museums and Galleries

4/16/21 to 3/31/22 - Orcas: Our Shared Future, Royal BC Museum, Victoria. Dive deep into the stories and science that surround the magnificent orca, spirit of BC’s wild coast and apex predator of all oceans. 

9/1 to 12/27 - Connected Heritage. Sidney Museum, Sidney. Exhibit by Articulation Textile Group in partnership with the Icelandic Canadian Club of BC

8/1/20 to 6/30/23 - The World of Robert Bateman. Robert Bateman Centre in Victoria. Robert Bateman has spent his life immersed in the natural world. A renowned naturalist and artist, he imbues a deep knowledge into his works, bringing attention to the beauty and particularity of nature.

10/2/21 to 1/29/22 - Relief: A Transformative Journey Through the Rockies, Robert Bateman Centre in Victoria. An exhibit of original photographs showcases the work of Calgary native, father, hiker and artist Robert Lemermeyer and his explorations in the majestic Rocky Mountains. What began as a pastime, developed into a meditation practice as the act of hiking unveiled the healing and transforming power of nature.

11/18 & 12/16 - Late Night Openings at the Robert Bateman Gallery. Visit the Bateman Gallery after hours, from 4:30-7pm. Admission is by donation

Additional Victoria BC Events in November

  • Mid-October until early December - Salmon Run at Goldstream Provincial Park
  • 10/3 to 11/6 - Growing Chefs’ From Farms to Forks, visit their website for all the ways to participate
  • 11/11 to 11/13/22 - Creative Craft Fair, Pearkes Arena. The 2021 edition scheduled for November 12-14 has been cancelled. 
  • 11/11 - Remembrance Day Parade & Service, Esquimalt Memorial Park
  • 11/11 - Remembrance Day Parade & Service, Langford Veteran's Memorial Park
  • 11/11 - Remembrance Day Parade & Service, Sidney Cenotaph
  • 11/11 - Remembrance Day Parade & Service, Victoria Cenotaph
  • 11/14 to 11/20 - Victoria International Wine Festival, Wine Festival of 35+ international vendors, each showcasing up to 12 different wines. Located at The Powerhouse, 2110 Store Street, Victoria
  • 11/20 - Arts & Industry Open House, Rock Bay Square on Bridge Street in Victoria
  • 11/26 to 11/28 - Out of Hand Modern Market, Crystal Garden
  • 11/27 - Oak Bay Artists’ Exhibition & Art Sale, Garry Oak Room, Monterey Recreation Centre
  • Not Confirmed - Art on the Avenue Gallery Walk, Oak Bay Village
  • Cancelled until 2022 - Bear Mountain 10K & Half Marathon, Bear Mountain Resort

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