Celebrate Victoria Harbour on June 16th

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Experience the uniqueness of Victoria Harbour – the character, history, industry and beauty – on Sunday June 16th on the waters of Victoria’s Inner Harbour and on Songhees and Ship Point, the traditional territory of the Coast Salish Peoples.

Just blocks from Chateau Victoria, you’ll find loads of activities for the whole family from 11am to 4pm including:

  • Sand Sculpture Showcase and Workshops – learn the basics of sand sculpting
  • The Harbour Race – open to everyone of all experience levels
  • Traditional Greenland Sea Kayak Rolling Demonstration
  • Paddling Tours and Fun Races – enjoy traditional paddling in dragon boats
  • Maritime Entertainment – rousing choruses of sea shanties
  • Walking Tours of the Harbour – learn about Victoria’s Waterfront
  • Try a Boat or Board – sea kayaks, stand up paddle boards, and rowing boats
  • Victoria Harbour Ferry Ballet – a 20 minute marine ballet performance
  • Point Hope Maritime Tours – shipyard tours celebrating 140 year history
  • Maritime Museum’s Pirate School – create treasure maps and become skilled buccaneers
  • Seaquest Explorer Open House – moored at Ship Point dock

Harbour Ferry Shuttles will be shuttling between Songhees and Ship Point so that everyone gets an opportunity to enjoy all there is to see and do.

For more details and a schedule of activities visit Celebrate Victoria Harbour’s website.


Chateau Victoria is Pleased to Announce the Winner Our Facebook Contest

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It’s official. The winner of our Facebook contest prize – A Dream Getaway to Victoria package, which includes 3 nights’ accommodation at Chateau Victoria – is Sunny Gill.

Sunny, along with hundreds of other contestants, ‘liked’ our Facebook page, completed the entry form, and then went to our sponsor’s Facebook pages for multiple chances to win.

It paid off. Sunny’s winning package includes:

That’s a total prize value of $1795 + tax!

Congratulations Sunny! We know you’ll have a great time enjoying these wonderful Victoria attractions.


The Hands of Time artwork

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The Hands of Time artwork that commemorates the City of Victoria’s 150th anniversary of incorporation in 2012. The ceremony took place onWednesday, May 22, 2013 at the Lower Causeway.

Free Walking Tours 
The City is partnering with local historian John Adams to provide free walking tours of some of the sculptures over the next few weekends. Registration is not required. Participants are asked to meet at the “Holding a Mirror” sculpture located at the Lower Causeway of Victoria’s Inner Harbour. Free tours will be offered rain or shine on:

  • Sunday, May 26, from 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 8, from 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 9, from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • Saturday, June 15, from 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

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