May Long Weekend Events & Activities in Victoria
Friday, May 15 – Monday, May 18, 2020
Due to COVID-19 many attractions are closed and gatherings of more than 6 are not encouraged. Residents should maintain a 2 meter physical distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Though there are not many things you can do during these unprecedented times, there are few activities that can be enjoyed while physical distancing is in effect that is in accordance with British Columbia’s Health Orders during this May long weekend.
1. Visit an Attraction
Though not many of Victoria’s attractions have announced their reopening plans for the May long weekend, the Butterfly Gardens have opened their doors to the public starting May 15th.
2. Enjoy Hiking or Discover Nature Attractions in Victoria
Seeking some fresh air adventure this weekend — the good news is there are lots of natural areas for you to explore. BC Provincial Parks, recreation sites and trails are open for day use. Beacon Hill Park and The Butchart Gardens are open to the public.
3. Go Fishing
Cast a line and reel in that big catch at BC Provincial Parks. However, please obey any fishing location restrictions in the park as well as all public health guidelines on group sizes and physical distancing.
4. Go Birding
Spring is a great time to go birdingand there are many fabulous locations in British Columbia. If you don’t want to venture outside, check out the birds in your backyard.
5. Eat Out or Eat In and Support Local
If you can afford, order a take out or shop from Victoria restaurants and retail shops.
6. Explore Public Art
Exploring public artworks is one of the best physical distancing activities you can do.
Check out these local arts and culture initiatives that can be experienced from a distance.
7. Enjoy a Quarantine Concert
There are many free concerts live-streamed every day. Check them out.
- Quarantine ConcertsFor Monday (May 18) – (updated by Sunday)
- Weekend Concerts — May 15 to 17
- Livestream Concerts in Victoria
8. Enjoy Live Theatre from around the World
With COVID-19 pandemic forcing theatres to shut their doors, many performing art centres have taken to being open virtually.
9. Explore Canada or the World From Home
Explore Canada’s arctic, Winnipeg, National Parks and many more places from Home. Travel to international or outer space destinations like the international space station, discover Egypt’s Heritage Sites from tombs to monasteries or take a trip on scenic trains in Europe virtually.
Enjoy at Home activities with Kaleidoscope.