Royal BC Museum
May 17-October 14
Race to the End of the Earth recounts one of the most stirring tales of Antarctic exploration: the quest to be the first to reach the South Pole in 1911-1912. The exhibition explores the epic adventures of Norwegian Roald Amundsen and Captain Robert Falcon Scott of the British Royal Navy on their respective 3,000-kilometre (1,800-mile) journeys from the edge of the Ross Ice Shelf to the Pole and back.
Island Farms Victoria Day Parade
Starting at 9:00am
Celebrate Victoria Day at the 115th annual Island Farms Victoria Day Parade! Look for Daisy and Farmer Vicki and the Island Farms float at the city's largest parade event, complete with marching bands, floats and more. The parade starts from Mayfair Shopping Centre at 9:00am and proceeds along Douglas Street, finishing downtown at the intersection of Douglas & Humboldt.
Wharf Street/Inner Harbour
JumpShip 2013 will showcase the world's best freeride mountain bike riders, on a professionally designed course featuring urban, industrial and nautical themes never before seen. Jumpship will bring mind blowing skill and fearless competitiveness to a new level. With an outdoor lifestyle expo, food vendors and beer gardens there is something for everyone, whether a fan of cycling or not.
Set against a picturesque backdrop of yachts, tall ships and beautiful buildings, Jumpship brings freeride mountain biking into the heart of an urban centre to create a free heart-stoping experience like no other.
TD Victoria International Jazz Festival
Ten hot days and nights of the coolest music in town! This year's line-up includes Bettye Lavette, Esperanza Spalding Radio Music Society and Herbie Hancock.