Special Events


SwiftSure International Yacht Race - 70th Annual, May 25-27, 2013  - This is a fantastic site that can be viewed from the large cedar deck - it is truly magical to see all those boats in the water.

Victoria International Cycling Festival - June 1-24, 2012

Tour De Victoria - Sept 22, 2013 - whether you are in the race or coming out to watch or support the athletes, staying at Wildslope will give you a restful place to sleep.

Sheep Dog Trials - July 21 &22, 2012 - in Metchosin at the end of Taylor Road

Bite Me Salmon Fishing Derby - held in Metchosin on Aug 10/11th, 2013

Metchosin Day - September 8, 2013 (11am-6pm) (every year on the Sunday after labour day) held behind the Municipal Grounds - no admission charge.  There is a 5km run/walk in the morning, pancake breakfast, various vendors selling food and crafts, photography, baking and vegetable displays and much much more.  Buy tickets early for the salmon and lamb bbq dinner.

Rifflandia Festival - September 11-14, 2014

Luxton Fall Fair - September 13, 14, 15, 2013

Salmon Spawning at Goldstream Park - this usually occurs mid/late October to early December - most common is the Chum Salmon.  With the salmon come Bald Eagles.

Come watch the Turkey Vultures take flight - usually the last 2 weeks in September, early October - best location is from Aylard Farm in East Sooke (10 minute drive from Wildslope) these strange big birds are weak flyers, so they depend on the thermal updrafts to assist in their migration south 

William Head on Stage is a presentation put on by inmates at William Head Prison - this year.  The exact dates are not known yet, but the event usually takes place mid October to mid November, with approx. 12 shows - doors open at 6pm, show starts at 7:30pm, $20/person, WHOS is held in a Federal Institution - children under 19 will not be admitted.

Nature Programs - held at different park locations - put on by the CRD


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