Rookie outdoorsmen and women hoping to take advantage of the summer conditions around the area will want to check out the Learn to Camp event at Fort Rodd Hill National Historic Site this July 23 an 24.

SUMMER FUN 2016: West Shore schedule of events

Mark your calendars for these fun and family friendly events

 

Goldstream Farmers Market: May 7 to Oct. 15, Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Veterans Memorial Park. A community market where vendors make, grow, bake or raise the products they sell. Everything is produced locally and as fresh as possible.

Annual Aboriginal Day Festival: June 21, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., 550 Goldstream Ave. Celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures, and outstanding achievements of the nation’s Aboriginal peoples – the First Nations, Inuit and Métis.

Canada Day: July 1, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites. Come celebrate Canada’s special day and join the excitement. Fun activities, food and snacks. Leave a bit of room for the huge cake. Admission and a piece of cake are free.

Eats and Beats: July 9, 1 to 8 p.m., Esquimalt Lagoon. With roughly 1,000 in attendance at the first Eats and Beats at the Beach, this year’s event is sure to be a hit. Hot local food trucks and cool summer tunes come together to get West Shore residents out having some fun in the sun, with their toes in the sand.

Annual Vintage Cadillac Car Show: July 12, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites. Join the Vancouver Island Chapter of the Cadillac Car Club of B.C. for Canada’s largest Cadillac show. With close to 100 cars, the show offers every variety of this luxury marque. Admission is $3.90 for adults, $1.90 for youth and $9.80 for families.

Langford Triathlon: July 17, all day. This is the second race in the Westshore Race Series. The Langford Triathlon will feature an Olympic, Sprint, and Relay distances.

Stinking Fish Studio Tour: July 21 to 25, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mark your calendar for a glorious drive through the beautiful landscape of Metchosin and East Sooke while you take in the Stinking Fish Summer Studio Tour. Visit a wide variety of artists in their studios and see what they have created. This year several invited guests will be showing at various members’ studios. The five day tour allows you to visit everyone in one day or come back for seconds or even thirds. Brochures with maps for the tour are available at many locations around Victoria and the West Shore communities, and at stinkingfishstudiotour.com.

Learn to Camp: July 23 to 24, Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites. Participating families will stay overnight in a tent while making new friends and enjoying breathtaking scenery. They will learn how to pitch a tent, start a fire and stay safe around wildlife. Space is very limited, to register call 1-888-773-8888.

Langford Car Show: Aug. 21, Goldstream Avenue between Veterans Memorial Parkway and Peatt Road. Come out and see the classic and muscle cars from 1975 and earlier. Vote on your favourite for the People’s Choice award.

Fab Forts: Aug. 20, 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard National Historic Sites. Staying dry in not an option at Victoria’s largest squirt gun battle. Join in the fun with your water guns at the ready for Parks Canada’s annual Fab Forts event. Come and try to storm the fort or join a game of capture the flag before testing your aim with some target practice. Face painting and live music will also be on the agenda for the day. Regular admission rates apply. No pets permitted.

Just Posted

Cycslists were all smiles during ninth Tour de Victoria

More than 2,100 cyclists participated

‘I’m just absolutely disgusted’: Husband furious after Const. Beckett’s killer gets day parole

Kenneth Fenton was sentenced to prison after he fatally struck Const. Sarah Beckett’s cruiser

Police investigating incident in Saanich neighbourhood

Neighbours tell Black Press Media that a body has been found, but police remain tight-lipped.

Langford lizard sighting excites Victoria museum curator

Curator of vertebrate zoology/knowledge explains the spread of the Wall lizard in the region

Colwood man takes on Ride to Conquer Cancer for 11th year in a row

Team Finn has raised almost $3 million for BC Cancer Foundation

VIDEO: Langley Ribfest met with protesters

Groups that oppose the event for various reasons plan to be on site each of the three days.

Canadians killed in Afghanistan honoured during emotional dedication ceremony

One-hundred-fifty-eight Canadian soldiers died during the mission

It’s snow joke: Up to 30 cm of snow expected to fall in northeastern B.C.

Alaska Highway, Fort Nelson to be hit with August snowstorm, according to Environment Canada

Sea-to-Sky Gondola in B.C. likely out of commission until 2020

Sea to Sky Gondola carries between 1,500 and 3,000 people every day during the summer season

Helicopter-riding dog Mr. Bentley now featured on cans of new B.C.-made beer

Partial proceeds from every pack go to Children’s Wish

PHOTOS: Weapons seized at Portland right-wing rally, counterprotests

Not all who gathered Saturday were with right-wing groups or antifa

Ferries employees participating in Denman Island cleanup for plastic-shedding ferry

The cleanup comes a few weeks after one organized by residents of the Island

Discussion on grief and loss between Stephen Colbert, Anderson Cooper goes viral

The exchange includes emotional question from Cooper, and outlook on grief as a child

Toronto activist calling on federal parties to nominate more black candidates

Fewer than 20 black Canadians have been nominated so far, including some Liberal MPs seeking re-election

Most Read