Date: Saturday, Dec 1, 2018
Building 255, Main Lobby (2nd Floor)
The capital city of British Columbia, Victoria is home to historic buildings, great shopping and some of the best museums in Western Canada. Established in 1843 as a fort for the Hudson’s Bay Trading Company, classic British imagery is present through double decker busses, horse drawn carriages & formal gardens. The City, now a cosmopolitan center is lively with entertainment and a wide range of street festivals & activities.
Join us as we visit the Butchart Gardens a Natural Historic site of Canada. Colourful lights, carollers, ice skating and festive fare - winter is a cheerful time of year at The Gardens. Bundle up and stroll through the Twelve Days of Christmas display, sing along to the sounds of the season with Traditional Carollers or listen to the Festive Brass, then warm up with a hot chocolate and gingerbread by the fire.
What to wear:
Appropriate clothing and footwear for the weather and for walking
Appropriate clothing for ice skating and winter conditions - layers are best
Toque or warm hat
Gloves or mitts
What to bring:
Umbrella or rain coat (in case it rains)
Money if you wish to shop or buy food
Snacks & Lunch (or money for food)
A backpack to carry all your items
VIU Building 255 - Main Lobby (2nd Floor)
Round-trip transportation to Butchart Gardens and downtown Victoria, free time to explore, shop and eat, optional guided tour through downtown Victoria
Policies, Health & Safety
We have an ongoing commitment to ensure the safety and quality of our trips, with trained and responsible student leaders, staff and community partners. Before you sign-up, please check out our policies & procedures for more information about how to prepare for a trip, as well as our cancellation policy.
How to Sign Up
Our activities are available to all current VIU Students. Sign up with us in person in Building 255.
You will need to have your:
1. Student card,
2. Proof of medical insurance (BC Care Card or Guard.me Insurance Policy)
3. Payment (cash is currently the only method of payment for activities)
Hours & Locations for Signing Up with us:
Faculty of International Education Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 3:30pm pm in Building 255, 2nd Floor Reception.
Lunchtime Activity Sign Up Booth Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:00pm to 1:00pm in Building 255, 1st Floor International Commons.
Kelsey Moon, Activity Program Coordinator
phone: 250.753.3245, Local 2737