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June 1 - 9, 2024

From trivia challenges and sea glass workshops to SUP tours and shoreline restoration, there is something for everyone!

Scroll down for Victoria area events and click on the arrows for more details.

Swim over to Ocean Week Canada for events happening across Canada!

Check back later for more events!

Week Long Events

Blue Whales: Return of the Giants 3D

Showing every 11 AM & 2 PM daily from June 1-9, 2024 at IMAX Victoria

11am & 2pm

All week, June 1 - 9

Read Your Way Around the Ocean

Visit your local public library to check out their special Ocean Week Book display and learn about a favourite ocean topic.

All week, June 1 - 9

Ocean 98.5 Ocean Week Trivia

Mon - Fri, June 3 - 7

Tune into Ocean 98.5 for some fun ocean trivia with exciting prizes!

Daily Events

Family Beach Day and Stand-Up Paddleboarding

Sat, June 1

A morning of family oriented activities at Cadboro Bay beach!

9am - 1pm

Ocean Week at the Gorge Waterway Nature House

Sat, June 1

Kick off Ocean Week with a fun, free, family event with games, crafts, animal ambassadors, guided walks, and more!

10am - 2pm

Museum Tots: Beach Life

Sat, June 1

The Maritime Museum of BC introduces children ages 3 - 5 to weekly themes through crafts, play, song and dance.

10:30am - 11:15am

Deep Sea Defenders

Sat, June 1

Join Deep Sea Defenders at Victoria’s Inner Harbour for an information picket to say, No to Deep Sea Mining.

12pm - 2pm

Sea Lanterns Workshop

Sat, June 1

Transform a simple mason jar into your own “sea lantern” while learning about lighthouses at the Maritime Museum

2pm - 3:15pm

Community Day at the Maritime Museum

Sun, June 2

Drop in to the Maritime Museum for exhibits and fun activities, admission by donation

9:30am - 4:30pm

Surfrider Foundation Beach Cleanup

Sun, June 2

Hosted by Surfrider South Vancouver Island at Witty's Lagoon Regional Park!

11am - 1pm

World Ocean Day - Sidney

Sun, June 2

Celebrate the ocean with the Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea and friends!

11am - 3pm

Otters and More!

Mon - Thu, June 3 - 6

Check out a sea otter specimen and tidepool at the Royal BC Museum!

10am - 12pm

Ocean Trivia at Ross Bay Pub, with Sixty Watt Trivia

Mon, June 3

Join Ocean Week Victoria for a round of ocean-themed trivia at Ross Bay Pub!

7pm - 9:30pm

Your Salish Sea Neighbours Tour

Tue - Thu, June 4 - 6

Meet your ocean neighbours in a special tour at the Royal BC Museum!

2pm - 2:30pm

Land To Sea: Food Webs in the Great Bear Rainforest

Tue, June 4

Join us online as we explore the intricate connections between land and sea ecosystems.

7pm - 8:30pm

Marine Conservation Amidst Climate Change

Wed, June 5

Join us for a virtual presentation and insightful discussion on how we can protect our oceans and marine life.

7pm - 8:30pm

Talks and Networking Night

Thu, June 6

An evening of casual talks on the work being done at Ocean Networks Canada with time for networking

7pm - 8:30pm

United Nations World Oceans Day Celebration

Fri, June 7

The virtual livestream celebration is free and open-to-the-public to promote global ocean education.

7am - 10:30am

Intertidal Walk with Seaquaria

Fri, June 7

Join us for a scavenger hunt to learn about intertidal species, kelp, climate change, and more! (Registration Required)

10am - 12pm

Science & The Sea

Sat, June 8

Join us for a unique educational experience featuring demonstrations, interactive exhibits, and ship tours.

9am - 4pm

Clover Point Parkrun: Ocean-Themed!

Sat, June 8

Join us in a 5km run, jog, or walk in the park dressed as your favourite ocean creature!

9am - 10:30am

Low Tide Sketching Class

Sat, June 8

Plein air (outside) nature drawing workshop with Natasha Van Netten (Registration Required)

10am - 12:30pm

FUNdraiser Paddle and Ocean Clean Up

Sat, June 8

We’ll collect debris we find during the paddle to help keep our oceans clean! (Registration Required)

10am - 11:30am

World Ocean Day - Fort Rodd Hill

Sat, June 8

Learn about a real ocean superhero, peek at tidal pools, and lots more activities at Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse

10:30am - 4pm

Museum Tots: Whales

Sat, June 8

This weekly program at the Maritime Museum of BC introduces children ages 3 - 5 to the fun of museum learning.

10:30am - 11:15am

Sea Glass Jewellery Workshop

Sat, June 8

Come to the Maritime Museum of BC to learn about the history of sea glass and design your own jewelry.

2pm - 3:15pm

Natural History Speaker Series: Whales - Sooke

Sat, June 8

Join us to learn about killer whales and humpbacks, with Wild Wise president, Mollie Cameron.

3pm - 4pm

Kelp Float

Sun, June 9

Join us for a relaxing FREE Kelp Float with Mer Tales Ocean Journeys and South Island SUP. (Registration Required)

9:45am - 10:45am

World Ocean Day Celebrations

Sun, June 9

Join us for our 10th annual World Ocean Day celebrations at Fisherman’s Wharf!

11am - 4pm

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