Explore UVic with one of our interactive tours. Choose from art tours, observatory tours, garden and greenhouse tours and many more!
Geography and Environmental Studies' Living Stories Project
Saturday, September 29, 2012 (10:30 am, 1:30 pm & 2:30 pm) | Student Union Building, welcome totem pole
Come share your stories about the UVic lands and take an easy walk around campus, as students lead interpretive tours that will take people to features of historical interest on campus. Visit our table and display! Bring your stories and perhaps old family photos, maps or journal to share. To learn more or get involved, check out the website, call 250.721.7343 and view our poster.
Finnerty Gardens Tour
Saturday, September 29, 2012 (11:00 am & 2:00 pm) | Finnerty Gardens, main entrance
Join the Friends of Finnerty Gardens for an informational tour of the university's renowned gardens. Featuring one of Canada's biggest rhododendron collections, multiple ponds, and thousands of other shrubs, plants and trees, Finnerty Gardens are a great place to take a break from the hustle and bustle of festival activities.
Self-Guided Art Tour
Saturday, September 29, 2012 (11:00 am - 4:00 pm) | Welcome Tent
Pick up a pamphlet for this campus visual art tour at the Welcome Tent. The pamphlet includes multiple tour options based on time available, genre and building(s).
Welcome Centre Campus Tour
Saturday, September 29, 2012 (11:00 am - 3:00 pm, hourly) | MacLaurin Building ziggurat (brick pyramid)
These general group tours will depart hourly from the ziggurat and conclude in front of the First Peoples House. Tours last 55 minutes.
Campus Art Walk
Saturday, September 29, 2012 (11:45 am, 12:45 pm, 1:45 pm & 2:45 pm) | Welcome Tent
Led by UVic Art Collections' curatorial staff and director, this inspiring one-hour tour explores local, national and international art with a focus on First Nations work. The University's art collection contains nearly 28,000 pieces that have been donated over the last 50 years. This tour showcases some of the collection's highlights which enliven public spaces around campus.
The following faculties and units are also running tours of buildings and facilities as part of their open houses: Centre for Forest Biology, Education, First Peoples House, Phoenix Theatre, Science (Astronomy and Chemistry) and Social Sciences.
Please visit our Showcases for more information.