UVic's Vikes Recreation
UVic's recreation programs offer a friendly and welcoming environment where you can connect with and get to know other people in the UVic community.
- A competitive and social intramurals program
- Convenient aquafit and fitness classes
- Various informal recreation (drop-in) opportunities
- Lessons and classes including yoga, pilates, martial arts and dance
- Great special events
Philosophers' Café Victoria
Meeting on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at James Joyce Bistro, 1175C Douglas Street (corner of Douglas and View), the Philosophers Café in Victoria is one of numerous meetings in British Columbia where people from all backgrounds come together to share their unique differing values and beliefs in an atmosphere of respectful conversation.
Meetup is a network of local groups that gather based on a common interest, with the goal of improving themselves or their communities. Groups in the Victoria area range from dog walking to creative writing.
The Welcome Wagon is a wonderful organization that provides a lot of information to new residents of Victoria. Simply contact them at 250-477-2220 or online and they will be happy to arrange a time to meet you and bring lots of great free stuff, along with invaluable information about amenities in your area.
Newcomers Groups are organizations designed to give people an opportunity to meet others who live in the area, develop friendships and share interests and hobbies with each other. Consult their site for more information and useful links.