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Victoria, British Columbia,  Canada

May 3 - 5, 2019

 Festival opens at 9:00 am Friday and closes at 3:00 pm on Sunday 

What is happening!                                                                                      

  • Additional walks added to the weekend.                                                                               
  • Seven multi-day walks will be available with 5, 6, 10 or 12 km distances.                   
  • Want the challenge of a longer walk? Combine walks for 21, 32 or 42 km distances.
  • If you collect Volkssport credits you will get credit for each walk.                                 
  • All walks begin and end at the Greek Community Centre. Walks available with open starts all weekend and group walks each day with one in the morning and one in the afternoon.
  • The popular swim event is offered again this year on Sat & Sun                                   

Other exciting news:                                                                                            

  • There will be a pre Festival walk on Thursday evening along the Victoria waterfront starting from a downtown location.
  • After the Festival, there will be a post Festival six days of walking on Vancouver Island. Walks begin Monday morning with a walk on the trails through the Hatley Park National Historic site and along the waterfront of Esquimalt Lagoon.  Walks will continue up Island in Chemainus, Cedar, Little Qualicum Falls, Cathedral Grove, Ucluelet, Tofino,Qualicum, Parksville and ending in Nanaimo on Sat, the 11th. Join us for all the walks or one or two.  No advance registration required. Walk schedule and suggested accommodation will be available on our website later in the summer.           

Changes to the Festival:                                                                                      

  • This year in our efforts to be more environmentally aware, will not be supplying single use disposable bottles of water.  We will instead have water coolers available to fill your own bottles.  Please remember to bring a water bottle.                                                                 
  • For the last two Festivals we have not had to increase our fees. Unfortunately due to rising costs, the Greek Community Centre has had to increase their prices.  For us to continue to put on the Festival, we have had to increase our fees accordingly.We hope you will continue to support us and join us for a great fun filled weekend.                            



   Registration opens in July

In the meantime, check out our photos of the 2017 event


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        Contact us at,  write to VIWF c/o 591B Donovan Ave Victoria BC V9B 4Y5, or phone 250-478-7020

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