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Past Shows

Fri. September 30th 2016
(All Ages)
Victoria Vintage Expo Daniel Cook & The Radiators
Sat. January 30th 2016
(All Ages)
Modern Bride Show Bustamoove, Eryn Sharpe Trio , Geoffrey Lundstrom, Kristina Helene and Thomas Kinzel
Sat. October 24th 2015
(No Minors)
Art of the Cocktail
Wed. April 30th 2014
(No Minors)
Fri. November 29th 2013
(All Ages)
Fashion in Action
Fri. October 4th 2013
(All Ages)
Come join the PowerShift BC Keynote ft. The Boom Booms, Ta'KaiyaI Blaney, David Suzuki, Crystal Lamenan
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Crystal Garden

Confirmed: Apr. 21, 2017
713 Douglas Street Victoria BC

Contact Details

Since 1925, the Crystal Garden has been an integral part of the community of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada and its surrounding area. Each person who learned to swim, donned a wool bathing suit, ate ice cream, danced, took tea and met friends at this building holds a little piece of Victoria's past in their memory. The Garden allowed adults and children a little bit of luxury and relaxation in busy lives impacted by the Depression, The Second World War and the growth of Greater Victoria.

The Crystal Garden opened June 26th, 1925 surrounded by fanfare and a great Carnival featuring balls, swimming competitions and other events. Over the next few decades, the popularity of the saltwater pool and its surrounding Tea Room would encourage Victorians to visit this amusement centre on a regular basis as well as for special occasions. The uses of the building extended to flower shows, meetings, training of the Canadian Naval forces and even displays of art by European master painters such as Titian and Murillo.
postcard of crystal garden
"Promenade & Tepid Seawater Swimming Pool"
postcard of Crystal Garden

Architects F.M. Rattenbury and Percy James created a steel and glass roofline that allowed light to enter the building; the magical 'glass palace' effect delighted the public. The construction was a matter of civic pride, as the citizens of Victoria had voted in favour of the project after a prolonged debate over whether or not the Canadian Pacific Railway company should finance the building. The Crystal Garden was approved and became a Victoria landmark.

Venue Specs

Venue FormatMulti-Purpose / Hall
Liquor LicenseNone, All Ages or Provide your own
Rentable / Hosts Outside EventsYes

Listed Under:
Music Venue

Listing last confirmed: Apr. 21, 2017