Best places to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day 2015
I think it’s important to take time from stressful school work and celebrate the day. What’s a better excuse to take a break than St. Patrick’s Day?
For some, St. Patrick’s Day means showing Irish pride, wearing green or hanging shamrocks around their necks. For others, it means green beer and pub food.
I’ve come up with a list of the best places in Victoria (and Vancouver) to be on St. Patrick’s Day.
1. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with good food and great entertainment at the Copper Owl (must be 19+)
The entertainment for Paddy’s day will be Cookeilidh ( Cook – Kay – Lee). Cookeilidh is a 4 member Celtic band from Victoria, BC, comprised of 12-string guitar, fiddle, wooden Irish flute, electric bass, bodhran and vocals.
Where: The Copper Owl: 1900 Douglas Street, Victoria
Cost: $5 cover charge.
2. Test your limits at the Bear Mountain Resort’s St. Paddy’s Day 5 K.
You get to sport your best St. Patrick’s Day costume while experiencing the beauty of the world renowned golf course.
Where: The Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort & Spa, 1999 Country Club Way, Victoria BC
When: 5pm, Sunday, March 15.
Cost: $25 for Students, $35 on race day. Adults: $35, $40 on race day.
3. Experience the true Irish Paddy’s Day at Irish Times Pub (must be 19+)
Where: 1200 Government St., Victoria BC
When: 12 Noon-1 AM
Cost: $10 in the evenings
4. Make the trip to the CelticFest Vancouver 2015
The event includes everything from street performances, food, shopping, a Celtic Village and Parade …and it’s all FREE!
Where: Granville St (Celtic Village), Vancouver BC. Parade runs north on Howe from Davie Street and ends at Georgia & Granville.
When: 11 am to 6 pm.
Cost: Parade and Festival are free; tickets for performances vary.
5. If you’re already headed to Vancouver for the CelticFest, might as well attend the Vancouver St. Patrick’s Day 5K.
Where: Stanley Park Pavilion, Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC
When: Saturday, March 14 9:30 Am
Take a break this St. Patrick’s Day and see what Victoria and Vancouver have to offer.
Disclaimer: For those of you who aren’t aware of BC Laws, the legal drinking age in BC is 19. That means you aren’t allowed to drink legally or enter pubs. For those old enough to drink, this is also a disclaimer about being responsible for your drinking. It’s great fun drinking in moderation, but it’s so important to be responsible with your alcohol consumption. That means no drinking and driving, and not drinking to excess.