March 3rd to March 10th, 2021
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Welcome to the Greater Victoria Flower Count

March 3 – March 10, 2021

The Greater Victoria Flower Count is an annual light-hearted promotion sponsored and organized by local businesses, Destination Greater Victoria and The Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce. The goal is normally to bolster community pride and increase awareness of Greater Victoria as an attractive shoulder-season tourism destination and an incredible place to work, live and play.

This year is a little unique. Our goal in 2021 is to spread spring cheer to the residents of Greater Victoria and encourage them to stop and count the flowers while out in their communities. This is a great time to #ExploreVictoriaLocal safely. This year we’ll also use the Flower Count to share a virtual bouquet with the rest of Canada during this time of challenges and remind them that spring is coming soon and with it a season of rejuvenation.

2020 Counts

2020 “Bloomingest Community”: Saanich: 44,955,892,129

2020 Community Runner Up:  Victoria: 564,585,757

2020 Winning School: Cordova Bay

2020 Total Municipal Blooms Counted: 45,932,377,422

Prize Sponsors

Although of course counting flowers in March is its own reward, we have several very generous prize sponsors for our Photo contest, Social media contest, Used.ca spot the bloom and School contest this year.

Our very biggest thanks to: The Teahouse at Abkhazi Garden, The Gardens at HCP, Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary and Government House.

                                     the gardens at Horticulture Centre of the Pacific                   

Community Challenge

Each municipality across Greater Victoria is encouraged to take up the challenge to be the “Bloomingest Community” of the Greater Victoria area! People reporting flower counts will have their number attributed to their community. Whether they live on the Saanich Peninsula or in Sooke, every flower counts, for their own community and for the overall total. While you’re out counting, don’t forget to share your photos on social media for a chance to win! Details can be found here.

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How Did It Start?

In the late 1960’s, members of the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce started a promotion called “Victorian Days”. In late February, they would visit cities such as Edmonton, Calgary and Winnipeg, handing out daffodils to the general public, radio stations and news rooms.

In 1976, the event expanded to involve Victoria residents and create a fun promotional story through the counting of February’s flowers. The Victoria Flower Count was born. In 2014, the Flower Count went fully digital, harnessing the power of social media to keep everyone informed on news and updates. Read 5 Surprising Facts about Victoria’s Flower Count.

2019 marked Victoria’s victory over the City of Colwood’s 5-year winning streak. Victoria mayor, Lisa Helps said “The blossoms are a signature image of Victoria and our residents are passionate about their gardens. It is no surprise our committed residents were able to submit the highest count.”

Our Sponsors