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Celebrate the magic of the holiday season and help raise funds for BC Children’s Hospital through the 26th annual Victoria Festival of Trees.

November 16, 2017 - January 2, 2018 at The Bay Centre

This year, our community will be able to witness and participate in the largest Festival of Trees in our 26-year history, as all 83 trees will grace the property of The Bay Centre. Vote for your favourite tree and be entered to win a $500 gift card to The Bay Centre.

How to vote:

  • Onsite at The Bay Centre - Visit any of the voting stations on levels 2 & 3 to fill out a ballot
  • Vote Online - View the trees and vote online here
  • Text to Vote - Use the text to vote code of your favourite tree, or simply text TREE to 45678!

“I love seeing people’s faces light up as they tell you how they made their decorations. The Festival of Trees is a genuinely heart-warming event." - Jack Knox, 2015 Judge 

On average, 22 kids from Victoria are treated at BC Children's Hospital each day.

All funds raised through the 2017 Festival of Trees support the Excellence in Child Health Fund, which supports important programs and services provided by BC Children’s Hospital, its research institute and Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children. Your contribution supports the areas of greatest need in each of these facilities, including specialized research into childhood diseases, the purchase of and/or upgrading to state-of-the-art medical equipment, and education programs for caregivers and families.

Meet Rowan, the 2017 Festival of Trees Champion child. Rowan is one of an average 2,600 children from Vancouver Island who are treated at BC Children's Hospital each year.

Congratulations to our 2017 winners:


Judges Choice First Place
Judges Choice Second Place

Seastar Chemicals Inc.

Starfish Medical

Judges Choice Third Place
Rowan's Choice Award

Ocean Rain Art & Education Centre

Seastar Chemicals Inc.

People's Choice First Place
People's Choice Second Place

Announced Jan 2

Announced Jan 2

People's Choice Third Place
Spirit of Giving

Announced Jan 2

Announced Jan 2

The Spirit of Giving category was introduced to encourage fundraising and acknowledge efforts made by the passionate teams who work year-round to raise funds to present as bribes. Over the years, however, this category has become so much more; it has evolved into a philanthropic movement that inspires change, and brings us together to improve the healthcare provided to kids in BC.