Let's take a trip to the beautiful African Bush! Watch wild animals LIVE and unscripted.
Wondering what you should watch next? Click here to find out some of the best Broadway shows!
Are you out of ideas for things to do while social distancing and staying at home?
Here's a list of 10 amazing outdoor activities for kids to keep them entertained and busy!
Find useful tips on where/how to plant and care for each crop with free videos, webinars, mentor-matching and more at here.
Open course resources support grades 10-12 curriculum and are complete with lessons, activities and assessments. Enroll yourself in any number of these self-paced, free course resources. If you want to keep track of which courses you have taken, then please Register for a Free Account
Listen to your favorite stars reading James and the Giant Peach in 10 installments. Watch the entire series on the Roald Dahl YouTube channel every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Looking for ways to reconnect with nature? Take a journey through a lush forest and relax to the sounds of iconic British wildlife!
Summer is here! It’s the perfect time to play in your garden. Check out these amazing garden-based activities for kids and youth brought to you by LifeCycles
The Victoria Cycling Coalition brings you new Neighbourhood Scavenger Hunts, Discovery Rides, and Ride the Distance routes. Send them your photos, stories or videos about your riding experience for a chance to win a prize!
Get fun tips & tricks on how to grow and maintain plants in this weather. Also, enjoy a beautiful virtual tour of residential gardens!
Visit international museums & discover cultures from around the world. Take in some of the world’s most celebrated art.
Enjoy a wide range of services for FREE! Stream new episodes weekly or binge-watch past seasons of your favorite shows.
Satisfy your inner scholar with a wide range of free online courses from Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Penn, Princeton, and Yale Universities.
Want to learn a new language? Duolingo offers 23 languages to choose from. Bon! On commence.
Bring a tiger into your living room! Watch all kinds of animals in their natural habitats through live cam on Explore.org.
Stuck at home? Let's take a trip to Mars!... using a digital 360° camera. Walk on the surface of Mars with NASA'S Curiosity Rover!
Check out 101 amazing self-care tips to help you maintain a balanced life.
Let's watch Dutch flowers bloom in your living room!
Try these 10 amazing full body workouts at home!
These include HIIT, TRX, Family workouts, Zumba, Yoga, Pilates, Mediation, Core and much more.
Join Byte Camp online learning series to learn Claymation, 3D Animation, and much more.
Visit the Online @ Bateman Foundation website to explore the gallery exhibits, master basic art skills, and learn about the local environment even in self-isolation.
Join Mindspace's free online support group and explore how to manage various emotional and psychological difficulties that people are facing during Covid-19.
The University of Victoria’s business school is providing free webinars to help navigate the business and personal impacts of coronavirus, with upcoming webinars focused on the stock market, forced family separation and leadership practices.
The Social Distancing Festival is an online artist’s community with performers from around the world. Enjoy live dance, music, poetry and much more at home!
MOA continues to deliver arts and culture into your home. There is a long running list of #MOAFromHome activities and resources on their website. Take inspiration from them, learn something new, and enjoy a touch of beauty.
RBCM @ Home will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12 pm. Got little ones? RBCM @ Home(Kids!) takes place on Wednesdays at 11 am, visit their calendar for topics, presenters and a list of materials so you can join in with hands-on activities at home.
This is both educational and fun!
Many authors are offering online read-alouds and activities on social media. Enjoy listening to them with your little ones.
Click here to enjoy a dazzling 60 minute performance by the largest contemporary circus producer in the world, Canada's own, Cirque du Soleil!
Self-isolating doesn’t mean we can’t have fun!
Here are some fun activities for you and your family:
Free audiobooks with content ranging from preschool to classic literature in various languages.
This dynamic, educational and fun new resource invites you to experience renowned BC artist Emily Carr’s artwork and stories in unique ways. Download the Activity Book App here.
There are tons of free, downloadable activity sheets for all ages to be found here in French and English! Plus, fun videos of ocean creatures.
Launch rockets, build a hovercraft, create a winning science fair project and more! These activities are perfect for K-4 aged kiddos, and all available for free!
Now, if you can’t make it to New York City or just want to see a show you may have missed, there’s an ever-growing list of productions available to watch wherever you are. (P.S. they're not all free, but some of them are available on Amazon Prime.)
Fortunately, the digital age has made it possible—easy, even—to visit some of the world’s most famous museums from the comfort of your own home. Here are a dozen of them.
Every single day during the Met's closure, they will be offering a different opera to watch online, for free! Enjoy the show!
Here's an entire list of education companies offering free subscriptions due to school closings.
Visit Banff and Lake Louise through our webcams - with cameras at all the choice spots around Banff National Park you can stream spectacular views straight to your screen.
Check out these fun, nature based activities for children of all ages from the Green Schools of Nova Scotia. Fun, free hands on crafts, activities, and lessons all about nature.
Check out these ideas from Mad Science using ingredients you'll likely have on hand!
Join The Victoria Compost Education Centre to learn about all things gardening. They're offering a variety of workshops online for free or low cost.
Oaklands and surrounding neighbourhoods offer a safe and accessible environment for walking. Check out our list of walking routes for detailed directions, maps, and some fun historical facts!
Join the Alliance Française for online French language classes. Classes are offered for children, teens, and adults from beginner to advanced. Visit their website for more information and registration.
Oaklands Community Centre
Reception Hours: Monday-Friday from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
#1-2827 Belmont Avenue
Victoria, BC V8R 4B2
T: 250-370-9101 F: 250-370-9102
Oaklands Neighbourhood House
Little Acorn Hours: Monday-Friday from 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
2629 Victor Street
Victoria, BC V8R 4E3
T: 250-370-9101 F: 250-370-9159
Oaklands Community Association