Category: Victoria

Curious Victoria BC Street Names

In downtown Victoria many of the streets are predictably named after prominent historic figures – Douglas, Yates, Begbie, Blanshard – or obvious landmarks: Government St., Fort St. But every city also has at least a few curious street names and Greater Victoria is no different. If there is a “Cedar Hill Road”, where is “Cedar Hill”? Why would anyone name a short cul-de-sac “Long Gun Place”? What other city in the world has a “Foul Bay Road”? Cedar Hill is easily identified. It is located at the north end of Cedar Hill Road overlooking Cordova Bay with a commanding view, […]

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Three Great Walks in Victoria

Oak Bay VillageMy favourite walk in Victoria starts out in Oak Bay Village.  I like to do this walk with friends and we always start at Ottavio’s, one of Victoria’s destination delis.  Fuelled with a cappuccino and a croissant, we head west down Oak Bay Avenue and continue along Prospect Place that begins at the junction of Oak Bay Avenue and Newport Avenue.   There is a flight of stairs leading down to Beach Drive just a few steps along Prospect Place.  Once on Beach Drive we turn right, walking along the sidewalk overlooking the beach and Oak Bay Marina.  […]

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