Abigail’s Hotel of Victoria suggests: Enjoy a self guided walking tour of downtown Victoria. The audio tour will start at Abigail’s Hotel and guide you towards the BC Museum and Parliament Buidlings, then through downtown where you’ll pass by some of Victoria‘s most beautiful historic areas including Bastion Square and China Town. The tour will bring you back to Abigail’s where you can enjoy a refreshment and some appetizers in the Library or the garden patio.
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, […]
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. […]