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- James Bay
- Fairfield
- Fernwood
- North Park
- Hillside-Quadra


Neighbourhood Walking Tours
VHF has an ongoing goal to produce Neighbourhood Heritage Walking Tour brochures for parts of Victoria’s historic neighbourhoods – five to date. Click on the neighbourhoods to follow the map and view the houses. The self-guided routes describe many buildings not on the Heritage Register. The printed brochures are distributed at various locations including the Tourist Information Centre, Community Centres and Victoria City Hall.

James Bay

The James Bay Heritage Walking Tour has about 100 character buildings in the northeast corner of James Bay. The tour begins and ends at the corner of Government and Superior Streets. The tour takes about 2 hours to complete, with time out for a meal, coffee, a pub lunch, a picnic in one of our fine parks or a browse through James Bay village shops.

Fairfield
The southwest corner of Fairfield is a picturesque neighbourhood with pedestrian-friendly, tree-lined streets. This self-guided walking tour briefly describes 78 of the buildings of interest along a route that begins & ends at the corner of Dallas Rd & Cook St, passing alongside Beacon Hill Park. The tour covers approximately 3.2 kilometers (2 miles) and takes about 2 hours to complete. You may want to break the tour into 2 parts or take time for refreshments in Cook Street Village, browsing through the shops or having a picnic in Beacon Hill Park.

Fernwood
This 1 1/2 - 2 hour walking tour covers over 60 heritage buildings and landscape features in a section of Fernwood, one of Victoria's historic residential neighbourhoods. The tour begins at the "flagship" Fernwood heritage site of the Belfry Theatre at Fernwood Road and Gladstone Avenue. Parking is permitted on Pembroke Street. There are several restaurants and cafés at the end of the tour in Fernwood Village.

North Park
This 1 1/2 - 2 hour tour details over 40 of the many heritage buldings and landscape features in the north half of North Park, one of Victoria's historic residential neighbourhoods. The tour begins at the southeast corner of Vancouver and Pembroke Streets (northwest corner of Royal Athletic Park) and ends at Princess and Quadra Streets. You may then take a leisurely stroll through Central Park, back to your vehicle.

Hillside-Quadra
Smith Hill is located in the northern portion of the Hillside-Quadra neighbourhood of Victoria. It is an area worth exploring for its views of the city, mature Garry Oaks and a variety of housing styles. This self-guided walking tour briefly describes some of the history and 53 buildings along a route that begins and ends across from Quadra Elementary School and passes through Summit Hill Park. The sometimes hilly route covers approximately 3.2 kilometers (2 miles) and takes about 2 hours to complete with the option of an alternate side trip. You may want to take a break at some of the excellent eateries in the Quadra Village, browse through the shops or have a picnic in Topaz or Summit Hill Park.


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