Fairfield Gonzales Community Association

The Fairfield Gonzales Community Association was established in 1975 and has since served its community by offering leisure and recreational activities for all ages. Among their programs are early childhood programs, after school care, "out of school care" which provides kids with nature-based learning, and courses for adults like yoga, Zumba dancing and hand-drumming. In addition to these activities they also have a public computer that can be used for internet access and word processing for free.

Fernwood Community Association

The Fernwood Community Association acts as a liaison between the Fernwood Community and the City of Victoria, advocating for local concerns about public projects taking place within the community and ensuring that members of the community are involved in the democratic process. The board has up to 15 elected volunteer executives at one time, with four committees: the Land Use Committee, Building Committee, Cultural Committee, and Safety Committee.

Canadian Scottish Regimental Museum

The Canadian Scottish Regimental Museum is an accredited museum of the Canadian Forces and was opened by the Regiment’s Colonel-in-Chief, Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra, GCVO, CD, in May 1980. It is a non-publicly funded organization that is operated by a group of dedicated volunteers and is one of the best regimental museums in Canada. The museum’s displays include material from the earliest days of the Regiment to participation in United Nations peacekeeping and NATO operations.

Mustard Seed

Mustard Seed is the largest food bank on Vancouver Island and is a non-profit organization that is working to provide food, friendship, and clothing to those in need. They provide a list of services that include hair cutting, nursing, a clothing bank, access to home starter kits, and more. The staff offer advocacy, counseling, addictions recovery, and many other resources that help break the cycle of poverty by offering a helping hand and reminding everyone of their self-worth.

Victoria City Hall

The City Hall building in Victoria is both a national and municipal heritage site and is part of Victoria's Old Town district. It is an example of second-empire construction that symbolized the growth and power of the government and it is currently the seat of local government.

Market Square

Constructed in the late 1800's, with plenty of sailors and gold-prospectors around at the time, Market Square is one of Victoria's oldest Victoria's oldest landmarks. Today Market Square has a large variety of independent boutiques that offer one-of-a-kind merchandise. "You’ll find the latest fashion trends in clothing, shoes and accessories; home decor; locally made jewellery; fun gift ideas; a hair salon and more.

Craigdarroch Castle and Historic House Museum

Craigdarroch Castle is an example of a “bonanza castle”, massive houses built for men who became wealthy because of the industrial transformation of North America. In 1887, two years after the last spike had been driven on the Esquimalt and Nanaimo railway, and five years after he started accumulating 28 acres of property, Robert Dunsmuir gave the order to start building Craigdarroch. It was built from 1887 to 1890 for him and his family, but Robert, unfortunately, died in 1889 before the house was finished.

Maritime Museum of BC

The Maritime Museum of BC opened in 1955 as a naval museum located in Esquimalt. The Museum grew and in 1965 was moved to the former Supreme Court building in Bastion Square − the oldest surviving courthouse in the province. The Museum's mission is to promote and preserve BC's maritime experience and heritage and to engage people in its ongoing story. 


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