Goldstream (Howard English) Hatchery

A group of dedicated volunteers operate the Goldstream Fish Hatchery with the common goal of enhancing the declining stocks of Coho, Chinook, and Chum Salmon in the waters of southern BC. Their focuses are to maintain and improve the health and abundance of salmon living around the southern part of Vancouver Island, while also raising awareness of the declining salmon populations in BC, and highlighting the importance of salmon in local ecosystems. Volunteers are always appreciated and welcome.  

Photo: Todd Carnahan

Fernwood Neighbourhood Resource Group

The Fernwood NRG is a neighborhood-run initiative dedicated to improving and sustaining the health and diversity of their community. Their values encompass sustainability in every sense of the word, and this group of individuals share a common passion for the upkeep of their vibrant neighborhood.With a wide range of special events throughout the year that are open to the public, there is something to inspire everyone to be more sustainable in their own life.

Bastion Square Public Market

The Bastion Square Public Market is a colourful open-air market that brings a vibrancy to Bastion Square with its wonderful array of locally produced arts, crafts, and entertainment. Watch artisans as they create their crafts, or sit and enjoy the market atmosphere at one of the local outdoor cafes. 

Open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 11:00am to 5:30pm, May through September.

Oaklands Sunset Markets

Oaklands Sunset Markets aim to build a place where everyone is welcome to purchase locally made and farmed goods to support a resilient local economy. Local vendors include organic farmers, bakers and artisans providing organic fruits and vegetables, meats, breads, baked goods, teas, oils, crafts, pottery and jewelry. The International Women’s Co-op offers delicious ethnic foods to enjoy and many community tables offer the chance to learn about food security, composting, renewable energy and how you can make a difference in creating a greener, healthier community.

Victoria Public Market at the Hudson

Victoria's first permanent public market, this year-round market focuses on local food producers, including farmers, fishers, butchers, bakers, cheese makers, preservers, brewers, vintners, florists and restaurants. A year-round open-air farmers market takes place on Wednesday on the back carriageway of the Hudson building.

The Victoria Downtown Farmers' Market is located on the back carriageway of the Hudson building.

Moss Street Market

The Moss Street Market, which began in 1992, is one of Victoria’s biggest and most well-known farmers markets. The dynamic and diverse marketplace focuses on sustainability and eco-awareness and supports local economies and producers. The market offers local and organic farm-fresh produce and homemade foods, handmade crafts, artisan clothing, free live music, inspiring services and community education.

James Bay Market

The James Bay Market offers a variety of products from local fruits and vegetables, handmade arts and crafts, fresh flowers, and snacks. There are up to 50 tents and vendors each week. Enjoy live music with coffee or a cold drink and home-baked goods. 

Beacon Hill Park Duck Pond

Take a walk through Beacon Hill Park and enjoy it's many fountains and duck ponds. As you can see in the two video's below, sometimes ducks and ducklings need a little help and protection from their human friends! Men In Kilts-Victoria, Franchise Owner, Peter halted work at a job site to escort a family of ducks from Fairfield Village to the Beacon Hill Park duck pond. Stopping and directing traffic around Momma Duck and her eight ducklings, Peter got them safely to the pond.

Dallas Road Waterfront Trail

The Dallas Road waterfront trail is ideal for walking, jogging and picnicking. Many paved sections of the route are baby stroller and wheelchair friendly as well. The Dallas Road waterfront connects to Beacon Hill Park and continues along sidewalks, side streets, and some sandy beaches to Oak Bay. Along the Dallas Road waterfront, you'll find areas with sightseeing benches and access to stairs leading down to the rocky and sandy coastline.

Photo: WetCoastLife


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