Taste Local Flavours
Have tea or a light lunch in beautiful surroundings at Abkhazi Garden, which is right across the street. You can find coffee and a sweet treat only a block or two away at Hide + Seek Coffee’s Fairfield location. A little further west is the neighbourhood of Oak Bay, where you can dine in a rustic atmosphere while eating cozy Canadian fare at The Oaks Restaurant and Tearoom.
Arts & Culture
The Abkhazi Garden spans over an acre, so if you stop in for tea, it’s worth taking a tour to appreciate the Garry oaks and rhododendrons. Further afield, there’s the option to visit Craigdarroch Castle or spend a few hours at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, which features works from Canada and Asia, as well as gardens and a Japanese Shinto shrine.
Health, Beauty & Wellness
Take Care of Yourself
Hart House has an in-house hair salon, but if you’re looking for some more luxury, locals and visitors alike rave about the nearby Boathouse Spa at Oak Bay Beach Hotel, which is Victoria’s only oceanfront spa.
Explore the West Coast
Stroll by the neighbourhood heritage homes or head to the fully accessible beach at Ross Bay. Gonzales Region Park and Observatory are also right in your backyard, where you can go for exquisite sunset views.