Fairfield Neighbourhood Community
Fairfield Neighbourhood Community
Fairfield is a delightfully peaceful and very popular neighborhood of Victoria. Bordered by Dallas Road along the Pacific Ocean to the South, Fort Street and Oak Bay Ave to the North, Foul Bay Road to the East on the Oak Bay Boundary and then Cook Street and Haywood Ave next to Beacon Hill Park to the West.
A Building Boom occurred here before the first WW War and many of the Arts & Craft homes built during the boom time are still attractive and sought after by many looking for character quality homes.
Private and Public Schools are located throughout the neighborhood, along with Public Parks and Beaches.
Local Shopping is available throughout with two main shopping location one called Fairfield Plaza, the other Called the Cook Street Village..Popular Neighborhood to raise a family or retire, walk almost to any location, great bus service to downtown Victoria and beyond, All types of housing i.e. Rental Apartments, Condominiums, Townhouses and of course many single family Character and Newer homes
Fairfield Points of Interest
Government House in the upscale Rockland area of Fairfield
As the Ceremonial Home of all British Columbian's, Government House continues the long-standing tradition of honoring the contributions of our fellow British Columbian's at this beautiful historic site. The House contains the Office of the Lieutenant Governor, the representative of Her Majesty The Queen of Canada, and offices of the administrative staff who support the duties and activities associated with the appointment.
As an official residence and the Province's center of hospitality, accommodation is afforded to visitors that can include members of the Royal Family, international royalty, ambassadors, members of the judiciary and other honored guests of British Columbia. Although the Lieutenant Governor continues to maintain a private residence while in office, Her Honor stays at Government House when carrying out official duties. When she is in residence at Government House, the Lieutenant Governor's personal standard can be seen flying from the flagpole.
Government House and its surroundings are an attractive and enduring reminder of our historic past, and a continuing symbol of allegiance to the Crown. Visit Government House
Be sure to Visit Beacon Hill Park which borders Fairfield to the East and James Bay to the West
Fairfield House at 601 Trutch St.-built by Joseph Trutch in 1862.
The Ross Bay Cemetery take the virtual tour! is Victoria's premier house of the dead, were many of the city's founding fathers and mothers and other illustrious clients took a permanent vacation. It is named after Charles Ross, one of the Hudson Bay Chief Factor in charge of Fort Victoria. Opened in 1873 and gradually expanded to 27 acres to meet the needs of every given harvesting season - the wealth of statuary and the sheer expanse should tempt anyone for a visit. If that alone is not enough, there are also more species of pine trees in the cemetery than anywhere else in Victoria. It is recommended that you pay your respects on the night of a full moon with a single robe and a wand of incense.
The tiniest Park of all in Victoria is the Gonzales Hill Regional Park because the purpose of the park is to protect the Gonzales Observatory, which is now a Heritage building. Built in 1914 as an Astrophysical lookout point, it was adapted in the years to come to meet the expanding development of Victoria - The street lamps that this suburban growth brought with it acted as an astro-retardant, and the Observatory was turned into a meteorological station. Today, it is being used as an “atmospheric biogeochemistry research” facility funded by the University of Victoria. It is worth taking the hike up those stairs on Barkley Terrace just for the commanding hill crest view, which panoramas Victoria.
Visit the Fairfield Community Center Web site
Check out our Cook Street Village