Victoria’s James Bay neighbourhood is home to many historic buildings and a fine selection of late 19th century and early 20th century residences. Not all of the original buildings are still standing but many have been “preserved” in black and white wrap-around photographs on large utility boxes.
Join Walk On, Victoria (virtually) by strolling through history on May 2nd or 3rd, or any time this spring or summer. Just look for the large utility boxes, remember to be mindful of other pedestrians and physical distancing, and enjoy your walk!
This walk covers approximately 5 kilometres and takes just over one hour as it rambles along quiet streets. The route is a loop so it is possible to begin at any of the numbered stopping points.
Download a printable version of this walk here: https://walkonvictoria.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Janes-Walk-2020.pdf
Here is the map of the route:
- King’s Printer, northwest corner of Superior Street and Government Street, kitty-corner from the Queen’s Printer (same building). Photo 1935. Notice the photo of the old printing presses.
Continue east on Superior Street to the next corner at Douglas Street. Turn right to cross Douglas Street.