Spotlight on Living in Fernwood, BC
The neighbourhood known as “funky” Fernwood, BC is becoming a gathering place for locals, families, artists, foodies, and outdoor-enthusiasts. This vibrant neighbourhood is tucked between Rockland/Fairfield, Oak Bay, and Downtown, and is a walkable community with lots of attractions for residents and visitors alike.
The centre of Fernwood, BC is the Fernwood Square – an active hub encapsulating the vibe of the neighbourhood. Here, there are no shortage of delicious restaurants and cafes for you to try. The Fernwood Inn features a large menu of craft beers, Fernwood Pizza Company cooks up some of the most delicious and unique pizzas in the city, and Stage Wine Bar (which has been touted as Restaurant of the Year on more than one occasion) is a terrific option for an upscale night out, with delicious small plates and a large selection of curated wine.
The Square in Fernwood, BC is also a wonderful place for those who are looking for some arts and culture in their lives. The Belfry Theatre is a beautiful, renovated 19th century church which is now used as a professional theatre space, with programming year-round and host to many exciting travelling productions. Theatre Inconnu is another great venue to take in some community theatre productions. For the artists out there, simply walking around the Fernwood neighbourhood is sure to delight, with colourful murals, galleries, and markets found throughout the area.
The Fernwood Neighbourhood Resource Group fosters a feeling of community that is unlike any other neighbourhood in the Victoria area. They support initiatives for child care, family programs, recreation, and provide affordable fresh produce through the Good Food Box and the Gift of Good Food. In the summer, the Fernwood NRG also hosts a fun, family-friendly festival called FernFest, and a food festival called Fernwood Bites that showcases the best food & drink that Victoria has to offer, with samples from over 30 restaurants, and all proceeds going toward the support the programs and services that are run through the Fernwood NRG.
Walk just a couple of blocks West from the Square, and you will find yourself on Cook Street, with a cornucopia of delicious options for more food and drink. Be sure to check out Mount Royal Bagel Factory for some Montreal-style bagels and fresh cream cheese, award-winning coffee at Fernwood Coffee/The Parsonage Café, and unbelievably delicious, small-batch and locally made Cold Comfort Ice Cream (tip: follow them on social media as their flavours change regularly). Needless to say, you are never without options in Fernwood, BC!
There are a number of parks, green spaces and community gardens peppered throughout the neighbourhood of Fernwood, BC. If you are a gardener, then this is the place for you! If you are a baseball fan, be sure to catch a HarbourCats game at nearby Royal Athletic Park – which is also host to many exciting events including the Rifflandia Festival, Brewery and the Beast , and the Great Canadian Beer Festival!
From Fernwood, BC you are just a few minutes’ walk from Craigdarroch Castle, the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria , Fairfield and Cook Street Village, and the Downtown core. This lovely, vibrant and welcoming community is a terrific place for first-time home buyers, growing families, and anyone looking for a home in a residential neighbourhood with a strong sense of community pride and support. If you are interested in learning more about Fernwood, BC, contact one of our #CondoExperts!
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