Victoria Neighbourhoods – Rockland

by Jodi Baker on February 24, 2015

If you follow Rockland Ave., you will find the beautiful and historic 1800s neighborhood of Rockland centered around Craigdarroch Castle and Government House.
Rockland Street SidewalkThe elegant neighborhood of Rockland lives up to it’s name and then some. As the streets become more narrow, you will notice that the sidewalks are bordered by hand-placed stonework and rock walls. Many of the properties in the area are notable for their heritage architecture, elaborate fencing, and lush gardenscapes.

Things to do around Rockland

If you have a camera and like to take beautiful photos you could spend days just walking around the area snapping images of cobble drives and stonework. As a primarily residential area there aren’t a lot of commercial buildings but the few that exist do have events.

Visit Government House

Saturday, March 7th 10 am & 11 am
Volunteer tour guides outline the role and responsibilities of the Lieutenant Governor and share the fascinating history of this National Historic Site. An interactive map of the gardens is available.
Admission is free and no is booking required.
Government House in the Rockland area of Victoria BC

Craigdarroch Castle in Song

Sunday March 8th 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Please Join us for an evening of music in celebration of the story of Craigdarroch Castle and Victoria’s heritage.
Tickets are $15.00 and a portion of the proceeds goes towards scholarships for student summer music programs.
Craigdarroch Castle in Victoria BC

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria : Drop-in Tours

Sat/Sun March 7th & 8th 2pm – 3pm
Come see BC’s largest art collection and the largest collection of amber and ivory carvings in North America. The drop-in tours are an excellent way to explore the gallery’s exhibits and learn about some of the art on display.
Admission is $13 and covers the cost of the tours.
Greater Victoria Art Gallery

Jodi Baker

After attending grade school locally, Jodi enrolled at Camosun College, taking Business Administration and majoring in marketing. She graduated in 1991, the same year she was licensed as a Real Estate Agent and joined Re/Max Camosun. Since then Jodi has been been building her career based on a desire to provide friendly professional service to people who want to sell or buy properties in Victoria, winning several awards along the way. In 2003 Jodi joined Geoff McLean and Associates, and she enjoys being part of his team of real estate experts. The team approach allows Jodi to balance her career and home life, something that every mother can appreciate, especially when the children are young! Jodi also enjoys cooking, camping, traveling and music. She shares her Central Saanich home with her husband and two children, two border collies and a cat. Connect with Jodi on Google

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