Burnside Gorge is only 20 minutes away (by foot) from the Inner Harbour, and has established itself as a great place for uniquely Victorian experiences. The neighborhood houses a big commercial and industrial district with mixed residential and provides you a chance to get away from the hustle of downtown and enjoy the relaxed mixture of heritage charm, natural scenery, and industry.
Since it lies just alongside the Selkirk waterfront, numerous homes and condos offer the most mesmerizing view and has many oceanfront properties, too. Downtown is also within walking distance and is also accessible by bike or water taxi.
What further makes this a great place to live is the various amenities available for residents, such as markets, grocery stores, malls, cafés, lounge dining, pubs, restaurants, and breweries. Many shopping centers, like the Douglas Center, Tillicum Mall, Uptown, and Mayfair Mall (which has more than 120 restaurants and retailers), are also present nearby.
Family entertainment is well-catered for as well. The neighborhood is home to the Point Ellis House Museum & Gardens and other historic sites, the Gorge Waterway, community gardens, green spaces, parks, ice rinks, and recreational centers. You can also indulge in a number of wheel and water activities via the Selkirk Waterway and the Cecilia Ravine Bike Skills Park. Victoria, BC
This seaside neighborhood also boasts more than 20 public art pieces, multiple local breweries, and lots of creative energy, making it a great neighborhood for young artists and professionals. It’s also a great spot for outdoor enthusiasts, given its proximity to the Galloping Goose Regional Trail, one of the most well-loved walking and cycling trail in the city.
Just like the rest of Victoria, numerous natural spaces and parks dot this neighborhood. The water of both the Harbour and the Gorge Waterway is part of the Harbour Migratory Bird Sanctuary, which is home to a plethora of birds. The tree-lined shorelines, mud flats, and shallow tidal waters are the perfect habitats for birds like cormorants and herons, and you’ll surely spot some of them as you walk through Gorge Park.
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