Set in the charming Old Town district, Mermaid Wharf offers an incredible view of one of the busiest harbours in Canada. Many units offer views of the Olympic Mountains and Sooke Hills. Mermaid Wharf is located a block north of the world famous Johnson Street Bridge at the foot of Victoria’s historic Chinatown.
The neighbourhood is dotted with art galleries, quaint bookstores, fine dining, boutiques and several west coast cafes. Home to many festivals, Victoria is considered one of Canada’s cultural capitals. Mermaid Wharf is moments away from theatre, live bands, dance clubs, and close the hub of Victoria’s urban life.
Situated on at the start of the upper harbour, residents of Mermaid Wharf enjoy canoeing and kayaking, strolling along the wooden harbour trails, or simply staring at the breathtaking views.
Residents also enjoy Victoria’s mild climate and beautiful sunsets from the privacy of the rooftop patio which features a common barbeque and entertainment area. Secure, underground parking is also available.
Victoria’s harbour offers many forms of off-island transportation. Mermaid Wharf is close to the seaplane terminal, ferries and the heliport. Travel to Vancouver, Seattle, Port Angeles and Bellingham is easy and convenient.
Units at Mermaid Wharf are investment opportunities. Victoria is a premier tourism and convention destination seeing millions of visitors each year. Mermaid Wharf has several units that are rented out on both short and long-term basis. Short term vacation or business rentals can be easily managed and provide a lucrative income during the high seasons.
Ocean, harbour, cafés, clubs, culture, fine dining and boutique shopping. The Old Town district is home to hundreds of extraordinary independent retailers and restaurateurs. It could become your home too. Visit Mermaid Wharf and see the many ways Victoria’s lifestyle fits you.
NEIGHBOURHOOD INFO FOR DOWNTOWN:
Victoria’s Downtown is the most rapidly growing neighbourhood in the city. New residents of all ages are attracted to the area’s rich historic character and its vibrant waterfront. The downtown has a thriving arts, culture and entertainment district combined with an impressive variety of dining and shopping choices, all within easy walking distance. The Royal BC Museum and Chinatown (Canada’s oldest) are perennial attractions for visitors and Victoria residents. The neighbourhood also hosts celebrated landmarks like the Empress Hotel, provincial Parliament Buildings and the Royal and McPherson Theatres.
The Downtown neighbourhood has green space along the waterfront, which includes Reeson Park near the Johnson Street Bridge. Cridge Park is located to the south, next to the downtown Lawn Bowling Club and renowned Crystal Garden and near the entrance to Beacon Hill Park. Centennial Square, situated next to Victoria’s historic City Hall, is the downtown’s primary venue for events.
Chinese Public School (Chinese language and cultural classes for children and adults)
Victoria Conservatory of Music
Victoria Academy of Ballet
Victoria School of Contemporary Dance
Pacific Design Academy
Over 15 English language schools
Gardens and Markets
The Yates Street Community Garden is operated by the Downtown Residents Association
Bastion Square Public Market runs Thursdays to Sundays between May and end of September
Ship Point Night Market operates Friday and Saturday evenings from mid June to mid September
Neighbourhood info retrieved from the City of Victoria: http://www.victoria.ca/EN/main/residents/neighbourhoods.html
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