our neighbourhood


North Park is a diverse, mixed-income, mixed-use community adjacent to the City of Victoria’s downtown core. Read about our history. An area of about one square kilometre, our vibrant neighbourhood is bounded by Blanshard, Bay, Cook and Pandora streets, and is home to about 2,800 people and numerous vibrant businesses, services and recreational facilities. To learn about all the many economic, social and community assets in our neighbourhood, check out our new online community map.

The North Park Neighbourhood Association (NPNA) is a non-profit, membership-driven society that cares about our neighbourhood and brings neighbourhood concerns to City Hall, sometimes in partnership with other neighbourhood groups. For more information about the NPNA see the Our Association page.

North Park History

North Park is one of the oldest residential neighbourhoods in Victoria, B.C., with landmarks dating well back into the 19th century. Since those days, the neighbourhood’s residents and businesses have played a significant role in the city’s history. Heritage homes and renovated buildings that hold keys to the area’s past abound. Their stories have been captured in a comprehensive heritage walking tour illustrated with photographs, which is published by the Victoria Heritage Foundation. VHS was created in 1983 by the City of Victoria to manage its funding program for residential properties. To view the walking tour and soak up some of North Park’s history online, or to request a walking tour brochure, visit the Victoria Heritage Foundation.