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Picture a place where Victorian architecture meets the free-spirited vibe of a music festival that just refuses to end.


First things first, if Fernwood were a person, it would be that friend who wears mismatched socks and pulls it off effortlessly. The houses here? Oh, they're like characters in a storybook. You've got your charming heritage homes standing tall, telling tales of a time when handlebar mustaches were a thing.


Let's talk about Fernwood's love for all things local, a charming aspect that significantly boosts its real estate appeal. It's like the neighbourhood took a solemn oath to support independent cafes and shops, a factor that realtors often highlight to potential buyers. Hipster alert? Maybe. But hey, who can resist the allure of a coffee joint that serves beans roasted by a guy named Jasper who only wears plaid? This vibrant local culture not only creates a unique community atmosphere but also adds to the desirability of properties in the area.


And the Fernwoodians (is that a term? It should be) are like a community of folks who took the phrase "keep it weird" to heart. You might spot someone juggling on a unicycle while discussing the intricacies of kombucha brewing. It's that kind of place.

Let's not forget Fernwood's street festivals. They're like mini carnivals, complete with funky art installations, live music that makes you question your knowledge of obscure indie bands, and food trucks serving fusion dishes that could win culinary awards in an alternate universe.


Sure, the parking situation can be a bit of a puzzle, and parallel parking might be your new Olympic sport. But hey, consider it a workout for your spatial intelligence. Who needs a gym membership when you can conquer Fernwood's parking challenges?


In a nutshell, Fernwood is the neighbourhood that's as vibrant as a kaleidoscope and as unpredictable as a game of musical chairs. If you're up for a daily dose of eccentricity, charm, and a side of slightly confusing parking maneuvers, welcome to Fernwood – where even the squirrels seem to have a flair for the dramatic.



For more information about the municipality of Victoria, check out the city website.

Overview for Fernwood, British Columbia

10,199 people live in Fernwood, where the median age is 37 and the average individual income is $84,319. Data provided by Statistics Canada.


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37 years

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Around Fernwood, British Columbia

There's plenty to do around Fernwood, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

Walker's Paradise
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Smile Chicken, Terrible Truffles, and The Market Garden.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Dining 1.06 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.02 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.88 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.2 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.08 miles 16 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 1.07 miles 12 reviews 4.9/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Fernwood, British Columbia

Fernwood has 5,286 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by Statistics Canada. Here’s what the people living in Fernwood do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by Statistics Canada.


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Schools in Fernwood, British Columbia

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The following schools are within or nearby Fernwood. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by Statistics Canada.
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George Jay Community StrongStart Centre
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George Jay Elementary
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After years away, Ainsley's return to Vancouver Island was driven by a longing for connections with friends, family, and local businesses. This rekindled sense of community led to a fulfilling career in real estate. Let's Connect!

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