Located in downtown Victoria’s historic district, and steps from the Inner Harbour.
106 Superior St, Victoria, BC V8V 1T1
This historic heritage-designated building was built in 1914 by architect JCM Keith whose design credits include Christ Cathedral and the Legislature library. Named the “Connaught Seamen’s Institute”, its function was a safe haven for young merchant sailors providing them a bunk, food and guidance while waiting for their next vessel. Outside you will find a plaque that reads… ”Seamans Institute. Come unto me all Ye that are weary and I will give you rest”.
Interior Artwork: Local artist Peter Allen grew up painting a variety of surfaces on the Island; from a Hawaiian houseboat mural on Fisherman’s Wharf to Garry Oak landscapes in oil on canvas. On this stage, Peter is “Sandro Botticelli” painting a detail of “Primavera”, a Fresco painting from the Italian Renaissance. With creative direction by Il Covo, an old Tuscan wall texture was created with decorative flourishes, leaving hints of previous murals. Overall effect is a warm wander into enchanting places and old world family atmosphere.