Beacon Hill Park

signs at Beacon Hill Park for homeless camping

City of Victoria to house 200 by end of year, while bylaw issues arise for unhoused

Homelessness continues to be a serious problem across Canada, but in Victoria it has become a particularly hot topic. As winter approaches and demand for solutions increases, the city has…
film screen capture

Documenting resilience: Three local filmmakers document the struggles of homelessness and trauma

Three individuals are telling the stories of Victoria’s street community, as well as their own, in a mutual healing process
aki with his art, beacon hill park

RV art: How one Beacon Hill resident is finding beauty and inspiration in his surroundings

Aki’s unique lifestyle provides inspiration to others in following their passion Walking through the parks and forests of Victoria can feel akin to being in a real-life postcard. One Beacon…
tent is my home poster in Beacon Hill Park

Life in a piece of fabric: people living in Beacon Hill Park relocate, face harassment

Injunction by City of Victoria sees campers move to more exposed locations of Beacon Hill Park and shines a light on the everyday hardships facing Victoria’s street community On July…
Shea Smith, a member of Victoria's street community, stands with his dog in front of a tarp that reads "stand fast"

Treatment of the street community in response to COVID-19 brings criticism from camp residents and activists

Disposal of property, lack of support, and inadequate housing amongst grievances for the homeless in Victoria The tent camps at Topaz Park and Pandora Avenue were dismantled between May 20…

How to smile on a date instead of bawl over that bill

A student’s love life can be pretty rough. It’s not easy to woo someone you fancy, or to keep things spicy with your long-time partner, without spending a little money.…