Directions

photo of church building

All Saints of Alaska Orthodox Church meets at 5363 Hamsterley Rd, Victoria BC, V8Y 1S2, across from Elk Lake, a 10-minute drive north of Victoria. Here is a link to google maps.

By car

Coming (north) from Victoria, 10 minutes from the city limits:

Highway 17A North starts as Blanshard Street in Victoria. Drive north, past the city limits, past the exit to Royal Oak, until Elk Lake is coming up on your left. Right after the Cordova Bay Road intersection is a sign for the truck weigh scales ahead. Move right into the weigh scale pullout and continue along one of the two pullout lanes (separated by a median strip). Watch for parked vehicles and trailers and pedestrians. As you drive along the pullout lane, you should see the church directly ahead. There is parking both at the front and at the rear of the church.

Coming (south) from Sidney or the ferries, 15 minutes on the highway:

Highway 17A South starts at the ferry terminal in Swartz Bay. Drive south to Sayward Road and turn left. Drive east 1 block to Alderley Road and turn right. Drive south to Cordova Bay Road and turn right. Drive west to Highway 17A North and turn right. Drive north, no distance past a sign for the truck weigh scales ahead. Move right into the weigh scale pullout and continue along one of the two pullout lanes (separated by a median strip). Watch for parked vehicles and trailers and pedestrians. As you drive along the pullout lane, you should see the church directly ahead. There is parking both at the front and at the rear of the church.

By public transit

Buses number 70 and 72 can take you to church both from Victoria, and from the Swartz Bay ferry terminal in Sidney. See BC Transit's website for maps and schedules. Buses take exact change in Canadian coins. Ask the bus driver to let you off at Sayward Road. From the bus stop, you can walk south for about 400 meters on the highway shoulder to the church.