Cordova Ridge B&B, was a Bed and Breakfast in Victoria BC. It closed it’s doors in 2009.
The owners, Dennis and Zandra Johnson, were really cute.
4963 Dustin Court
The house had two floors & no basement. The main living area is on the second floor. The ground floor has a three room suite at the back and a sewing room and entrance foyer at the front. The garage has been converted to a quilt studio. Later, Zandra moved to Manitoba, and continued her quilting business at www.zquiltz.com.
During the summer (mid May to late Sept) we live in the ground floor suite and guests use the second floor (all but the kitchen). During the winter we live upstairs in the Summer room and guests use the ground floor suite and occasionally the Manly Room. We switch floors to provide privacy for our guests (and us) during the busy season.
The gardens were really lovely.
About Cordova Bay
Cordova Bay is a quaint little community on the northern edge of Victoria. It is bounded by Elk Lake and the highway to the west, farmland to the north, the sea to the east, and the city to the south. It is easy to get to and central to all major attractions.
Elk Lake (fresh water) is a popular training area for Canada’s world class rowing teams, especially during the winter. The lake is surrounded by parkland and a 10Km hiking trail. There are public beaches at both ends of the lake.
Cordova Bay (salt water) has a long sandy beach with lots of driftwood and shells. It is a popular spot for beachcombers, with numerous public access points.
Cordova Bay Restaurants:
Beklens has great atmosphere and excellent food. One of our favourites.
The Fireside Grill is nearby and very Tudorish.
The Med Grill has good food and is alive with the sounds of life (it’s a tad noisy)
The Olive Grove has Greek food. Quel surpris.
Romeo’s is a very popular Italian-Canadian restaurant. Their pizza and pasta takeout is as good as it gets.
Broadmead Mall is situated at the highway and Royal Oak Drive (south end of Cordova Bay). Besides being home to the last restaurant listed above, they have groceries, booze, banks, videos, medical, dental, ice cream, coffee, chocolate, pets, cards, clothes, travel, insurance, kitchen accessories and other stuff I can’t quite remember.
At the north end of Cordova Bay Road is a unique local attraction which has become a popular place for local residents to go and relax or meet their neighbors. Matticks Farm has been around for years but it was redeveloped recently with great success. It has a variety of boutique style shops, a very popular tea garden/restaurant, wine store, fruit market, ice cream stand, miniature golf and a beautiful outdoor patio area. On busy summer Sundays, a live band performs on the patio. Reminds one of the good old days, whatever they were.
The world’s famous Butchart Gardens is just minutes away.
When I fly in to British Columbia, the option to land in Victoria and see some of my favorite places, is on my mind. That area of Vancouver Island is very beautiful and fun.