Located in downtown Victoria’s historic district, and steps from the Inner Harbour.

 

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”.