Sketch Panorama Victoria

Top o' the mountain to ya. The views from the top of Mount Tolmie are spectacular. Your choice to sketch views looking south toward the city and the Olympic mountains, north to the University of Victoria, east across to the San Juan Islands or simply sketching the rooftops of the Shelbourne Valley. The ideas are endless.

Turn east at Shelbourne and Cedar Cross Road. Follow Cedar Cross Road up the hill toward Uvic. At the top of the hill turn south (right) onto Mayfair Drive which will take you up to the top of Mount Tolmie. There are two or three parking lots, keep going to the top. We meet in the top lot.

There are no facilities or rest rooms so bring what you need. However, there are coffee houses on Shelbourne (Tim Horton's, Starbucks etc.,) with facilities a short drive away.

As always, bring warm it could be cool and bring a hat for the sun. A bottle of water is always a good item to have. An umbrella is good for the sun as well as for a light shower.

Tim Horton's in the Shelbourne village, next to Van City, for our after sketch arts chat.

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  • judee d.

    Can someone please explain how to upload images! thanks..

    July 13

    • Brian H.

      Hi Judee, Once you scan or photograph your artwork, save it to your computer. Go to our site and click on the event. As with this page, under the title on the right you will see "upload" with photo icons. Click and follow directions.

      July 13

  • Becky C.

    A morning well spent on top of the world! :D Great weather and gorgeous view.

    July 13

  • judee d.

    I really enjoyed the morning sketching with the Sketchers...such a lovely Vista and extra lovely people..

    1 · July 12

  • Margaret V.

    A lovely morning spent with so much talent & good company. Very good for the soul.

    1 · July 12

  • Brian H.

    Those who attended had a spectacular morning on top of Mount Tolmie this morning. Remember what Woody Allen said, "the way to success is "first you have to show up." Please consider joining us next time at Beacon Park.

    2 · July 12

  • Brian H.

    Another fine sketching morning. They all seem to go so fast.

    July 12

  • Cheryl H.

    Excellent vistas and good conversation after at Timmy's.

    1 · July 12

  • mariedanielle

    I am so sorry, I will not be there, I have to work today. and it was the perfect temperature......

    1 · July 12

  • Jaqueline

    Won't be there although I'd looked forward to it: I realised I need to save my energy to Rock the Shores this weekend!

    1 · July 10

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