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.