Victoria wins second award for bandstand restoration

Heritage B.C. awards the city one of three outstanding achievement awards.

The City of Victoria’s work restoring the Beacon Hill bandstand has won it provincial recognition.

Heritage B.C. awarded the city one of three outstanding achievement awards.

In May, the city also won accolades from the Hallmark Society.

The restoration project returned the structure to what are believed to be the structure’s original colours.

The bandstand was built in 1888 for $300 and served as a venue for live music. In 1927, it was converted into a bird aviary, showcasing international birds until 1989. In 2010, the city converted it once again into an interpretive kiosk with archival images and information about the site since the First Nations first started using it to harvest camas.