History & Innkeepers

History of Fisher House Bed and Breakfast

Fisher House Bed and Breakfast, as well as its two neighboring homes, was designed by architect, Charles Elwood Watkins, of Cornwall England. Several structures in Victoria such as the Victoria Library on Yates, local schools and the James Bay Inn, the third oldest hotel in Victoria, BC Canada can also make this claim. Most of the original features of the house remain. The old growth fir floors have been restored, wood paneling and beams as well as plaster walls and ceilings can also be seen. Lovely stained glass windows are original, and the lovely craftsmanship can be seen in the detailing of the hand rail and fire place, and in each guest room. The front steps and porch have recently been completely rebuilt capturing this same craftsmanship.

Meet the Innkeepers

Jen and Cal began hosting guests at Fisher House B&B  in June 2009 after Cal was posted to Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt, and Jen retired from education administration. Combining three of their favorite things: guests, food and playing outside, the bed and breakfast in Victoria brings them great joy, and it shows.

Jen has discovered golfing, and so most of her free-time revolves around being at the course. Cal is an avid cyclist, so he’s your guy on matters of trails and excursions.

After growing up in the shoe business, enjoying a wonderful career in education, and in anticipation of retirement, in 2011 Jen and Cal decided to open two SAS Comfort Shoes stores in the Vancouver area: 5900 Kingsway in Burnaby, and 10340 152nd Street in Surrey. If you’re heading to the area, let us know, we’d love to show you the most comfortable shoes in Canada! www.SAScomfortshoesVancouver.com.

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Innkeepers Jen and Cal