Directions to First Met

The church is located at the northeast corner of Quadra Street and Balmoral Road in Victoria, BC. Note that Balmoral Road becomes Fisgard west of Quadra.

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The entrance to the Sanctuary is on Quadra, while the entrances to the church office, chapel, fellowship hall, and meeting rooms are on Balmoral. If you are attending Epiphany Explorations or meetings, please use the Balmoral entrance.


Street Parking
Parking is available on Balmoral Road. Parallel parking is allowed on Sundays. There is a two hour time limit on street parking 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday to Saturday is strictly enforced, so please observe the signs and watch your time.

Lot Parking
Additional parking spots are available in a small lot off North Park Road, beside Canadian Linen Supply. A walkway and stairs leads from this parking lot to the entrance to the church buildings adjacent to the office. Please note that this entrance is not accessible to those with wheelchairs.

Underground Parking
Between September and June, underground parking is available in the lot below the Balmoral Gardens Housing complex for the 11 am Sunday service. An attendant is available to let you into the lot. Note that this lot is not suitable for those with mobility issues.

For a current map of other parking facilities, see the City of Victoria’s Downtown Parking Map (PDF) and Disabled Parking Spots (PDF). Parking rates vary from $1.50 per hour to $3.00 per hour.

When attending large conferences or events at First Metropolitan, check the event brochure or registration package for availability of additional parking.

Public Transit

First Metropolitan United Church is located on a bus route. The No. 6 bus of stops right outside our door and we are within two blocks of many major bus routes For transit information and schedules, see the Victoria Regional Transit System. If you require accessible bus transportation, see the Guide to Accessibility.

Taxi Service

Many taxi companies serve the Victoria area. Blue Bird Cabs and Yellow Cab of Victoria offer wheelchair accessible vehicles. They also honour BC Transit Taxi Saver coupons.

There are two phones available at the church to phone for a taxi. One is located in the Quadra entrance to the Sanctuary, and the other in the photocopy room near the Church Office.

Security Reminder

Please do not leave any valuables in the pews or meeting rooms while at church functions. While we do the very best to be watchful and aware, things do go missing if left.