About Hillside


Hillside Centre acknowledges and respects the Lekwungen-speaking First Nations on whose traditional and unceded territories we work and whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.

Enjoy the wide variety of shops and services Hillside has to offer!

Located on the corner of Shelbourne Street and Hillside Avenue. Public transit services the centre from North Dairy Road, Shelbourne Street and Hillside Avenue.

100 shops and services, including Marshalls, SportChek/Atmosphere, Canadian Tire, Walmart, Shoppers Drug Mart, Dollarama, Thrifty Foods and Bolen Books.

600 seat spacious food court that includes: Tim Horton’s, Subway, Local Pizza, Noodle Fans & Starbucks.

First OceanWall in Canada, 12’ X 7’ screen is located in upper food court. Enjoy amazing footage of the Salish Sea with all its incredible inhabitants including orcas, humpbacks, harbour seals etc.

Guest Services, located across from SportChek/Atmosphere is available to assist with inquiries. Gift Cards, stroller loans and other amenities are also available.

Hillside Centre is proud to support the Oaklands Community Group and the Forward 50 Oaklands Neighbourhood Plan. To learn more visit Oakland.life/onp



Hillside Centre and BentallGreenOak are committed to responsible property management based upon environmental sustainability and social/economic responsibility.

Food court waste is sorted minimizing our landfill contributions and maximizing our organic diversion rates.

Single use plastic bags are prohibited, due to a City of Victoria By-law. Totes are available at Guest Services. One per person, please.

Hillside has collected 58,342 bottles (plastic & glass) from the food court.

Landscaping surrounding the building incorporates rain gardens, permeable pavers, and bio-swales designed to remove pollution from the surface runoff water.

Complimentary electric vehicle charging stations, bike racks and efficient transit stops on three of the main roadways.

Underground water systems, time activated, allows for watering while practicing water conservation.

Awards & Recognition

Achieved Platinum certification by BOMA (Building Owners and Managers Association of British Columbia)

Awarded the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Leadership Award. Through the recycling of used cooking oil, 17,500 litres, Hillside reduced 53.62 tonnes of greenhouse gas. The oil once used in the food court fryers could now be powering our customer’s vehicles.

For more information visit Guest Services for a copy of our ‘Looking Toward the Future’ brochure.

Earth Day Image




Please note that as much as we looooooooove Skippy (and his furry friends), we are finding that our doggie visitors are having difficulty differentiating between inside and outside behaviours. We thank those dog owners that adhered to our policies but unfortunately many dog owners did not. We received complaints from other customers concerned with dogs being in restricted areas i.e. the food court and the disregard of the dog waste pick-up policy.  Unfortunately, effective March 1, 2020 Hillside Centre will no longer be able to welcome dogs in the shopping centre.

Service dogs, with appropriate designation are the exception.




Established in 2001, Hillside’s Night of Lights is a unique program that offers local non-profit groups, including schools and youth sports teams, a no-risk fundraising opportunity. Night of Lights is a private ticketed event that happens annually in November. The evening includes retailer incentives/discounts, door prizes, entertainment, appetizers and more. Over 70 non-profit organizations participate every year, raising revenue for their specialized needs. Every penny of the tickets sold goes to the non-profit groups. To date, Hillside has raised over $900,000 for the community.


Women in Need


Pick up a complimentary WIN (Women in Need) clothing bag at Guest Services and fill it with gently worn clothing or fashion accessories. For your convenience, return your WIN bag to Guest Services – drop off available 365 days of the year!

For more information visit: www.womeninneed.ca.



Thank you for considering Hillside as a contributor to your event, organization or initiative. Each year, we receive numerous requests for display space. Due to limited space and the number of requests we receive, Hillside has implemented a standard process in determining which requests are approved. Please note that we generally do not permit ‘stand-alone’ displays. We encourage applicants to include their request in a larger special event format or as an addition to an event already happening in-centre.

To be considered, your organization must:

  • Be a registered charitable organization with a government-sanctioned charitable number
  • Make a contribution to the local community including non-profit, cultural, educational and social service groups
  • Serve the community of Victoria and compliment Hillside Centre’s community focus
  • Submit a letter, at least 60 days in advance, on corporate letterhead outlining your organization and the event details

Each application is reviewed on an individual basis and other variables may impact the success of your application.

Upon approval, your organization will be required to:

  • Sign a Temporary Occupancy Agreement
  • Provide a $3 million Comprehensive General Liability and $250,000 Risk Tenants Liability insurance certificate, including Hillside Centre Holdings Inc. and BentallGreenOak and its affiliates as additional insured
  • Report back with the total amount raised within 7 days of the end of the event



First of its kind in Canada, the OceanWall, 3646 mm x 2058mm (12 ft. X 7 ft.) is a series of screens featuring technology that allows viewers to explore under the ocean and engage in interactive educational activities.

The OceanWall is a community project. Individuals, local businesses and non-profit organizations can share their research and personal experiences on the ocean with the public on the large screen.

Made up of eleven screens, the top nine are side-by-side with just a 5.3 mmm bezel between each screen. The top nine screens display pre-recorded or live video footage of life in the ocean.

The two lower screens are iboards:

The left iboard is where files containing video footage, supplied by various individuals, businesses and non-profit organizations are located. Currently over 70 groups submit video footage). The right iboard provides interactive games/learning opportunities for children.

The OceanWall is a window into the Pacific Ocean and surrounding waters .