Rockland is an historic neighbourhood of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, located just southeast of downtown and northeast of Beacon Hill Park, and comprising the northern portion of the official city neighbourhood of Fairfield. Its boundaries are imprecise but the area roughly flanks Rockland Avenue.
The neighbourhood was founded as, and remains, one of the tonier neighbourhoods in the city, and contains a notable concentration of opulent houses and heritage architecture and lush gardenscapes. The two largest, and most famous, of Rockland's residences are Craigdarroch Castle, built by the Dunsmuir fortune, and Government House. (source: https://en.wikipedia.org)
The neighbourhood known today as Rockland comprises an area bounded by Fort Street to the north, Richardson Street to the south, Linden Avenue to the west and Richmond Road to the east. Long before it was named, it was identified as a desirable place to live by Joseph Despard Pemberton, the first colonial land surveyor. Early settlers referred to Rockland as Government Hill or Nob Hill. (source: http://www.victoriaheritagefoundation.ca/)