From June 14th – July 2, stories written by local youth will be displayed in store windows throughout Victoria, BC. A single page from every story is available to read in a different window. To read an entire story you have to visit several different places, just like a scavenger hunt!

How can I follow the StoryPath?

Look in store windows for the posters with the Story Path logo. Thirty-six pages of stories are scattered in windows around downtown Victoria, with each page of the story on a different poster – and each poster indicates where the next page of a story will be found. 

To find the first pages for many stories, look in the windows of Central Branch library (735 Broughton St.) or Russell Books (747 Fort St.)

To see ALL the locations, explore the map at the top of this page.

So, why are we doing this?

Story Studio is an award-winning charity that exists to empower young writers – and one way to do this is by celebrating their work!

StoryPath showcases just a few of the amazing young writers who have participated in our programs over the past few years. In addition, this outdoor ‘scavenger hunt’ for stories promotes great things like literacy, outdoor physical activity, community involvement and parent engagement.

All of the stories were written by youth in programs we ran with our amazing community partners.

Does it cost anything to participate?

It’s free, thanks to generous donors, store owners and the support of community organisations like the Greater Victoria Public Library, Victoria Literacy Connection and the Victoria Literacy Task Group.

I heard there was a contest – can I win something? Is it a race? I’m very competitive!

There’s no race. But you can win a prize if you follow the StoryPath! Subscribe to our newsletter or email us at by July 2 and include the name of the story that you followed. We’ll put you in a random draw for prizes provided by our supporting businesses. 

Participating Businesses and Organisations

Blue Sky Clothing Victoria1316 Government St, Victoria, BC V8W 1Y8
CCRR2001A Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8T 4K9
Cherry Bomb Toys1410 Broad St, Victoria, BC V8W 2B1
GVPL Central735 Broughton St, Victoria, BC V8W 3H2
Island Blue911 Fort St., Victoria, BC, V8V 3K3
Jam Cafe542 Herald St, Victoria, BC V8W 1S5
Kaboodles Victoria1320 Government St, Victoria, BC V8W 1Y8
Legends Comics and Toys633 Johnson St, Victoria, BC V8W 1M7
Monks Office (Broad)1200 Broad St, Victoria, BC V8W 2A3
Monks Office (Fort)794 Fort St, Victoria, BC V8W 2H6
Mothering Touch975 Fort St, Victoria, BC V8V 3K3
New Balance Store1205 Government St, Victoria, BC V8W 1Y5
Opus Art Supplies512 Herald St, Victoria, BC V8W 1S6
Quazars Arcade1215 Government St, Victoria, BC V8W 1Y6
Russell Books747 Fort St #100, Victoria, BC V8W 3E9
Schoolhouse Teaching Supplies2014 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8T 4L1
The Papery734 Fort St, Victoria, BC V8W 1H2
The Regional Assembly of Text560 Johnson St #116, Victoria, BC V8W 3C6