Located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, Victoria is the capital of British Columbia. As anyone who has ever lived or visited here knows, it is a splendidly beautiful city with an abundance of natural highlights: lush evergreen forests, dazzling ocean beaches, and stunning views of offshore Islands and coastal mountains. Myriad parks, green spaces, and gardens, both private and public, complement nature’s beauty with year-round colour and vibrancy.
Victoria is also known for having Canada’s mildest climate. Winter snow is rare, as are summers temperatures over 30˚C, encouraging an all-season, outdoor lifestyle. Golf courses seldom close, and cycling, hiking, and gardening are considered year-round activities. And you can easily barbecue in every month of the year!
The city of Victoria is actually one of 13 municipalities that comprise Greater Victoria, Canada’s 15th largest city with a population of approximately 345,000.
Most residents don’t think of Victoria as individual municipalities and, except for the occasional change in street-sign colour, you wouldn’t likely notice when you have crossed from one into another.
However, each neighbourhood within the municipalities has its own distinctive characteristics. Depending on your needs and wants, you’ll want to have some guidance in making a decision about where to purchase your home—and that is where the services of a well-experienced, professional real estate team is invaluable.
Choosing a neighbourhood is about more than property tax rates and home values. Schools, parks, recreation facilities, transportation, shops, and services, as well as commuting times are just a few of many considerations. Knowing what the community is like before you buy can make all the difference. We know Greater Victoria’s neighbourhoods very well and can help you make a decision you will be happy with for years to come.
Listed here are the websites for all 13 municipalities of Greater Victoria, as well as three additional electoral districts, which combine to form The Capital Regional District, commonly known as the CRD.
When you are ready to discuss where you would like your next home to be or would like some guidance on neighbourhoods to consider, give us a call—we are always happy to talk about this wonderful place we call home.