From the category archives:

Military Relocation

Esquimalt

by Jodi Baker May 31, 2010

If you cross that big blue bridge from downtown Victoria you will find yourself in the municipality of Esquimalt. Briefly named Puerto de Cordova by a Spanish explorer, the community became Esquimalt in a typically mangled transliteration from the native name Es-whoy-malth, meaning “the place of shoaling waters”. The British Royal Navy, The Hudson’s Bay […]

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Living in Victoria

by hwilde April 16, 2010

Beautiful – yes, and Victoria is smart too, providing diverse options for post secondary education. The University of Victoria, Royal Roads University, and Camosun College head a long list of reputable institutions. There is a progressive public school system incorporating high level athletic programs, francophone and French immersion studies, as well as several excellent private […]

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