From the category archives:

Moving to Victoria BC

Victoria City Neighbourhoods

by Jodi Baker March 26, 2014

The City of Victoria BC has some beautiful residential neighbourhoods within walking distance of the downtown core.  Whether you are looking for a hip urban condo/apartment in the city or a character rich home in nearby James Bay or Fairfield, Victoria proper offers diversity in housing. Imagine a daily stroll along the scenic inner harbour, […]

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Tim Hortons Near CFB Esquimalt

by Geoff McLean February 26, 2014

Here’s some critically important information for military personnel who are newly transferred to CFB Esquimalt in Victoria BC.  Heck, this is important to anyone who is moving to Victoria!  I mean really, on your first day in a new city what do you need? Coffee!  And since you’re Canadian, you probably need Tim Hortons coffee. […]

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West Saanich Neighbourhoods – Prospect Lake

by Geoff McLean January 29, 2014

Prospect Lake is an idyllic rural neighbourhood in West Saanich, north of Victoria BC.  If you like the idea of living in Victoria, yet don’t want to live in the city, you couldn’t do much better than this.  Prospect Lake is pure country living close to town. The neighbourhood is near the Royal Oak commercial […]

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The White Heather Tea Room in Victoria BC

by hwilde February 13, 2013

What could be more ‘Victorian’ than visiting a tearoom?  Very little, I say!  Victoria BC is steeped (pun intended) in British tradition and there are several establishments serving an authentic tea service.  Tourists and people who are living in Victoria, me included, love to stop for a cuppa and delicious fresh-made goodies at the White […]

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Volunteering in Victoria BC

by hwilde January 23, 2013

Newcomers to Victoria are usually thrilled to be able to move here and you can’t blame them!  With undeniably the best climate in all of Canada, a friendly atmosphere and access to all sorts of recreational pursuits moving to Victoria is at the top of many people’s wish lists. Starting a new job in the […]

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Thinking About Moving to Victoria BC?

by Geoff McLean October 16, 2012

If you are thinking about moving to Victoria BC you probably have a few (or more than a few) questions about the cost of living in Victoria BC and what it’s like to live here.  This blog is a great source of information about Victoria and its surrounding municipalities, the amenities and resources you’ll find […]

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Strata Property Owners and Prospective Buyers – What You Need to Know About Depreciation Reports

by Jodi Baker June 20, 2012

If you are looking to buy a strata property in Victoria BC, or if you own and are considering selling your strata property, you should know about the recent regulations passed by the Provincial Government of BC regarding strata property depreciation reports. As of December 13, 2013, all strata properties with more than 4 units […]

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The BC First-Time New Home Buyers’ Bonus

by Jodi Baker March 16, 2012

If you’re thinking about buying a new home in Greater Victoria but have been hesitant to do so because of the HST, the BC government has proposed a solution for first time buyers.   Subject to approval by the legislature, the BC government is planning to implement a temporary BC First-Time New Home Buyers’ Bonus.  This […]

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Victoria BC has the Mildest Climate in Canada

by Geoff McLean March 11, 2012

As we turn the corner from winter into spring, people who are living in Victoria breathe a sigh of contentment.  Daffodils nod their cheery heads in gardens from North Saanich to Sooke, and birdsong fills the air.  We nod and agree with each other, “Not much of a winter, eh?”  And that’s the way we […]

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Victoria’s Flower Count Welcomes Spring

by Geoff McLean February 25, 2012

Victoria’s Flower Count is a fun promotion sponsored by the Greater Victoria and Saanich Peninsula chambers of commerce, Butchart Gardens and Tourism Victoria.  The flower count takes place during the first week of March each year.  While most of Canada is still firmly frozen, we like to let people know that in Victoria BC, spring […]

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