Greater Victoria – View Royal

by Jodi Baker on July 20, 2011

Wherever you are in View Royal, you are close to anything you could need or want, and that’s one of the big advantages of living here.  The City of Victoria is right next door, with all the shopping, restaurants, and entertainment that a tourism oriented city has to offer.

If you like to travel, the BC or Washington State Ferry systems as well as the Victoria International Airport can take you wherever you want to go.  Or if you like your recreation closer to home, there are tons of things to do right here; there are hiking or walking trails, explore the famous Galloping Goose trail, it passes through View Royal as it winds its way from Sooke to Victoria. Head up to Thetis Lake for a dip, the water is lovely on a hot summer day.  Maybe you would like to try some canoeing or kayaking on the lake or in Portage Inlet, these protected waters make for some serene, relaxing paddling.

A little further afield, you can travel up-island about three hours to a world class ski resort.  Mt Washington proved to the world in 2010 that it was one of the best places for Nordic sport, as it provided Olympic athletes with the opportunity to train in advance of the games held in Vancouver.  There was no shortage of snow here!

From white to green – we can’t forget golf!  Victoria boasts a plethora of lovely courses and the climate to enjoy them year round.  The newest public course in Victoria is located right here in View Royal, the Highland Pacific Golf Course sits between Victoria General Hospital and Thetis Lake Park.

All in all, you’d be hard pressed to find many communities in Canada that can equal View Royal in the categories of access to amenities, climate, and affordability, and dare I say, most of them would be in Greater Victoria!

Jodi Baker

After attending grade school locally, Jodi enrolled at Camosun College, taking Business Administration and majoring in marketing. She graduated in 1991, the same year she was licensed as a Real Estate Agent and joined Re/Max Camosun. Since then Jodi has been been building her career based on a desire to provide friendly professional service to people who want to sell or buy properties in Victoria, winning several awards along the way. In 2003 Jodi joined Geoff McLean and Associates, and she enjoys being part of his team of real estate experts. The team approach allows Jodi to balance her career and home life, something that every mother can appreciate, especially when the children are young! Jodi also enjoys cooking, camping, traveling and music. She shares her Central Saanich home with her husband and two children, two border collies and a cat. Connect with Jodi on Google

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