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North Saanich Neighbourhoods – Swartz Bay

by Jodi Baker November 5, 2014

Swartz Bay is a neighbourhood in the municipality of North Saanich, around 30 kilometres north of Victoria BC.  It is well known as the location of BC Ferries Swartz Bay terminal from which you can sail to Vancouver, Saltspring Island and other Gulf Islands. As part of the municipality of North Saanich, this relatively sparsely […]

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Moving to Victoria BC in 2014?

by Geoff McLean October 22, 2014

Are you thinking about moving to Victoria BC in 2014? If you are, let us be the first to welcome you to this wonderful place we call home.  We may be biased, but we think that living in Victoria is awesome! If you are new to Victoria, you will undoubtedly have a lot of questions […]

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Victoria Neighbourhoods – Oaklands

by Jodi Baker July 16, 2014

Tucked into the northeast corner of Victoria proper is the lovely neighbourhood of Oaklands.  Named for the wonderfully gnarly Garry Oak trees sheltering our homes and parks, this neighbourhood is popular with families who want to live near the city. Hillside Mall is a large commercial centre located in Oaklands and there are several, smaller […]

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The Trial Islands

by Jodi Baker May 7, 2014

The Trial Islands are two elongate islands and associated islets located just off the southeast tip of Vancouver Island near Victoria BC.  They are part of the municipality of Oak Bay and, since 1990, a designated ecological reserve created to protect 28 species of plants listed as rare within Canada. For most people who are […]

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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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Ogden Point Breakwater

by Geoff McLean March 19, 2014

The Ogden Point breakwater is one of this city’s treasures, as anyone who is living in Victoria can attest.  Almost every resident and a good number of visitors have enjoyed strolling atop this unique structure at some point, and for some it’s regularly revisited. Generation of families have walked the breakwater since it was completed […]

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Esquimalt Neighbourhoods – Rockheights

by Jodi Baker March 12, 2014

Rockheights is a residential neighbourhood in the center of Esquimalt.  Sitting above the municipality on a rocky hill (hence the name!) Rockheights offers single and multi-family homes as well as townhomes and condos with lovely views. In fact, the highest point of land in Esquimalt is in Highrock Park in the Rockheights neighbourhood where you […]

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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 – Gorge

by Jodi Baker February 12, 2014

The Gorge neighbourhood in West Saanich is an historical urban area very close to the city of Victoria BC.  Sitting on the southern edge of West Saanich, the Gorge neighbourhood hugs the northern edge of Victoria’s storied waterway. While much of West Saanich is rural, the Gorge is decidedly urban to suburban, having been developed […]

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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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