Victoria Neighbourhoods – Rockland

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If you follow Rockland Ave., you will find the beautiful and historic 1800s neighborhood of Rockland centered around Craigdarroch Castle and Government House. The elegant neighborhood of Rockland lives up to it's name and then some. As the…

Victoria BC – One of the Friendliest Cities in the World!

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If you’re considering moving to Victoria BC, here’s some interesting news for you.  Victoria BC was voted one of the friendliest cities in the world in 2014 by Conde Nast Traveler readers.  In fact, of the top ten (or eleven actually,…

Local Economy Snapshot – Victoria’s Tech, Education and Marine Sectors

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The report in the March edition of the Victoria Chamber of Commerce publication ‘Business Matters’ included an analysis of the technology and manufacturing, education and marine/shipbuilding sectors. Technology and Manufacturing in Victoria…

Local Economy Snapshot – Victoria’s Tourism and Retail Sectors

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A report in the March edition of the Victoria Chamber of Commerce publication ‘Business Matters’ takes the pulse of several major local economic sectors.  Here is a synopsis of the information about Victoria’s tourism and retail sectors…

The Red Barn Market in Victoria BC

Many of our local farm markets only operate during the spring and summer but the Red Barn Farm Market has grown, over many years, into a diversified business that sells a lot more than just fresh, local produce (although they do that very well,…

Sante Spa in Victoria BC

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Who doesn’t love going to a spa?  Well, I suppose there are those who don’t, but I’ll bet that most of those folks have never tried it!  Men, women and children can ALL enjoy an amazing spa experience at the Sante Spa, located at the…

Victoria News – Bike lane funding in Victoria, Esquimalt a good first step: advocates

See on Scoop.it - Living in Victoria BC City of Victoria to paint more cyclist-friendly lines on streetsGeoff McLean's insight:Bike lanes support fitness aqnd reduce pollution and conjestion on our roads - let's have more of them!See on www…

Victoria News – Nanotechnology at UVic gets a boost into the real world

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See on Scoop.it - Living in Victoria BC A biomedical sensor the size of a postage stamp could hold the answer to a fast and inexpensive way to diagnose disease.   Geoff McLean's insight: Another example of our fair city earning…

Volunteering in Victoria BC

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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…

Stay Out of the Water – And Keep Your Pets Out Too!

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See on Scoop.it - Living in Victoria BC Capital Regional District confirms the presence of toxic blue-green algae at Beaver and Elk lakes.   Geoff McLean's insight: Elk-Beaver Lake Regional Park is a great place to walk the…