Information for newcomers and those who are considering moving to Victoria BC

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9 Essential Storage Tips

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Storage facilities can be a life-saver. If you’re moving, renting out a short-term storage space can work wonders on relieving stress and decluttering your life until you’re ready to make the move. Maybe you’re downsizing, or need to make…
Illustration showing where Victoria Island is on a map

Where is Victoria Island?

Have you heard of Victoria Island? It is actually a massive Canadian island! We find out where in the world 'Victoria Island' is, and take a dive into the history of how 'Vancouver Island' got its name in this latest article.
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Moving from Vancouver to Victoria, BC

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Vancouver is a Wonderful City, But... Please don't get the wrong idea! Vancouver wins plenty of awards and earns more than it's fair share of international acclaim for doing many things well including hosting events like the Olympics/International…

Moving from Calgary to Victoria BC

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The Gas Prices are Nice But... Heck even the gas prices in Calgary are getting a second glance with an 11c per litre price jump on Monday the 28th that's officially ruining the local optimism that comes with a sub $1/litre gas. Price…

Economic Analysis of BC – August 2015

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Our friends over at Central1 Credit Union have posted an updated Economic Analysis of British Columbia report for August 2015. The full report is available in PDF format for easy printing/review: Economic Analysis of British Columbia - Volume…

Victoria: Best City in Canada for Women

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Canada is often regarded as one of the best countries in the world for outstanding natural beauty, quality of living, career opportunities, and many more reasons. This week, on the 16th on July, Kate McInturff, a senior researcher at the Canadian…

North Saanich Neighbourhoods – Deep Cove

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The Deep Cove neighbourhood in North Saanich, near Victoria BC offers peaceful rural living and spectacular ocean views and access.  This is one of Victoria’s most desirable rural neighbourhoods and there are beautiful country and waterfront…

North Saanich Neighbourhoods – Swartz Bay

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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…

Moving to Victoria BC in 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…

Langford Neighbourhoods – Happy Valley

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Happy Valley is a rural agricultural and residential neighbourhood in south Langford, bordering on the municipality of Metchosin.  This neighbourhood contains agricultural lands (ALR designated) as well as residential developments and has a…