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

Victoria City Neighbourhoods

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,…

Tim Hortons Near CFB Esquimalt

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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…

West Saanich Neighbourhoods – Prospect Lake

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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…

The White Heather Tea Room in Victoria BC

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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…

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…

Thinking About Moving to Victoria BC?

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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…

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

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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…

The BC First-Time New Home Buyers’ Bonus

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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…

Victoria BC has the Mildest Climate in Canada

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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…

Victoria’s Flower Count Welcomes Spring

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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…