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

Moving to Victoria BC for Healthcare

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Moving to Victoria BC for healthcare?  You’re not alone; people from across the province that are in need of special healthcare services or treatment can usually find it in Victoria. British Columbia is a geographically huge place with…

Microsoft in Victoria BC

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Microsoft has just announced the opening of a new gaming studio in Victoria in early 2012.  It seems that everyone likes the idea of moving to Victoria BC and why wouldn’t they?  The climate, short commutes and reasonable real estate prices…

Moving to Victoria BC for Education

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People who live in rural areas and small communities around BC might consider moving to Victoria BC for education.  Whether you are looking for a quality education for your children at the k-12 level or post-secondary education for any member…

Moving to Victoria BC for RCMP Relocation

Although the City of Victoria and some of the other municipalities have their own police forces, much of the Greater Victoria area is served by the RCMP, which means that there are opportunities for RCMP officers to be moving to Victoria BC…

Moving to Victoria BC for Military Relocation

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If you’ve been posted to CFB Esquimalt and are looking forward to moving to Victoria BC for military relocation, we'd like to welcome you!  We’re sure you’ll enjoy living in Victoria, one of the most beautiful cities in Canada, with a…

Victoria BC House Prices

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Check out this article published recently in the Victoria Times/Colonist newspaper about Victoria house prices and how they’ve increased over the past decade. I was asked to comment on present Victoria real estate market conditions in relation…

Moving to Victoria BC for Work

Victoria is the capital city of British Columbia and a vibrant, growing city teeming with opportunities.  The thriving economy attracts many people who are moving to Victoria BC for work. One of the big employment sectors in Victoria is…

Getting to Victoria – BC Ferries

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Living in Victoria is lovely, but sometimes getting to Victoria can be a challenge.  Because we sit on the southernmost tip of Vancouver Island and there is no bridge to the mainland, we are in some ways isolated from the rest of British Columbia. People…

Welcome to Victoria BC

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Approximately 25-30% of Victoria real estate purchases are made by people from outside the region.  If you assume that most of these are couples (at least) there are something like 4,000 newcomers to Greater Victoria each year. Moving to…

Military Relocation – Community information for CFB Esquimalt

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A military relocation to CFB Esquimalt means you will need information about the community to which you are going to move.  Depending on your housing needs and budget, you might be moving into military housing (there are 709 military housing…