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Living in Victoria

So, you’re considering, or maybe planning, a move to Victoria? If so, you probably have a million questions! Well, I’m not going to try answering them all, but I can give you a good idea of what it’s like – living in Victoria.

Most people think of Victoria as a tourist destination, and it is, but it’s not like seasonal tourist destinations, which empty out in the off-season leaving residents with little to do except contemplate their navels! Of course, the climate is so good here that there’s not really an off-season, it’s nice to be here all through the year. Lots of people have figured this out, and moved here, just like you!

This jewel of a city is nestled on the southern tip of Vancouver Island and, sitting in the rainshadow of the US Olympic Mountains, we receive half the annual rainfall that drenches Vancouver. Our mild temperatures and sunny skies have led to the nickname “The Garden City”, and it’s very appropriate; you will find the world famous Butchart Gardens here, also the Abkhazi Garden, and many other beautiful sites. People in Victoria are avid gardeners, and it shows!

People who live in Victoria love this city – if you want to find out why, check back here often. I’ll try to explain it!

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