Moving to Victoria BC for Retirement

by hwilde on December 17, 2011

Victoria is certainly known world-wide as a tourist destination and many of the folks who visit from across Canada and further fall in love with this beautiful city.  Some of them even end up moving to Victoria BC for retirement.

This is especially true of Canadian citizens, many of whom are tired of dealing with the harsh winters and hot summers experienced by much of the rest of the country.  The temperate climate of the Greater Victoria area is much easier to manage, especially for older people who may be more sensitive to heat and cold.  We get a bit of rain sometimes, but as they say – you don’t have to shovel it!

Victoria provides retired folks with time on their hands with tons of recreational opportunities too.  You can golf year round here, go fresh water fishing or venture out on the chuck in search of salmon or other salt water delicacies.  Today’s active seniors will find no shortage of outdoor activities and outdoor sports in which they may participate.

Over the years a higher than average number of people moving to Victoria for retirement has encouraged and sustained many social groups in local communities, making it easy for newcomers to meet and forge friendships with their peers.  Check out the seniors centers in your community.

People from all over are moving to Victoria for all sorts of reasons, moving to Victoria for retirement is just one of them.  And it’s not uncommon for their children to relocate here after visiting the folks.  When they realize how much they miss living close to parents and grandparents (and it’s such a lovely city) they end up moving to Victoria for family!


Victoria BC Realtor Heather Wilde was raised and educated in Winnipeg. After graduating from both the University of Winnipeg (Bachelor of Arts) and the University of Manitoba Faculty of Education she relocated to British Columbia in 1975. Her career in real estate has been successful due to her commitment to and genuine pleasure at helping families find homes and properties for sale in Victoria BC. Heather was licensed as a Realtor in 1976 and since then has worked hard to achieve a high standard of performance; consistently attaining a Victoria Real Estate Board MLS Gold Award. If you ask Heather, she will undoubtedly say that although it’s nice to be recognized in the industry through performance awards, what really drives her success is the relationships and friendships she forges with the families that she helps. Many of Heather’s former clients have become close friends, and many of her close friends have become clients. That says a lot about her dedication to providing professional service while maintaining a friendly rapport with clients. Heather loves to travel the world (preferrably on a cruise ship!) and also enjoys tennis and bridge during her spare time. As of January 2014, Heather has retired from her real estate career.

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