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Victoria Neighbourhoods – James Bay

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James Bay is a charming seaside neighbourhood within the City of Victoria BC.  Surrounded on three sides by water, James Bay is really a peninsula, named for one of Fort Victoria’s founders, Sir James Douglas.  Richly historical, James Bay…

Central Saanich Neighbourhoods – Brentwood Bay

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Brentwood Bay sits on the eastern side of the Saanich Peninsula overlooking the Saanich Inlet and is one of the main commercial centres of Central Saanich.  It is home to the world famous Butchart Gardens and there is a small ferry that operates…

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,…

Ogden Point Breakwater

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The Ogden Point breakwater is one of this city’s treasures, as anyone who is living in Victoria can attest.  Almost every resident and a good number of visitors have enjoyed strolling atop this unique structure at some point, and for some…

Esquimalt Neighbourhoods – Rockheights

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Rockheights is a residential neighbourhood in the center of Esquimalt.  Sitting above the municipality on a rocky hill (hence the name!) Rockheights offers single and multi-family homes as well as townhomes and condos with lovely views. In…

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 – Gorge

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The Gorge neighbourhood in West Saanich is an historical urban area very close to the city of Victoria BC.  Sitting on the southern edge of West Saanich, the Gorge neighbourhood hugs the northern edge of Victoria’s storied waterway. While…

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…

West Saanich Neighbourhoods – Royal Oak

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Royal Oak is a diverse neighbourhood in West Saanich, about ten minutes’ drive north on the Pat Bay Highway from Victoria BC.  Running along the eastern side of the highway, Royal Oak offers a wide range of housing including newer townhome…

East Saanich Neighbourhoods – Gordon Head

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Gordon Head is a well-established ocean-side neighbourhood in East Saanich just north of Victoria BC.  This largely residential suburban neighbourhood is tucked up against gorgeous Mt. Doug Park and sits just south of Cordova Bay Beach, both…