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The Saanich Fair – A Victoria BC Tradition

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August is winding down, Labour Day long weekend approaches and the return to school looms for children (and some adults) in Victoria BC.  It must be time for the Saanich Fall Fair!  This agricultural fair has marked the end of summer in Victoria…

Lochside Regional Trail in Victoria BC

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The Lochside Regional Trail is a 29 km multi-use trail that runs along a former rail line.  The original CPNR passenger rail service began in 1917, but only ran for a few years before going bankrupt, after which it was used for freight service. …

Galloping Goose Regional Trail in Victoria BC

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The Galloping Goose Regional Trail winds along 55 kms of former rail line, stretching from Victoria to Sooke.  This amazing multi-use trail is used by walkers and runners, bicyclists and horseback riders, among others. The Goose, as it’s…

Elk/Beaver Lake Regional Park in Victoria BC

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Located just outside the city of Victoria beside the Pat Bay Highway you’ll find the popular Elk/Beaver Lake Regional Park.  Consisting of two conjoined lakes surrounded by parklands offering extensive trail systems and diverse recreational…

Bear Hill Regional Park in Victoria BC

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Bear Hill Regional Park is one of my favourite places to go for an afternoon hike.  The extensive trail system provides a moderate workout and the view at the top is amazing!  Depending upon the time of year, you can see gorgeous wildflowers…

Community Gardens in Victoria BC

Victoria BC is known as the Garden City, due to a temperate climate that allows people who are living in Victoria to garden pretty much year round.  More and more people are exploring vegetable gardening, whether for exercise, tasty fresh veggies…

Box Lacrosse in Victoria BC

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Box Lacrosse season is just getting under way in Victoria BC.  This popular and fast-paced original Canadian sport runs through the spring into summer here and unlike most of the country, we often play box lacrosse at outdoor venues along with…

MLS Statistics for Saanich

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Saanich is the largest of Greater Victoria’s municipalities, both geographically and in population and it encompasses a wide range of neighborhoods including urban, suburban and rural.  This means that housing options are diverse and prices…

University of Victoria – Post Secondary Education in Victoria BC

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The University of Victoria (UVIC) is the second oldest public research university in the province of British Columbia.  Sitting to the northeast of Victoria on the borders of the municipalities of Oak Bay and Saanich, UVIC is a research intensive…

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…