Victoria Overview and Regional List
The City of Victoria, located on the Southern tip of Vancouver Island, is Western Canada’s oldest city and the capital of British Columbia. As such, it is home to the provincial legislature. It is a community of choice for many, due to its temperate climate, natural beauty, and superior economic opportunities. The City of Victoria has a population of approximately 74,000. Readers of Conde Nast Traveler magazine rate Victoria #1 for environment and ambience and the best overall City in Canada. Macleans magazine recently rated Victoria as the number one city in Canada in which to locate a family business.
Victoria West occupies a peninsula bounded by the scenic Gorge / Selkirk waterway, the harbour and the eastern border of Esquimalt. Its 155 hectares (380 acres) represents eight per cent of Victoria’s land base. With the development of Westside Village and the continuing development of the Songhees lands, Vic West offers its residents quality retail, traditional residential and multi-family housing options as well as scenic waterfront walkways.
Main Victoria Real Estate Areas: