Victoria

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our beautiful city and surrounding areas.
Victoria Oak Bay Esquimalt View Royal
Colwood Langford Highlands Metchosin / Sooke
Saanich Central Saanich North Saanich Sidney

The City of Victoria

Victoria (photo by Jeff Barber)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. 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.

Governments at all levels provide a major employment base in the City with 18 of the largest employers coming from the public sector.

More information on Victoria can be obtained through the City of Victoria Economic Development Office by telephone at +1 (250) 361-0355.

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Photo courtesy of Jeff Barber.