Explore Victoria, BC

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Welcome to Victoria

The scenic capital city of British Columbia, Victoria is located in the southern tip of Vancouver Island off the Canadian Pacific Coast. As one of the oldest settlements in the Pacific Northwest, Victoria’s unique charm is showcased at a variety of cultural and historical monuments. With a thriving economy, temperate year-round climate, and some of the finest scenery on the West Coast, it’s no surprise that Victoria enjoys one of the highest quality of life scores in Canada.


Neighbourhood tags

Pet Friendly

Vibrant

Lively

Historic

Unique Boutiques

Green Spaces

Upscale

Water Views

Walkable

Nightlife

Downtown

Foodie's Favourite

Multicultural

Family Friendly

Transit Friendly

Industry Hub

Tranquil

Plenty of Pubs

Student Friendly

Mountain Views

Beach Nearby

High Tech

Fun facts

  • Nobel laureate Alice Munro is a native of Victoria, and many of her award-winning books and poems are set amongst the natural beauty of the Pacific Coast.

  • Victoria is home to the oldest Chinatown in Canada and continues to celebrate its multicultural heritage at a variety of cultural and ethnic festivals throughout the year.

  • Victoria boasts an average of 2,183 hours of sunshine yearly and an eight-month frost-free season.

  • Victoria attracts visitors from across the globe to observe its unique ecology and wildlife such as whales, salmon, bald eagles, and more.

  • Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub and Guest House is a part of Victoria’s thriving craft beer scene and is the oldest continually operating brewpub in Canada.

What to expect

Victoria is known for its picturesque views, temperate climate, and thriving economy.

What not to expect

A large selection of affordable housing.

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Victoria

Fall in love with the green jewel of the Pacific Coast.

The scenic capital city of British Columbia, Victoria is located in the southern tip of Vancouver Island off the Canadian Pacific Coast. As one of the oldest settlements in the Pacific Northwest, Victoria’s unique charm is showcased at a variety of cultural and historical monuments. With a thriving economy, temperate year-round climate, and some of the finest scenery on the West Coast, it’s no surprise that Victoria enjoys one of the highest quality of life scores in Canada.


Victoria was the original homeland of the Coast Salish First Nations and was settled by the British in 1843. The city has retained many historic buildings from this time period, including the Parliament Buildings, built in 1897, and the Empress Hotel, first opened in 1908, both of which are National Historic Sites of Canada.


As the home of three post-secondary institutions, eight federal research labs, and Canada's Pacific Navy Base, Victoria’s advanced technology sector is perfectly positioned for maximum economic impact and is the region’s largest private industry. In fact, in 2010, Macleans Magazine proclaimed Victoria to be Canada’s Smartest City.


Victoria is also a popular tourist destination, attracting visitors from across the globe thanks to its cruise ship-friendly harbour, world-class entertainment and cultural institutions, and vibrant downtown sector.

As well, thanks to its temperate climate and proximity to Vancouver, Victoria is a popular destination for the television and film industry. British Columbia is the third largest production centre in North America, and films produced in Victoria include the X-Men series, Ripper, Scary Movie, 2012, and more. Victoria also boasts a thriving music scene and is the home of Canadian superstars like Nelly Furtado, David Foster, and The Moffats, as well as the indie-rock music festival known as Rifflandia. At its many universities and colleges, Victoria is actively curating the next generation of Canadian artists at institutions like the Canadian College of Performing Arts, the Victoria College of Art, and others.


Thanks to its moderate climate and ample natural spaces, Victoria has been nicknamed “the Garden City”, and enjoys one of the highest percentages of bicycle commuters in Canada. Protected bike lanes and rare snowfalls mean commuting by bicycle is practical year round in Victoria.

WHAT TO EXPECT:

Victoria is known for its picturesque views, temperate climate, and thriving economy.

With a thriving economy, temperate year-round climate, and some of the finest scenery on the West Coast, it’s no surprise that Victoria enjoys one of the highest quality of life scores in Canada.

WHAT NOT TO EXPECT:

A large selection of affordable housing.

Thanks to its high quality of living, housing in Victoria can be expensive.

THE MARKET:

Victoria is home to tranquil suburbs, luxurious downtown high-rises, and heritage homes alike.

Whether you prefer downtown convenience or suburban tranquility, there’s a home in Victoria for every family at every stage of their life. 

UNEXPECTED APPEAL:

Biking to work year round along Victoria’s many protected cycling lanes.

Thanks to its moderate climate and ample natural spaces, Victoria has been nicknamed “the Garden City”, and enjoys one of the highest percentages of bicycle commuters in Canada. Protected bike lanes and rare snowfalls mean commuting by bicycle is practical year round in Victoria.

THE LIFESTYLE:

Victoria boasts historic monuments, a bustling downtown, and a world-class entertainment scene.

Victoria is also a popular tourist destination, attracting visitors from across the globe thanks to its cruise ship-friendly harbour, world-class entertainment and cultural institutions, and vibrant downtown sector.

YOU'LL FALL IN LOVE WITH:

The possibility of spotting a Hollywood star on set, right in your own neighbourhood.

Thanks to its temperate climate and proximity to Vancouver, Victoria is a popular destination for the television and film industry. British Columbia is the third largest production centre in North America, and films produced in Victoria include the X-Men series, Ripper, Scary Movie, 2012, and more. Victoria also boasts a thriving music scene and is the home of Canadian superstars like Nelly Furtado, David Foster, and The Moffats, as well as the indie-rock music festival known as Rifflandia.

THE NEIGHBOURS:

This affluent community is home to students, technical professionals, artists, and retirees.

As the home of three post-secondary institutions, eight federal research labs, and Canada's Pacific Navy Base, Victoria’s advanced technology sector is perfectly positioned for maximum economic impact and is the region’s largest private industry. In fact, in 2010, Macleans Magazine proclaimed Victoria to be Canada’s Smartest City. Victoria is also the home of a thriving art scene as well as institutions like the Canadian College of Performing Arts, the Victoria College of Art, and others.

Victoria Neighbourhoods

Victoria contains 0 districts and 14 neighbourhoods , each with their own unique character. Whether you prefer a trendy urban centre or a peaceful suburb, Homicity can help you find your dream home. Explore the various neighbourhoods in Victoria to find the one that’s perfect for you.