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Living in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada - 5 Relocating to Victoria

posted on Oct 07

If you’re contemplating taking up residence in Victoria, perhaps buying a home here, or renting a house or an apartment, you would be wise to come out for a bit of an extended visit first, preferably during the winter months. Many people come to Victoria in the summer, when the sun is shining,…

Living in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada - 4 Safety

posted on Oct 01

A lot of people ask me “How safe is it in Victoria?” and express their concerns about going out at night in the downtown area. My response is always “Victoria is as safe as you make it for yourself”, in other words, just like anywhere you travel you always need to be aware of…

Living in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada - 3 Autumn Weather

posted on Sep 25

Sweet September!  This is the time of the year that Victoria locals enjoy the most.  Why is that? Well, several reasons.  1. The pace of life here slows down. 2. The weather, mostly, remains sunny, adding a "golden" sheen to the buildings and gardens 3. The onset of Autumn brings on a…

Living in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada - 2 Our Population

posted on Sep 20

So what's different about Victoria, BC, vs. other Canadian cities?  The most obvious answer is that we are considered to be "the most English" of all Canadian cities.  While that's still very true, to a great extent, the cultural and ethnic mix of Victoria's population has shifted…

Living in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada - 1 Winter Weather

posted on Sep 17

We have the pleasure of meeting many of our guests who visit Victoria, BC with the intention of "experiencing life in our city", prior to making a decision about whether, or not, they would like to relocate and live here.  There are so many questions to be answered about life in Victoria and we'll…