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Victoria, Hey It’s More Than Just A Garden City!

posted on May 09

Many people love to visit Victoria because it is a tranquil, green, garden oasis, situated at the southern tip of a Pacific Island off the west coast of Canada.  And, when they get here, that's exactly what they find....it's all true. But....there's more to Victoria than meets the eye,…

Victoria, Home To British Columbia’s Parliament Buildings

posted on Jan 31

The main block of the Parliament Buildings combines Baroque details with Romanesque Revival rustication-Photo Courtesy Graham Budd AboutThe British Columbia Parliament Buildings in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada are home to the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia. The "Ledge" as it is popularly…

US Dollars Buy More in Canada

posted on Jan 09

The Canadian Dollar is in a pretty steep decline against many world currencies right now, especially the U.S. Dollar.  This means, that if you're travelling to Canada your travel budget will go much further. Feel free to check today's exchange rates using this Free Currency Convertor Tool …

Living in Victoria - 7 Saanich and the Penninsula

posted on Nov 19

I’ve recently blogged about many of the urban municipalities that comprise the Victoria Capital Region, but there are others that are part of the Greater Victoria area, some which are still relatively “close-in” and others that are a short drive away from the centre of Victoria. Possibly…

Living in Victoria - 6 Oak Bay and Esquimalt Areas

posted on Oct 28

The City of Victoria is actually pretty small, with a population of about 80,000 residents.  The surrounding areas, which make up, what is known as Greater Victoria, account for the remaining 270,000 or so residents.  These other municipalities offer a variety of lifestyle options and are worth…