Megan & Ian
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The capital region of Victoria, BC contains 13 municipalities, each with their own unique communities and features. Whether you're looking to live in a central, urban neighbourhood or prefer a more relaxed, rural property, you'll find the perfect place to call home in Greater Victoria.
The city-proper of Victoria takes up the southern-most tip of Vancouver Island and contains the downtown core. You'll find well-established neighbourhoods including Fernwood, James Bay, and Quadra Village. If you love the urban buzz of activity, living in Victoria you'll only be steps away from world-class entertainment and events.
Langford is the fastest growing community in BC and at the heart of the West Shore communities. This family-oriented city welcomes you with the convenience of urban amenities on one hand and breathtaking natural experiences on the other, including Goldstream Provincial Park. You'll find plenty of opportunity and space to plan your future living in Langford.
Located just north of the city of Victoria, Saanich has the largest population in the capital region. You'll also find a variety of landscapes, from the sandy beaches of Cadboro Bay, to the views from Mount Douglas Park, and many close-knit suburban communities. Living in Saanich offers you choice: imagine the possibilities for finding your dream home!
During the 1930s, Oak Bay was the original "Hollywood North" and you'll find that glamour remains today. Located immediately east of Victoria, the municipality is defined by its shoreline. If you're looking for ocean-front living while staying near urban convenience, you'll want to call Oak Bay home.
Esquimalt is one of Greater Victoria's core communities and the Pacific home of the Royal Canadian Navy. If you're a fan of Farmer's Markets, Esquimalt boasts one of the region's largest and most diverse shopping experiences. This revitalized township hosts many unique events including the popular Buccaneer Days each May.
You'll be steeped in history living in Colwood, with landmarks including Fort Rodd Hill, Fisgard Lighthouse, and Hatley Castle standing side by side with state-of-the-art facilities. The city is part of Victoria's West Shore and is located along the Esquimalt Lagoon.
The town of View Royal marks the transition from Victoria's core to the western communities. If you love exploring nature when you step out your door, you'll find over 30 parks connected by trails for everyone from beginners to experts!
Metchosin & Sooke
Starting in Metchosin, the landscape of Greater Victoria becomes more rural, with plentiful back country access in Sooke. These municipalities are also home to a vibrant arts community. Whether you're looking for a quieter lifestyle or you want to tap into your creativity, you'll be right at home in Metchosin or Sooke.
Nature-lovers: get ready to call the Highlands home! This is the least developed district in Victoria's West Shore, with over one-third of the area protected as parkland. The active community values a balance of cooperation and self-reliance living alongside nature.
Central & North Saanich
Heading north from Victoria along the Saanich Peninsula, you'll find more rural living in both Central and North Saanich. If you're looking for a hobby farm – or even a working farm or vineyard – this is the place for you. North and Central Saanich are sometimes considered the gateway to the south of Vancouver Island, with the Victoria International Airport, Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal, and historic Butchart Gardens.
Sidney is the place to be if you love the ocean, with plenty of opportunities for whale-watching, bird-watching, sailing, and scuba-diving. This walkable community is best described as picture-perfect.