Which means we hold nature, health and recreation in high esteem.
Which means tolerance and inclusion are second nature.
so our economic perspective is expansive and optimistic.
we offer a healthy ecosystem where where technology, innovation & creativity interconnect
We share a forward-thinking nature with cities like Vancouver, Portland, Seattle and San Francisco.
What sights will you see? Offshore, there are three resident Orca (killer whale) pods with over 80 animals. Sea otters, seals and grey whales also call the South Island home. No wonder so many of us love kayaking, recreational sailing, leisure boating, rowing, surfing and paddle-boarding.
We’re also a golfer’s haven, with championship courses set against stunning ocean, mountain and forest vistas. Our season runs April to October – though most courses are open all year.
There are a thousand farms within Greater Victoria (2,855 on the island). Many restaurants feature hundred mile diet options, in addition to Ocean Wise seafood, Organic and locally-grown sections at the grocery store are among the largest you’ll find.
Victoria’s historic Chinatown is the oldest in Canada (and second oldest in North America). Victoria’s Chinatown was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1995. Chinatown features the famous Fan Tan Alley, as well as the Gate of Harmonious Interest, which was built in Victoria’s Sister City of Suzhou, China.
Our 13 municipalities are home to incredibly diverse communities. And they’re made for socializing – we invest heavily in cycle infrastructure, traffic calming and pedestrian-friendly features.
We’re also building large scale infrastructure, like the $86 million McKenzie Interchange, and sprawling trail and connector systems like the 60km-long Galloping Goose regional trail and 29 km-long Lochside Trail.