Premier Listings for Greater Victoria
A rare combination of rural charm and elegant sophistication, the South Island region of Vancouver Island is home to Victoria, the capital city of British Columbia. The city reflects its First Nations and British history in heritage buildings and totem poles alike. The picturesque Inner Harbour and downtown core explode with colour and charm. Victoria boasts the mildest climate in Canada and embraces its natural surroundings.
Victoria was originally established in 1843 by James Douglas as a fort for the Hudson’s Bay Company. Bastion Square marks the site where a portion of the fort once stood, although all that remains now are two iron rings set into the rocks at the foot of Fort Street, next to the old Customs House.
Victoria has always had a history as a stronghold of British traditions. Double-decker buses, horse-drawn carriages, meticulously kept gardens, and the tradition of formal afternoon tea have contributed to the city’s long-standing reputation. However, over the past decade or so, Victoria has earned a reputation as a mecca for adventurers drawn by the limitless outdoor activities available in the city and throughout Vancouver Island, Victoria, and the Gulf Islands.
Greater Victoria’s outlying suburbs are communities within themselves, with distinct atmospheres and interesting experiences. Beyond the city limits, pristine wilderness leads the visitor to other cities and towns, threading together the island from coast to coast.
The following communities are located in Victoria:
The following communities are located on the Saanich Peninsula:
The following communities are located in the Western Communities:
Location: Greater Victoria is located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, bordered to the south and west by the Strait of Juan de Fuca, which separates Vancouver Island from the United States of America (Washington State). To the east of the South Island region lie the San Juan Islands of Washington (USA) and the BC Gulf Islands, which lie in the Strait of Georgia that separates Vancouver Island from the mainland of BC and Washington.
Greater Victoria is served by air links through Victoria International Airport (YYJ), and by BC Ferries from Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal to Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal (Vancouver) on the mainland. These ferries are huge, with a capacity of approximately 450 vehicles and over 2,000 passengers – getting here is half the fun!
Other ferries connect with Anacortes, Bellingham, Port Angeles, and Seattle in Washington State:
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Five Star Whale Watching AdventuresFive Star Whale Watching Adventures
Five Star Whale Watching helps you discover the picturesque southern Vancouver Island, Victoria, and the Gulf Islands, home to the largest population of Killer Whales (Orcas) in the world. Come aboard one of our two 40-passenger Expedition Catamarans, each of which combines comfort, speed, safety, and your choice of 3 viewing platforms. With 20 years experience watching whales we offer more that just a “point and photograph” tour.
Reel Obsession SportfishingReel Obsession Sportfishing
Reel Obsession Sport Fishing Charters offers year-round, world-class, fully-guided BC salmon and halibut sportfishing charters on Vancouver Island on the west coast of British Columbia, fishing Zeballos, Nootka Sound, Esperanza Inlet, and Victoria. We offer a variety of charter fishing packages and are quite flexible in customizing your charter fishing experience to suit your needs. Our west coast BC fishing lodge is uniquely located in the migration path of the Pacific salmon, featuring career guides steeped in the local fishery, consistent big catches, world-class service and accommodation, and great fishing all summer long.
Victoria Regent Waterfront Hotel & SuitesVictoria Regent Waterfront Hotel & Suites
Victoria Regent Waterfront Hotel & Suites is an exclusive downtown waterfront property offering luxury condominium styled penthouses and spacious suites that provide spectacular views overlooking Victoria’s picturesque inner harbour and the adjacent marinas. The Victoria Regent is amongst the most beautiful hotels in Victoria BC. We are located directly on the water, overlooking the scenic inner harbour. Step onto your balcony, and a bustling harbour with its colourful boats lies before you. Our choice location allows easy exploration of downtown Victoria’s shops, restaurants, theatres, museums and galleries. You will find that we provide unmatched luxury and service in perhaps the perfect downtown location.
McLean Real Estate GroupMcLean Real Estate Group
Geoff McLean specializes in real estate in the Greater Victoria area. His honest approach to serving his clients has earned him an excellent reputation on Vancouver Island, with numerous awards and accolades. Geoff is well connected in the industry and in the community, important details when choosing a Realtor.
Waterfront West Real EstateWaterfront West Real Estate
Waterfront West is the first and only marketplace dedicated exclusively to buyers and sellers of waterfront and water view real estate in British Columbia. Advertising Realtors’ listings, private sales and developments, we are pioneering the market for this prime real estate. Featuring private and brokered sales, waterfront developments and a complimentary Buyers’ Club.
Orca Spirit AdventuresOrca Spirit Adventures
Trip Departures: Coast Victoria Harbourside Hotel – Marina Level 146 Kingston Street Victoria BC V8V 1V4 postalPhone: 250-383-8411homeFax: 250-383-4666homefaxToll Free: email@example.comINTERNETVisit Website
Victoria’s Original and Authentic Whale Watching Experience will stay with you for a lifetime. You’ll come to face to face with some of nature’s most spectacular creatures — orcas, humpbacks, porpoises, sea lions, seals, and bald eagles. It’s something that has to be seen to be believed.
Victoria experiences the longest season and most active whales and marine mammals in BC! Our focus is on conservation, education, safety, fun, and exhilaration. As we own and operate the spotting network which locates the whales, we have the highest whale watching success rate. Proud to be the only company using environmentally friendly engines.
Orca Spirit also offers cruises of Victoria’s Inner Harbour, Victoria dinner cruises, charter wedding cruises, charter tours from Vancouver, fishing charters, and tours to Butchart Gardens. Located in the Coast Harbourside Hotel in the Inner Harbour.
Malahat Mountain Meadows RV ParkMalahat Mountain Meadows RV Park
304 Trans Canada Hwy Malahat BC V0R 2L0 postalMailing Address: Box 398 Malahat BC V0R 2L0 postalPhone: 250-478-5452homeFax: 250-478-5422workfaxToll Free: firstname.lastname@example.orgINTERNETVisit Website
Malahat Mountain Meadows RV Park and Campground is located 26 kms north of Victoria near the summit of the Malahat Drive. Our quiet and natural resort offers private and scenic campsites, and 63 spacious, fully-serviced RV sites nestled amongst giant cedars and seasonal creeks – either warm and sunny or deeply shaded lots. Amenities include clean washrooms with hot showers, and much more.
Our goal is to make campers as comfortable as possible during their stay in the Greater Victoria area. Head south to Victoria or north to explore the beautiful Cowichan Valley and the rest of Vancouver Island beyond. Come visit Malahat Mountain Meadows RV park and campground today! Quiet and natural!
Abbeymoore Manor Bed & BreakfastAbbeymoore Manor Bed & Breakfast
1470 Rockland Avenue Victoria BC V8S 1W2 postalPhone: 250-370-1470homeToll Free: 1-888-801-1811workVisit Website
Gracious Edwardian Mansion (1912) in the historic Rockland district of Victoria sits among castles, gardens and tree lined streets, 5 minutes to US ferries and all attractions. Large Suites and bedrooms, private bathrooms, jetted tubs, antique furnishings, down comforters, and a full gourmet breakfast. Off-season weekly or monthly rates available.
Quality Inn Waddling DogQuality Inn Waddling Dog
The Quality Inn Waddling Dog captures the heritage flavour of Victoria, while offering all the convenience, amenities and value you’d expect from a trusted name like Quality Inn. Olde England comfort and charm at this quaint 30-room English Tudor-style hotel near Butchart Gardens, BC Ferries, Washington State Ferry and Victoria International Airport. Also enjoy our pub and restaurant at Waddling Dog Bar & Grill.
Sooke Harbour HouseSooke Harbour House
Sooke Harbour House is a luxury boutique hotel on the edge of the Pacific Ocean, featuring a spa, fine dining, and an art gallery. The 28 cozy and romantic guest rooms feature ocean views, balcony or terrace, private bath with luxurious deep soaker tub and/or misting shower, wet bar, and a wood-burning fireplace. Enjoy the live beachfront entertainment; sunbathing seals, frolicking otters, and visiting whales. Located 45 minutes from Victoria.
Charmaine L. Van Tine Notary PublicCharmaine L. Van Tine Notary Public
Charmaine Van Tine was commissioned as a Notary Public in 1990, with extensive background in mortgage and land development, and real estate conveyance. Over the past two decades, Charmaine has assisted thousands of clients with their real estate and estate planning requirements. Charmaine’s understanding and compassion to her client’s needs have been well received, resulting in many clients returning for additional services.
British Columbia Notaries are unique legal advisors that are highly trained in the provision of numerous non-contentious services, including land law and all the important personal planning tools available to the people of our province. The more common services we provide include Real Estate Conveyancing (Buying, Selling, Refinancing), Mortgages, Manufactured Home Transfers and Mortgages, Executorships, Powers of Attorney, Representation Agreements, Statutory Declarations, Travel Documents, and Wills, Affidavits and Notarizations.
From our office in beautiful Brentwood Bay, we serve Brentwood Bay, Saanich, Saanichton, the Saanich Peninsula, Victoria, Sidney, Langford, Colwood, and the Southern Gulf Islands (Pender Island, Galiano Island, Mayne Island, and Salt Spring Island).
Cedarwood Inn & SuitesCedarwood Inn & Suites
Set among award-winning gardens in a quiet, residential area of Sidney-By-The-Sea, The Cedarwood provides waterfront accommodation with a difference. We are close to the world-renowned Butchart Gardens and within walking distance to the San Juan Islands ferries. Enjoy spectacular views of the ocean, Olympic Mountains and Mount Baker. Just five blocks away, there are restaurants, cafés, banks, shops and grocery stores.
Cedarwood also boasts the unique Lasqueti Island Cottages, located on the Sidney property. These four log cabins were the original units at The Cedarwood in Sidney in 1949! Guests will enjoy the patina of naturally aged wood interiors and the views across our raised gardens to the ocean. The cottages have two TVs, an updated bathroom, fully-equipped kitchen, and one bedroom featuring a king-sized bed, with a queen-sized sofa bed in the living room.
Careers and Jobs at BCjobs.caCareers and Jobs at BCjobs.ca
BCJobs.ca enables job seekers and employers to connect with each other. Search for employment opportunities throughout BC or apply for and post BC jobs and resumes. Use the internet as a resource to find that dream job, including accounting jobs, administration jobs, construction, manufacturing, customer service, sales, marketing, financial, technical, technology, health care, tourism, retail and more… all in British Columbia.
Sooke Harbour Resort & MarinaSooke Harbour Resort & Marina
Nestled in the quaint seaside village of Sooke, just 35 minutes from Victoria, Sooke Harbour Resort & Marina is the perfect year-round oceanside getaway, surrounded by the rugged natural beauty for which Vancouver Island is known. Our resort vacation rental accommodation provides all of the comforts of home, giving you plenty of room to stretch out and enjoy your own space, under the same roof as your friends and family. Fully-furnished suites have fully-equipped gourmet kitchens, electric fireplaces, private balconies, and full or partial views overlooking our private 114-slip marina and the Strait of Juan de Fuca! Indulge in year-round sport fishing, world-class golf, kayaking, whale watching, winery tours, hiking and eco-tours.
SpringTide ChartersSpringTide Charters
SpringTide Whale Watching is family owned and operated with an office perfectly located in the heart of downtown Victoria. We have shared Vancouver Island’s marine ecosystems with visitors for over 21 years, earning a local and international reputation for excellence in Whale Watching, Eco Tours and Special Event Charters.
Get ready to explode your senses through up-close encounters with Southern Vancouver Island’s wild and unforgettable marine life and coastline. Experience the joy, excitement and wonderful memories of our whales, porpoise, seals and marine birds!
WHALE WATCH with SpringTide on the 84-passenger, 61-foot Marauder IV, or join an exhilarating excursion onboard one of our high-speed, open Zodiacs. Enjoy complimentary beverages on Marauder while listening to professional biologists provide informative narrations, or have a thrill of a lifetime with the wind in your hair on our Zodiacs.
Want another terrific experience while visiting Victoria? Then SPORTFISH year round for Salmon and Halibut on SpringTide’s 42’ Sportfisher. We are open all year, offering whale watching tours seven days a week April through October, and our Zodiac Marine Wildlife Tours November through March.
BEST WESTERN PLUS Inner HarbourBEST WESTERN PLUS Inner Harbour
This lovely hotel is perfectly situated in downtown Victoria’s best location, at the beautiful Inner Harbour, just a short stroll from the city’s best highlights, including the majestic Parliament Buildings, the award-winning Royal BC Museum, Beacon Hill Park, Fisherman’s Wharf, the Conference Center, and major attractions, shops and restaurants. The BEST WESTERN PLUS Inner Harbour offers great value, and room rates include a delicious and complimentary full breakfast buffet for our hotel guests. Elegant rooms each have a private balcony, a separate eating area with fridge and microwave, free wi-fi, DVD player and more. Amenities include an outdoor pool (in season), indoor whirlpool, sauna, steam room, fitness area and guest laundry. Gated and underground parking is available.
EMR Vacation RentalsEMR Vacation Rentals
#106-1016 McCallum Road Victoria BC V9B 4C6 workPhone: 250-483-6790homeFax: 530-660-3079workfaxToll Free: email@example.comINTERNETVisit Website
EMR is a fully licensed Travel Agency offering fully furnished vacation homes, condos, suites, and estates in Victoria, Vancouver, Tofino, Whistler, the Okanagan, and on Vancouver Island. We have a large inventory of unique properties to select from. This includes properties that feature oceanfront, beach front, breathtaking views, private hot tubs, luxurious settings and more.
Salmon Eye Fishing ChartersSalmon Eye Fishing Charters
Come fish in one of the most productive areas to fish on the west coast for salmon and halibut. Ucluelet is centrally located in the center of the largest feed grounds on the west coast for salmon, halibut, ling cod and vermillion. Fishing from June 15 to September 10 is prime season though there can be good fishing starting in May and lasting up to late September. Ucluelet is accessible by car only 5 hours from Vancouver or 7 hours from Seattle. You can also fly from Vancouver to Tofino.
Our boats are 25-29′ with heated cabins and large decks to make your time on the water comfortable. Our boats are rigged with only the best equipment and our guides know how to get you on both salmon and halibut.
Most people book our Silver or Gold packages. Our gold package is the best deal, as you as you get large 1,600 square foot ocean view condos for groups of 3 and 4. For groups of 2 we normally use 1-bedroom condos, though you can upgrade for not much extra.
Whatever your goals are for this fishing trip, we will do our best to make your experience memorable. All trips must be booked well in advance as we run at capacity for summer months.
Econo Lodge & SuitesEcono Lodge & Suites
Welcome to Victoria at its most comfortable, for those who enjoy their comfort but insist on value. The Econo Lodge & Suites Victoria Hotel is perfectly located for exploring one of North’s America most popular destinations. Tucked away on Victoria’s quiet, picturesque, Gorge Waterway, our Victoria Hotel is just minutes from Downtown Victoria and Major Attractions. We also cater to corporate guests with executive amenities and meeting facilities. Amenities and services include our large, heated outdoor pool, outdoor patio overlooking the water, onsite guest laundry, and deluxe healthy continental breakfast. At the Econo Lodge & Suites Hotel we’re dedicated to making your stay in Victoria truly comfortable.
Eagle Wing Tours Whale WatchingEagle Wing Tours Whale Watching
Fisherman’s Wharf Near Pier #2 Next to Barb’s Fish And Chips Victoria BC V8W 3H9 postalPhone: 250-384-8008homeToll Free: firstname.lastname@example.orgINTERNETVisit Website
Eagle Wing Tours is proud to be Canada’s first award-winning whale-watching company to become carbon neutral and support 1% for the Planet. With more comprehensive tours, longer tour times, custom boats and experienced crew, Eagle Wing Tours’ commitment to sustainability is unsurpassed.
Explore the Salish Sea, at the centre of the world’s highest concentration of orca, with guaranteed whales, and guaranteed adventure. For travellers demanding more, Eagle Wing Tours is Trip Advisor’s top rated whale-watching experience in Victoria since 2007. As industry leaders, Eagle Wing Tours inspires the conservation of the marine environment, with a thrill!