The City of Victoria
The City of Victoria, located on the Southern tip of Vancouver Island, is Western
Canada's oldest city and the capital of British Columbia. As such, it is home to
the provincial legislature. It is a community of choice for many, due to its
temperate climate, natural beauty, and superior economic opportunities. The City
of Victoria has a population of approximately 74,000. Readers of Conde Nast
Traveler magazine rate Victoria #1 for environment and ambience and the best
overall City in Canada. Macleans magazine recently rated Victoria as the
number one city in Canada in which to locate a family business.
Victoria West occupies a peninsula bounded by the scenic Gorge
/ Selkirk waterway, the harbour and the eastern border of Esquimalt. Its 155
hectares (380 acres) represents eight per cent of Victoria's land base. With the
development of Westside Village and the continuing development of the Songhees
lands, Vic West offers its residents quality retail, traditional residential and
multi-family housing options as well as scenic waterfront walkways.
Governments at all levels provide a major employment base in
the City with 18 of the largest employers coming from the public sector.
More information on Victoria can be obtained through the City
of Victoria Economic Development Office by telephone at +1 (250) 361-0355 or
click here for the City
Photo courtesy of Jeff Barber.