Residents

Victoria is a community for all ages.

Anchored by the spectacular Inner Harbour, downtown Victoria is the economic heart of the region and Vancouver Island. Our historic downtown is safe to enjoy day and night, where niche businesses and eclectic restaurants abound. 

The City of Victoria is located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, one of 13 municipalities that make up Greater Victoria. It is home to close to 83,000 people and is the economic and entertainment centre for the Capital Region’s 350,000 residents.

The region’s strategic location as a gateway to the Pacific Rim, its proximity to American markets, and its many sea and air links, make Victoria a hub for business development and economic investment.

Located in a sub-Mediterranean zone, Victoria enjoys the mildest climate in Canada. This, combined with spectacular outdoor setting adorned with ocean views and mountain vistas, encourage year round recreational opportunities including hiking, golfing, cycling, gardening and kayaking.

Victoria is home to a vibrant and eclectic arts and culture community, from world class performing arts, museums and festivals to local authors and artisans. The juxtaposition of old world ambience and modern urban living is part of what makes Victoria one of the most uniquely special places in Canada.

Click the links on the left to find out more about Victoria, and services for residents.