Residents

The City of Victoria is located on the homelands of the Songhees and Esquimalt People.

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

A community for all ages, Victoria is one of 13 municipalities that make up Greater Victoria. It is home to approximately 94,000 people. It is the economic and entertainment centre for the Capital Region.

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.