Located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, Victoria is the capital of British Columbia and a community of choice for many, due to our temperate climate, natural beauty, and diverse economic opportunities.
Our prime location, midway between Europe and Asia, provides easy access from almost anywhere in the world. Victoria is an international resort destination serving more than 3.5 million visitors each year. Transportation network includes airport, helicopter and seaplane services, buses, ferry, cruise ship and passenger train service. Victoria is a 1.5 hour ferry ride or 20 minute flight to Vancouver and a 45 minute flight from Victoria's Harbour to Seattle's Harbour.
Victoria is a city where learning opportunities abound.
Public elementary, middle and secondary schools are available throughout Greater Victoria. Three school boards govern public schools in Greater Victoria.
Several independent schools also operate within Victoria. For more information visit the Federation of Independent School Assocation's website.
Victoria is a welcoming and inclusive city.
Greater Victoria's health care needs are served by Island Health ( formerly Vancouver Island Health Authority).