The City Of Victoria



Victoria was initially a Hudson Bay Company trading post that soon grew to be an important entry point to Canada during the Fraser Valley Gold rush. Proclaimed the Provincial Capital on July 21st 1871, the city population has grown to approximately 326,000.

With a mild climate and a strong British heritage, Victoria was recently voted one of the best Cities in the world by the Conde Nast Traveller magazine. The downtown surrounds the magnificent inner harbour area which boasts the historical Provincial Legislative buildings (pictured above) and the impressive Fairmont Empress Hotel.

As the Provincial Capital, Victoria

has most of the major Businesses based in the city along with the government workers.

The main employers are the marine, forestry, advanced Technologies, Film Production and Tourism industries. There is plenty of support and incentives for Businesses looking to start in, or relocate to, Victoria / Vancouver Island or B.C. Another great site is Invest B.C.com which is dedicated to developing strong business opportunities in British Columbia.

The University of Victoria is reputably one of Canada's best and shares the city with several other Universities and Colleges. The Victoria School Boards are responsible for education upto the post secondary level.

Real Estate is more reasonably priced than the Greater Vancouver mainland and some people commute using either of the two ferry terminals or the international airport located just north of the city.

There is a great deal to keep you Entertained in the city from beautiful gardens and parks, the Museum of BC through to restuarants for everyone and an abundant nightlife.