Welcome to Victoria West

An Introduction to Victoria West

Victoria West, commonly known as Vic West, is a dynamic neighbourhood with a wide array of land uses including industrial, retail, commercial, single and multi family residential.

A Quiet Heritage Neighbourhood

Vic West is a quiet heritage neighbourhood located on the western shore of the Gorge waterway, just west of the Bay Street Bridge and within walking distance of downtown if you cross the Johnson Street Bridge.

The neighbourhood’s location on the far side of the bridge, close to Esquimalt means Vic West can slip underneath the radar as one of the most liveable places in the region.

The tree-lined streets of Vic West are within easy walking distance of downtown Victoria, and the Galloping Goose multiuse trail provides human-powered access to the Saanich Peninsula and the Westshore region.

Vic West’s location on the Gorge Waterway also means easy access to the ocean for anyone who enjoys paddle boarding, kayaking or rowing— activities that capture the essence of West Coast living.

Vic West’s Rich History

The neighbourhood has been the centre of human activity for a long time. Vic West was originally the site of the Songhees First Nation village.

Later on, the waters lying between Vic West and Rock Bay to the east were an anchorage for HBC cargo ships. The old E&N railyards are located in Vic West, although today the area is the site of vibrant condo developments.

People love living in Vic West because of the range of architectural styles, the heritage buildings and the sheer variety of things to see, from skateboard parks to working shipyards.

Living in Vic West

The heart of Vic West is the Gorge Waterway, a narrow, sheltered tidal inlet that stretches north to Saanich’s historic Craigflower neighbourhood.

Majestic broadleaf maples line the shores of the waterway. Along the shoreline there are also many jetties and other places to launch a kayak or paddle board.

The Galloping Goose runs along the water in Vic West. In one direction cyclists and walkers can travel into downtown Victoria. In the other direction the Galloping Goose travels over the restored Selkirk trestle to the Jutland neighbourhood and on to Uptown and beyond.

Schools Around Vic West

Vic West lies within School District 61. While there are several excellent public elementary schools nearby, Vic West is also within walking distance of the excellent Selkirk Montessori School, just on the other side of the Selkirk Trestle.

Esquimalt High School offers an acclaimed Challenge Program for high school students as well as a French Immersion program. In nearby Esquimalt, L’école Victor-Brodeur is a K-12 francophone school for students whose first language is French.

Shopping in Vic West

Westside Village is home to Save-On Foods, while the trendy shops of Lo-Jo lie just a short walk over the Johnson Street Bridge. Uptown Shopping Centre is also close by, either by bicycle on the Galloping Goose regional trail, or by car and by bus.

One of Canada pioneering craft breweries, Spinnakers Gastro pub is also located in Vic West. It’s a great place to enjoy fine food, delicious beer and fantastic views.

Transportation and Commute

Vic West lies within walk and bicycling distance of downtown Victoria. The Old Island Highway also travels through the neighbourhood and provides an alternative route out to recreation and shopping opportunities in the Westshore.

Often overlooked, Vic West is a true hidden gem that offers the best in Victoria living.

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  • 1800 Chandler Avenue in VICTORIA: Vi Fairfield East Single Family Detached for sale (Victoria) : MLS®# 397575

    Main Photo: 1800 Chandler Avenue in VICTORIA: Vi Fairfield East Single Family Detached for sale (Victoria)  : MLS®# 397575
    $1,598,000
    Residential
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    397575
    Bedrooms:
    6
    Bathrooms:
    3
    Floor Area:
    2,736 sq. ft.
    Creative design and craftmanship in an enviable, convenient location. East Fairfield, a highly walkable neighbourhood, just 7 minutes to Fairfield Plaza and all its shops and services. Stroll to Gonzales Beach, Hollywood and Pemberton Parks (off leash for dogs). Only seconds to Ecole Margaret Jenkins, an Elementary School of choice. Easy access to the city centre or UVIC by bike, bus or car. Couple all of this with rental income generated from a purpose built, legal, fully self contained 2 story, 2 bedroom suite that will support approximately $300,000 in financing and life gets easier. The iconic main home , like no other, speaks to its location and sighting with thoughtful details and features 2 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, and 2 offices. The interiors warm wood finish, unique spaces, detailing and flow will embrace you.The open plan living and dining areas spill-out to the patios. Ease of maintenance is a consistent theme. Book your private viewing. More details
    Listed by Fair Realty
  • 401 1519 Hillside Avenue in VICTORIA: Vi Oaklands Condo Apartment for sale (Victoria) : MLS®# 397586

    Main Photo: 401 1519 Hillside Avenue in VICTORIA: Vi Oaklands Condo Apartment for sale (Victoria)  : MLS®# 397586
    $499,000
    Residential
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    397586
    Bedrooms:
    2
    Bathrooms:
    2
    Floor Area:
    1,151 sq. ft.
    TOP OF THE TIFFANY! Totally & tastefully renovated, this top floor corner suite is very spacious. A welcoming entrance with tranquil “at home” feeling opens up to a bright open plan living & dining with focal electric fireplace and large windows. Skylites, crown mouldings, heated tile floors in the spa-like master en-suite, extra in suite storage, large size washer & dryer, designer paint & rich laminate flooring are but a sampling of the extras that you will enjoy in this, your new home. Nicely sized (eat-in) kitchen with newer cabinetry, ss appliances & ample counter space support entertaining. Two bedrooms at opposite ends of the suite, great for shared accommodations. Secure heated underground parking & large storage locker. Close to shops, major bus routes, Camosun College, UVic, downtown. One block to Oaklands School/Community Centre & childcare. Professionally managed complex, proactive council. Fully remediated w/rainscreen technology & Depreciation Report available. More details
    Listed by RE/MAX Alliance
  • 406 755 Hillside Avenue in VICTORIA: Vi Hillside Condo Apartment for sale (Victoria) : MLS®# 397585

    Main Photo: 406 755 Hillside Avenue in VICTORIA: Vi Hillside Condo Apartment for sale (Victoria)  : MLS®# 397585
    $324,900
    Residential
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    397585
    Bedrooms:
    2
    Bathrooms:
    1
    Floor Area:
    986 sq. ft.
    Top floor unit with nice views of the Songhees high-rises and mountains! Enjoy a morning coffee on your large balcony and watch the sea planes and helicopters in the distance. This 2 bed 1 bath has been fully renovated with a large west facing balcony with BBQ's allowed. Covered parking. Dogs (any size) and cats welcome. All brand new Kitchen w/ Quartz counter-tops, SS appliances, Dishwasher, under mount lighting, back-splash, flooring throughout, paint, window coverings, vanity, tiled shower, light fixtures, baseboard, baseboard heaters, carpet in the bedrooms and so much more.. Unrestricted rentals and no age restrictions. Extra storage. Close to downtown Victoria and an easy access to thoroughfares. Shop in Quadra Village with Fairway Market, the theatre, restaurants and coffee shops, 5th Street Pub. Central location to all amenities. Rentals, pets and kids are all welcome here. Must be seen to appreciate. Call now.. More details
    Listed by Pemberton Holmes Ltd. - Oak Bay
  • 701 860 View Street in VICTORIA: Vi Downtown Condo Apartment for sale (Victoria) : MLS®# 397583

    Main Photo: 701 860 View Street in VICTORIA: Vi Downtown Condo Apartment for sale (Victoria)  : MLS®# 397583
    $675,000
    Residential
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    397583
    Bedrooms:
    2
    Bathrooms:
    3
    Floor Area:
    1,225 sq. ft.
    A 1225 sqft stunning top floor 2 level Penthouse located in the heart of downtown. This bright spacious modern 2 bedroom and 3 bath home defines urban living at its best. Completely updated from top to bottom including quartz countertops, plumbing fixtures, new appliances throughout including a stainless gas range, high-end fridge, dishwasher, Microwave/hood fan, and washer/dryer. Professionally painted and new carpets on the upper level make this suite a rare find. 9-foot ceilings, floor to ceiling windows, gas fireplace, and large balcony complete with water tap to maintain your beloved plants and urban garden. 2005 Steel and Concrete building includes 1 secured underground parking stall, no rental restrictions, no age restrictions, and pets allowed. No need to drive with shopping, restaurants, theatres, nightlife and all the amenities Victoria has to offer at your doorstep. 4 blocks to the waterfront, 2 blocks from YMCA, and major bus routes within 100m. More details
    Listed by Royal LePage Coast Capital - Chatterton
  • 2945 Scott Street in VICTORIA: Vi Oaklands Single Family Detached for sale (Victoria) : MLS®# 397576

    Main Photo: 2945 Scott Street in VICTORIA: Vi Oaklands Single Family Detached for sale (Victoria)  : MLS®# 397576
    $684,900
    Residential
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    397576
    Bedrooms:
    3
    Bathrooms:
    1
    Floor Area:
    1,225 sq. ft.
    OPEN SAT & SUN 2-4PM! A home for the first time homebuyers, retirees or investors that is nicely updated, lovingly maintained and has off street parking. Situated in the quiet residential neigbourhood of "Oaklands"...A community with a high Walkscore. Double side walks, close to all amentities including Hillside Shopping Centre, Camosun/Uvic, Hospital,Neighborhood pub and the list goes on. An easy living 3 Bdrm Plus Family Room On 1 Level with a large workshop and fenced yard. 1 Block from a Major Bus Route to Uvic or Downtown. Sunny Level Lot With mature gardens offering great privacy throughout the property. Nice Dining Area With Skylight, natural gas fireplace and hot water in 2014 (range is roughed in for nat gas), newer Fridge, Stove, Dishwasher, washer/dryer are included. Heated Crawlspace. Re development has begun in the area with homes including detached garden suites are being built close by. Put This One Of Your View List. More details
    Listed by Pemberton Holmes - Cloverdale and Royal LePage Coast Capital - Chatterton
  • 608 838 Broughton Street in VICTORIA: Vi Downtown Condo Apartment for sale (Victoria) : MLS®# 397532

    Main Photo: 608 838 Broughton Street in VICTORIA: Vi Downtown Condo Apartment for sale (Victoria)  : MLS®# 397532
    $475,000
    Residential
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    397532
    Bedrooms:
    1
    Bathrooms:
    1
    Floor Area:
    576 sq. ft.
    This nearly new 1bed/1bath offering in the fabulous "Escher" building boasts an open kitchen with expansive island & bar, high end appliances, and chic kitchen counters, cabinets and tiling. The living/dining area opens onto a sunny balcony with huge city and mountain views. The bedroom offers double closet space & a cheater door to a spacious & stylish bathroom. The built-in desk nook makes for an ideal home office. Enjoy in-suite laundry, a secure underground parking spot, (along with underground visitor parking), a secure storage locker, and a sweet rooftop terrace with BBQ & entertainment areas and 360 degree panoramic views. Pets and Rentals are also welcome. Within steps of cafes, shops and restaurants, this is the best of what Victoria's vibrant downtown core has to offer. Open House Saturday Aug.18, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. . More details
    Listed by Pemberton Holmes - Cloverdale
  • 222 964 Heywood Avenue in VICTORIA: Vi Fairfield West Condo Apartment for sale (Victoria) : MLS®# 397533

    Main Photo: 222 964 Heywood Avenue in VICTORIA: Vi Fairfield West Condo Apartment for sale (Victoria)  : MLS®# 397533
    $317,000
    Residential
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    397533
    Bedrooms:
    2
    Bathrooms:
    1
    Floor Area:
    845 sq. ft.
    RENTABLE. Just renovated: new flooring, new kitchen cabinet doors, new fridge and stove, updated bathroom, light fixtures and paint. This spacious corner suite is bright and inviting. Monthly assessment includes property taxes, insurance, building costs, heat and hot water. There is a roof top lounge with two decks and panoramic views of Victoria, also a sauna, swirl pool, hobby/workshop and two large laundry rooms. Parking is first come first served. New owner must apply for parking. 52 years remaining on this leasehold property. More details
    Listed by RE/MAX Camosun
  • 6 1137 Meares Street in VICTORIA: Vi Downtown Townhouse for sale (Victoria) : MLS®# 397553

    Main Photo: 6 1137 Meares Street in VICTORIA: Vi Downtown Townhouse for sale (Victoria)  : MLS®# 397553
    $1,000,000
    Residential
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    397553
    Bedrooms:
    3
    Bathrooms:
    3
    Floor Area:
    1,521 sq. ft.
    This beautiful South-West facing three bedroom townhome is completely move-in ready with a stunning, private rooftop patio! Unbeatable location just steps from Cook St Village, Beacon Hill Park, the trendy Fort St corridor, the Downtown core, and the Inner Harbour. Markets, health services, transportation, and attractions are all within walking distance. This bright corner unit offers three levels of living space, plus an attached garage. The main floor features a modern kitchen with high-end stainless-steel appliances and gas range, cozy gas fireplace, spacious open living room, and powder room. Upstairs you will find the master bedroom with full ensuite bath, a second bedroom, additional 4pc bath with soaker tub, and convenient laundry facilities. Enjoy outdoor living on the beautiful rooftop patio, complete with cedar decking, pergola, and gas hookup for your BBQ. Relax and enjoy the rooftop views, church bells and festival music, fireworks displays, and visiting hummingbirds. More details
    Listed by The Condo Group Real Estate
  • 149 Rendall Street in VICTORIA: Vi James Bay Revenue Duplex for sale (Victoria) : MLS®# 397557

    Main Photo: 149 Rendall Street in VICTORIA: Vi James Bay Revenue Duplex for sale (Victoria)  : MLS®# 397557
    $1,197,000
    Residential
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    397557
    Bedrooms:
    3
    Bathrooms:
    2
    Floor Area:
    1,991 sq. ft.
    "Renfree Cottage" is a fine example of Italianate design with Queen Anne details, in the heart of beautiful James Bay. This Heritage Designated, legal non-conforming duplex has been lovingly restored with an amazing eye for the details of the era. Although the current use is two separate suites, the home could very easily be converted back its original layout as a single family dwelling. Some of the many features include 12' ceilings with incredible plaster work cornices and original ceiling medallions, 2 clawfoot tubs, original refinished fir floors throughout the lower level, 2 completely functional, period fireplaces with re-built chimneys, and amazing woodwork throughout. Beautiful, private and mature garden with several areas to enjoy your outdoor time and follow the sun. This fantastic and central location is steps away from James Bay Square, all shopping amenities and services, strolling distance to the waterfront, Beacon Hill Park, the Inner Harbour and downtown Victoria. More details
    Listed by Pemberton Holmes - Cloverdale
  • 205 301-1115 R Rockland Avenue in VICTORIA: Vi Rockland Condo Apartment for sale (Victoria) : MLS®# 397564

    Main Photo: 205 301-1115 R Rockland Avenue in VICTORIA: Vi Rockland Condo Apartment for sale (Victoria)  : MLS®# 397564
    $387,000
    Residential
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    397564
    Bedrooms:
    2
    Bathrooms:
    2
    Floor Area:
    1,184 sq. ft.
    LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! Wow! Imagine living on the edge of downtown with accessibility to Cook Street village, five blocks to center of town, stones throw from Art Gallery and Langham Court Theatre. This large, corner, two bedroom/two bath condo is perfect for the 55+ buyer looking to downsize, and proximity to all Victoria has to offer! Create a wonderful urban lifestyle for yourself with shops, restaurants, public transit, parks, beaches, bike lanes, etc. Good-sized living/dining for the whole family to enjoy those special occasions. The enclosed sunroom is an added bonus for morning coffee or evening cocktail. Extra storage unit is across the hall. This is an excellent building, well-maintained with only 18 units in the complex. OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY AUGUST 19TH from 1-3! More details
    Listed by Engel & Völkers Vancouver Island - Victoria
  • 6 949 Pemberton Road in VICTORIA: Vi Rockland Townhouse for sale (Victoria) : MLS®# 397539

    Main Photo: 6 949 Pemberton Road in VICTORIA: Vi Rockland Townhouse for sale (Victoria)  : MLS®# 397539
    $719,000
    Residential
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    397539
    Bedrooms:
    3
    Bathrooms:
    3
    Floor Area:
    1,538 sq. ft.
    Open House Sat/Sun 2-4 Pm Rarely do Townhouses become available in this desirable and well managed complex located in the heart of the Open Rocklands area. This 3 Bdrm, 3 Bath, 2 Level end unit home is located within walking distance of Oak Bay Ave., Government House, Dallas Rd Waterfront and the Downtown Area. This quiet homes main level includes an eat in kitchen, living room with gas fire place and separate dining room. There is also access to the very large front and back private patios and a powder room. Upstairs is updated and includes 2 good sized bedrooms and family bathroom as well as the master with ensuite. Rounding off with under stairwell storage, crawl space, outdoor shed for bikes and complete with 2 parking spaces. More details
    Listed by RE/MAX Camosun
  • PH1801 960 Yates Street in VICTORIA: Vi Downtown Condo Apartment for sale (Victoria) : MLS®# 397493

    Main Photo: PH1801 960 Yates Street in VICTORIA: Vi Downtown Condo Apartment for sale (Victoria)  : MLS®# 397493
    • THE PRESTIGIOUS LEGATO
    • FLOOR TO CEILING WINDOWS
    • HIGH-EFFICIENCY NATURAL GAS FIREPLACE
    • BIG WINDOWS AND AN ABUNDANCE OF NATURAL LIGHT
    • SOLID OAK HARDWOOD FLOORS
    • PANORAMIC VIEWS
    • POPULAR GREAT ROOM CONCEPT DESIGN
    • DINING AREA
    • WHITE QUARTZ COUNTER TOPS
    • DINING ROOM
    • SEATING AT ISLAND KITCHEN
    • TOP OF THE LINE ALLIANCES INCLUDING SUB ZERO FRIDGE
    • SOLID BIRCH CABINETS
    • SPACIOUS MASTER BEDROOM
    • ACCESS TO DECK FROM MASTER BEDROOM
    • SPA LIKE MASTER BATHROOM
    • SOAKER TUB IN MASTER BATHOOM
    • DEN / OFFICE
    • 2ND BATHROOM WITH ENSUITE
    • ENSUITE FOR 2ND BEDROOM
    • ALMOST 1,000 SQ/FT OF PRIVATE DECK SPACE
    • WOW! THIS IS THE VIEW FROM THE DECK. NOTE: THERE ARE JUST 2 PENTHOUSES @ LEGATO
    • NATURAL GAS OUTLET ON DECK FOR THE BBQ
    • STRAIT OF JUAN DE FUCA AND OLYMPIC MOUNTAINS BEYOND
    • GREAT ROOM. NOTE: POWER BLINDS AND SUB ZERO WINE FRIDGE
    • CONTOL 4 HOME AUTOMATION
    • CONCRETE FEATURE WALL
    • SUNSET FROM BACK PORTION OF WRAP AROUND DECK
    • THIS IS 18 FLOORS ABOVE THE CITY
    • CITY LIGHTS BELOW
    • SEMI-COVERED DECK
    • LOOKING EAST FROM THE DECK
    • LOOKING WEST AT SUNSET
    • ELEGANT ENTRANCE
    • 3 PRIME PARKING STALLS + A 138 SQ/FT PRIVATE STORAGE ROOM THAT IS WIRED WITH POWER AND EXHAUST FAN
    • STREETSCAPE
    • SO CENTRAL WITH A PERFECT WALK SCORE OF 100
    • AWARD WINNING GROCERY STORE IS IDEALLY LOCATED ACROSS THE STREET
    • ALMOST EVERYTHING YOU COULD ASK FOR IS WITHIN STEPS FROM YOUR FRONT DOOR
    • NUMEROUS RESTAURANTS A SHORT WALK AWAY, SO CONVENIENT!
    $2,200,000
    Residential
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    397493
    Bedrooms:
    2
    Bathrooms:
    3
    Floor Area:
    1,602 sq. ft.
    Centrally located in Vibrant Downtown Victoria at the Highly Anticipated LEGATO, a Steel & Concrete Tower that has just completed. 88 Unit Building by highly regarded Alpha Project Developments with Construction by Multi Award Winning Campbell Construction. This Dream Penthouse is high above the City on the 18th Floor and Features: Panoramic Views over the City to the Strait of Juan de Fuca & Olympic Mtns beyond, New Home Warranty, Efficient use of space with 1602 square feet of interior space + a whopping 991 sq/ft of Outdoor Living Space, Superior Custom Finishing throughout, Control 4 Home Automation, Power Blinds, Dramatic Floor to Ceiling Windows, 3 Parking Stalls, Huge Storage Room, On-Site Fitness Centre, N Gas Fireplace, Heat Pump - Air Con and a Perfect Walk Score of 100 with almost everything available at your front door. For those Discriminating Buyers who insist on having the best this special property delivers on all levels, truly a rare and Spectacular Residence. More details
    Listed by RE/MAX Alliance
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