VICTORIA, BC is renowned for its natural beauty. Condé Nast consistently rates Victoria as one of the most livable cities in the world—a city that has fueled steady growth for decades, and for good reason.
First time homebuyers and empty nesters continue to drive downtown sales, but so too does a thriving tech economy, and an increasingly vibrant downtown. There are currently more than 800 tech companies operating in the city, generating over $2.6 billion annually—a major factor in Victoria’s fast-changing cultural landscape.
The Johnson Street Bridge replacement project is currently under construction. The new single-leaf bascule bridge will be the largest of its kind in Canada, and confirms that Victoria West has arrived. The new crossing will include separate bike and pedestrian lanes going in both directions, connecting Victoria West more directly to the downtown and Inner Harbour.
Victoria West, often referred to as Vic West, is quickly becoming Victoria’s newest spot for growth. A vibrant mix of urban professionals, families and baby boomers recognize its burgeoning appeal and bright future. Growth here outstrips other downtown areas because of its wide array of land uses including parks, residential, retail, commercial, and industrial.