Victoria West Population: 6,805 (according to 2011 Census)
Condominium Benchmark Price: $786,900 (as of Oct 2018, according to MLS® Home Price Index)
Townhouse Benchmark Price: $631,600 (as of Oct 2018, according to MLS® Home Price Index)
Representing the left portion of the City of Victoria and spanning an estimated 158-hectares. Victoria West is an eclectic community, nestled on a peninsula surrounded by water and connected to Victoria’s downtown core by two city bridges and the Selkirk Trestle: a broad and static walking/cycling bridge that connects to the Galloping Goose Trail and crosses the scenic Gorge Waterway. For those seeking a neighbourhood that boasts superior accessibility to both Victoria’s downtown core and the tranquility of West Coast waterfront, Victoria West may be the ideal urban oasis for you.
Victoria West Location
75% CITY + 25% ISLAND LIFE.
A small enough community to build familiarity with local vendors, but big and open enough to also afford privacy.
Walkable and bikeable access to downtown shops and restaurants, waterfront parks, orchards and green spaces that you can enjoy without changing out of your flip-flops. Easy access to Downtown Victoria with the ability to retreat to your comfortable condo or townhouse in a quieter cache that’s just far enough away from the bustle and noise of the downtown core.
Avid gardener? Enjoy Victoria West’s twenty-two parks and green spaces, some of which feature community gardens and orchards.
Walkability and Bikeability
Victoria West has a Walkscore of 74 (most errands can be accomplished on foot) and is deemed the 11th most walkable neighbourhood in the Greater Victoria area. Stroll or cycle to Downtown Victoria or West Shore via the paved Galloping Goose trail.
Victoria West features several parks, walkways and open spaces that welcome leashed-dogs as well as offering dedicated dog off-leash areas
Victoria West encompasses some family-friendly elements for sure, including walkable access to parks, playgrounds, and outdoor areas as well as easy access to public transit and the downtown core via foot, bicycle, car or bus.
Plenty of outdoor amenities and activities, parks with paved-walkways and outdoor seating, easy access to public transit and the conveniently-accessible Westside Village grocery and retail district make Victoria West an ideal neighbourhood for active and social seniors who want easy access to Downtown Victoria.
Key Landmarks & Amenities
Parks & Outdoor Attractions
Victoria West features over 22 Parks and Outdoor Attractions, many of which feature scenic waterfront views, outdoor seating, paved walking trails, and dog off-leash areas, including two of Victoria West’s most notable parks.
A spacious, waterfront park featuring large, open grassy areas, picnic tables, a large playground, dog off-leash area, public dock, community garden, and cycling path. Find out more!
Originally a historic railroad trestle, converted into a large and scenic walking/cycling bridge that crosses the Gorge Waterway, connecting Victoria West to downtown Victoria. The Selkirk Trestle connects to the Galloping Goose Regional Trail and is perfect for pedestrians and cyclists. Find out more!
Originally part of the Canadian National Railway, converted into a 55-kilometre walking/cycling trail that runs through Saanich, Victoria, View Royal, Colwood, Langford, Metchosin, and Sooke and as far as Vancouver Island’s historic ghost town, Leechtown. One-quarter of the Galloping Goose Trail is paved—from the Johnston Street Bridge in Downtown Victoria, to Wale Road in Colwood—making it a popular route for cyclists and pedestrians. Find out more!
Featuring Victoria’s only Skateboard park, a playground, lawn bowling greens, a field for baseball and soccer, a basketball court, public washrooms, parking, outdoor seating, and a path that conveniently connects to the Westside Village and retail district. Find out more!
A 2.3-kilometre, paved and wheelchair-accessible, waterfront walkway overlooking the Strait of Juan de Fuca from Songhees Point to Esquimalt's West Bay. Enjoy a scenic stroll past coastal bluffs and Garry oaks, with views of Victoria’s Inner Harbour. Find out more!
Schools & Libraries
Victoria West is part of Greater Victoria School District No. 61 which includes 27 Elementary Schools, 10 Middle Schools and 7 Secondary Schools. Learn more here.
Following is a list of public schools, independent schools and programs offered within the Victoria West area:
Victoria West Elementary School: Public Elementary School (Kindergarten - grade 5) with a strong focus on literacy, promotes and develops good citizenship and student responsibility.
Esquimalt High School: Public Secondary School offering special programs including French Immersion, 4C Challenge Gifted Education, Student Leadership, Aboriginal Nations Education and career preparation programs in general mechanic and culinary arts.
Victoria Montessori Preschool: Early years program for children aged 2.5 years through Kindergarten, committed to building strong foundations and values.
Ècole Macaulay Elementary School: Public Elementary School offering both English and French Immersion programs to students from Kindergarten to Grade 5
Rockheights Middle School: Public Middle School offering programs for students in grades 6 through 8. Dedicated to creating a positive, safe environment for students to learn and grow.
Ècole Victor-Brodeur: Francophone school offering a variety of programs from Kindergarten through Grade 12.
La Pre Maternelle Appletree Preschool: Small preschool offering a French Immersion program for children ranging 30 months old to school age.
Greater Victoria Public Library - Esquimalt Branch: Public library located in neighbouring district of Esquimalt, combining art & culture into the branch by displaying local artists’ work.
Community Centres & facilities
Bordering Banfield Park and offering a wide variety of fitness and community programs for people of all ages including a Licensed Daycare and Preschool Program. Find out more!
Located in neighbouring district of Esquimalt and includes a pool, weight room and more. Find out more!
Located in neighbouring district of Esquimalt and features an indoor ice arena that doubles as an indoor Lacrosse box, a curling rink and lounge. Find out more!
Arts, Cultural Attractions & Festivals
The Victoria West community association hosts several annual events and festivals. Visit their community events page for upcoming attractions and details. Following are just a few examples:
Bring your own mug and take part in an Olde English tradition of mulled cider and merriment in the spirit of ringing in good luck and a plentiful harvest for the New Year. This annual event is hosted in Banfield Park every January and includes mulled cider, music, dancers and a feast of warm soup and bread. Find out more!
Every May, the community of Victoria West host an annual celebration in Banfield Park which includes live music, a beer garden and plenty of activities for kids and the whole family. Find out more!
Every year on one Sunday afternoon in September, the Vic West community gathers at Spiral Café to celebrate its anniversary--country-style--with plenty of family-fun, food and activities. Find out more!
Grocery, Dining & Retail
Victoria West residents enjoy easy access to the best shopping and restaurants in Victoria's downtown core. But throughout Victoria West, there are a few smaller retail hubs that include dining, grocers, pharmacies and other neighbourhood-centric vendors and services.
Following are a few examples.
A small but quaint strip of shops located in a heritage building on the West side of Craigflower road. Find out more!
A relatively new outdoor retail district featuring a large grocery store, florists and neighbourhood-centric vendors, including banks, cafes, shops, a spa, and ample storefront parking. GoodLife Fitness, and a local-favourite coffee shop and artisan French bakery are located across the street, making Westside Village a convenient hub for residents of Victoria West. Find out more!
Victoria West has a Public Transit Score of 57 (good public transportation), with three main public transit routes connecting Victoria West with Victoria’s downtown core, Esquimalt, Jubilee area and the University of Victoria campus.
Within 5 minutes' drive to Victoria’s downtown core via two city bridges | Within 15 minutes' drive to Victoria General and Jubilee Hospitals | Within 15 minutes’ drive to Seaplane and Clipper Ferry terminals | Within 30 minutes’ drive to Victoria Airport and Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal | Within walking or cycling distance to Victoria’s downtown core via two city bridges and the scenic, pedestrian-only (walking/cycling) Selkirk Trestle and Galloping Goose Trail
Iconic Condo & Townhouse Communities
Contemporary condo living and retail space with ocean views and built on a national heritage site. Search our MLS® Victoria search engine for condos for sale in the Bayview Place and Roundhouse community.
A mixed-use, eco-conscious residential community consisting of townhouses, condominiums, and commercial-use space that is 25% complete with projected completion in 2027. Search our MLS® Victoria search engine for condos for sale in the Dockside Green community.
Brand new, waterfront, and relatively affordable one and two bedrooms, and two bedrooms + den condominiums and townhouses. Search our MLS® Victoria search engine for condos for sale in The RailYards community.
Built in 2004, contemporary and pet-friendly, one, two and three bedroom condominiums overlooking a small park and conveniently located next to Victoria West’s Westside Village retail district. Search our MLS® Victoria search engine for condos for sale in the Parc Residences building.
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Houses, townhouses and condos for sale in Victoria West typically sell quickly due the district’s convenient proximity to the downtown core and its public transportation routes that go directly to the University of Victoria campus. Get started with your search today with a Condo Expert. Here are some tips and resources to help get you started with your search!
PROPERTY SEARCH TIPS
If you’re seeking a condo or townhouse with views of Victoria’s working harbour, when you use our MLS Victoria Search Engine to shop for properties in the Victoria West area, also refer to the provided map for townhouses and condos for sale which are situated along Tyee Road, Songhees Road, Kimta Road and Maitland Street.