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City of Victoria


The City of Victoria is located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, one of 13 municipalities that make up Greater Victoria. The Capital City of British Columbia, Victoria is a community of choice for its temperate climate, natural beauty and recreation opportunities.
Victoria is a small urban city, with a resident population of approximately 83,000. That figure swells to 200,000 each day as the region’s economic and employment hub. The region is known as a centre for technological innovation, and remains an international tourism destination. Other large industries include post-secondary education, marine use and government.
Located in a sub-Mediterranean zone, Victoria enjoys the mildest climate in Canada. This, combined with spectacular outdoor setting adorned with ocean views and mountain vistas, encourage year round recreational opportunities including hiking, golfing, cycling, gardening and kayaking.
Each day City employees work to provide the best services possible for our citizens. From the provision of clean water, garbage collection, and emergency services to recreation classes, transportation planning and land-use development, first-rate City services are the foundation for building a healthy, safe and sustainable community.

Facing new challenges each day, the City of Victoria is evolving to find innovative ways of providing the highest level of service possible.