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Christmas Events in Victoria 2022 Category: Vancouver Island Living

Christmas Tree and fire

Victoria is a magical and beautiful place to spend the holidays, with plenty of lights and events throughout the city. Here are just some of the events taking place for Christmas, including parades, markets, performances, lights, tours, and brunches with Santa!

Don't forget to check out local coffee shops and restaurants as well for their Christmas specials! 

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How To Be Earthquake Prepared: Tips To Keep Your Family and Home Safe Category: Vancouver Island Living

Earthquake Ready Sign

When it comes to living in an area that is at risk from earthquakes—as Victoria is—it’s important to ensure you’re prepared and aware of the measures you may need to take in the event of an emergency. 

According to seismic experts, there is a 32% probability of a damaging earthquake occurring in our region in the next 50 years, with many other smaller ones occurring often, so so it’s a good idea to have a plan for what steps to take before, during, and after an earthquake. Here’s our guide to the best safety and preparation advice for earthquake preparedness. 

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2022 Halloween Events in Victoria Category: Vancouver Island Living

Halloween Pumpkins

Ready for another year of tricks and treats in Victoria? Check out local activities, ghost tours, haunted houses, mazes, dances, and other events taking place during the season of the pumpkin.

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Update on Market Conditions in Greater Victoria and Why It Matters Category: Vancouver Island Living

Housing market trends

Being able to provide knowledgeable and effective real estate advice to our clients is a key part of the service we provide, and in order to do that, we need to have an understanding of a wide variety of factors, including market trends and outlooks for the region.

However, it’s not just professionals that can benefit from that knowledge. For homeowners and prospective buyers, knowing what’s happening can help you make informed choices, and guide your decision making process. 

With that in mind, here’s why buying and selling at the right time is so important, and what the market conditions in Victoria are telling us about whether now is the right time for you to make your move.   

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Why You Should Move To Victoria — And What You Need To Know Before You Do Category: Vancouver Island Living

Victoria harbour

When it comes to figuring out your next move, location will undoubtedly be at the top of your criteria. This doesn’t just mean the neighbourhood you choose, but the area as a whole that you want to live in as well. 

And there can be few cities that can match Victoria in terms of scenery, culture, amenities, and quality of life. If you’re on the fence about moving, don’t worry — here’s our mini guide to what you need to know about living in Victoria, and advice for what to keep in mind when making your move to this fantastic city. 

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Top 8 family Activities on Vancouver Island Category: Vancouver Island Living

Kinsol Trestle

No matter whether you’ve recently moved to the Island, have made it your home for years, or if you’re a prospective buyer wondering what it may have in store for you, you’ll be interested to know what there is for you to do and enjoy with your whole family on Vancouver Island. 

It’s undoubtedly a great place to raise a family, and we think this list highlighting some of our personal favourite family activities on Vancouver Island, showcases exactly why that is. 

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Backyard Gardening in Victoria - Showcase Your Home Category: Vancouver Island Living

Backyard Garden

The west coast is famed for the spectacular beauty and diversity of its fauna, with some of the best gardens and forest areas in the world. But what about something a little closer to home? 

It’s true that some of the same conditions, the temperate rainforests, towering trees, and ample space, that make this area so beautiful, also pose their own unique challenges to home gardeners. Not to mention the increasingly unpredictable weather cycles and seasons! 

But ultimately it’s worth it to get that spectacular garden that can make your home feel more like a home, and provide exceptional value when it comes to the time to sell. 

So here’s our look at what you need to know to make the most of your Victoria backyard garden, and why gardens are so important to us as homeowners, and realtors!

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Christmas Events in Victoria 2021 Category: Vancouver Island Living

Santa Claus taking cookie

Victoria is a magical and beautiful place to spend the holidays, with plenty of lights and events throughout the city. Here are just some of the events taking place for Christmas, including parades, markets, performances, lights, tours, and brunches with Santa!

Don't forget to check out local coffee shops and restaurants as well for their Christmas specials! 

Please note that events can still be cancelled or moved online, so please check the event website for the latest up to date information.

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2021 Halloween Events in Victoria Category: Vancouver Island Living

Halloween season is here! Not just a single day, it’s a whole season where tricks and treats happen for the whole family. From ghost walks to corn mazes to exhibitions, here we take a look at what is going on around Victoria during this spooky season. While there’s not as many as previous years to due the pandemic, there are still many fun events happening around the city.

Check before booking anywhere for opening times and vaccine requirements.

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How to Recycle Items in Victoria from Appliances To Toys Category: Vancouver Island Living

When moving to a new area, it is important that you get an understanding of how all of the systems work, but learning a neighbourhood's system can sometimes feel like an uphill battle. From figuring out the days of the week when the truck comes to pick up the garbage, to what they will pick up, and how to recycle or compost, is not always something easily discovered.

We want to make sure that this is an easier task for you, and so we have put together some information for the Capital Regional District’s recycling program in Victoria.

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