Experiencing a boom in building permits 62% year-over-year, the capital of British Columbia is situated on the extreme southern end of Vancouver Island with Washington state on two sides. The views of the Olympic Mountains across the Juan de Fuca Strait is awe-inspiring along with the scent of salt air coming off the Pacific Ocean. Mount Baker, the snowiest mountain in the world, lies to the east.
Founded by the Hudson's Bay Company in 1843 as a fur trading post and fort, Victoria is known as The City of Gardens and the warmest place year-round in Canada with an annual rainfall matching that of San Francisco. Government, retirement, and tourism are what make up the local economy. A beautiful city that Conde Nast magazine called "a place of dreams" and listed Victoria as one of the top 10 cities in North America to visit.