Downtown Community Overview

All great cities have a great downtown, and Victoria is no exception.

Our downtown is a vibrant urban neighbourhood, a walkable shopping area, and a thriving entertainment district.Downtown Victoria hosts not only the world-renowned Inner Harbour, Empress Hotel and Legislature Buildings, but also Canada's oldest Chinatown, and a wonderfully charming Old Town district. 

Our downtown is without a doubt one of the reasons why Victoria is consistently rated as a premier travel destination across the country, and around the globe. It is picturesque, featuring waterfront paths, charming shops and restaurants, stunning heritage buildings and picture-perfect locations.

Downtown Victoria serves as the employment and entertainment hub for the 360,000 residents of Greater Victoria. It is also home to a growing number of residents, and a community in and of itself .

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downtown Closest Bus Routes

Route #Name
1 Richardson / Downtown
2 Oak Bay / Willows / Downtown
3 Beacon Hill / Gonzales
4 UVic / Downtown
6 Royal Oak / Downtown
7 UVic / Downtown
15 Esquimalt / UVic
19 Hillside Mall
24 Cedar Hill / Admirals Walk
27 Gordon Head / Downtown

Downtown Apartment Rental Stats

Property Type# of ListingsMin PriceMax PriceAve Price
Apartments     2$1380$1720$1550
Condos     1$1350$1350$1350
Houses     1$2150$2150$2150
Total Rentals     4$1350$2150$1650

Downtown Closest Schools

Name/Address Distance
GEOS Languages Plus Victoria
1207 Douglas Street #225, Victoria
0.06 km
Global Village English Centres - GV Victoria
1290 Broad Street #200, Victoria
0.18 km
Insignia College
759 Courtney Street #100, Victoria
0.43 km
Vancouver Island School of Art
2549 Quadra Street, Victoria
1.25 km
Victoria High School
1260 Grant Street, Victoria
1.34 km
Long & McQuade Musical Instruments
756 Hillside Avenue, Victoria
1.45 km
1340 Balmoral Road, Victoria
1.57 km
Securiguard Services Ltd
2750 Quadra Street, Victoria
1.64 km
Michelle Rubin Yoga
2674 Capital Heights, Victoria
1.72 km
Victoria Montessori Preschool
1250 Highrock Avenue, Victoria
1.96 km
Oak and Orca Bioregional School
2738 Higgins Street, Victoria
2.04 km
Saferway Driver Training School Ltd.
800 Viewfield Road, Victoria
2.39 km
Ross Bay Preschool
1620 Earle Street, Victoria
2.45 km
Glenlyon Norfolk School – Middle and Senior Schools
801 Bank Street, Victoria
2.59 km
Victoria College Of Art
1625 Bank Street, Victoria
2.64 km
Girls' Alternative Program
3.46 km
Cedar Hill Golf Course
1400 Derby Road, Victoria
3.50 km
Oak Bay Secondary
2121 Cadboro Bay Road, Victoria
3.50 km
St. Michaels University School
3400 Richmond Road, Victoria
3.90 km
Glenlyon Norfolk School – Junior School
1701 Beach Drive, Victoria
4.21 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

Downtown Closest Libraries

Name/Address Distance
Culture Library Ministry of Small Business Tourism & Culture
800 Johnson Street, Victoria
0.24 km
Greater Victoria Public Library - Central Branch
735 Broughton Street, Victoria
0.30 km
Victoria Courthouse Library
850 Burdett Avenue, Victoria
0.46 km
Legislative Library of British Columbia
501 Belleville Street, Victoria
0.85 km
Bc Library Svc Branch
620 Superior Street, Victoria
0.86 km
Greater Victoria Public Library - James Bay Branch
385 Menzies Street, Victoria
1.09 km
Greater Victoria Public Library - sxʷeŋxʷəŋ təŋəxʷ James Bay Branch
385 Menzies Street, Victoria
1.10 km
Vic West Toy Lending Library
943 Fullerton Avenue, Victoria
2.13 km
Fairfield Branch
1839 Fairfield Road (rear Courtyard), Victoria
2.86 km
VIHA Library Services
1952 Bay Street, Victoria
2.88 km
Emily Carr Branch Library
101, 3521 Blanshard Street, Victoria
3.38 km
Greater Victoria Public Library - Emily Carr Branch
101, 3521 Blanshard Street, Victoria
3.38 km
Greater Victoria Public Library - Oak Bay Branch
1442 Monterey Avenue, Victoria
3.63 km
Greater Victoria Public Library - Esquimalt Branch
1231 Esquimalt Road, Victoria
3.65 km
Library Media Centre
3.89 km
Greater Victoria Public Library - Saanich Centennial Branch
3110 Tillicum Road, Victoria
3.99 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

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