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View Royal

View Royal is a town in Greater Victoria bordered by Colwood, Langford, Highlands, Saanich and Esquimalt. Prior to its incorporation in 1988, View Royal used to be the home of Coast Salish people.

Some historic sites you may want to check out first to learn more about View Royal are:

Craigflower Manor and Schoolhouse – the 3rd oldest building in British Columbia which offers a look at the day to day life of mid 1800 settlers. 2.Six Mile Pub – known for excellent pub food and friendly atmosphere, this is the oldest continually operating pub in BC.

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View Royal is divided into seven precincts according to various factors such as topography, natural environment, residential history, and transportation corridors:

  • Atkins
  • Burnside
  • Craigflower
  • Harbour
  • Helmcken
  • Hospital
  • Wilfert

The largest medical facility in Greater Victoria can be found here in View Royal, the Victoria General Hospital. This town’s policing is provided by the West Shore RCMP and its fire department has both career and volunteer firefighters. A specific company contracted to View Royal takes care of the garbage and food waste while region-wide blue box recyclable collection is operated by the Capital Regional District (CRD).

Today, View Royal is a largely residential municipality that has condominiums, multi-family and single-family homes with prices depending on location, age and condition. The town has highly desirable waterfront properties and a general location that is an easy commute to the city of Victoria.

You may also want to visit the following recreation sites for a number of exciting outdoor activities:

  • Thetis Lake Park
  • Francis/King Regional Park
  • Portage Inlet
  • Mill Hill Regional Park

Whether you’re a golfer, hiker, kayaker, birdwatcher or just want to get out into the great outdoors, View Royal surely has something for you. And with diverse options for housing, whether you’re looking to live here or is already a resident moving up to a larger place or downsizing, View Royal is a popular city for homebuyers! Easy access to the city of Victoria for all your shopping, theatre and music needs, View Royal is one great choice of a place to reside in.

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Area Attractions

Highland Pacific Golf

Highland Pacific is a gorgeous championship 18 holes course opens all year around. It is located off Watkiss Way on 450 Creed Road in the beautiful View Royal municipality. Golfers can enjoy the panoramic views of the city of Victoria, Olympic Mountains, the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Bear Mountain from the course. In addition to the Golf Course and Driving Range, you can find the Golf Shop and Range Café in the main building. Banquets, meeting and tournaments can also be arranged at the course. They provide private, semi-private and group lessons for women, seniors over 50 and “couples therapy”. Teenagers can benefit from junior pass and businesses obtain corporate passes for their employees to have fun during their meetings.

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Thetis Lake Park

The Thetis Lake Park is a gemstone of wilderness situated right beside the Trans-Canada highway at the end of Six Mile Road just outside of Victoria. This Capital Regional Park is a magnificent well-maintained 831 hectares of wild forestry, beautiful lakes and numerous trails. The park contains several lakes: Lower Thetis Lake, Upper Thetis Lake, Prior Lake and McKenzie Lake, where you could go for a refreshing swim or paddling. A wide range of hiking, cycling, equestrian trails and paved or loose roads, it is so busy and looks like a spider’s web. This place is perfect for fishing, family picnic or just a photography walk. Campground is on the side as well and visitors are welcomed during the summer season.

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Victoria General Hospital

The well-equipped Victoria General Hospital (VGH) is an acute care facility which offers emergency, general surgery and medical treatment services, and is located in View Royal of Greater Victoria Area. VGH is one of two comprehensive care hospitals on southern Vancouver Island that offers Maternity services. In 2008, the Emergency Department was newly built with hi-tech isolation rooms and a decontamination area specifically designed for managing pandemics and severe outbreaks. The Pediatric Unit is built and equipped with the latest in pediatric technology and dedicated to provide optimum care for critically ill and injured children 18 and under. Auxiliary Gift Shop and Cafeteria will help one to brighten the days they have to spend in the hospital.  And do not forget to send Well Wishes to your loved ones staying at the VGH.

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View Royal Casino

The premier View Royal Casino is a very well-known and safe place to lose or win your money. The casino is located simply 20 minutes’ drive away from downtown Victoria. This casino always updates and features the latest novelties of the gaming and entertainment art. At the moment casino offers 555 slot machines, various table games to try your luck and spin one of the roulette wheels or go for a classic card games and live band entertainment. You can stay there as long as you want, as View Royal Casino’s Restaurant & Bar offers meal and local beverages including BC wines, beer and cool drinks for an affordable price. And no worries about transportation, the casino’s got it cover for you by providing a FREE shuttle.

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View Royal Municipal Hall

View Royal Municipal Hall is the city hall for the municipality of View Royal, located just off the Island Highway behind Four Miles Pub on 45 View Royal Avenue. View Royal represents a gateway between Victoria’s city central and the developing West Shore municipalities, the Town of View Royal is a vivacious community of over 10,800 residents and is in ongoing growth. The Town is dedicated to encourage financial growth, to attain a stable, sustainable tax base. Particular attention is paid to further development of current commercial bulges and new ones; provide better exposure for businesses to non-residents; to decrease vehicle usage and to improve suitability for local residents. Town of View Royal provides various services in order to support the municipality and its residents: accept donations to purchase amenity items such as benches, picnic tables, bicycle racks, and trees for the municipality; Bylaw Enforcement; Dog Licences; Garbage & Food Waste Collection; Lawn & Garden Waste Drop-off; Property Tax Information; Sewer & Drainage services and maintenance; Streets, Sidewalks & Boulevards Maintenance services; offer information about utility providers and much more.

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