About Greater Victoria
The Greater Victoria region is the capital of British Columbia, and the jewel of the southern tip of Vancouver Island. The area has been ranked as the third best region in the Americas in the 2006 Conde Nast Traveler's Readers' Choice Awards. You'll know why upon your first visit. Surrounded by water and nestled in the West Coast's natural beauty, it is charmed with historic heritage. The Greater Victoria region offers one of the mildest climates in Canada, with spring officially ushered in each February when residents count the number of blossoms in their gardens. What truly sets the Greater Victoria region apart is its unique combination of economic opportunity and its superior quality of life. Entrepreneurs with ventures of all sizes comprise more than 17,000 businesses in the region. Technology, tourism, marine, health and service industries are all thriving sectors, and the region has become a world leader in environmental services and technologies, with world-class research activities in the field. As the seat of the BC provincial government, a centre for the Canadian Armed Forces, host to the Vancouver Island Technology Park and home to four post-secondary institutions, the region has a dynamic, young and well educated workforce.
History, innovation, an excellent business climate, and an outstanding quality of life. The Greater Victoria region of BC, on Vancouver Island offers it all. Come find out why we are "a natural place to do business".
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