Communities in Greater Victoria and the area

British Columbia’s Vancouver Island and the surrounding Gulf Islands offer a unique array of luxury ocean front homes and private estate acreage lots combined with the rugged beauty and natural tranquility of Canada’s west coast. With a moderate and more temperate climate, residents enjoy year round activities such as world class golf and fishing, whale watching, nature hikes and kayaking. An eclectic mix of cultural activities throughout the many communities provide one-of-a-kind craft fairs where one can converse with local artisans, take in live theatre, casual and fine dining as well as all the amenities of larger cities.

On the southern tip of the island lies Victoria, the province’s capital city and home to the provincial legislature. Choose among one of the many upscale neighbourhoods such as Oak Bay with estate-sized lots and year round lush gardens. The community of Uplands is situated within Oak Bay and offers some of Canada’s most prestigious oceanfront estates. With a typically warm, dry summer and mild winters the district of Sooke lends itself to outdoor activities like hiking, horseback riding, kayaking or sailing in the local water of Sooke Basin and beyond.

Whether you are planning to build your dream retirement home, searching for a private estate by the ocean or looking for that special getaway luxury vacation home, let the experienced team of Scott Piercy and his team of Engel & Völkers introduce you to the unique lifestyle of the Greater Victoria area. You can view prime building lots for sale on the Saanich Peninsula, spectacular waterfront homes on West Saanich Road or purchase an exclusive home on your own private island.

The scenic neighbourhood of Brentwood Bay in Central Saanich is located on the Saanich Peninsula on Vancouver Island. You can experience the calm and serenity of nature while living just minutes to British Columbia’s capital city of Victoria. With a more temperate year-round climate it’s easy to take in the many activities in all four seasons.

Experience unparalleled luxury in Tofino along the northern coast of Vancouver Island with expansive estates nestled among naturally treed lots boasting separate guest accommodations and a caretaker’s residence all within walking distance to white sandy beaches.  More than 20,000 gray whales visit here during their migrations twice each year creating an unforgettable viewing adventure. Outdoor sports enthusiasts will appreciate an abundance of activities such as surfing, sea kayaking, hiking and golfing.

The Gulf Islands are world renowned for their tranquility, rugged beauty, unique lifestyle and their pleasant climate which lends itself to year round activities and a diverse mix of communities and cultural fairs. With the mildest Canadian climate, Salt Spring Island is the perfect place to find one of a kind private oceanfront estates complete with expansive gardens, private ponds and still be close enough to enjoy such amenities as pristine beaches, golfing and shopping.

Vancouver Island and the more than 200 islands that make up the Gulf Islands have become the most sought after places to call home. The natural beauty, mild climate and thriving business communities of this region provide many opportunities for real estate investment, exceptional land purchases and luxury home ownership.