In the below video I am diving in, to take a look at what it's like to live Downtown in Victoria BC, as well as some of the surrounding areas like Vic West, Songhees and the Harris Green District.

If you're considering purchasing real estate here in Victoria BC, we'll be checking out some of my favorite condo buildings including one of the penthouse residences at the new luxury Customs House.

I'll give you a glimpse into Escher, Yates on Yates, Ironworks, Legato, Era, The Union, Janion etc, some of which allow for air bnb.

We'll also be checking out the West side of Downtown where you’ll find Old Town, this includes 3 areas of distinct character: The old commercial district with it’s collection of commercial heritage buildings, Canada’s oldest surviving Chinatown and the warehouse buildings and hotels along the waterfront area.

We will also head over to check out real estate in Vic West/Songhees where you'll find new condo towers like Encore, Promontory, Bayview and the Dockside Green development with it's newer towers by renowned Bosa Development.

Hopefully all this information helps you decide on whether downtown living here would be a suitable option for you. If you're considering moving to Victoria BC, I'd love to hear from you and I'd love to help you.

Please check out the video below on my YouTube chanel.

Thanks - Ainsley Gower


I have sold a property at 6785 Greig Crt in Central Saanich
I have sold a property at 6785 Greig Crt in Central Saanich.
BRENTWOOD BAY HOME IN PARK LIKE SETTING. Situated on a private lot on a quiet cul-de-sac this impressive family home with an in-law accommodation is a pleasure to view. A well maintained home with a large tiled entry, double French doors to welcome you and your guests. Formal living room has lots of windows with lots of natural light & propane fireplace. Beautiful pine hardwood floors, 2pc powder room, updated kitchen, stainless steel appliances, breakfast bar and dining room with French doors to living room. Upstairs offers a grand primary bedroom with it's own private balcony, walk-in closet & skylight, 3 pc ensuite, plus two addt'l bedrooms with a 4 pc main bath w/radiant floor. The lower home has a 2 bed suite w/ separate entrance & private patio area. Freshly painted, new window coverings, LED lighting, new front deck. Beautifully landscaped on a treed lot, you will enjoy the views and abundant wildlife parading by in the back yard.

I have sold a property at 960 Cowichan St in Victoria
I have sold a property at 960 Cowichan St in Victoria.
Memories are made here! An exceptional opportunity to bring your legacy dream home to life in one of Victoria’s most charming and coveted neighbourhoods. Located in Fairfield on the Oak Bay border, this home has rare rear laneway access & sits on an extra large lot providing tremendous potential in a park-like setting. The classic 1911 Arts and Crafts character home has original wood floors and trim detail, a spacious unfinished basement, and versatile potential for additional accommodation. The quaint and super friendly tree-lined street is within walking distance to EVERYTHING, including the Oak Bay Village and highly rated private & public schools. The sprawling backyard is serene and enchanting with mature fruit trees, foliage and natural gardens. Access to the laneway from the backyard provides additional green space space for walks & play. An idyllic location with a storybook setting to create your own treasured memories.

If you’re trying to figure whether Victoria is the right fit for you, then you’ve come to the right place.

In the below YouTube video I am going to be discussing why people move here, what it’s like, a few top neighbourhoods, and some of the pros and cons.

Moving to a new city is one of the hardest things to do, but by the end of the video you may just feel inspired to take the leap, buy that plane ticket, pack your bags and head out West to commence your new life on the island, just like you’ve been manifesting!

People I have helped move here tend to be drawn to the island for similar reasons, some of which include, they’re seeking warmer weather, a slower pace of life, shorter commutes, less smoke from forest fires than some other areas of BC, and they’re also excited to live in a more nature-infused setting.

Moving here can feel like a breath of fresh air, especially for those for those coming from larger cities like Toronto and Vancouver, and some would argue that they feel like they get more “life” out of their day, as there is less of a “rat race” vibe on the Island.

Any way if you want all the info please check out the video.

Thanks - Ainsley Gower

ve to help you find a home!

I have sold a property at 102 1120 Richardson St in Victoria
I have sold a property at 102 1120 Richardson St in Victoria.
Unique 1 bed, 1 bath residence set on the main level of this gleaming 7-unit character conversion. Efficient floor plan and nicely updated with period details like classic wood floors, and stained glass features. Plus high ceilings & tons of natural light. Located in one of Victoria’s most prized neighbourhoods – Fairfield; mere blocks from Cook St Village or Downtown Victoria where you can walk or bike to groceries, cafes & the oceanfront walkways. Conveniently includes a cozy gas fireplace, common washer/dryer area, separate storage locker + off-street parking stall. Professionally managed small strata with rentals allowed.
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