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The Municipalities
Victoria is divided into 13 different municipalities, each with their own distinct characteristics.  City of Victoria is the centre of the city physically and economically.  Oak Bay is a the bastion of old England with it's village and quiet residential streets.  Saanich is the largest of the core municipalities.  Esquimalt is the home the Pacific Fleet.  View Royal, Langford, Colwood, Highlands, Metchosin & Sooke are to the west of the core and offer the majority of affordable new housing in the area.  North on the Saanich Peninsula you will find Central Saanich, North Saanich & Sidney Capital Regional District serves all Municipalities with health services, water quality, garbage disposal, etc.

Heritage Organizations & Information
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Public schools are administered by Greater Victoria School District 61, Saanich School District 63 and Sooke School District #62.  Victoria is also home to a large number of independent schools including Glenlyon Norfolk, St. Michaels University School, Brentwood College School, Shawnigan Lake School, and St. Margaret's School.  Post secondary education is found at Camosun College, The University Of Victoria and Royal Roads University.

Business Organizations & Tourism
Victoria is served by four chambers of commerce,
Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce, Saanich Peninsula Chamber of Commerce  Sooke Harbour Chamber of Commerce and Westshore Chamber of Commerce.  Other sources of business information include the Victoria Economic Development and The Economic Development Commission Provincial and federal government agencies that may be of interest include Canada Customs, The Government Of British Columbia, Citizen & Immigration Canada and Environment Canada Coastal B.C. Weather. Oak Bay Tourism Web Site

Vancouver Island has ferry service from
BC Ferries, The Victoria Clipper, Washington State Ferries and The M.V. Coho Ferry as well as air service from Air Canada, Horizon Air, Harbour Air Seaplanes, Pacific Coastal Airlines, and other airlines flying into Victoria International AirportKenmore Air offers seaplane service to Seattle & the San Juan Islands. On the island travel is by automobile, BC Transit, and private bus and taxi companies.

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