Here’s some critically important information for military personnel who are newly transferred to CFB Esquimalt
in Victoria BC. Heck, this is important to anyone who is moving to Victoria
! I mean really, on your first day in a new city what do you need? Coffee! And since you’re Canadian, you probably need Tim Hortons coffee.
You will be spared the onerous task of locating your coffee maker amongst the boxes stacked to the ceiling in your PMQ (or new home) or rushing off to buy some food for breakfast when you stop by the nearest Tim Hortons for a double double and a reasonably priced meal.
The Canadian institution known fondly as Timmy’s is ubiquitous across this great nation and for those in the military who transfer to CFB Esquimalt you will be happy to learn that Esquimalt and the entire Greater Victoria area has no shortage of Tim Hortons restaurants.
The Township of Esquimalt has three Tim Hortons, located at:
- 1258 Esquimalt Rd.
- 880 Esquimalt Rd., and
- 955 Craigflower Rd
Across the entire Greater Victoria there are a staggering 37 Tim Hortons restaurants (according to web.local.ca) so you should never have to go without a great cup of coffee, no matter where in the Capital Regional District you are.
Welcome to Living in Victoria, BC!
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The Gorge neighbourhood in West Saanich
is an historical urban area very close to the city of Victoria BC. Sitting on the southern edge of West Saanich, the Gorge neighbourhood hugs the northern edge of Victoria’s storied waterway.
While much of West Saanich is rural, the Gorge is decidedly urban to suburban, having been developed long ago. Housing is diverse, with single family homes, townhomes and some apartment buildings. Most of the housing is older; there are some beautiful old historical homes bursting with character, popular projects for renovation enthusiasts.
The neighbourhood enjoys excellent access to the city of Victoria, transit is well supported – no need to buy a car if you don’t want that expense. The Gorge waterway has undergone extensive remediation and there are beautiful parks and paved pathways along its length, offering tons of outdoor recreational opportunities.
In 2012, a community garden was established at Cecilia Ravine Park, and there are plans for another at Gorge Park. Community gardens are extremely popular with people who are living in Victoria, after all, this IS the garden city!
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