West is a historic neighbourhood of Victoria, British Columbia
. Vacation rentals here are on the original site of a village of the Songhees people. In the early 1900s Victoria West was developed into a more commercial area. Shipbuilding became a major industry and eventually there were seven shipbuilding companies here. Now it has become a more residential neighbourhood with many desirable Victoria condos
Along the shores of Victoria West runs a continuous promenade called Westsong Way
. From your condo rental you can stroll the length of the waterfront from Songhees Point to West Bay
. The entire pathway is paved, so bring your bicycle or rollerblades to your vacation rental, and you can easily enjoy a journey with views of the harbour at all points on the pathway
For a trail with a bit more variety, your Victoria condo rental is along the route of the Galloping Goose Trail. This 55-kilometre former rail line runs from Victoria to Leechtown, a former gold-mining community near Sooke
. The pathway runs through suburbs and forests and along beaches and streams
. It is perfect for a day out from your accommodations to experience the natural beauty of Victoria’s surroundings.
If you want the excitement of the city, condo rentals in Victoria West are just across the Inner Harbour from Victoria’s downtown core. The city’s downtown attractions are an easy trip over the Johnson Street bridge from your accommodations. Government Street is the place to go for shopping. For an evening out from your vacation rental, attend a theatre performance or dine out at one of Victoria's fine restaurants
Holidays in Victoria's vacation rentals would not be complete without a visit to The Butchart Gardens
. This year-round attraction is a short drive from your lodging. With stunning floral displays it has become one of the premier show gardens in the world
. Along with their extraordinary collection, Butchart Gardens also has many seasonal events such as nightly fireworks in the summer and ice skating in the winter.
Whether you choose to have an active vacation, to explore the city, or a bit of both, you won't go wrong with Victoria West vacation rentals.