100 Saghalie Rd, VW Songhees
Architectural perfection detailed with restrained elegance, comparable to no other condo offering in Victoria, on what is undeniably the best ocean view condo site for residential high rise living, proudly stands Bayview I. Completed in 2009, Bayview offers views of the Olympic Mountains which rise above the Strait of Juan de Fuca forming a snowcapped wall to the south. Bayview is a resort-inspired community with world class Clubhouse and lifestyle facilities. Residences feature hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, large patios and balconies, separate living and dining rooms, open kitchens and spa-inspired bathrooms.
Across the Johnson Street bridge in Downtown lies the diverse and modern Vic West subarea. The community is growing rapidly, especially in areas adjacent to the waterfront. Accessible shoreline and waterfront walkways extend around its coast, wrapping around industrial shipyards and connecting numerous parks and the Vic West Community Centre in Craigflower Village. The Galloping Goose rail trail is a busy pathway for recreation and commuting from the city centre through Vic West to areas to the north over Portage Inlet.
Much of the South shoreline is lined with well groomed public waterfront walkways, including the Songhees Walkway. The east shore has the Galloping Goose Regional Trail and Point Ellice Park heading towards the Selkirk Trestle. Banfield Park contains areas for active recreation, passive experiences and nature conservation. Vic West Park includes the City’s only skate park, an enclosed off-leash dog area, a baseball diamond and playground equipment.
- Vic West Elementary (SD61)
Gardens & Markets
Food Security Initiatives:
- Vic West Community Association has an active Food Security Collective
Vic West has three community gardens:
- Rayn or Shine Garden
- Banfield Commons
- VW Community Tea Garden
Community orchards include:
- Evans Orchard
- Hereward Park Community Orchard and
- Banfield Park Community Orchard
Business Centre, Clubhouse, Conference Room, Exercise Room, Guest Suite, Locker, Pool, Rec Rm, Sauna, Security