80 Saghalie Rd, VW Victoria West
Rising 17 stories above Victoria’s beautiful inner harbour with a glorious view of the sea, blue skies, and the Olympic Mountains, Encore adds style and timeless design to this renowned community. Designed by Dialog’s award-winning Norm Hotson, these contemporary homes feature modern interiors, top-quality finishing standard throughout every unit, stainless steel appliances, and spacious designs makes life at Encore tranquil. While enjoying the stunning views and stylish homes, residents will also have exclusive access to Club Encore, featuring an outdoor swimming pool complete with cabanas for those relaxing summer days and a fully equipped fitness centre to keep the body conditioned.
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
Bicycle Storage, Common, Exercise Room, Guest Suite, Hobby Room, Pool