|Area:||14.36 km2 (5.54 sq mi)|
|Density:||653.3/km2 (1,692/sq mi)|
The Town of View Royal is located close to Victoria and all its amenities. An ideal destination for cyclists and is full of parks, golf courses, walkways and shopping, View Royal also has plenty of beachfront access with incredible ocean views. It boasts over 600 acres of shoreline and lakes.
View Royal is easily accessible by car, bike or bus, and just a 10 minute drive from Victoria along the TransCanada Highway 1.
View Royal lies within School District 61 and encompasses both an elementary and middle school with a high school located nearby.
View Royal holds endless recreational opportunities with a large numberof municipal parks and 25 meters of trails. The CRD’s Galloping Goose Trail negotiates the town. View Royal has over 700 hectares of parkland include McKenzie, Pike, Prior and Thetis Lakes – all popular destinations for fishing and swimming. View Royal’s parkland also includes sections of Esquimalt Harbour and Portage Inlet. It is also a member of the West Shore Parks and Recreation Society and offers a facility with swimming pool, weight room, soccer fields, a nine hole golf course, and regular classes and programs.
Many historic sites can be found in View Royal including two historic pubs, Four Mile Pub & Six Mile Pub, that were established approximately 150 years ago. The Craigflower Manor & School house is another historial site that was originally set up as four farms by the Hudson's Bay Company in 1856 and is a great example of early pioneering in BC. The Craigflower Schoolhouse is the oldest public building still standing in BC and the oldest schoolhouse in Western Canada.
Due to its location, natural attributes, high traffic volume, and lower costs, View Royal is a strategically placed municipality for any business venture. It is a member of the West Shore Chamber of Commerce and boasts vibrant commercial and restaurant sectors. The Victoria General Hospital and the View Royal Casino are both located here and are large employers of local residents. View Royal also has a thriving home-based business economy.