Southern Vancouver Island Real Estate Services
Greenaway Realty Ltd, the best choice for Southern Vancouver Island Real Estate
Greenaway Realty provides real estate brokerage and consulting services. Our industry knowledge,
extensive experience, and dedicated customer service will deliver successful real estate solutions
whether you are looking to buy or sell.
The Benefits of using Greenaway Realty
The benefits that you receive comes for our keen focus on client relationship
building and retention. Our bespoke service to you is largely due to the fact
that we are a Husband and wife team working 100% together with every client, we
can express frank opinions to each other that enable us to bring forth the best
results from the two perspectives, ideas and skill sets to deliver one enhanced
unified service. We are trained Real Estate negotiators and detail orientated
which ensures your best interests are at the heart of the contract. As a bonus
we can offer guidance as certified interior designers and stagers. You receive our
guarantee because we use our family name to identify our service, we are a locally
family owned and operated Real Estate Company.
Southern Vancouver Island Area Info
Vancouver Island is in the northeastern Pacific Ocean, just off the coast of
Canada. It is part of the Canadian province of British Columbia. The island is
460 kilometres (290 mi) in length, 100 kilometres in width at its widest
point, and 32,134 km2 (12,407 sq mi) in area. It is the largest island on the West
Coast of North America.
The southern part of Vancouver Island is the only part of British Columbia or Western
Canada to lie south of the 49th Parallel, along with most of the southern Gulf Islands
and minor offshore islands. This area has one of the warmest climates in Canada, and
since the mid-1990s has been mild enough in a few areas to grow subtropical Mediterranean
crops such as olives and lemons.
Vancouver Island had a population in 2016 of 775,347. Nearly half of that figure
live in the metropolitan area of Greater Victoria. Other notable cities and towns on
Vancouver Island include Nanaimo, Port Alberni, Parksville, Courtenay, and Campbell River.
Victoria, the capital city of British Columbia, is located on the island, but the larger
city of Vancouver is not – it is on the North American mainland, across the Strait of
Georgia from Nanaimo.
Vancouver Island has been the homeland to many indigenous peoples for thousands of
years. The island was explored by British and Spanish expeditions in the late 18th
century. It was named Quadra's and Vancouver's Island in commemoration of the friendly
negotiations held in 1792 by Spanish commander of the Nootka Sound settlement, Juan
Francisco de la Bodega y Quadra, and by British naval captain George Vancouver, during
the Nootka Crisis. Quadra's name was eventually dropped from the name. It is one of
several North American locations named after George Vancouver, who explored the Pacific
Northwest coast between 1791 and 1794.
Vancouver Island is the world's 43rd largest island, Canada's 11th largest island,
and Canada's second most populous island after the Island of Montreal. It is the
largest Pacific island anywhere east of New Zealand.