Housing in Victoria

Victoria is a city with many different neighbourhoods and types of accommodation. With a bit of effort and some advance planning it is possible to find reasonably priced housing.

UVic Housing Services

The first place to begin your search is with University of Victoria Housing Services.
There you will find information on a variety of housing options for short-term and long-term visitors both on and off campus.

Specific options on the UVic site include Craigdarroch Guest House, which offers
seven well appointed suites on the UVic campus, year round, and the Off-Campus Housing Listings.

A B&B option in the UVic student residences is also available to visitors from May-August, at a cost of $45-$55 per night.

Additional Resources

Used Victoria.com
Search for rental accommodation under Real Estate.

Craigslist
Look under Housing/apts/housing for rent.

The Victoria Times Colonist - classifieds

Saanich/Oak Bay/Victoria News

UVic Visitor Accommodation General Info

A new online map tool, created through the University of Victoria’s Computer Human Interaction Software Engineering Lab (CHISEL) group, is aimed at helping people looking for rentals in Victoria find the right place to live. It is a mapping application that allows prospective renters to see where a home is for rent in proximity to work, school and transit routes in Victoria, while allowing them to conveniently get rental details with just the click of a mouse. The mapping tool can be viewed online here.

Centre for Studies in Religion and Society - Notice board
From time to time we have listings of available suites, and if you prepare a brief statement of your housing needs we can circulate this through our network of contacts. Write to us at csrs@uvic.ca.