View Royal is a small town at the southern end of Vancouver Iceland in British Columbia, Canada. The small town is part of the metropolitan region of Greater Victoria, the Capital Regional District, which includes several places.
The small town is situated approximately 7 kilometers west of Victoria and is immediately surrounded by the municipalities of Colwood, Langford, Highlands, Saanich and Esquimalt.
View Royal itself consists of several districts ( neighborhoods ):
- Craig Flower
With its south-western areas of the town abuts a bay of Juan de Fuca Strait.
As elsewhere in Canada, the story goes far beyond the documented European colonization. Before Europeans settled here, the area was residential and hunting grounds of the First Nations, of the tribe of Esquimalt.
The European settlement takes to properly ride in 1850, although even before Europeans had settled here. Built at this time two building complexes which have been declared on 27 October 1964 a national monument. In the area of today's community arise today's National Historic Site of Canada, Craig Flower Manor House and Craig Flower School House. The two also mark the transition from the then prevalent fur trade for agricultural settlement.
The census in 2011 showed a population of 9381 inhabitants for the city. The city's population has thereby increased from 2006 by 7.0 % compared to the census and is therefore exactly the average for the entire province of British Columbia, where the population grew by 7.0% at the same time.
The granting of local autonomy for the community only took place on October 15, 1988 (incorporated as the Town Municipality ).
Mayor of Graham Hill. Together with four other citizens, it forms the Council of the municipality ( council).
Since the town is more or less completely surrounded by other municipalities, here the trade and the craft are the predominant industries. While many employees live in town, but work in the surrounding communities.
The average income of the residents of View Royal was in 2006 well above average, C $ 33,617, while it was in the province of British Columbia only C $ 24 867.
By View Royal run two highways. Firstly, the Trans-Canada Highway ( Highway 1 ) runs through the town and on the other hand also passes through the original course of the Trans-Canada Highway in the form of Highway 1A View Royal.
The city has to get to, no airport, but is just about the airports in the surrounding communities, especially those of Victoria.
In View Royal, the oldest operated without interruption Pub is located in British Columbia. The Six Mile Pub was opened in 1855.