Victoria BC business Directory


Helpful Local Businesses





You can use this Victoria BC directory of local businesses to locate the Victoria BC tourism info you need in planning your vacation.

Victoria uses the 911 telephone number
for all emergencies.


You can use this listing of services and businesses in Victoria as you plan your vacation and also once you arrive here. Newcomers to Victoria will find this list helpful as well...

Food Markets

Market on Yates
903 Yates St.
Victoria, BC V8V 3M4
Phone Number: (250)381-6000

Oxford Foods
271 Cook Street
Victoria, BC

Thrifty Foods
Check their website for locations!

Daily Newspapers

Times-Colonist
P.O. Box 300
Victoria, B.C. V8W 2N4
Phone Number: (250) 380-5211

The Victoria News Daily
818 Broughton St.
Victoria, BC V8W 1E4
Phone Number: (250) 381 3484

Gas Stations

Dunsmuir Super Service
1321 Yates St.
Victoria, BC V8S 2A1
Phone: (250) 386-3217

Edge Specialties (Shell Canada)
3393 Douglas St.
Victoria, BC V8Z 3L4
Phone: (250) 475-1143

Mohawk/Husky Gasoline
Address: 2100 Quadra St.
Victoria, BC V8T 4C5
Phone: (250) 386-6422

Other Services

Chamber of Commerce
20 Centennial Sq.
Victoria, BC V8W 1P7
Phone Number: (250) 386-2238

Victoria Public Library
735 Broughton St.
Victoria, BC V8W 3H2
Phone Number: (250) 382-7241



Currency Exchange

The monetary system in Canada is based on dollars and cents, like their neighbors to the south in the United States, but the value is not currently equal between countries. To avoid exchange problems, visitors are advised to exchange their funds to Canadian dollars at a bank or a foreign currency exchange outlet.

To find out what your local currency converts to in Canadian dollars, you can use this currency converter:


Currency Converter


You can exchange currency at these locations:

Custom House Global
Foreign Exchange

Victoria Retail
815 Wharf St
Phone Number: (250) 389-6007
Toll Free: 1-800-891-8831

Victoria International Airport
1640 Electra Blvd.
Sidney BC
Phone Number: 655-0385

Victoria Bay Centre
1150 Douglas St.
Victoria BC
(250) 412-0336

Hotel Grand Pacific
463 Belleville St.
Victoria BC
Phone Number: (250) 412-0635

American Express
1203 Douglas St.
Victoria, BC
Phone Number: (250) 385-8731

  Currencies International
724 Douglas St.
Victoria, BC
Phone Number: (250)384-6631
231-1150 Douglas St.
Victoria, BC
Phone Number: (250)361-1582

Thomas Cook Foreign Exchange
G3, 1001 Douglas St.
Victoria, BC
Phone Number: (250) 385-0088

Global Currency Corp. (Downtown)
307A-1208 Wharf St,
Victoria, BC
Phone Number: (250) 389-0520

Money Mart (Downtown)
1720 Douglas St,
Victoria, BC
Phone Number: (250)386-3535

TD Bank & Trust (Downtown)
1080 Douglas St,
Victoria, BC
Phone Number: (250)356-4000


Victoria BC Directory of Hospitals & Medical business's

Downtown Medical Center
622 Courtney St.
Victoria, BC V8W 1C1
Phone Number: (250) 380-2210

Royal Jubilee
1900 Fort St.
Victoria, B.C. V8R 1J8
Phone Number: (250) 370-8000

  Victoria General
1 Hospital Way
Victoria, B.C. V8Z 6R5
Phone Number: (250) 727-4212

Gorge Road Hospital
63 Gorge Road
Victoria, B.C. V9A 1L2
Phone Number: (250) 995-4700

Caron Smith , MSW RSW
Counsellor
Individuals , Couples , LGBT , Stress , Anxiety , Self Esteem , Communication
110 - 1175 Cook street
Victoria, B.C. V8V 4A1
Phone Number: (250) 885-1610
website : Smith Counselling


Taxes

Most purchases in British Columbia are subject to sales tax totaling 14% (7% Provincial Sales Tax and 6% Federal Tax called the GST ) of the purchase price. The provincial sales tax (PST) of 7% applies to retail purchases with the exception of liquor, which is taxed at 10%. Some items, including groceries, restaurant meals, children's clothing and books, are PST exempt.

The federal Goods and Services Tax (GST) of 6% is applicable to most purchased goods and services. If you are visiting Victoria from outside of Canada you are eligible for a tax refund.

You can obtain applications from most major downtown department stores or check with Revenue Canada Office at 910 Government St. (Monday to Friday).

If you are driving out of the country, you can stop by participating Canadian duty-free shops (for a cash refund up to a maximum of $500.00 Canadian).

You qualify for a tax refund if:

  • You are not a resident of Canada
  • You have original receipts

Purchase amounts (before taxes) of short-term accommodations and goods on which you paid GST/HST total at least $200.00 Canadian. For goods, each individual receipt shows a minimum purchase amount (before taxes) on which you paid GST/HST of $50.00 Canadian.

 

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