Victoria is located on southern Vancouver Island and enjoys one the mildest climates in all of Canada. Victoria is loved for its diversity. It is destination where you can explore on a bicycle or by a horse-drawn carriage, tour splendid historic buildings, and enjoy many recreational activities such as boating, hiking, biking, walking and golfing year round. It is the home to internationally famous attractions such as Butchart Gardens, the Parliament Buildings, the Empress Hotel and Beacon Hill Park. Victoria real estate is a lttle more expensive when comparing it to other Vancouver Island homes in different communities, however it offers charm, fantastic scenery and many urban amenities. The average price for single-family homes sold in Greater Victoria in early 2010 was $620,833 ; the average price for condominiums was $304,163 and the average price of all townhomes was $460,900. Victoria offers a wide variety of real estate and homes to choose from including vacation homes.