Imagine Living Here at “Arbutus Ridge by the Sea”

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At Arbutus Ridge by the sea, enjoy Canada’s only Mediterranean climate, where you can golf and hike year round and say goodbye to cold snowy winters.

At each bend in the road, there is an adventure waiting…a scenic vista, a new friend, a first time experience.  No wonder Arbutus Ridge is one of Canada’s finest gated active lifestyle communities.

Experience the best of all worlds. You deserve it!

Live affordably in an idyllic natural BC setting and have all the benefits of the City of Victoria only minutes away.  Victoria is the gateway to many of Vancouver Island’s treasures, including world-class restaurants, 40 golf courses, a vibrant wine industry, cultural attractions, sports events and historical destinations such as Craigdarroch Castle, the renowned Butchart Gardens and the Empress Hotel.  Now you can be a tourist every day and live the “Resort Lifestyle” you’ve only dreamed about!

Home styles include bungalows, two story homes and duplexes; ranging in size from 1100 sq. ft. to more than 6000 sq. ft. Resales are priced from $300,000 – 1MM +.

The award winning, master planned community of Arbutus Ridge features onsite facilities such as: a multipurpose centre, seasonal pool, hot tub, woodworking shop, arts and crafts studio, library, meeting rooms, fitness centre, tennis court, games room, hair salon, café, marina and secure RV and boat storage. As one of Canada’s largest 50 plus communities, Arbutus Ridge is home to more than 1000 residents in 648 individual homes. The community is spread over 150 acres, offering magnificent views of the Pacific Ocean, the 18-hole Four Star Golf Digest Rated Arbutus Ridge Golf Club, snowcapped mountains and pastoral valleys. Environmentally friendly Golf Carts are a popular mode of transportation within the community.

Enjoy an active lifestyle at the Ridge with over 40 clubs.  Homeowners have endless opportunities to connect with other “like minded” people doing the things they love:  attending and participating in cultural events, taking courses, playing golf and tennis, hiking, biking, kayaking, sport fishing and sailing, gardening, swimming, dining, shopping, travelling, painting, vineyard hopping or just plain relaxing.

With major amenities located within a 10 – 40 minute drive (including hospitals, restaurants, shopping, banks, airports, and ferries), you’ll feel comfortably connected.  Numerous flight options are available such as Harbour Air Seaplanes in Maple Bay and short hop flights via West Jet and Air Canada to Vancouver and Calgary from Nanaimo. There is also a wide range of domestic and international flights from Victoria International airport. Vancouver, Seattle and Port Angeles are easily accessible by ferry.

The community is centrally located in the Cowichan Valley which is known to have Canada’s  “most moderate climate” and low annual precipitation rates”.  You’ll never have to endure another typical Canadian winter!  The unique microclimate, described as “Maritime Mediterranean”, is home to palm trees, vineyards, whales, and eagles.

For those who enjoy winter sports, we have curling and skating facilities nearby. For skiing, Mount Washington typically has the deepest snow base in Canada and is only 2 ½ hours away by car. World renowned Whistler Resort can be reached in under 5 hours by car and ferry.

At Arbutus Ridge the 24/7-security service offers owners peace of mind and the knowledge that their security and safety are priorities, regardless of whether they are home or away.

Come for a visit, stay for a lifetime……………………

Visit to discover so much more!