A Helpful Checklist of Utilities

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A Helpful Checklist of Utilities

Victoria BC is a really great city, and if you’re on the way in, then allow us to say “Welcome to the neighbourhood!”

We know you have a lot of things to set up after moving into a new city, and we wanted to make it a little easier for you.  Here is a list of some of the businesses, services, and utilities that people need the most after moving to a new city. Let us know if you can think of any more, and we’ll add them to the list.


Most of the energy in BC is created through hydro dams, and BC Hydro maintains the service for the province.

BC Hydro Move-In

Natural Gas

If you need to arrange for natural gas delivery, FORTIS BC is the main provider throughout the province.

FORTIS BC – Accounts


Contact the CRD (Capital Regional District) to set up your water utility account.

Capital Regional District – Water Billing Division: 250.474.9600, Option 1


Garbage pickup, and recycling is also managed by the city.

Capital Regional District Waste Management

Telephone / Internet / Cable / Satellite

All things media. These are the main players within Victoria.

Telus (Home Phone, Internet, Digital Cable TV)
Shaw (Home Phone, Internet, Digital Cable TV)
Bell (Satellite TV)
Rogers (Home Phone)

Motor Vehicle Branch/ICBC Insurance

Update your driver’s license with a new address, and talk to ICBC about making sure you have the best coverage for your vehicle.

ICBC – Moving to BC

Banks and Credit Unions

Already have a chequing account with Prospera, or Envision? Sorry, you won’t find any branches in Victoria. Here is a list of local banks and credit unions.

Island Savings Credit Union
Khalsa Credit Union
Community Savings Credit Union
Coast Capital Savings
Canadian Western Bank

Moving Company

We know these great guys…

Foster’s Moving and Storage

We hope this helps!

Posted on September 19, 2013