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.
If you need to arrange for natural gas delivery, FORTIS BC is the main provider throughout the province.
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.
Telephone / Internet / Cable / Satellite
All things media. These are the main players within Victoria.
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.
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.
We know these great guys…
We hope this helps!
Posted on September 19, 2013