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ROYAL ROADS UNIVERSITY - [RRU], VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA

Victoria, British ColumbiaLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1995Established Year

Royal Roads University Ranking, Programs, Admission Process & Living Cost

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Royal Roads University established in 1940 is situated in Canada. University provides a variety of courses some of which includes Business and Technology, Communication, humanitarian and interdisciplinary studies. The campus and training in professional courses gives you an edge over personal transformation and community learning experience.

Why should you choose Royal Roads?

Royal Roads is known for its quality education. It has a student to faculty ratio of about 12:1 which makes one to one interaction easier and thus offers quality education. Here are few features which makes the university unique and thus, ranking decently in world ranking of universities.

Rankings & Standings

  • Ranked #1 public university in Canada for Active & Collaborative Learning (NSSE 2013).
  • Ranked #1 public university in Canada for level of academic challenge (NSSE 2013).
  • Ranked #4604 public university in the world by Webometrics.
  • Ranked #68 public university in the Canada by Webometrics.

Key Features

  • Has flexible admission policy based on the hard-earned experience and not just academic qualification.
  • The student to faculty ratio is 12:1 to have one to one attention in the classroom.
  • Provide practical degrees through internship programs. The curriculum is developed by industry experts for more of practical learning.
  • AUCC represents 97 public and private universities. Members of the association maintains strict criteria for quality education which includes Royal Roads.
  • Apart from AUCC, Royal Roads is a part of EQA for quality assured education.

What do students have to say about Royal Roads?

  • Best University for working professional as it believes more in practical learning.
  • Has lot of group studies and team work which is quite a learning experience.
  • Due to 12:1 faculty to student’s ratio, it is easy to approach the instructor and other students for any queries or help for which mostly all our ready.

Statistical Highlights

Type of universityPublic
Programs62
Faculty Members52 full-time, 450 associate
Number of Undergraduate Seats10,000
Number of Graduate seats -
Number of International Students1,036
Annual Acceptance Rate -
Languages for CoursesEnglish
Scores AcceptedGPA and Credit Scores
Websitehttp://www.royalroads.ca/

Campus & Residence

Royal Roads provides quality living conditions and believe in rich flora and fauna. It provides various types of accommodations which could be picked by the students according to their comfort level.

Campus

  • The campus is spread over a length of 260 hectares which is best suited for walking, hiking, and biking trails, and for the west coast’s flora and fauna.
  • Ample parking services on the campus.
  • Royal Roads situated a castle building that includes several other buildings for various departments.

Residence

  • The accommodation provides an affordable option which is within the walking distance of Habitat Café and Hatley Castle.
  • There are variety of rooms provided for the students, so that they can select the most appropriate option for themselves.

Types of Rooms

  • Dorm Rooms

Amenities

Twin bed with beddingsStudy desk with chairData ports an WiFi
Shared washroom facilitiesReading chair-
Sink and MirrorTelephone-
  • Ensuite Rooms

Amenities

Queen bed with beddingsTelevisionClock radio
Private washroomTelephoneTowels provided
Study desk and chairData ports and WiFi-
Cozy sitting areaIron and ironing bed-
  • Residence Lounges

Amenities

FridgeCoffee maker, toaster and kettleCable TV
MicrowaveDishes and cutleryLaundry facilities

Programs Offered

Royal Roads University offers a total of 10 programs, further divided in undergraduate and postgraduate degrees

Courses offeredDuration
Business2 to 4 years (Approx)
Communication and Culture2 to 4 years (Approx)
Education and Technology2 to 4 years (Approx)
Environment and Sustainability2 Years (Approx)
General Studies2 years (Approx)
Humanitarian Studies2 years (Approx)
Interdisciplinary Studies2 years (Approx)
Leadership Studies2 years (Approx)
Professional and Continuation Studies2 to 4 years (Approx)
Tourism and Hospitality2 to 4 years (Approx)

Royal Roads also offers a dual degree program - Master of Global Management + Master of Business Administration.

All you need to know about Application Process

The information provided below elaborates all the requirements and steps to apply to the college. The common requirement for admission to the university is to score well in English proficiency test for the ones whose first language is not English.

Pre-requisites

English Language Proficiency Test

All the requirements differ with the degree/programs offered by the university except the test of English proficiency with is a mandate for the students who do not have English as their primary language.

Minimum scores required for the following tests are:

International Year 1 entry

IELTS5.5
TOEFL60 (iBT), with a minimum 12 reading; 20 writing; 11 listening; and 17 speaking

Year 3 and graduate* level entry

TestMinimum Score Required
IELTS5.5
TOEFLiBT 88 overall with a minimum 24 in writing and 20 in listening, reading and speaking
CAE176 Overall; 176 in writing and speaking; 169 in listening and reading
CAEL70 overall; 70 in writing; 60 in other skills
MELAB85 overall; 85 in writing; 80 in listening and GCVR; 3 in speaking
PTE-A60 overall with a minimum 60 in writing and speaking and minimum 58 in listening and reading

*English language requirements for Doctor of Social Science varies

  • Graduation from an institution where English is the primary language in an English-speaking country.
  • Completing International Study Centre's undergraduate or pre-master's pathway program(s).

Application Checklist and Required Documents

  • Application Form
  • Scanned, certified and complete transcripts of the qualification
  • Scanned copy of English language proficiency test score
  • Copy of identification pages of the passport
  • Copy of Study Permit if applicable

Additional Requirements

  • Personal statement or statement of intent
  • Detailed Resume
  • Two or more letter of reference

The students from different countries have their own specific admission requirements which can be found from the official website.

Application Process

  • After checking the eligibility and other specific requirements, apply for the university online or offline through the official website of the university.
  • Send the supporting documents including bank statements as proof of funds.
  • Applications are checked against the academic qualification and level of English.
  • Students interested in Pathway programs do not need to produce IELTS or TOEFL.
  • The applications will be reviewed in 2 days for Pathway programs and 3 weeks for direct entry applicants.
  • Pay the deposit to confirm the seat.
  • The university will send an acceptance letter and reserve the seat of the students.
  • Apply for Canadian study permit.

Flexible Admission

  • Students who do not have formal education to qualify the standard procedure of education comes under flexible admission. This includes with the students having complex learning history and are unable to document the same.
  • The aim is to find out the evidence of prior learning accomplishments.

Cost & Expenses

Tuition Fee

The tuition fees depend upon the program opted. Range of the tuition fee for every program is provided

ProgramTuition Fee Range
Preparatory ProgramsCAD 6,900 – CAD 10,610
Undergraduate Programs – On CampusCAD 19,995 – CAD 39,990
Undergraduate Programs - BlendedCAD 667 – CAD 39,990
Graduate Programs – On CampusCAD 30,634 – CAD 31,554
Graduate Programs - BlendedCAD 976 – CAD 48,174
Graduate Diploma ProgramsCAD 15,412 – CAD 18,402
Certificate ProgramsCAD 2,598 – CAD 11,121
Doctoral ProgramsCAD 84,310

Residence Fees

Dorm rooms are available for CAD 45 to CAD 50 and En suit are available for CAD 65 to CAD 70.

Scholarships & Financial Aids

Royal Roads provides various scholarships and awards to its students which not only provides financial help but also boost the confidence in them. Here are few top scholarships and awards given to the students based on different criteria.

Financial Awards

Awards

Students can explore variety of scholarships, bursaries and competitively-awarded scholarships

Internal Awards

Award Types

  • Entrance Award
  • In-Course Awards
  • Emergency Funding
  • Convocation Awards

Few of the given awards are listed below showing the highest amount provided to the students

AidAmount
Changing lives BursariesCAD 7,000
Asper Foundation Communications AwardCAD 5,000
BBA Sustainability Leadership ScholarshipCAD 5,000

External Awards

AidAmount
Bullitt Environmental FellowshipCAD 50,000 per year for 2 years
CAD 20,000Indspire Post-Secondary Education AwardsCAD 1,000 – CAD 30,000
Dalton Camp AwardCAD 10,000

Research Scholarships

AidAmount
Trudeau ScholarshipCAD 60,000 per year for 3 years
Vanier Canada Graduate ScholarshipsCAD 50,000 per year for 3 years
CIHR Doctoral AwardsCAD 35,000

Work while you Study

Candidates can apply for various internship programs while they study their choice of course. Here are the details:

  • An Internship of Minimum 12 week to maximum 6 months is available for candidates to work in.
  • Students are given the positions of an "employee" in a mentored opportunity with a host supervisor.
  • The employer will offer a suitable salary in accordance to their industry, the role for the students.
  • Students may not require attending classes while they do their internship programs.

Working off-campus

Students who have study permit can work off-campus for a maximum of 20 hours week during the semester and full-time during the breaks. Visit the official website of government of Canada for further information.

Post-Graduation Work Permit Program

Through this program, students get a good exposure in Canada. The work permit is provided till the length of the studies.

Alumni Networks

Royal Roads has produced some of the best students. Here are few well-known alumni:

  • EJ Tremblay- Successful actor, director and assistant director working in front of the camera and behind it. Worked on the sets of successful movies like “The Weight of Water” and French-American Thriller “Bailey’s Mistake”, Tremblay has successfully established himself.
  • Tom Wujec- A global Leader in 3D engineering and entertainment software, Wujec is product developer whose demand is amongst designers, architects and chief technology officers.
  • Brooks Hogya- Game developer who developed a very useful tool which synthesize information and interact with it in a non-intimidating way. A game which conducts research as you play, it is the basis of Brook’s invention.
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$ 24,1821st YEAR
FEES

2 YEARS

Course Duration

May 31

Application Deadline

 EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  88  |  IELTS  6.5  |  PTE  60

1 YEAR

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Jun 14

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 EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  88  |  IELTS  6.5  |  PTE  60
$ 63,6321st YEAR
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Sep 18

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 EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  79  |  IELTS  6  |  PTE  55

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Nov 29

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$ 6,1311st YEAR
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6 MONTHS

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Jan 17

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 EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  79  |  IELTS  6  |  PTE  55
$ 24,1821st YEAR
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2 YEARS

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May 31

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 EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  88  |  IELTS  6.5  |  PTE  60

2 YEARS

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Apr 04

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 EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  79  |  IELTS  6.5  |  PTE  55
$ 11,7551st YEAR
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2 YEARS

Course Duration

Mar 14

Application Deadline

 EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  88  |  IELTS  6.5  |  PTE  60

Master Global Management

FULL TIME | ONLINE
$ 12,3071st YEAR
FEES

19 MONTHS

Course Duration

Jun 08

Application Deadline

 EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  79  |  IELTS  6  |  PTE  55
$ 12,3071st YEAR
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18 MONTHS

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Oct 13

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 EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  79  |  IELTS  6  |  PTE  55

1 YEAR

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Jun 14

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 EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  88  |  IELTS  6.5  |  PTE  60

4 YEARS

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May 08

Application Deadline

 EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  79  |  IELTS  6  |  PTE  55

$ 15,5921st YEAR
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1-2 YEARS

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Jan 14

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 EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  88  |  IELTS  6.5  |  PTE  60

4 YEARS

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May 08

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 EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  79  |  IELTS  6  |  PTE  55
$ 15,5921st YEAR
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2 YEARS

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Dec 02

Application Deadline

 EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  88  |  IELTS  6.5  |  PTE  60
$ 63,6321st YEAR
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4 YEARS

Course Duration

Sep 18

Application Deadline

 EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  79  |  IELTS  6  |  PTE  55

Doctorate Social Sciences

FULL TIME | ONLINE
$ 16,1231st YEAR
FEES

4 YEARS

Course Duration

Oct 01

Application Deadline

 EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  79  |  IELTS  6  |  PTE  55

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$ 6,1311st YEAR
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Jan 17

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 EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  79  |  IELTS  6  |  PTE  55

6 MONTHS

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 EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  79  |  IELTS  6  |  PTE  55
$ 6,8581st YEAR
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Jul 19

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 EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  79  |  IELTS  6  |  PTE  55
$ 6,9931st YEAR
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May 10

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 EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  79  |  IELTS  6  |  PTE  55
$ 6,1311st YEAR
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Dec 06

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 EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  79  |  IELTS  6  |  PTE  55

2 YEARS

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Apr 04

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 EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  79  |  IELTS  6.5  |  PTE  55
$ 15,5921st YEAR
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1-2 YEARS

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Jan 14

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 EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  88  |  IELTS  6.5  |  PTE  60

4 YEARS

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May 08

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 EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  88  |  IELTS  6.5  |  PTE  55

2 YEARS

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May 24

Application Deadline

 EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  88  |  IELTS  6.5  |  MELAB  60
$ 11,9471st YEAR
FEES

2 YEARS

Course Duration

Dec 20

Application Deadline

 EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  88  |  IELTS  6.5  |  PTE  60

$ 11,9471st YEAR
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2 YEARS

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Mar 15

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 EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  88  |  IELTS  6.5  |  PTE  60

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Oct 18

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2 YEARS

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Apr 04

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 EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  79  |  IELTS  6.5  |  PTE  55

Master Global Management

FULL TIME | ONLINE
$ 12,3071st YEAR
FEES

19 MONTHS

Course Duration

Jun 08

Application Deadline

 EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  79  |  IELTS  6  |  PTE  55
$ 12,3071st YEAR
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 EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  79  |  IELTS  6  |  PTE  55

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 EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  88  |  IELTS  6.5  |  PTE  60
$ 11,9471st YEAR
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$ 6,8581st YEAR
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 EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  79  |  IELTS  6  |  PTE  55

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$ 11,9471st YEAR
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Dec 20

Application Deadline

 EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  88  |  IELTS  6.5  |  PTE  60

$ 11,9471st YEAR
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2 YEARS

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Mar 15

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 EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  88  |  IELTS  6.5  |  PTE  60

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1 YEAR

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$ 15,5921st YEAR
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 EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  88  |  IELTS  6.5  |  PTE  60
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Royal Roads University Overview

Institution TypePublic
Student Population4260
DLI NumberO19330635812
Application Cost$92
Accreditation AUCC
Average Cost of Attendance$11,947 / Year

Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Language Proficiency
TOEFL83.57988 -
IELTS666.5 -
PTE57.55560 -

Royal Roads University Acceptance Rate

Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program29.0%
Total Applicants4832
Total Enrolled1401
Graduate
Graduate Programs71.0%
Total Applicants4933
Total Enrolled3502

Royal Roads University Enrollment

Enrollment
Undergraduate Enrollment1401
Graduate Enrollment3502

Attendance Cost

$11,947

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$17,280 / Year
Post Graduate Program$11,947 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Single Room$12,150 / Year
Double Room$8,100 / Year

Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada
Program Wise Accreditations
ProgramsEnvironmental Careers Organization of Canada
RANKING
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    College rating

    based on 1 student ratings

    8.5/10

    9/10academic
    10/10infrastructure
    7/10placements
    10/10faculty
    7/10extracurricular
    8/10accommodation

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    Aswathy, INDIA Masters in global management
    Royal Roads University
    Current student , Batch : 2019
    8.5
    STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

    UNIVERSITY REVIEW

    For their unique program which was a blend of management and business degree. It is a perfect degree for someone like me who had gained some corporate experience and wants to step to the next level. The program also offers an internship which is an added point.


    Course Curriculum - 

    The course curriculum had been defined carefully and adaptable to any industry. It doesn't matter what your prior experience is, you can still consider this Ingram to understand how the business runs globally.

    9 /10
    academic
    10 /10
    faculty
    10 /10
    infrastructure
    8 /10
    accomodation/food
    7 /10
    placement
    7 /10
    extracurricular
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    Bus Station

    Sooke Rd. at Mount View0.51 Km
    Royal Roads University / Hatley Castle0.66 Km
    Royal Roads University0.8 Km
    Sooke Rd. at Acacia0.82 Km
    Sooke Rd. at Ledsham0.88 Km
    Sooke Rd. at Heatherly0.99 Km
    Sooke Rd. at Kelly1.04 Km
    Sooke Rd. at Aldeane - Royal Roads U.1.17 Km
    Sooke Rd. at Aldeane - Royal Roads U.7.72 Km
    Kelly at Sooke Rd.12.59 Km
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    Pharmacy

    London Drugs1.27 Km
    Real Canadian Superstore2.12 Km
    Walmart Pharmacy2.35 Km
    Costco Pharmacy3.39 Km
    Island Pharmacy3.81 Km
    Pharmasave Admirals Walk4.13 Km
    Rexall4.32 Km
    I.D.A. - Forbes Pharmacy5.41 Km
    Lallicare Pharmacy5.78 Km
    Save-On-Foods6.68 Km
    Save-On-Foods Pharmacy6.73 Km
    Forbes Pharmacy Burnside7.04 Km
    I.D.A. Pharmacy7.04 Km
    Pharmasave James Bay7.95 Km
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    Shopping Mall

    Libby's Esthetics2.02 Km
    Goldstream Village2.23 Km
    Langford Center2.32 Km
    Westshore Town Centre2.34 Km
    Six Mile Market3.08 Km
    Lakeside Village3.29 Km
    Millstream Village Shopping Centre3.59 Km
    Admirals Walk Shopping Centre4.16 Km
    Eagle Creek Village5.38 Km
    Tillicum Centre6.59 Km
    Threading place7.06 Km
    OUT FOR7.18 Km
    Westside Village Shopping Centre7.27 Km
    Everclean7.97 Km
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    Book Store

    Dragonfly Books2.05 Km
    Love Den in Langford2.2 Km
    Coles2.36 Km
    Curious Comics2.63 Km
    My Own Story6.31 Km
    Coles - Tillicum Centre6.65 Km
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    Airport

    Victoria General Hospital Heliport5.27 Km
    Helipad5.27 Km
    Victoria Harbour (Shoal Point) Heliport6.82 Km
    Island Rent-a-Car Rentals Victoria BC6.85 Km
    Victoria Harbour (Camel Point) Heliport6.89 Km
    Helijet International6.96 Km
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